PGNZ Golf Weekend Getaway

PGNZ Golf Weekend Getaway

The weekend is here!

Did you answer all the questions correctly in our Friday Par5 quiz yesterday? 

Every weekend we showcase a different region of New Zealand as part of our collection of PGNZ Golf Weekend getaways. See our full selection here.

New Zealand is a country with a long history but it was signing of The Treaty of Waitangi on the 5th February 1840 between the British Crown and Maori at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds that saw the beginning of modern New Zealand as we know it today. Find out more about the treaty here.

For this weekend golf getaway we are heading to Northland for a weekend of excellent golf, luxury accommodation and a history lesson.

Boarding your helicopter from Auckland airport, it is a quick 45 minute flight up the coast to Kauri Cliffs, New Zealand's premier luxury golf destination. The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs is world class luxury accommodation. Watch the sunset over the property as you dine on the finest cuisine and drink some equally fine wines.

The next morning, it is time to play the championship 18 hole golf course with it's dramatic views and holes. The signature 7th hole is spectacular.

Kauri Cliffs

Kauri Cliffs

Once done, it's time for lunch at the Lodge and then an afternoon with many choices. You can relax in the spa, go on a property tour, or take a trip to see Tane Mahuta, the large Kauri tree forest located several hours away.

After another indulgent night of fine dining, it is time to head to the Waitangi Treaty grounds for a tour of this country's most historical and important venues.

After the tour, it is time to play golf at the beautiful Waitangi Golf Course, one of New Zealand's finest experience courses.

14th Hole Waitangi Golf Club

14th Hole Waitangi Golf Club

11th Hole Waitangi Golf Club

11th Hole Waitangi Golf Club

With golf, luxury and history lingering in your mind, it is time to head to Kerikeri airport and catch your helicopter flight back to Auckland.

Contact us now to start organising your golf weekend getaway to Northland. All our weekend getaways are subject to availability and we will work with you to cater for all your travel needs and desires.

Friday PGNZ Par5 Golf Quiz!

Friday PGNZ Par5 Golf Quiz!

T. G. I. F. Thank Golf It's Friday! Did you have a great week? Are you planning some weekend golf travel? Our next weekend golf showcase is only a day away...where will we heading this time?

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 off: Where is this Par 5 5th hole? (We've asked this question a couple of times before - but no correct answers yet) 

Middle of the fairway: What southeast Asian country beginning with "V" will we soon be offering premium golf tours to?

Approach shot:  What is the name of our NZPGA professional Director of Golf and where does he originally come from?

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

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

 

Think you got them all right? Send us an email via our contact page and if you are one of the first three golfers to have the correct answers, we will send you a set of PGNZ branded golf balls.

Premium Golf Travel to Vietnam

Premium Golf Travel to Vietnam

"Xin chao!"  Hello, in Vietnamese. 

Vietnam is a exciting new golf travel destination, and a country that we will soon be offering premium golf tours to. Sign up below to be on our mailing list to receive some exciting golf travel offers to this exciting new destination. In the meantime view the images and video below.

Two days to go until our next Weekend Golf getaway showcase. Where will we be this weekend?

VinPearl Golf Club

VinPearl Golf Club

  BRG Danang Golf Resort

 

BRG Danang Golf Resort

New Zealand Golf Vacations

New Zealand Golf Vacations

Let's start off with a question - What is the definition of a golf vacation? Do you go on holiday to play golf the entire time or do you go on vacation to relax and play a couple of rounds of golf at courses close to your hotel?

Here in New Zealand we cater for all types of vacationing golfers. Last month we talked about different types of golf traveler personalities. We will revisit them today. 

Terrace Downs

Terrace Downs

1.) The open minded golf traveler is the sort of golfer who will appreciate being on a golf course wherever it may be or whatever ranking it may have. Coming to New Zealand you could happily play at the 16th best golf course in the world, a dramatic 9 hole island course, in the middle of a geothermal area, one of the oldest courses in the country or in a stunningly beautiful alpine region!

2.) The discerning golf traveler is after style, comfort and exclusivity. You will find them staying and playing golf at New Zealand's exclusive marquee golf courses. Here are a couple of the most popular:

The Kinloch Club

The Kinloch Club

Kauri Cliffs

The Kinloch Club

Cape Kidnappers

Jacks Point

Millbrook

The Hills

 

 

3.) The goal orientated traveller has a predetermined list of New Zealand courses and is determined to play them before boarding a plane and flying back to where they came from. This sort of traveler will most likely be headed for the list above.

