Premium Golf Travel Lifestyle

Welcome to another week! Where you be playing golf this week?

In previous blog posts, we have looked at different aspects of the Premium Golf Travel Lifestyle. Today we want to look how combining other desirable activities can enhance a luxury golf tour of New Zealand.

Are you a golfer who also has a love of art? As part of a tour here, we can arrange visits to local and famous art installations or galleries. Every year, festivals and celebrations of art are held throughout the country and this would be an excellent time for the art loving golf traveler to visit New Zealand.

Is wine your passion combined with an equally strong passion for golf? New Zealand is a leading wine producer and all our tours allow for winery visits and winetasting.

Do you appreciate the finest in luxury accommodation and the finest in service? New Zealand has an excellent selection of world ranked luxury lodges that provide only the best for the discerning golf traveller?

Are you more or an adventurous golf traveler. Combine a trip to the remote Chatham Islands located 650 kilometres east of Christchurch. These islands, while sparsely populated, are beautiful and the perfect place for that sense of escapism. There is of course like everywhere in New Zealand, a golf course!

Talk to us today about a unique bespoke golf tour package to New Zealand that combines golf with activities that you want to see and do.

Golf Travel & Sunday Reading

Golf Travel & Sunday Reading

Sunday, the day of rest and the day of golf! Have you been watching the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands? 

Talking of travelers, one of our clients just recently completed a fantastic and very unique six week tour of a number of wonderful New Zealand's golf courses. Starting in Auckland with 3 days of lessons from our NZPGA professional, Haldane Lee, she headed north and played rounds at Carrington Golf Course, Waitangi Golf Course and Kauri Cliffs before beginning a southward journey all the way to Queenstown. Here are some of the courses she played at

  • Wainui Golf Club 
  • Arikikapakapa Rotorua Golf Club
  • Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary
  • Hastings Golf Club
  • Nelson Golf Club
  • Terrace Downs
  • Wanaka Golf Club
  • Arrowtown Golf Club

For our client this was a superb way to combine her love of golf and the opportunity to see the stunning natural beauty of the country.

Here at PGNZ we already offer the ultimate 21 day Premium Golf Tour, but if you are interested in a more extensive tour such as the one above, get in contact with us today.

Wainui Golf

Wainui Golf

PGNZ Weekend Golf Packages

PGNZ Weekend Golf Packages

Another relaxing weekend is here. Every Saturday we showcase a different region of New Zealand and detail a customisable weekend golf package that includes transport, accommodation, golf rounds and local tourist attractions.

See our full collection here.

This weekend we want to invite you to let us know where you would like to travel to for a golf weekend away.

Is there a local attraction or festival in New Zealand that you wish to attend? Why not combine it with a golf weekend? We work with all our clients to customise tours that will suit their tastes and desires.

PGNZ Friday Par5 Quiz

PGNZ Friday Par5 Quiz

T.G.I.F! Thank Golf It's Friday!

Can you imagine yourself playing a sublime round of golf on this amazing course below? If so get in contact and we can help you make your dreams a reality!

Kauri Cliffs - New Zealand's premier golfing destination

Kauri Cliffs - New Zealand's premier golfing destination

Here is this week's PGNZ Par5 Quiz! If you are one of the first three people to correctly answer all questions and send us an email with the answers by Monday 26th June 2017, we will send you a set of PGNZ labelled Srixon golf balls.

Tee off: Where was the recent US Open played?

Middle of the fairway: What dates are the four rounds of "the Open" to be played at Royal Birkdale.

(Alternative Albatross shot:) Who won the 2016 Open?

Approach shot: Where is the US Masters held?

(Alternative Eagle shot:) Who won the 2017 US Masters?

Birdie Putt: Name three major International golf tournaments that will be played in NZ over the next 12 months.

Par Save: In which major island of NZ will you find the following courses - Millbrook, Jacks Point & The Hills?

Golf Tours New Zealand

As memories of the US Open and views of the wide open expanses at Erin Hills begin to float away, its time to focus on the next Majors tournament - The Open!

If you are not the tournament-viewing type of golfer, you might be considering a tour to New Zealand.

New Zealand has more than 400 golf courses, which after Scotland, makes it a country with the one of the highest amount of golf courses per capita. That means you as the golfing traveller has so much choice and all tours can be customised to suit your level, desire and tastes.

View the video below to see some of New Zealand's greatest golf courses!

The Premium New Zealand Golf Tour

The Premium New Zealand Golf Tour

Are you beginning to plan your visit to New Zealand at the end of the year?

Consider a tour to New Zealand of pure luxury combined with exceptional golf and unique travel experiences. Here at PGNZ we offer The Premium New Zealand Golf Tour, a 21 day golf travel experience that is the ultimate offering in the best.

View more here and book your Premium New Zealand Golf Tour today!

Premium Golf Travel & Tournaments in New Zealand

Premium Golf Travel & Tournaments in New Zealand

Did you have a good weekend? Have you been watching the US Open?

By the time this blog post is published Monday morning NZT, the final round of the tournament will be underway at Erin Hills. Who will be the 2017 champion?

New Zealand has three major golf tournaments coming up. Contact us today to start organising your premium golf travel to these very exciting events.

  • September 29- October 1st - The McKayson New Zealand Womens Open at Windross Farm
  • October 26-29 - Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship at Royal Wellington
  • March 4-8th 2018 - ISPS Handa New Zealand Mens Open at Millbrook & The Hills.

Golf Travel + Sunday Reading

Another beautiful Sunday here in Auckland, New Zealand. Have you been watching the US Open? Anyone could win it! What a great tournament it has been over the last three days.

Today's reading is from the Telegraph in the United Kingdom which has a whole section on travel to New Zealand.

After reading through that and if you need more convincing on why to visit New Zealand, get in contact with us and we'll help to curate a bespoke package for you that suits your tastes and desires.

Enjoy your Sunday!

PGNZ Weekend Golf Getaway

PGNZ Weekend Golf Getaway

The weekend is here but if you are at the US Open, it will still be Friday and almost at the end of the second round. We've already seen some big names being tamed by the course, and some other big names completely relishing the golf course! Two more exciting days to go.

Every Saturday we showcase a different region of the country as part of our collection of golf weekend getaways. See our full selection here.

This weekend we are off to Wanaka in the South Island. Wanaka is located about 60 minutes drive northwest of Queenstown and the closest International airport.

Flying into Queenstown to start your premium PGNZ golf weekend, you will transfer to our preferred helicopter partner and be flown across the beautiful landscapes of Northern Otago to arrive at your luxury destination of choice.

Here is a sample of the finest lodges in the region:

and .... our new favourite luxury destination in New Zealand, the stunning and incomparable

After a night of complete luxury and divine fine dining and excited conversations, it is time to begin your weekend with a round of golf at the Wanaka Golf Club.

Set in the most spectacular of settings, surrounded by endless alpine views, the golf course is playable all year round and offers a superb golfing experience. Read more about the course here.

Once finished it is time to return to your luxury accommodation to either explore the Wanaka township in the afternoon, or time to relax and drink a few bottles of wine while savouring the beautiful views and the location you find yourself in.

On the Sunday, it is time to take in some of the local tourist activities  - jet/boat cruise on the lake, a short scenic walk up the Mt Iron Track or a scenic flight around the region. After an exciting few hours of enjoyment, it is time to board your helicopter and return to Queenstown for your flight home.

Wanaka is one of the most well regarded luxury destinations in the South Island and a weekend there is sure to marvel, delight and allow you to have new distinct memories. 

PGNZ Friday Par5 Quiz

PGNZ Friday Par5 Quiz

Thank Golf It's Friday! By the time this post is published, the first round of the US Open at the intriguing Erin Hills will almost be over and we will have a first round leader. Considering the course though, it will be very hard to pick an outright winner.

The more you look into Erin Hills, the most fascinating it becomes. Register your interest via our contact page and come with us on a trip there next year.

This week's Par5 Quiz is all about current and upcoming tournaments. Good luck!

