Auckland in New Zealand's north island is an ideal short golf and sightseeing destination with easy access via the busy Auckland International airport, and a number of quality golf courses in close proximity. Throw in the the wineries and the sightseeing opportunities and Auckland is a 'must do' golfing destination.
Golf in Auckland
Auckland is seen as the gateway to New Zealand for many international visitors, and travelling golfers often begin their New Zealand golfing experiences here.
Titirangi GC, designed by Alister McKenzie has been the main drawcard for over a century, and with recent renovations continues to be a 'must play' for golf trips around Auckland. Gulf Harbour provides a nice contrast with spectacular clifftop golf on a peninsula north of the city.
In recent years the emergence of Windross Farm GC, and Wainui GC- two modern world class courses- has put Auckland back on the map as a serious golfing destination. At the time of writing Royal Auckland is undergoing a major overhaul and is out of action, but the links at Muriwai just out of town has plenty of interest if more golf is required...
Golf courses include:
5. Formosa GC
7. Murawai GC
Auckland is a quality golfing destination in it's own right, but also makes an ideal starting point for extended golfing adventures!
Head south to Taupo and Napier and play Wairakei International, Kinloch, and the fabulous Cape Kidnappers GC, generally rated in the top 40 courses in the world, and surely one of the most spectacular...
Travelling Golfer organised trips to Taupo & Napier include golf at Wairakei, Kinloch & Cape Kidnappers, a visit to the Craggy Range winery, quick introduction to the Art Deco architecture in Napier, a visit to Huka Falls, and depending on your budget, 6 star accommodation at Huka Lodge & The Farm at Cape Kidnappers.
Beat that for a quality short golfing trip!
Longer trips include The North Island which includes all of the above, Spectacular New Zealand!- a journey through the very best New Zealand has to offer, and Complete New Zealand playing all the quality courses on both islands.
And of course we are happy to tailor a trip to suit your group!