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New Zealand


Our Pioneer Golf packages to New Zealand will almost always stop at the two famous resorts, Kauri Cliffs and Cape Kidnappers. Both sit on large working farms and feature world class golf courses, a small spa, amazing views. The exclusive lodge accommodations normally include breakfast, pre-dinner cocktails and a gourmet dinner each evening. This is typical in the Kiwi lodges which are famous the world over.

Tara Iti is the new Tom Doak designed course and already ranked #23th in the world by Golf Magazine. Sometimes we can facilitate access to this very private venue, but they are now building a second course and some rooms to increase guest access.

Around Auckland are some terrific courses including Titirangi, an old Alistair Mackenzie classic, and the Royal Auckland GC which just completed a substantial Jack Nicklaus renovation. The Gulf Harbour course by RT Jones Jr overlooks the bay where they staged the America’s Cup sailing.

Lake Taupo, the gorgeous inland geothermal area boasts two fine courses in the challenging Kinloch GC by Jack Nicklaus.  The Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary, which plays through a high fenced park, showcases native birds and animals for a truly unique experience.

Wellington is the New Zealand Capital City with two great courses. Paraparaumu is a true links in the Scottish fashion, and the exclusive Royal Wellington who opens their doors to Pioneer Golf travelers.


Most golfers will add several days in Queenstown, the lake-mountain resort area famous for outdoor activities.  Jacks Point is the most popular course, with The Hills, Millbrook and Arrowtown also frequent picks. Queenstown is where you need at least 1-2 free days for The Milford Sound, Bungy Jumping, Jet Boats, Lake Cruises, mountain gondolas and many other exciting activities.

Unfortunately the charming town of Christchurch suffered from earthquake damage some years back but there are some nice courses in the area including Christchurch GC, Terrace Downs and Clearwater. Some call Christchurch “the most English town outside of England”.


A New Zealand golf package is one of the best travel experiences in the world. In the last twenty years the Kiwi golf scene has developed into a world class golf destination. There are at least five courses that are worthy of World Top 100 consideration. Additionally, the beautiful lodges are luxurious and incredible scenery contributes the popular allure. The wines are terrific, and the farm to table cuisine is famous across the world. No wonder New Zealand has one of the highest standards of living in the world. The greatest kiwi asset, however, is the people. Some of the kindest, most helpful, sincere people on early populate this wonderful country and it’s among the safest travel destinations on earth.

When & Where:

The best time of year to visit New Zealand is October through May, with the high season December through February. It can be warm and tropical far north, and cool and alpine in the far south. From tip to tip the two islands stretch nearly 1000 miles north to south. Most people will start their trip in Auckland on the North Island and venture out from there. Two, three or four-day modules in different areas is the best way to see the country. Normally, a few internal flights are required to best utilize your time. A week will not cover much, so smart travelers will budget 10-14 days to do New Zealand real justice.

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