They might include courses such as Titirangi, New Zealand's only Dr Alistair McKenzie designed course or Clearwater Golf in Christchurch, named best course in New Zealand and Oceania at the 2016 World Golf Awards.

4.) The "golf and other stuff" traveler when they come to New Zealand will include the following activities in their tour

Marlborough Vineyards

Marlborough Vineyards

- scenic boat or harbour cruises

- fishing - trout, salmon or deep sea fishing

- winery visits in many of New Zealand's distinct wine regions

- heliskiing, skiing or snowboarding

- helicopter scenic rides to active volcanoes!

 

 

5.) The adventurous golf traveler wants extreme golfing experiences and we would most likely find them on the following golf courses:

A unique geothermal golfing experience in Rotorua

Remote Island golfing on The Chatham Islands

A six hole golf course at the bottom of the world on Stewart Island

Or they might be trying out the ever increasing popular sport of discgolf.

 

Whatever type of golfing vacationer you are, we can cater for all your needs and desires so contact us today to start booking your premium golf tour to New Zealand.

Tuesday Travel Thoughts

Tuesday Travel Thoughts

It's Tuesday already and before you know it, it will be the weekend again!

As explained in our site and throughout our blog, we offer premium golf tours to New Zealand but we also arrange tours around the world to premium destinations such as the UK and the home of golf, the US, Australia and Japan.

Here are three other golfing destinations around the world that offer some very unique travel experiences. We work with other members of the IAGTO to arrange tours to these countries and invite you to think about and consider booking a tour.

Italy - Golf, Art & Gastronomy in the province of Emilia-Romagna.

Kenya - African Golf Safari. (Pop across the border to Tanzania as well to play Kiligolf, under the majestic Mt Kilimanjaro.)

Mexico - Golf Resorts and Spa at Casa del Mar

Premium Golf Travel Lifestyle

Premium Golf Travel Lifestyle

Over the weekend we showcased our latest PGNZ Golf Weekend getaway offering. Have a read here.

Here at PGNZ, we specialise in golf travel holidays, tours and vacations and it is our mission to help golfers, such as yourself, travel to New Zealand and around the world, in order to have unique and memorable golf travel experiences. 

Our standard package tours in New Zealand allow you to visit a number of marquee golf courses that are ranked in the top 100 of the world but we also offer and organise small weekend getaways. See our full selection here.

Whether you are after a short tour or a long tour we cater for your golf travel needs and desires. The Premium Golf Travel Lifestyle is about passion for golf, desire for travel, relaxing in style and comfort, unique opportunities and experiences and spending quality time with your family and friends.

Are you a golfing family or part of a large golfing community? Talk to us today to see how a customised family or group tour of New Zealand can become a very memorable and special trip. 

Enjoy the week!

The road to new experiences

The road to new experiences

Sunday Reading & Golf Travel

Sunday Reading & Golf Travel

Hello golf travellers! It has been a beautiful sunny Sunday here in Auckland but a little bit cold as the country is on the receiving end of an icy cold Antarctic winter blast!. 

Whatever the weather is though, you will always find golfers such as yourself, out on the course!

Today's reading comes from luxury travel authority, The Robb Report and their wonderful slideshow on eight of New Zealand's amazing golf courses. Check it our here

Are you thinking of visiting our golfing paradise? Make sure to book as soon as possible so as to avoid disappointment. 

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and have a great start to the week.

Cape Kidnappers

Cape Kidnappers

PGNZ Weekend Golf Getaway

PGNZ Weekend Golf Getaway

The weekend is here and it's time for another one of our PGNZ Weekend Golf Getaways! Have a look at our full selection of weekend golf getaways here.

The Taranaki region on the west coast of the North Island is a beautiful rugged area, that was ranked by Lonely Planet as the second best region to visit in the world!

Looking over this beautiful part of the country is Mt Taranaki, a distinct stratovolcano, that resembles Mt Fuji in Japan.

Flying into New Plymouth late on a Friday afternoon, your first destination is The Waterfront Hotel, luxury waterfront accommodation in the heart of the CBD, featuring unrivalled views of the Tasman sea. 

The region has twenty golf clubs to choose from which you can see here.

Ngamotu, the New Plymouth Golf Course is a picturesque 5830 metre long Par 72 course that has hosted four New Zealand Open championships. A must play on a weekend golf getaway.

