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CAPE KIDNAPPER'S GOLF COURSE                    RANKED #22 IN THE WORLD

GOLF COURSES IN

New Zealand

PHOTO COURTESY CAPE KIDNAPPER'S G.C.

Explore New Zealand 18 Holes at a Time

TRUE OR FALSE:

1. New Zealand is not on everyone's short list of golfing destinations.

2. New Zealand offers more golf courses per capita than any country in the world.

3. New Zealand's great variety of topography is mirrored in its great variety of golf courses.

4. Some of the best courses in New Zealand can be played for less than the cost of greens fees on average public courses in the US.

5. There's rarely a wait to get on a New Zealand golf course.

 

TRUE, FALSE, TRUE, TRUE, TRUE!
 

          New Zealand golf? How about golf courses as varied as this most varied of countries, courses where there are no lines for tee times, where greens fees are cheap by North American standards, in a climate that supports golf 12 months a year! Oh, yes, New Zealand ranks second — behind Scotland — in the number of golf courses per capita, but they are building more.

The 11th tee, Dunes Golf Resort, 169m Par 3. Photo  Home At First.
11TH TEE AT THE DUNES GOLF RESORT,
NEAR MATARANGI, COROMANDEL,
NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND

Photo Home At First

5th green at Queenstown Golf Club, Kelvin Heights, South Island, New Zealand. Photo  Home At First.
5TH GREEN AT QUEENSTOWN GOLF CLUB,
KELVIN HEIGHTS, SOUTH ISLAND,
NEW ZEALAND

Photo Home At First

        With some 400 public and private golf courses in the country, New Zealand has courses of surprising sophistication and challenge that are the pride of many small communities throughout New Zealand. And, close to most of Home at First lodgings throughout New Zealand are golf courses that reflect the local topography in ways unique to New Zealand.

 

FREE ADVANCE BOOKING OF TEE-TIMES!
        HOME AT FIRST
can pre-arrange golf tee times at any of the courses listed below for its New Zealand guests, who order by completing a special form after they sign up for their New Zealand trip. Guests also can have tee times arranged locally through their hosts, as weather and their mood dictate. There is no additional booking charge for this service, and golfers can arrange to play a different course each day if they wish, paying only the regular guest fees at each golf course.

NEW ZEALAND NORTH  ISLAND  COURSES

LOCALITY

& REGION

COURSE

NOTES

Greens
Fees*

Club*
Rental

Motorized
Cart* Rental

Matauri Bay
Northland

Kauri Cliffs
GOLF CLUB

TEL: +64 9 407 0060

New (2000), scenic, cliffside Pacific coast championship course 25 minutes north of Kerikeri, and already rated 19th best course outside of the USA by GolfDigest.com.

$425
Oct-Apr

$313
May-Aug.
$70 $32/prs.
Kerikeri
Bay of Islands
Northland
Kerikeri
GOLF CLUB

6,650 yards. A Jekyll
& Hyde course best played during NZ's fall/winter/spring. Within 10 minutes drive of Home At First's Kerikeri lodgings.

$55 $35 $40
Waitangi
Bay of Islands
Northland
Waitangi
GOLF CLUB

Borders the historic Treaty House & the Bay of Islands. 10 minutes drive from Home At First's Paihia lodgings.

$55 $30 $40
Whangaparaoa
Auckland
Gulf
Harbour
COUNTRY CLUB

Robert Trent Jones design. Coastal. Currently rated #76th best course outside of the USA by Golf Magazine.

$180 yes yes
Devonport
Auckland
Waitemata
GOLF CLUB

TEL: +64 9 445 8716
bruce@waitematagolf.co.nz

Flat, tree-lined local course within 3 minutes of Home At First's Devonport lodgings.

$40 $30 $40

Beachlands
Auckland

Formosa
COUNTRY CLUB

Sir Bob Charles design;
Coastal resort course.

$65 yes $35
New Lynn
Auckland
Titirangi
GOLF CLUB

TEL: +64 (0)9 827 3967
golfdirector@titirangigolf.co.nz

Alister MacKenzie design. A "long short course": 6,590 yards, Par 70. Visitors can take the MacKenzie Challenge on the 4 "compass" par-3s.

$150 $40-$60 $45
Muriwai
Auckland
Muriwai
GOLF CLUB

TEL: +64 (0)9 411 8454
muriwaishop@golf.co.nz

Nifty Scottish-style coastal links course with black sand. About 45 minutes west of Auckland city on the Tasman Sea coast.

