New Zealand has fast become a global hot spot with golf visitors up a record 23% in 2016, says Golf Tourism New Zealand.

Golf in New Zealand is rising to the occasion as it is quickly becoming known as a global hot spot for golf conquests.

The growth rate is among one of the highest being experienced worldwide. And for good reason: New Zealand has around 400 courses and offers incredible variety, from oceanfront subtropical courses in the north to alpine settings in the south. Plus, golfers can easily travel to a range of courses while in New Zealand sampling what each region has to offer on their way.

The sports-loving nation’s untouched natural beauty provides an incredible arena for its many diverse golf course settings, and its cooler climate and typography mean golfers can enjoy a unique golf experience where course design and layout are only found in New Zealand.

Over the last few years there has been significant investment in new and existing courses resulting in New Zealand offering a range of uncrowded internationally ranked courses that are proving very attractive.

This includes an awe-inspiring, dramatic and majestic natural landscape, world-renown wine producing industry, internationally-acclaimed fine dining using unique local fare and flavours as well as innumerable outdoors activities and uniquely cultural experiences.

Let’s take a look at New Zealand’s top 40 golf courses (From Australian Golf Digest in 2016):

  1. Tara Iti
  2. Jack’s Point
  3. Cape Kidnappers
  4. Kauri Cliffs
  5. Kinloch
  6. The Hills
  7. Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club
  8. Millbrook
  9. Wairakei
  10. Royal Wellington
  11. Carrington
  12. Titirangi Golf Club
  13. Arrowtown Golf Club
  14. Pegasus Golf Club
  15. Christchurch Golf Club
  16. Muriwai
  17. Clearwater
  18. Royal Auckland Golf Club
  19. Manawatu Golf Club
  20. Whitford Park
  21. Mount Maunganui Golf Club
  22. Oreti Sands
  23. Mangawhai Golf Club
  24. Harewood Golf Club
  25. Omaha Beach Golf Club
  26. Otago Golf Club
  27. Terrace Downs
  28. New Plymouth Golf Club
  29. Hastings Golf Club
  30. Gulf Harbour Golf Club
  31. Waipu
  32. Wanganui Golf Club
  33. Formosa Golf Resort
  34. Russley Golf Club
  35. Nelson Golf Club
  36. Chisholm Links
  37. Invercargill Golf Club
  38. Cromwell Golf Club
  39. Queenstown Golf Club
  40. Greenacres Golf Club

Sign up for our 2019 Golf Tour to New Zealand today

If golf in New Zealand is destined to be your next conquest, contact us today for a copy of our itinerary for our January 2019 Golf Tour to New Zealand’s South Island (available 31 March 2018). Call Kieran Moran  on 0416 481 764 or email to register your interest.

(Source: Australian Golf Digest)