We are now getting very close to the opening round of the LPGA McKayson New Zealand Womens Open! Are you excited? 

Every Tuesday we share some of our thoughts on golf travel. With the biggest golf event ever to be held in New Zealand just around the corner there is a lot of interest from golf travelers around the world who are taking advantage of the opportunity to see the best golfers in the world play on a beautiful New Zealand golf course. Combining the tournament with a golf tour package allows those travelers to have an excellent array of golf travel experiences.

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Below are 8 compelling reasons for golf travel to New Zealand

1.) We have three of the world's top 100 golf courses, and these are qualified in either of the Golf Digest rankings, the Golf.com rankings or the Top 100 Golf Courses rankings

2.) After Scotland, New Zealand has more golf courses per capita than anywhere else in the world, which means that you have an excellent smorgasbord of golf playing opportunities

3.) New Zealand leads the way in luxury lodges which several ranked in the top 5 of the world including Huka Lodge and Helena Bay. Staying in a New Zealand luxury lodge ensures maximum enjoyment

4.) New Zealand is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with dramatic landscapes and pure nature whichever part of the country you travel through. From dreamy sandy beaches to romantic rural settings to majestic mountain ranges, fjords and intriguing islands, the country is vivid and memorable.

5.) New Zealand cuisine and wine is world class with opportunities for fresh produce straight from the land or sea to be cooked professionally and consumed with delight and excitement. New Zealand wines including Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir varities are world class.

6.) Kiwi hospitality is known for its professionalism but at the same time, a relaxed sense of being which helps the traveler to feel at home and to feel welcomed in the country.

7.) New Zealand has a long and unique cultural heritage which allows you to have additional unique travel experiences here in New Zealand

8.) New Zealand is modern, safe and the perfect haven for the discerning golf traveler.

So there you have it, eight fantastic reasons to visit our beautiful shores and to enjoy a premium golf tour.