DISCOVER THE BEAUTY OF THE NORTH ISLAND VIA STUNNING MARQUEE COURSES
There are a number of golf courses in New Zealand that have been granted Marquee status, due to their exceptional design, rich history and scenic beauty. These are world class courses and will give a golfer a great experience as well as showing off the best of New Zealand. We have put together a tour that allows you to experience some of these courses for yourself. Starting from Auckland, we will take you from the top to the bottom of the North Island, taking in some of our most popular tourist spots as well. The itinerary is designed as a guide and can be amended to suit your time availability, budget and travel requirements. Once you have an idea for what you would like to do, get in touch and we will price and quote your requirements.
- 13 nights accommodation (mote, hotel or lodge – your choice)
- Breakfast daily
- 6 rounds of golf at top Marquee courses
- Self drive or transfers provided
- Time for sightseeing
TITIRANGI GOLF CLUB
Consistently ranked as one of New Zealand’s top courses and Auckland’s #1 course. Titirangi is a world-class golf course situated in a beautiful bushland setting between the lower slopes of the Waitakere Ranges and the Manukau Harbour. Founded in 1909, it is a private members club but offers limited playing opportunities for New Zealand and overseas visitors.
Kauri Cliffs was designed and built by David Harman. The par 72 championship golf course measures 7,119 yards / 6,510 metres and offers five sets of tees to challenge every skill level. Fifteen holes view the Pacific Ocean, six of which are played alongside cliffs which plunge to the sea. The beautiful inland holes wind through marsh, forest and farmland. Kauri Cliffs is currently ranked #39 in the world by Golf Digest Top 100 Greatest Golf Courses in the World.
Many find sanctuary on a golf course but it is rare to find a golf course that is a sanctuary, New Zealand’s Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary is thought to have scored a world first! The ecological restoration is the first of its kind in New Zealand and was prompted by golf course owner Gary Lane’s desire to create a unique environment where golf and the natural habitat work in harmony.
Golf at the Jack Nicklaus designed The Kinloch Club is often compared to the classic link courses in Scotland and Ireland. However, instead of traditional sea views, this world-class championship Par 72 course is positioned between panoramic views of Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest fresh-water lake, and the natural beauty of rugged rural farmland. Ranked as New Zealand’s number one golf course in 2014 by a select team of New Zealand Golf Professionals the Kinloch Club is also rated 76th of the top 100 golf courses outside of America by Golf Digest Magazine.
Designed by legendary golf architect Tom Doak, the Cape Kidnappers par 71 golf course measures 7,119 yards (6,510 meters) and will challenge golfers of all skill levels. Completed in 2004, the spectacular golf course has been hailed as one of the great modern marvels in golf. Tom Doak says this about the course: “Our goal in designing golf courses is to create interesting holes you wouldn’t find anywhere else. That wasn’t hard to do at Cape Kidnappers, because the site is not like anywhere else in golf. If it were any bigger or any more dramatic, it would probably be cordoned off as a national park. It’s an overwhelming experience to stand up on the cliffs, 140 meters above sea level, and look out across the waves far below in Hawke’s Bay. Cape Kidnappers is not true links terrain, with the wrinkles of sand dunes; instead the land tilts toward the sea as a series of ridges jutting out toward the edge of the cliffs. Yet, the play is seaside golf at its finest.
Founded in 1895, the club moved to Heretaunga in 1908 and built an 18 hole course and its current historic and elegant club house. The course was expanded from 18 to 27 holes in 1972-73. The present championship course was redesigned by Greg Turner and Scott Macpherson and opened in 2013. The nine hole Terrace course, which takes in some of the most scenic parts of the club’s property, is also a golfing pleasure. Royal Wellington is the host venue for the 2017 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship.
Various levels of accommodation are available, such as motels, hotels and lodges, to suit all budgets. We recommend the following 4 and 5 star hotels:
The Pullman, Grand Millennium or The Quadrant Hotel
BAY OF ISLANDS
Millennium Hotel or Kauri Cliffs Lodge
Hilton Lake Taupo, Millennium Resort Manuel’s, Wairakei Resort
The Crown Hotel, The Nautilus or the Farm at Cape Kiddnappers
Museum Art Hotel, Intercontinental, James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
Arrive into Auckland International Airport
Day at leisure to explore Auckland – there is lots to do!
Golf at Titirangi Golf Club
Travel to the Bay of Islands (a 4 hour drive)
Golf at Kauri Cliffs
Fly to Taupo, via Auckland
Golf at Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary
Day at leisure – visit Rotorua and have a Maori experience
Golf at Kinlock
Drive to Napier ( 3 hour drive)
Golf at Cape Kidnappers
Explore Napier & Hastings – visit a winery perhaps, then fly to Wellington
Golf at The Royal Wellington Golf Club
Depart New Zealand from Wellington
The first step in making your travel dreams a reality!