Tee shot: In which US State is Erin Hills located?

Middle of the fairway: Is the first hole at Erin Hills a Par4 or Par5 hole? 

(Albatross Alternative: After the US Open, which next Majors tournament will be played and where?)

Approach shot: How long is the championship course off the Black tees at Erin Hills?

(Eagle alternative): What year was the US Amateur championship played at Erin Hills?

Birdie putt: Which exciting Canadian golfer announced yesterday that she would be playing in the McKayson New Zealand Women's Open?

Par Save: What dates this year will the McKayson New Zealand Women's Open be played at Windross Farm?

Think you got them all right? Send us an email and if you are one of the first three to get them correct, we'll send you a free set of PGNZ labelled Srixon balls.

Enjoy your Friday and tomorrow we will be showcasing a new area of New Zealand as part of our series of golf weekend getaways.

Premium Golf Travel

Premium Golf Travel

We get closer and closer to the first round of the US Open at Erin Hills. The golf world is abuzz with thoughts and wonderings - who will win? what will the course be like?...will there be any controversies? We'll just have to wait and see.

Are you considering some golf travel around the world? Through our network of IAGTO golf tour operators, we are able to arrange golf tours to a wide range of popular worldwide golfing destinations such as the US, the UK - Scotland and Wales, Ireland and new golf areas in Asia such as Vietnam and Indonesia.

Use our contact page to enquire on how we can help you to experience your own personalised premium golf tour.

Considering your first golf tour to the Ryder Cup?

Considering your first golf tour to the Ryder Cup?

Tuesday Travel Thoughts

Tuesday Travel Thoughts

The golfing world is turning its focus this week to Erin Hills where the 2017 US Open will take place. Erin Hills is a fascinating course, with an equally fascinating history both in terms of its geography and its human interactions that have lead to its current form.

View a hole by hole fly over at the official Erin Hills Youtube channel

We have already started planning a trip there for next year. Register your interest via our contact page.

Below are 9 travel thoughts for this week.

1st Hole: Where is New Zealand's equivalent golf course to Erin Hills?

2nd Hole: If traveling overseas, what golf travel bag do you use?

3rd Hole: Which of the four Majors tournaments would you like to attend and in what order?

4th Hole: What are the best elements of world class golf courses?

5th Hole: Who will be the US Open Champion in 2017?

6th Hole: Name 6 of New Zealand's world ranked golf courses.

7th Hole: What is the longest and shortest courses that you have played on?

8th Hole: Can you think of your favourite 8th hole and why is it your favourite?

9th Hole: Have you booked your premium golf tour yet?

New Zealand Golf Tours

New Zealand Golf Tours

Winter is in full swing here in New Zealand. The ski season is not too far away but the mountains, both in the central North Island and the majestic Southern Alps that make up the backbone of the South Island, are already covered in fresh layers of snow.

While the temperature has dropped and the colours of the seasons have changed, the golf rounds never stop and keen golfers can be found out every day on our numerous courses here.

The most popular time though for golf travellers to New Zealand is the summer months especially December through to early March when demand for not only luxury accommodation but also high end quality experiences is at its highest.

It is therefore important to book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Here at PGNZ we organise golf tours, vacations and customised holiday packages for all discerning golfers who are keen to experience the best. New Zealand is such a unique place that a golf tour is one of the best ways to see the natural beauty of the country and to do it in a way that is more intimate and memorable.

View our standard packages here but contact us today to let us organise your golf tour package that suits your taste and desires.

Sunday Reading & Golf Travel

Sunday Reading & Golf Travel

The US Open starts this week at the exciting and visually appealing Erin Hills golf club in Erin, Wisconsin. There is a lot of intrigue and wondering, as the professionals get ready to test their skills and abilities on this brand new course. Are you interested in visiting Erin Hills? The course opens to the public and golf travellers on July 1st. In the meantime we will watch in awe on TV. Who will be the US Open Champion for 2017?

Golf.com previews the course in this article here.

Are you considering golf travel, whether it be to New Zealand or amazing destinations and golf courses around the world?

