Playing golf in New Zealand is like playing golf in California 60 years ago. It’s one of the most unspoiled and untouched golf destination on earth and home to a stunning array of golf courses set in incredible locations. The awe-inspiring landscapes, lush forests, glacial mountains, quaint fiords, amazing wildlife and a rather pleasant climate, makes New Zealand the ultimate golf escape.
Few places in the world have natural landscapes as dramatic as New Zealand's, and it's only logical to find some of the most spectacularly designed golf courses amidst breathtaking scenery in this “Land of the Long White Cloud”. There are more than 400 golf courses around the country, two of which are listed in the Golf Digest World Top 50 rankings – Kauri Cliffs & Cape Kidnappers. Both the North and South Islands fiercely compete for the top honor when it comes to selecting best Marque and Experience courses spread throughout the country.
Accessibility really sets New Zealand apart from other countries, and it’s easy to drive from alpine areas to idyllic beachside locations within a few hours. If you are looking for more than golf, Kiwi-land is the place to go where you can indulge in a wide variety of activities like kayaking, parasailing, trekking and sightseeing. The rolling hills and hedgerows collude with the irreverent, easygoing locals to disarm, distract and delight. Maori culture is potent, the surf is world class and the craft beer is awesome.
Come for the golf anytime during the year and stay for a while to experience exquisite food and wine, adventure activities, quiet nature and seamless hospitality. September to November and March to May are warm and great for the outdoors, while December to February is summertime. Although June to August is winter, only a few courses in south may be affected by snow.