New Zealand's Finest Golf Courses (Blog Post Series)

New Zealand was awarded the Golf Destination of the Year (Asia & Australasia) in 2018 by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators. (IAGTO)

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As the many golf travelers who have experienced “the land of the long white cloud” already know, New Zealand offers a superb selection of high end marquee golf courses, many of them unanimously ranked as the best in the world.

Cape Kidnappers, located in the sunny Hawkes Bay wine region on the east coast of the North Island

Cape Kidnappers, located in the sunny Hawkes Bay wine region on the east coast of the North Island


This 18 blog post series will focus on each of the following top 15 New Zealand “marquee”* golf courses and what experiences they have to offer in 2019.

  • Tara Iti

  • Kauri Cliffs

  • Gulf Harbour

  • Wainui

  • Titirangi

  • Windross Farm

  • Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary

  • The Kinloch Club

  • Cape Kidnappers

  • Paraparaumu Beach

  • Royal Wellington

  • Clearwater

  • Jacks Point

  • Millbrook

  • The Hills

We will also be looking at three of New Zealand’s renowned “experience” courses:

  • Muriwai Golf Club

  • Terrace Downs

  • Arrowtown Golf Club

Our first post in the series on Tara Iti will be posted on Friday 4th at 12pm (NZT).

* Marquee in the New Zealand golf context means that these course are premium golf courses of an international world class standard comparable to other top 100 golf courses and destinations in the world. These courses may have Relais & Châteaux affiliated luxury lodges on site, they have hosted international golf tournaments and are generally considered to be attractive to luxury travelers.