Ni hao! Marian & I are currently in China, hosting the golf tour here. We have visited Beijing and the Great Wall, Xi’an and the Terracotta Warriors, beed treated to fantastic food and played some lovely golf courses. We are currently at Mission Hills in Shenzhen enjoying the worlds largest Golf Club! A full report on the trip will be in next month’s newsletter. As a result of being on tour, this newsletter is later getting to you this month and is briefer than normal. We’ve have a busy few weeks, as we had to make an unplanned visit to the UK just before Easter. Since we were over in Europe, we decided to stay on another week to scope a potential new European golf tour, covering northern Italy, the south east of France and Switzerland. If you followCharlies Golf Tours on Facebookyou would have seen some pictures of the courses we are looking to play over there. Hopefully we will have full details of the tour available for next month's newsletter. Read on for a quick update on our upcoming tours.
South Africa offers diverse experiences and incredible sights. Its Peoples, Landscapes, Wildlife and History - both in the long and short term past - are fascinating. OurSouth Africa Golf Touris a great way to combine playing golf and visiting this interesting part of the world. The Safari experience will live with you for ever - that first sighting of elephant, being in the midst of a Pride of Lions as they enjoy the kill made overnight, or spotting the Hippos in the river, not to mention the birdlife and the many other sights & sounds you will see. The countryside through the Garden Route is stunningly beautiful, as is the Winelands area. The golf is first class too, with four of the top ten courses in the country on the play list. The Fancourt and Sun City legs of the tour will be memorable, and a trip up Table Mountain is a must. Join us for this tour planned for October. Our newly revisedHawaii Two Island Golf Tourtakes in Maui and Kauai, playing some great courses as well as giving time to enjoy the luxurious Marriott resorts we will be staying at. And if you want to take in some beach time in Waikiki before coming home, we can arrange to extend your stay for that too. Air New Zealand certainly make it easy to visit South America - within 12 hours you are in Buenos Aires. OurChile & Argentina Golf Touris planned for October - November and this is such an exciting part of the world to visit. Stunning Iguazu Falls, captivating Buenos Aires, plus a scenic drive over the Andes to Santiago which will take your breath away. The golf is great too! Rounding off our tours for 2019, theMelbourne Golf Touris ideally timed to take advantage of the warming weather and shopping for Christmas. The tour plays some of the many courses in the Sandbelt and on the Peninsula. Being in Melbourne over Melbourne Cup time is also special. Interest in our Feb/March 2020Tasmania Golf Tourhas been strong and based on the responses to this year's tour, it is a great itinerary and fun will be had by all! It's the best time of year to visit this state, and Hobart is a lovely city to explore with many things to do there. Advance notice also of ourKenya Golf Tourfor 2020. If you are keen to visit the original safari destination and all that Kenya offers, start planning this one now! No one else in New Zealand offers such a comprehensive range of golf tours, so make sure you tell your friends and golfing mates to visit our website and see all the options available – so you really can see the world, one golf course at a time.
Here is your opportunity to escape a bit of the NZ winter and spruce up your game by coming on a golf retreat! We have just two places left on ourLadies Golf Retreatand four on ourMixed Golf Retreat.Susan Farronis our Professional who will coach and mentor you through the week. Susan comes with great credentials -she has competed on the European Tour as well as Australian, Asia and US Futures Tour, with highlights including competing in a US Open, 5 British Opens, 2 Evian Masters as well as many Australian and New Zealand Opens. Susan is one of only 3 AAA class PGA female golf professionals in NZ currently coaching full time, and is based at the Golf Warehouse, Ellerslie Racecourse in Auckland. She was President of the NZPGA (New Zealand Professional Golfers Association) and the first ever woman President of any World PGA Golf organisation from 2014-2017. She was also the 2018 NZ Open Speed Golf Women’s Champion. She will be giving pre-golf clinics as well as on-course guidance over each of the four rounds played. Snap up these last remaining places by contacting us today!