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From Cape Reinga to the Bluff, New Zealand has around 400 Golf Courses. From the humble home of one of NZs top golfers, to some of the world’s most prestigious greens, there is something for everyone who enjoys a good putt.

Whether you prefer the spa-style golf trip, with fine wine, a five-star hotel and perhaps a helicopter flight over the glaciers after a smooth 18 holes, or a pint in the bar of the local club at the end of the day, the Golf Courses of New Zealand will meet your needs in every way.

Our world class courses include Kauri Cliffs in the Bay of Islands; one of the toughest and most spectacular, which is part of the prestigious Tiger Tour in March 2012.

The Lakes Resort in Pauanui, in the Hauraki Golf, for luxurious opulence and Cape Kidnappers is ranked one of New Zealand’s best courses, some say it is the best in the world.

Golf in New Zealand

Titahi Golf Club in Porirua is the home of famous golfers Michael Campbell and Lynette Brooky, where the world champions cut their golfing teeth. Opened in 1929, the club has a relaxed, homely atmosphere and warm, friendly clubrooms.

Boulcotts Farm in Lower Hutt is a Heritage Course, formed in 1892 by a group of local businessmen; Boulcotts Farm is located on a site of the Maori Wars and has a memorial to the soldiers who died there.

Nelson Golf Club is spectacular, with sea and mountain views, great practice facilities and a fully stocked Pro-Shop.

In Queenstown you can take in a quick round at Kelvin Heights, widely considered New Zealand’s most scenic course; surrounded by Lake Wakatipu on three sides, it can be reached by water taxi from Queenstown.

Nearby Arrowtown, a historic mining township, is proud of its country style course.

Bluff Golf Links, in Omaui Road, is the southernmost course in New Zealand (apart from the tiny, six-hole Ringaringa Heights Golf Course on Stewart Island, which is New Zealand’s smallest course and the worlds second most-Southern). Bluff Golf Links is a comfortable nine-hole course and, at $5, you can afford a few rounds!

If you’re touring and need accommodation, Golfstay has plenty of golf-friendly accommodations listed.

Golf is New Zealand’s highest participation sport, with almost half a million adults playing about 7 million rounds per year. Fees are relatively inexpensive, ranging from about $10-20 for the smaller country clubs to $180 for the more exclusive.

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