New Zealand North Island 2018
11 Days · 6 Rounds · 3 - 13 November 2018
The Land of the Long White Cloud is home to some of the most scenic golf courses in the world. On this fully escorted 11 day tour of the North Island, we play an array of courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Tom Doak and Alister MacKenzie plus others. Combined with spectacular scenery, great food and wine, this tour is sure impress.
The tour begins in Auckland, where we play Titirangi and Windross Farm, host of the LPGA Womens Open.
We then travel south via the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves to Lake Taupo where we will play the highly rated Kinloch Club and the cleverly designed Wairakei International, which is set inside a wildlife sanctuary.
After Lake Taupo, we continue on to Napier in Hawkes Bay where we will sample some of New Zealands best wines and produce. It it here where we will play the famed Cape Kidnappers, ranked inside most top 100 lists worldwide.
The final leg of our trip sees us travel through Martinborough to Wellington where we will play Paraparaumu Beach Golf Course, regarded as one of the best links courses in the Southern Hemisphere.
Day One: Saturday 3rd November 2018
Fly into Auckland, where you’ll meet your private transfer to your hotel. We’re staying at the Stamford Plaza, a perfect base to discover the city and viaduct precinct. This evening we meet with our fellow travellers and kick off the tour with a welcome dinner including drinks.
[D] Stamford Plaza Auckland
Day Two: Sunday 4th November 2018
After breakfast, we play the first of six rounds of golf on our trip. Titirangi is Alister MacKenzie’s only NZ creation. It is a short, tree-lined, and challenging in that “Golden Age” way, with subtle movement, perfectly positioned hazards and small, tough greens.
[B] Stamford Plaza Auckland
Day Three: Monday 5th November 2018
This morning we play Windross Farm Golf Course, host of the LPGA Ladies Open 2017 – 2019. Windross Farm has been developed as a unique inland links-style course that offers a mixture of flat and undulating ground, man-made lakes and strategically placed dramatic bunkers.
[B] Stamford Plaza Auckland
Day Four: Tuesday 6th November 2018
Today we farewell Auckland and travel via Waitomo to Lake Taupo. When we reach Waitomo, we will tour the world famous Glowworm Caves.
This afternoon we check into the luxurious Hilton Lake Taupo, our home for the next two nights.
[B, L] Hilton Lake Taupo
Day Five: Wednesday 7th November 2018
After breakfast our third round of golf is played at The Kinloch Club. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, it 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.
[B] Hilton Lake Taupo
Day Six: Thursday 8th November 2018
This morning we play Wairakei International. Worldwide acclaim has been given to the sprawling golf course that uses natural contours to the fullest and features 6460 metres from the championship tees, and 108 large well placed bunkers.
This afternoon we depart Lake Taupo for Napier, where we check in at the Art Deco Masonic Hotel, located in the heart of Napier.
Tonight we celebrate the midpoint of our trip with dinner and drinks at The Rose Irish Pub, located within our hotel.
[B, D] Art Deco Masonic Hotel
Day Seven: Friday 9th November 2018
The morning begins shortly after breakfast with a guided walking tour of Napier’s Art Deco Quarter, revealing the story of the 1931 earthquake.
The afternoon consists of lunch and wine tastings at some Hawkes Bay’s finest wineries.
[B, L] Art Deco Masonic Hotel
Day Eight: Saturday 10th November 2018
After a likely broken sleep (from anticipation for today), we head off to play the famed Tom Doak designed Cape Kidnappers. It plays like a links but high atop cliffs that rise a breathtaking 450 feet above the Pacific. Holes run in every direction, not just along the waters edge, which enhances the wind’s effects while placing the focus on shotmaking rather than scenery. This is set to be a highlight of the trip.
[B] Art Deco Masonic Hotel
Day Nine: Sunday 11th November 2018
Today we leave behind Napier and set off for Wellington. Our base for the final leg of our trip. We travel through the Wellington Wine Trail with a stop in Martinborough , proclaimed the gourmet capital of the lower North Island. We’ll stop for lunch at a local eatery.
This afternoon we arrive at the excellent Sofitel Wellington, positioned perfectly to explore all that Wellington has to offer.
[B, L] Sofitel Wellington
Day Ten: Monday 12th November 2018
This morning, we travel to the what is regarded as the best links in the Southern Hemisphere, Paraparaumu Beach Golf Course. Designed by MacKenzie disciple Alex Russell, just north of Wellington. Paraparaumu Beach is considered the spiritual home of golf and has hosted 11 New Zealand Opens.
This evening we celebrate the trip with dinner and drinks, having played great golf courses and met new friends.
[B, D] Sofitel Wellington
Day Eleven: Tuesday 13th November 2018
After breakfast our trip concludes with a private transfer to the Wellington Airport for your flight home. [B]
- 10 nights luxury accommodation:
– Stamford Plaza, Auckland – 3 nights
– Hilton, Lake Taupo – 2 nights
– Art Deco Masonic Hotel, Napier -3 nights
– The Sofitel, Wellington – 2 nights
- 6 rounds of golf, including motorised carts at:
– Titirangi Golf Club, Auckland
– Windross Farm Golf Course, Auckland
– Wairakei International Golf Course, Lake Taupo
– The Kinloch Club, Lake Taupo
– Cape Kidnappers, Napier
– Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club, Wellington
- Breakfast Daily
- Three dinners including drinks
- Three lunches
- Waitomo Glowworms Cave tour
- Napier Walking Tour
- Hawkes Bay Winery Tour and tastings
- Return airport transfers in New Zealand
- Fully escorted by Golf Journeys host
- Luxury air conditioned vehicles throughout
- Golf Journeys polo shirt and cap
New Zealand North Island Golf Tour 2018 Pricing
- Golfer – Twin Share – $5,877 per person
- Golfer – Single – $7,437 per person
- Non-golfer (sharing with golfer) – $4,397 per person
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