It's Sunday morning New Zealand time here which means that the third round of the Open at Royal Birkdale has been completed and the players are now preparing themselves with a good nights sleep before their all important final round. Who will be the 2017 champion? Will Jordan Speith convert his lead or will someone else pull a magic round out of their hat and snatch victory? On Friday we asked you to hold onto your 3 iron, on Saturday your putter and today we say hold on to the edge of your seats as we wait to see the final round!

Golf Travel around the world is a great way to experience and appreciate first hand the true natural settings of a country. With so many courses built around a unique feature, playing on any overseas course with its memorable holes and beautiful natural settings will always remain in your mind. It might not be so much the golf that you experience though, it might be the service you receive from the course staff or it might be the on course luxury lodge or hotel where you are staying that stays etched in your mind, wanting to return again.

Today's Sunday reading to help whet your appetite for luxury golf travel is from Luxury Travel Magazine which has a list of and reviews of New Zealand luxury lodges. All luxury lodges in New Zealand are located close to a marquee golf course so ideal places to stay in while on a golf tour to New Zealand.

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs