Golf is one of the few games that does not have the constraint of a set playing field or pitch and therefore each course can be uniquely different allowing designers to take full advantage of, and work around, natural elements such as bodies of water, hills, grasslands, and the all-important vista orientation. The ultimate success of a course is not only determined by the challenges of that particular field but also the all-important outdoor 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 I believe a course design has been successful. New Zealand is one of those countries blessed with more than its fair share of unspoiled natural beauty, New Zealand golf has finally come of age with visionaries creating, over the last decade or so, some of the most spectacular golf courses in the world for you to play. Here are ten New Zealand golf courses where a great game can be played, and an inspiring landscape experienced.