You might not have thought of New Zealand as a golfing destination before, but when we tell you that golf is the most popular men’s sports in New Zealand, and is the 2nd most popular women’s sports, and that the North Island and South Island combined have just shy of 400 courses between them, you might think again.
Perhaps this is why so many of our clients report that they’ve played some the best golf of their lives whilst holidaying in New Zealand.
Golf Courses in New Zealand
There are hundreds of top golf courses to choose from across New Zealand. In fact, if you travel 30 miles in any direction, it’s likely that you’ll come across a fantastic course with wide-open fairways and available tee times.
No matter what style of course you enjoy the most, you can rest assured that New Zealand will have one (or ten) to suit your style of play.
Most courses in the country welcome visiting golfers with open arms and a friendly smile, including the prestigious Jack Nicklaus-designed Kinloch Golf Club beside the Great Lake Taupo. Explore the intriguing holes and championship fairways designed by The Golden Bear himself; all with the water of Taupo glittering in the background. This course is the only one of its kind in New Zealand and is one of the world’s must-play golf experiences.
Considered by many as one of the greatest links courses in the Southern hemisphere, Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club boasts a world-renowned course designed by former Australian Open champion, Alex Russell in 1943. Its undulating dunes, firm greens, and fresh sea breeze from the Kapiti Coast makes it a breath-taking course that will challenge the very best golfer whilst welcoming newcomers to the game.
For those who enjoy a healthy dose of scenery with their golf; you need look no further than Cape Kidnappers Golf Club. Architect Tom Doak has a healthy dislike of water and trees as hazards so has shaped this course around the landscape with plenty of greenside bunkering making for dramatic play and breath-taking sights. The rugged feel of this course compliments the sweeping landscape that surrounds it.
Whet your appetite? It’s time to start planning your best golf holiday to date, and Silver Fern golf tours will get you there.
Silver Fern’s New Zealand Golf Tours Will Take You There
Whether you’re a pro or just starting out, there’s no better place for a round of golf than the sweeping landscapes of New Zealand. Our team at Silver Fern can help you plan everything from a comprehensive New Zealand golf tour of the best clubs and courses the country has to offer, to a round or two at your must-play clubs as part of a bigger trip.
For a taste of what we can do, why not have a look at our 17-day example golfing itinerary available as a downloadable PDF on this page? This tour can either be booked as-is, if it fits your needs, or contact us to tailor a trip to your budget and timescale.
Why Choose Silver Fern Holidays?
Most of New Zealand’s golf courses can be integrated in to a tailor-made itinerary for golfers of all abilities.
To start planning your New Zealand golf holiday, all you need to do is get in touch with our team either via our contact form, email or over the phone.
We’ll talk with you to discuss your interests and take in to consideration your budget, duration, and transport preferences before drafting an itinerary for you. Only once you are completely happy will we start to book your transport, accommodation, and activities; leaving you free to enjoy your trip at your own pace with no stress.