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.