New Zealand is a gorgeous country with awe-inspiring landscapes and an astounding array of wildlife. New Zealand doesn’t have the heat of its neighbour, Australia, but it enjoys a moderate climate that is ideal for golf for much of the year. Fortunately, the Kiwis have done a wonderful job of creating numerous world-class courses to enjoy while soaking in the awesome geography.
The coastal cliff-top courses at Cape Kidnappers and Kauri Cliffs steal the show as far as combining great golf with jaw-dropping scenery. They simply must be seen to be believed. They are easily two of the most spectacular courses in the world.
A trip to New Zealand is generally at least a 10-day affair, and thankfully there are more than enough quality courses to keep occupied. Paraparaumu Beach is an authentic links course with a rumpled landscape similar to courses in Scotland and Ireland. Kinloch is a relatively new Jack Nicklaus course that has received rave reviews for its blend of challenge and playability. Other notables not to be missed include Jack's Point and The Hills.