After admiring the golf course and the views and another night at the Waterfront, it's time to explore the region before heading back to the airport for your flight home.

 

 

The PGNZ Friday Par 5 Quiz

The PGNZ Friday Par 5 Quiz

Thank Golf It's Friday! How has your week been? Are you considering playing somewhere new over the weekend?

Here is this week's Friday Par 5 Quiz! Did you try last week's quiz which you can read here?

The 5th Hole 

The 5th Hole 

Tee off: Who won the Players Championship recently at TPC Sawgrass and what country is he from?

Middle of the fairway: Where is "The Open" being played this year?

Approach Shot: How many days left until the 2018 edition of the NZ Open?

Birdie Putt: Which city did we showcase in our last Weekend Golf Getaway series. Hint: Look here

Par Save: How many golf courses are there in New Zealand?

Think you answered them all correctly?  

Send your answers to us below and if you're right, we'll send you a set of PGNZ branded golf balls.

Enjoy the rest of your Friday and check out our next Weekend Golf getaway tomorrow. 

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Premium New Zealand Golf Holidays

Premium New Zealand Golf Holidays

Do you deserve a holiday? Are you considering a vacation? Are you looking for new unique experiences to enhance your golfing life and golfing wellbeing?

We organise premium golf tours in New Zealand that cater for individual needs and desires. By customising these tours, your time here becomes highly enjoyable and memorable.

New Zealand has a number of unique golf courses such as the following two

- Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary located in Taupo is a golf course located within a wildlife sanctuary where golf and nature exist in harmony

Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary 1st Hole

Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary 1st Hole

- Arikikapakapa Rotorua Golf Club is a unique geothermal golfing experience in Rotorua

You can combine unique golf courses on your premium golf tour with a number of other unique attractions in New Zealand such as

- a Maori Cultural Performance

- Scenic Bike Riding through the Redwoods of Rotorua or the Otago Rail Trail

- Bluff Oyster Festival in Invercargill

Whatever you want to experience and invigorate your senses, New Zealand is one of those popular destinations that allows you to do just that.

Enjoy your Thursday and only one more day until we showcase our next Weekend Golf Getaway.

Unique Golf Travel

Unique Golf Travel

Here at PGNZ we offer a number of standard packages to New Zealand and also around the world to major golf destinations and tournaments such at the US Masters and the Open in the UK.

However we also arrange unique and bespoke golf tour packages for our individual clients and something just a little bit different.

Are you a golfing family that would like to combine great golf with a once-in-a-lifetime African safari or climb Mt Kilimanjaro? All while spending the first week at the world's leading exclusive private island?

Are you a golfing couple who would like to go on a golf tour with the finale being your wedding in a beautiful golf setting with all your golfing family and friends present? Or perhaps starting with your wedding and your honeymoon on a 14 day golf tour. (*For this tour we would work with your preferred wedding management company)

Are you new to the game and would like to have some expert lessons then apply your knowledge while on a 6 week tour of New Zealand's many golf courses. We organise "golf improvement tours" here in New Zealand. This sort of tour is one of the best ways to see and experience New Zealand's beautiful nature. and outdoors.

Do you have something unique in mind? Enquire now via the form below and let us know what unique golf travel you are after.

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Tuesday Travel Thoughts

Tuesday Travel Thoughts

What is it about golf travel that excites you the most?

Is it the golf you play? Or is it the people you are with? Or is it the luxury accommodation you stay in?

Planning for your golf travel often involves choices. Where will you go? How long? Do I take my clubs or hire? Shall we take a guided or a self-drive tour?

Here at PGNZ we are ready to help you with all of those decisons and curate exciting itineraries that suit your desires and golfing needs.

Kauri Cliffs

Kauri Cliffs

Only 4 more days until the weekend and our next Golf Weekend getaway. See our full selection here.

Premium Golf Travel Lifestyle

Premium Golf Travel Lifestyle

What an exciting weekend that was. On Saturday, did you read about our PGNZ Golf Weekend getaway to Christchurch? Or perhaps on Sunday, you made the decision to book your ultimate golf tour to New Zealand.

Or perhaps you spent both days watching the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass? It's always a privilege watching the worlds golfing elite compete there.

Mondays are often a chance to reflect on the weekend just and start planning the next five days until the next one. 

In previous posts, we have looked at the "passion" and "desire for travel" aspects of the Premium Golf Lifestyle Travel. Today, we will start looking at the "relaxing in style and comfort".

