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New Zealand is one of the world’s premier golfing locations. Nowhere else in the world can you find such magnificent courses set against such a scenic panorama.

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New Zealand Trade Manual Golfing is a popular pastime for visitors across a number of sectors. If golfing appeals to your clients, encourage them to play one or two of New Zealand’s iconic golf courses for a truly unforgettable thrill.
New Zealand Trade Manual Your clients may be surprised and delighted by the affordability of golfing in New Zealand compared to many other parts of the world. Although the top courses are not cheap, there are many inexpensive options that offer stunning scenery all the same.
New Zealand Trade Manual New Zealand’s Golf Tourism Cluster, The Best of Golf New Zealand, is a collective of top courses. Member courses offer net rates to approved tour operators and can make special arrangements for groups.
New Zealand Trade Manual There are several golf travel specialists in New Zealand and can put together competitive packages to meet all your client’s needs.

A climate that’s conducive to outdoor activity all year round makes golf extremely popular in this part of the world. As a result, at last count there were more than 400 courses – that’s more golf courses per capita than any other country! Even better, New Zealand has some of the world’s least expensive golfing and visitors are always warmly welcomed. Larger courses have golf carts and clubs for hire.

Remarkable international courses like Kauri Cliffs in Northland, Gulf Harbour Country Club north of Auckland, Clearwater Resort in Christchurch and Millbrook Resort in Queenstown are not cheap, but playing them is guaranteed to be unforgettable. Hewn out of the landscape or perched on dramatic cliffs, they present both a challenge and an unforgettable experience to novices and experts alike. Encourage your clients to stay for a few days and really indulge their passion for the game (even non-golfing members of the party will enjoy the experience as they explore beautiful scenery, dine on exquisite cuisine, and perhaps indulge in a beauty treatment or two).

On the other hand, there’s also an excellent selection of inexpensive golf courses scattered the length of the country, even in the smallest rural village. They may not have the most luxurious of facilities, but the scenery is likely to be superb all the same – and the game challenging. What’s more, these courses are great value for beginners and experienced golfers alike, with green fees starting from just NZ$10 in some places. To find out more about golfing in New Zealand, visit or

Cape Kidnappers

The golf course at Cape Kidnappers, home of the 36-hole Kiwi Challenge, was rated the world’s best course in 2008 by England’s Daily Telegraph newspaper and in 2009 it was listed fourth in the world by Golf Magazine. It would be hard to disagree with their selection. Set on a clifftop, the course is not only amazingly scenic but also challenging with severe bunkers and complex greens.

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Top Golf Courses

New Zealand is home to some of the very best golf courses in the world. Incredible scenery and a temperate climate ensures the best conditions for top golfing!

Amongst the world’s top golf courses listed on are Kauri Cliffs, Northland, and Cape Kidnappers Golf Course, Hawke’s Bay. New Zealand offers an excellent choice of golf courses for all golf players. These include:

New Zealand Trade Manual Carrington Resort (Northland)
New Zealand Trade Manual Kauri Cliffs (Northland)
New Zealand Trade Manual Formosa Golf Resort (Auckland)
New Zealand Trade Manual Lakes Resort Golf & Country Club (Pauanui)
New Zealand Trade Manual Rotorua Golf Club (Rotorua)
New Zealand Trade Manual Wairakei International Golf Course (Taupo)
New Zealand Trade Manual Cape Kidnappers Lodge & Golf Course (Hawke’s Bay)
New Zealand Trade Manual Clearwater Resort (Christchurch)
New Zealand Trade Manual Terrace Downs (Canterbury)
New Zealand Trade Manual Arrowtown Golf Club (Arrowtown)
New Zealand Trade Manual Jacks Point (Queenstown)
New Zealand Trade Manual Millbrook Resort (Queenstown)

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