If you are coming to New Zealand during the upcoming summer months, make sure to book well in advance so as to avoid disappointment. Check out our standard tour packages here and contact us today to book your premium golf tour.

PGNZ Golf Weekend Getaway

PGNZ Golf Weekend Getaway

Are you looking for unique experiences on your luxury travels? 

Every weekend we showcase a different region of New Zealand as part of our premium collection of golf weekend getaways. You can see the full selection here. All regions that we showcase offer high quality golf, excellent luxury accommodation and the opportunity for unique experiences.

This weekend we are off to a very unique part of the country.

Recovering strongly from a major earthquake last year, Kaikoura has, is and will always be a popular travel destination. With its stunning mountain ranges backdrop, this coastal town is famous for a number of land, sea and air activities. 

Begin your PGNZ Golf Weekend getaway to Kaikoura with a premium helicopter transfer from Christchurch. This scenic trip will take you over beauty North Canterbury farmland and rolling hills.

Arrive at Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses, Kaikoura's finest luxury lodge and accommodation, in time for a scrumptious seafood dinner and a bottle of outstanding New Zealand wine. This wonderfully unique property is the perfect place for a two night stay in Kaikoura. Find out more here.

After a pleasant night's sleep and hearty breakfast, it is time for golf in Kaikoura.

Kaikoura Golf Club is located just 17 minutes from Hapuku Lodge. This 18 hole championship golf course not only offers spectacular views of the mountain ranges, but it provides a beautiful golfing sanctuary for you and your golfing partner. The fairways appear wide but approach shots to the green require accuracy so the course offers an experience for all types of golfers.

After obligatory drinks at the 19th Hole, it is time to return to Hapuku Lodge and get yourself ready for a picnic lunch.

Spend the afternoon exploring the Kaikoura township and a lovely stroll along the seashore.

The next day, it is time to view the whales! Whale Watch Kaikoura is New Zealand's ultimate marine experience allowing you to see Sperm Whales in their natural environment. These award winning tours can either be done on sea or via the air.

Finish off the weekend with another wonderful picnic lunch while looking at the beautiful vistas and scenery. Afterwards it is time to board your helicopter and return to Christchurch.

While savoring your unique experience in Kaikoura, start planning your return.

 

PGNZ Friday Par5 Quiz

PGNZ Friday Par5 Quiz

Did you survive the week? Are you rearing to tee off into the weekend?

Here is this week's PGNZ Par5 Golf Quiz. All answers can be found on our website or in this blog. Do you think you can get them all right?

Tee shot: Where is New Zealand's premier golfing destination? (Hint: Located in Northland)

Middle of the fairway: How many golf courses are there in New Zealand?

Approach shot:  At which course will the President's Cup be played this year?

Birdie putt: Where was our last PGNZ Golf Weekend getaway to?

Par Save: What are the names of our four standard golf tour packages?

New Zealand Golf Courses: Kauri Cliffs

Last Thursday we shared a video about Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary, a very unique golf course in Taupo. Read more about this wonderful golfing experience here.

Today we will showcase another wonderful marquee golf course and one that many of our clients like to stay and play at while on a premium golf tour to New Zealand.

Kauri Cliffs is New Zealand's premier golfing destination and consistently ranked within the top 50 golf courses of the world. There are many superlatives that one can use for this property, but it is the experience that you have there that will remain as one of your top travel memories. 

Find out more at www.kauricliffs.com.

Premium Golf Travel

Premium Golf Travel

The middle of the week is here again and it's time to start looking forward to the weekend. What part of New Zealand will we be showcasing in our next Golf Weekend getaway?

Where will the golf cart take you this weekend?

Where will the golf cart take you this weekend?

See our full selection of weekend getaways here.

Are you interested in attending the Presidents Cup to be held September 26th to October 1st at the Liberty National Golf Course in New York. This exciting event is a golf tournament showcasing the best of US golfers versus an International team of champion golfers. Contact us now to discuss a package that might suit you or a group of your fellow golfers. Combine it with a customised golf tour of the northeastern United States.

Enjoy the rest of the week!