For golf lovers, no New Zealand vacation tours are complete without a solid trip along the many amazing courses the country has to offer. A golf tour is a great way to enjoy the sport you love, get to know some new friends and fellow players and experience the varied and beautiful terrain of the island nation, a combination sure to resound with those who want to marry a diversity of experience to their favorite pastime.
There are a number of itineraries you could take a touring group up on, encompassing the three major areas of the islands and the courses therein. For example, there’s the Northland route, which often is traveled by short helicopter hops. This can give you an outstanding view of the local countryside and its terrain, as well as a preview of the magnificent courses from an angle that most golfers don’t get the rare chance to appreciate.
As with any properly luxurious tour, the staying arrangements are top notch to say the least. Resorts, magnificent houses nestled amid rolling hills and green forests, and cruises along the coasts of New Zealand are all brought together to make the trip about much more than just the golf games.
The courses themselves are the highlight and purpose of the tour, and there are many to be enjoyed. There’s the famous Gulf Harbour Country Club, home of the 1998 world cup of golf and the New Zealand Open. Visitors can enjoy a drink at the cheekily-named 19th Hole Bar and Club as well before traveling on to the next destination. Other courses include the breathtaking Kauri Cliffs course, or the beach-encompassed Carrington Golf course and of course Cape Kidnappers.
Whichever tour you end up taking, you’re sure to find a course that matches your personal expectations, and many that exceed them. With comfortable and excellent accommodations between courses, you’ll agree that this island tour rates among the best games around.