Golf in New Zealand

New Zealand North Island Golf Course

Something for everyone

New Zealand is one of those countries blessed with more than its fair share of unspoilt natural beauty, New Zealand golf has finally come of age with the creation, over the last decade or so, of some of the most spectacular golf courses in the world for you to play.

Golf in New Zealand is taken very seriously, testament to this is the 500 courses available to play.

Here at First Light Travel we like to mix things up for our international guests, and when creating a customized itinerary we often slip in one or two special local clubs alongside our iconic championship courses - feedback has been brilliant, especially from those meeting new friends at the ‘nineteenth’ not to mention the high standard of the facilities but also the often unique challenge of the course itself.

Course design is of upmost importance and the ultimate success of a course is not only determined by the challenges of that particular field but also the all-important out door experience. If the course is in harmony with the local landscape and lets the golfer feel a sense that he or she is playing within a natural environment, then we believe a course design has been successful. These are the important considerations we bear in mind when planning your New Zealand golfing experience.

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We also understand that not everyone traveling together may share the same passion, so we have gone out of our way to ensure we have an exciting range of suggested alternatives that can be seamlessly arranged for those non players wanting to make the most of their time here without having to feel like a golf widow.

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Some of the top courses are:

  • Kauri Cliffs, arguably one of the best golf courses in New Zealand and certainly the most exclusive
  • Waitangi, overlooking the beautiful Bay of Islands
  • Formosa Country Club and Gulf Harbour, both with magnificent views over Auckland's Hauraki Gulf
  • Mount Maunganui links, built on rolling sand dunes near one of the country's best surfing beaches
  • Wairakei, near Lake Taupo, rated one of the top 25 courses outside the United States
  • Millbrook Resort, designed by New Zealand's distinguished golf professional Sir Bob Charles, near the alpine adventure resort of Queenstown

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Here are a couple of our better selling self-drive itineraries that showcase the epitome of New Zealand golf, but please feel free to contact us to match your expectations and make them a reality.

1) 22 Day - Ultimate New Zealand Golf Tour Showcases many top courses throughout the country.
2) 13 Day - For the Golf Enthusiast
Not too tough - with plenty of time to soak up the other delights


TOP 10 GOLF COURSES IN NEW ZEALAND First Light Travel Blog the best golf courses in New Zealand

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The Best Golf Courses in NZ


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" The reason the pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can't see him laughing."

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Depending on your requirements we can develop an itinerary that is specific to your desires and interests. But if you really want to do the best golf courses New Zealand has to offer then you should have a look at our ultimate New Zealand golf tour.

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