On our premium golf tours, many of our clients stay at Relais & Chateaux connected luxury lodges such as The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs or Huka Lodge in Taupo. These lodges are ranked as some of the best in the world and as such, the experiences to be had there are truly splendid.

These properties provide guaranteed exclusivity and privacy where the discerning golfing traveler can relax in absolute style and comfort. No expense is spared and every minute spent is wrapped up in luxury. The experience becomes so spectacular, you may end up booking a few extra nights.

Relaxing in style and comfort in New Zealand on our premium golf tours is the opportunity to not only find a sense of release from the pressures of the modern world, but also to play golf at some of the finest courses in the world while experiencing a pure natural wonderland that will have you coming back for more.

Sunday Reading & Golf Travel

Sunday Reading & Golf Travel

Another Sunday presents itself! On our Instagram account we posted the following picture and talked about how weekends are for "quality golf experiences, beautiful weather, family, friends, excellent food and premium wines"! We hope all of the above have featured in your weekend!

Today's Sunday reading comes from Conde Nast Traveller who in 2012 wondered if a golf tour to New Zealand was the world's ultimate luxury golf tour..

New Zealand is indeed the ultimate destination for luxury golf tours that combine golf courses ranked in the top 100 of the world, with some of the world's most unique and luxury travel experiences that will stay in your mind for a long time. Our clients already think so.

We welcome all golfers to visit New Zealand and see for themselves. 

If you are interested in the ultimate New Zealand golf tour, including Kauri Cliffs and Cape Kidnappers, here at PGNZ we have a very exclusive 21 day luxury golf tour that is waiting for you. Only the best for those discerning golf travellers who desire the best.

This is "The Tour".

Kauri Cliffs

Kauri Cliffs

Weekend Golf Travel in New Zealand

Weekend Golf Travel in New Zealand

The weekend is here! The autumn weather is slowly becoming more like winter weather and it's getting cooler here in Auckland. The weekend golf though is getting hotter and hotter!

The signature 7th Hole at Kauri Cliffs - could you hit a hole in one here?

The signature 7th Hole at Kauri Cliffs - could you hit a hole in one here?

Have you been watching the Players Championship? Fantastic to see such sizzling golf being played by the best golfers in the world, including a hole in one for US Masters champion Sergio Garcia! 

With more than 400 courses in New Zealand, there are many memorable par 3 holes, in equally memorable golf course settings where you too could hit a memorable hole in one. Visit New Zealand on one of our standard golf tour packages.

Every weekend we showcase a different region of New Zealand as part of our series on Golf Weekend Getaways. See our full selection of getaways here.

This weekend*, we are off to the Garden City of Christchurch, the largest city in the South Island. Located on the east coast and with stunning views towards the Southern Alps, Christchurch is a beautiful green city with a number of golf courses and tourist attractions.

Fly in on a Friday night and pick up your rental car for the weekend. Your first stop is the Peppers Clearwater Golf Resort, a very short drive from nearby Christchurch International Airport.

Clearwater Golf Course, named best in New Zealand and Oceania at the 2016 World Golf Awards, was built in the early 2000s and designed by John Darby alongside Bob Charles, New Zealand golfing royalty. A championship course, it has hosted many events and quite a few of the world's top players have spent time playing the course.

Next morning after a large breakfast, it's time to get into the carts and play a round at this wonderful championship course, admiring the waterways and the beautiful natural setting. 

After your morning round, you will head into Christchurch and drop off your luggage at the exquisite George Hotel close to the beautiful Botanic Gardens in Hagley Park.  After a quick stroll through the gardens, it is time to drive east to the Port Hills and ride the Gondola to see 360 degree views and looking out across the Canterbury plains to the Southern Alps.

Returning to The George, you will be ready for a sumptious dinner and an excellent bottle of wine to consume as you chat about your premium golf weekend away. Enjoy the rest of the night.

The next day it is time to play one of two courses located close to the airport

With both courses located close to the airport, it is an easy drive afterwards to drop off your rental car and then catch your flight home. Savor your premium golf weekend away on the plane.

* Weekend package subject to availability and change.

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The PGNZ Friday Par5 Quiz!

The PGNZ Friday Par5 Quiz!

Thank Golf It's Friday.

Here is our Friday Par5 Quiz. 

Tee off: What is the most famous hole at TPC Sawgrass?

Middle of the fairway: Who is currently the number one ranked golf player in the world?

Approach shot: How many golf courses are there in New Zealand? 