Mo-Fr

$45

Sa-Su

$60

$30-$50 $44
Matarangi
Coromandel
The Dunes
Golf Resort

TEL: +64 (0)7 866 5394
WEBSITE BOOKING FORM

Sir Bob Charles designed the original
9 holes of this
18-hole seaside resort course. Great scenery. Good value. Advance tee-times required.

$80 $26-$55 $36
Rotorua
ROTORUA-TAUPO

Arikikapakapa
TEL: +64 (0)7 348 4051
info@rotoruagolfclub.co.nz

Thermal area: geysers, steam vents, fumaroles. The fairways can change
overnight by thermal
activity. Unique!

$60 $30 $40
Wairakei
ROTORUA-TAUPO
Wairakei
GOLF COURSE

TEL: +64 (0)7 374 8152
bookings@wairakeigolf.co.nz

Peter Thomson re-designed American-style resort course. Highly rated, long (7,065 yds from the blue tees), and challenging, but a rather familiar international design.

$185 $55 $50

Near
Hastings

Hawkes Bay

Cape Kidnappers
GOLF COURSE

TEL: +64 (0)6 875 1900
proshop@capekidnappers.com

New (2004), scenic, cliffside Pacific coast championship course a few minutes east of the primary Hawkes Bay cities of Napier, Hastings, and Havelock North. Fascinating "minimalist" design by American Tom Doak. Owned by Kauri Cliffs group and already rated #6th best course outside of the USA by GolfDigest.com.

$475
Sep.-Apr.

$313
May-Aug.
$70 $32
Levin
Kapiti Coast
WELLINGTON
Levin
GOLF CLUB

Tel: +64 (0)6 368 6189
levin@golf.co.nz

A well-kept secret: pretty, interesting, rarely busy. 6,348 yds from the visitors' white tees. A great value.

$35  $10 $35

Paraparaumu
Kapiti Coast
WELLINGTON

Paraparaumu
Beach

LINKS
Tel: +64 4 902 8200
bookings@paraparaumubeachgolfclub.co.nz

World-ranked true links in the Alister Mackenzie style. 45 minutes north of Wellington. Currently rated #65th best course outside of the USA by GolfDigest.com. Home course of Steve Williams, Tiger Woods's former caddie.

$150 $35 $40

NEW ZEALAND SOUTH  ISLAND  COURSES

LOCALITY

& REGION

COURSE

NOTES

Greens
Fees*

Club*
Rental

Motorized
Cart* Rental

Nelson
Nelson
 

Nelson
GOLF CLUB

Tel: +64 3 548 5028
nelson@golf.co.nz

info@totalgolf.co.nz

6,449 yds from the visitors' white tees. Nice variety of holes, including 3 seaside. Aspires to be a Scottish links, with undulating fairways, pot bunkers, 2 cuts of rough, little water, and sea breezes.

$48 $40 $25
Arrowtown
Queenstown
Millbrook
Resort

Tel: + 64 3 441 7010
proshop@millbrook.co.nz

1992 Bob Charles designed American style resort course. Remade into three 9-hole mini-courses. Few trees, but water and sand. Wide open fairways with scenic, sweeping views. Three excellent restaurants. Five tee boxes per hole.

$65†
Jun-Aug

$145
Sept. to
20DEC & MAY


$180
21DEC thru APR

$40
Jun-Aug

$60
Sep-May
$30
Jun-Aug

$45-$50
Sep-May
Jack's Point
Queenstown
 
Jack's Point
GOLF COURSE

Tel: +64 3 450 2050
golf@jackspoint.com

18-hole championship course: centerpiece of US$1 billion residential resort on Lake Wakatipu 15 minutes south of Queenstown. Opened late 2008.

$175
Sep-May

Jun-Sep:
CLOSED

$60 $20/prs.
Kelvin Heights
Queenstown
Queenstown
GOLF CLUB

Tel: +64 3 442 9169-x1
proshop@queenstowngolf.co.nz

Beautiful peninsular course on Lake Wakatipu just south of Queenstown. Rivals Jack's Point as most dramatic course in New Zealand. Not long: 6,387 yds from the visitors' white tees.

$95 $40
standard

$60
executive
$45
Cart

$10
Shoes

$7
Pull Cart
Christchurch
Christchurch
SHIRLEY LINKS
CHRISTCHURCH
GOLF CLUB

Tel: +
64 3
385 2738
golfshop@clear.net.nz

Sumptuous British style out-and-back course reworked by Peter Thomson. Exclusive club with friendly membership and staff.

$150 $35-
$55
$35

   *fees in NZ dollars & subject to change

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**price includes cart rental

†significant fee reductions for guests staying at Millbrook

 

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