Saturday is here again! The 2017 Masters Games started last night here in Auckland with an impressive opening ceremony for the contestants at Eden Park.

Golf is one of many sports being contested at the games. Akarana Golf Club, Muriwai Golf Club and Pakuranga Golf Club are the three courses for the preliminary rounds and the finals will be held at Remuera Golf Club.

We showcased Muriwai Golf Club in our "Golf out West" weekend golf travel blog post which you can read here.

Earlier this week, we alluded to this weekend's golf getaway. If you guessed Taupo then you are correct! A three and half hour drive from Auckland or an hour helicopter ride, the Great Lake Taupo region is this week's PGNZ golf getaway. If you want to see our list of other curated golf weekend getaways click here.

Taupo is a beautiful township located on the shores of Lake Taupo, the largest lake in New Zealand. Famous for being the caldera of the Taupo Volcano, the lake and the surrounding area is a popular travel destination for its beautiful scenery such as mountains, rivers, forests and geothermal hot springs.

Taupo also has one of New Zealand's highly world ranked golf courses - The Kinloch Club which is a Jack Nicklaus Signature course.

When considering a stay and play package, our clients often stay at The Kinloch Club lodge and delight in its luxurious nature.

Another excellent option for luxury accommodation in Taupo is Huka Lodge, which is consistently rated as being one of the top lodges of the world. Breathtaking accommodation in short.

Close to Huka Lodge is another of New Zealand's marquee golf courses - Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary.

One of the most unique golf courses in the world, Wairakei is where you will find golf and wildlife in harmony. Playing here is without a doubt one of the most unique golfing experiences, you'll find anywhere.

This is one of our most exciting weekend getaways. Contact us now to book your PGNZ golf weekend getaway to Taupo.