Birdie putt: Which is the signature hole at Kauri Cliffs, New Zealand's premier golf course?

Par save: Where is this Par 5 hole? 

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Think you answered them all correctly?  

Send your answers to us below and if you're right, we'll send you a set of PGNZ branded golf balls.

Enjoy the rest of your Friday and check out our next Weekend Golf getaway tomorrow. 

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Premium Golf Travel Lifestyle

Premium Golf Travel Lifestyle

Have you been watching the first round of the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass? So many of the world's most elite golf players on show.  Tremendous golf viewing!

Part of our premium 14 day southern US Masters tour in April next year includes a stop at TPC Sawgrass if you wish to experience this great course.

Last month we introduced aspects of the Premium Golf Travel Lifestyle and looked at the passion that we all have for golf.

Today we will briefly look at another aspect and that is the desire to play golf in different countries around the world. Every country, including those closed off to the world, has a golf course and so wherever one decides to travel to, there is the opportunity to play. 

What are some of the motivations that drive that desire for golf travel?

Playing the top 100 courses in the world allows for luxury and memorable experiences but also for some golf travelers, having the opportunity to tick off all 100 is what drives them.

Travel is a way to broaden the mind and develop a new understanding of new places, people and culture. What better way to do that than through golf travel?

For some of us, the opportunity to play where the Pros play is a major driver of golf travel. 

All golf travelers have their reasons for golf travel but one thing that unites them is that desire. 

Enjoy the rest of the week and on Saturday we will be showcasing another region of New Zealand for our weekly Golf Weekend getaway series.

 

Driving it long into the weekend!

Driving it long into the weekend!

One day until the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass! Should be an exciting tournament.

Are you a long hitter? A new event is now on the New Zealand golf calendar - the Trident Homes 2017 New Zealand Long Drive Championships, with the winner representing New Zealand at the Volvik World Long Drive Championship in, Oklahoma, US later in the year.

Where's the longest you've ever hit the ball? Do you remember that day? The course you were on and the hole? How far did it go? Who was there to marvel at your hitting prowess?

Around the world there are some pretty long courses where your longest drive would most definitely come in handy.

Check out the following long courses:

- Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Club in Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China officially recognised by the Guiness Book of Records as the worlds longest regulation Par 72 course at a very long 8548 Yards!

- Nullabor Links: This extraordinarily long and unique course is a 18-hole par 72 golf course  that spans 1,365 kilometres with one hole in each participating town or roadhouse along the Eyre Highway, from Kalgoorlie in Western Australia to Ceduna in South Australia!

Two more days until the weekend. Enjoy the rest of the week!

Tuesday Travel Thoughts

Tuesday Travel Thoughts

Two days to go until the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. Many of the world's current top golf players will be at this event and we are looking forward to four days of excellent tournament viewing.

Next year as part of our US Masters tour, we will be visiting TPC Sawgrass on our way to Augusta. Contact us now to book your tour and play this iconic course.

In previous posts we have talked about golf travel personalities and aspects of the Premium Golf Travel Lifestyle. 

For many golfers, the desire is to travel around the world viewing and attend major tournaments, to see the world's best players and enjoying the live experience of a high performance sporting event. Here at PGNZ we strive to make sure you, the golfing traveler, have these opportunities.

From these opportunities comes experiences and from the experiences comes lifelong golf travel memories.

Enjoy your Tuesday and share your golf travel thoughts with us.

New Zealand Golf Tours

New Zealand Golf Tours

Where will the path take you this week?

Where will the path take you this week?

We hope your week has started well.

Did you play golf over the weekend or did you watch some on TV? 

With a new week here, its time to think about golf travel, and more specifically golf travel to New Zealand.

Why New Zealand? New Zealand has over 400 courses which along with Scotland makes it a country with one of the highest number of golf courses per capita.

With a premium golf tour to New Zealand, you are not just travelling to a nation of golf courses, but a beautiful nation of highly scenic golf courses. Many golf travellers are coming to these shores for both the golf and the unique experiences on offer.  They play at New Zealand's marquee golf courses and then experience and enjoy the myriad of other wonderful activities on offer such as winery visits, fishing (fly fishing - trout, salmon - deep sea fishing), scenic helicopter rides, luxury lodges and much more.. The country is a traveller's paradise, ready to cater for whatever golf traveller you may be.

Have a look at our four standard New Zealand tour packages (including Queenstown) here and then book your premium golf tour. 

Premium New Zealand Golf Tours

Premium New Zealand Golf Tours