Gallery2- The Kauri Cliffs course is rated NO 18 by Golf Digest in its TOP 100 courses outside the US. Pic shows the the 367 yard ,Par 4 ,16th hole green with the Cavalli Islands for a spectacular backdrop.Pic courtesy -Golf course
Gallery3-Play the top golf course in Auckland - the TITIRANGI GC .Designed by the creator of Augusta its rated NO 7 in NZ & is a 18 hole ,6590 yard ,Par 70 layout .Pic shows the 7th hole.Credit -Golf course
Gallery4-Play the Muriwai Golf club .A classic seaside links course this is rated in the TOP 20 in NZ .View from behind the green of the 1st hole - a 401 yard ,Par 4 opening hole with the clubhouse in the backdrop.Pic credit CLUB
Gallery5- Stay at the luxurious Rendezvous Grand hotel in Auckland.Centrally located this 4 star hotel is the largest in New Zealand with 452 rooms
Gallery6- Stay at the very highly rated Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland .This is a luxury 4 star hotel & your stay includes breakfast , free wifi , pre dinner drink & canapes .Pic shows the Dlx room with King twin beds
Gallery7-Views of the Breakwater Motel at Paihia from the wharf .This luxury motel has spacious suites with wonderful waterfront views & is located at the spectacular Bay of Islands area.Pic courtesy-Motel
Gallery8- Explore the spectacular Bay of Island area
Gallery9-Play the Formosa Golf course near Auckland .Modelled around Augusta National this is a Sir Bob Charles design & is a very long 7200 yard plus layout with spectacular sea views .Pic credit -Golf club
About this Package
Take this amazing 7 day golf holiday to AUCKLAND & the north of New Zealand with 4 rounds of golf & a rental car at your disposal.
New Zealand is one of the top destinations in the world for Luxury Golf holidays with an astonishing array of golf courses to choose from. With close to 400 golf courses it has one of the highest concentration of golf courses per person in the world.(Its actually second after Scotland)
NZ has two distinct areas – the North Island (Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton & Napier are large towns there) & the larger but less populous South Island (Christchurch & Queenstown/Arrowtow).
The top courses are in the NORTH & this package is in the Auckland & North Island region & includes 4 rounds of golf, stay at a 4 star luxury hotel in Auckland & at a seaside motel at Paihia (Bay of Islands area).
The golf courses you play include some of the top golf courses in NZ – Kauri Cliffs – Rated No 19 in the world oustide the USA by Golf Digest & a breathtaking course which is often rated the NO 1 course in NZ, TITIRANGI Golf course – The only Alister Mackenzie course in NZ, this is a private course and a TOP 10 ranked layout, FORMOSA Golf resort which is modelled around Augusta & the MURIWAI course which is rated in the TOP 15 courses in NZ & is the only true seaside links style course in the country.
Travel in the comfort of a car from Go Travels the leader in Car rentals in New Zealand.
COST OF THIS PACKAGE @:
MAY TO SEPT – 1249 USD
OCT to APRIL – 1499 USD
No of days: 7 days
Type of trip: Golfing with 4 rounds of golf, Self driven rental car hire for 7 days & stay at top rated hotels.
How to travel around (Internal): Travel by rental car. 1 Toyota Estima van is available for every 4 ball.
When to go: Through the year it has great weather – coolest months are June & July (Avg Temp Max – 16 C & Min 7 C in Jun/July).
The Kauri Cliffs Golf course: This astonishingly pretty course is often ranked the No 1 course in New Zealand. Opened in 2000 its rated as the 19th best golf course in the world outside the US by Golf Digest. Its a 18 hole, 7119 yards,Par 72 layout designed by – David Harman of Golf Course Consultants, Orlando, Florida. 15 holes have views of the Pacific Ocean, six of which are played alongside cliffs which plunge to the sea. The beautiful inland holes wind through marsh, forest and farmland. Kauri Cliffs is currently ranked #80 in the world on the Golf Magazine World Top 100 list. GREEN FEES AT THIS COURSE ALONE ARE 499 USD approx (including 15% taxes) during the high season.
Titirangi: Rated in the TOP 10 in NZ this is the only “Alister Mackenzie” design in NZ. Alister Mackenzie was the creator of Augusta, Cypress Points & Royal Melbourne & playing one of his courses should be on every golfers LIST. Titirangi is a world-class golf course situated in a beautiful bushland setting between the lower slopes of the Waitakere Ranges and the Manukau Harbour. Founded in 1909, it is a private members club but offers limited playing opportunities for New Zealand and overseas visitors. Its a 18 hole,6590 yard, Par 70. Designed as a walking course you are expected to finish your round in under 4 hours. Limited carts are available.
Formosa Golf Club: This 7200 yard plus course was designed by golfing legend Sir Bob Charles and is modeled around Augusta National. It opened in 1998 & is ranked in the TOP 30 courses in NZ. Its one of the longer layouts in NZ with water in play on 10 holes & over 80 bunkers. Has hosted the NZ Open. Its ranked in the TOP 20 courses in NZ
Formosa is listed in The Finest Golf Clubs of the World and covers an area of 440 acres. The course has panoramic views of the Waiheke Island and Rangitoto from its clifftop and coastal fairways. 16 holes have northerly views of the Hauraki Gulf and its many islands. The 11th to the 16th holes run along a clifftop overlooking the shoreline.
Muriwai Golf Club: Ranked amongst the Top 20 golf courses in New Zealand this is situated alongside the famous Muriwai beach & alongside a bird sanctuary. This is a 18 hole, 6700 yard LINKS course. Its located about 40 mins from Auckland & was opened in 1960 & was renovated between 1997 & 2003. This shoreline course has fantastic views of the Tasman sea & also has a Gannet Colony on view. When the wind is up this can be a fierce challenge. The course has a clubhouse that is perched on the highest point amongst the dunes & this provides spectacular views. The Muriwai Golf Links is built on black iron sand dunes. The fairway grasses are kikuyu with the greens a mixture: creeping bent, browntop along with poa.
RENDEZVOUS GRAND hotel@ Auckland: This convenient & luxurious 4 star hotel in Auckland is the largest hotel in New Zealand with 452 rooms. Your stay here is on a twin share basis with a sumptuous breakfast included. The hotel went through a multi-million dollar renovation in 2012 & is ranked very highly amongst the top hotels to stay at in Auckland. Your 4 nights stay in Auckland will be here.
BREAKWATER MOTEL, PAIHIA, BAY OF ISLAND: Relax in luxury and soak up the exquisite beauty of the Bay of Islands from your deck at Paihia’s premier motel, Breakwater Motel. Located on Paihia’s central waterfront and only a 3-minute walk to restaurants, cafés, shops and Paihia Wharf, combined with award-winning customer service, Breakwater Motel ticks all the boxes for the perfect Bay of Islands holiday accommodation. This is your BASE for the round of golf at Kauri Cliffs.
GO Rentals Cars: We partner with Gorentals in New Zealand. Started in 1997 with a fleet of over a 1000 vehicles they are the top vehicle rental outfit & the best choice for your Golf holiday. With a branch just 2 minutes from Auckland airport & a pan NZ network its very convenient for you to access & return your rental vehicle on the way in & out.