With its rolling green hills, soaring cliffs and shimmering lakes, New Zealand is a spectacular natural playground for golf, rivalling even Scotland for its windswept beauty.

Arguably New Zealand’s finest golfing destination is Cape Kidnappers, a stretch of magnificent but foreboding mountains in the heart of the North Island’s wine country. It’s home to grand golf lodges like the French-chateau inspired The Farm. Most visitors to Cape Kidnappers come for its world-renowned course, where you’re confronted by a sublime and challenging landscape of plunging ravines and jagged cliff faces.

In the South Island, the breathtaking mountainous landscapes of Queenstown are home to some of the best courses in the country, including the 27-hole course at the historic 18th century Millbrook resort.  In 2014, Queenstown will host of the New Zealand Open, which promises to be the country’s biggest golfing even to date.

Golfing in New Zealand Experiences

A Golf Circuit of New Zealand

Escape the hustle and bustle of city live and head straight for the green. New Zealand boasts over 400 scenic golf courses with magical scenery to delight golf enthusiasts.

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Adrenaline Thrills

Dive head first into an adrenaline pumping adventure: black water rafting, bungy jumping, exploring glaciers... New Zealand has everything to satisfy all thrill seekers.

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The Ultimate New Zealand Honeymoon

This special itinerary takes you to some of our favourite places, complete with some of the country’s custom signature activities.

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Golfing in New Zealand Properties

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The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

With 180 degree views of the ocean and a stunning building made up of river stone and weathered wood, this lodge has the perfect combination of rustic and comfortably modern surroundings. 

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The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs is a stunning plantation style lodge with an elegant range of accommodation and an outdoor decking area with breathtaking views over the ocean. 

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Matakauri Lodge

Framed by impressive mountain ranges, Matakauri Lodge offers the perfect alpine lakeside hideaway on New Zealand's South Island. Accommodation selections include 3 lodge suites set in t…

Azur Resort, Queenstown, New Zealand

Azur Luxury Lodge

Designed in a contemporary New Zealand style, the Azur Lodge has not only a faultless location on the banks of Lake Wakatipu but also offers exceptional service. 

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Blanket Bay

This is a remote and luxurious lodge on the banks of Lake Wakatipu. With breathtaking scenery, five-star accommodation and superb facilities, this is the ultimate mountainside lodge. 

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Riverrun Lodge

Offering exceptional service, boutique luxury accommodation and a fantastically located base from which to explore Lake Wanaka and its surroundings, this lodge is the adventurer's haven.