Designed by the late David Harman, Kauri Cliffs is a par 72 championship course that was rated by Golf Digest (2014) as the 39th best course in the world. The first of two stunning golf courses from American native Julian H. Robertson, Kauri Cliffs holds a magnificent position, perched on a tabletop. Fifteen of the holes overlook the Pacific Ocean and having stunning views of the Cavalli Islands and the rugged yet gorgeous coastline of the Far North.
Kinloch is the first course in New Zealand to have the great Jack Nicklaus as its course architect. Located amongst a mix of farmland and volcanic terrain, and overlooking the magnificent Lake Taupo, the course resembles something you would envisage out of the great Irish and Scottish links courses. In Kinloch, Nicklaus has crafted something very special, and we are thankful he graced us with his presence.
Imagine the experience of playing golf on a world-class championship course, immersed in the natural beauty of a wildlife sanctuary. This ambitious project is the brainchild of owner Gary Lane and has seen a dedicated fence installed around the entire course perimeter, to keep out predators, like rats, stoats and weasels. Around 25,000 native trees and five thousand exotics have been planted to encourage bird life, and further improve the park like surroundings.
Hailed as one of the great modern marvels in golf, Cape Kidnappers features eighteen spectacular holes of golf. Designed by world-renowned golf architect Tom Doak, the course is built on a ridge-and-valley landscape and has stunning sea views, playing high above the ocean, atop dramatic cliffs. The course has received numerous accolades and awards including its current ranking among the Top 100 Golf Courses in the World.
Regarded by many as one of the greatest links courses in the Southern Hemisphere, Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club has a world-renowned layout on the undulating duneland of the Kapiti Coast. Located just 45-minute’s drive from Wellington, the course has hosted the New Zealand Open twelve times – a record unsurpassed by any other course.
Royal Wellington Golf Club is one of New Zealand’s premier golf clubs. Perched beside the Hutt River, the club has hosted 7 NZ Open Championships since 1912 and in 2004 it became the first golf club in the country to receive royal status.
Royal Wellington is noted as being among the finest parkland golf environments in Australasia. Rare native podocarp river plain forest is a backdrop to many of the holes. Its current par 72 18 hole championship course is a demanding test of golf for players of all levels.
Set amid a backdrop that could be straight out of the Lord of the Rings movie, Jacks Point is a truly remarkable course. Designed by New Zealand’s own John Darby, this course was carved from a former high country sheep station, and is a credit to the designer how it blends in with it’s natural surrounds. Rated as one of our country’s finest courses, Jacks Point is a must for any golfing enthusiast visiting New Zealand.
The Hills was designed by Darby Partners, and opened in 2007 to host the NZ Open. Set in over 500 acres of land, across a glacial valley, the layout highlights the dramatic elevation changes and rocky schist outcrops that are a feature of the area. This championship course provides a serious challenge for accomplished players, while thoughtful and considerate design means it is equally enjoyable for golfers of all abilities. The beauty of the courses lakes, waterways and wetland areas are complimented by a stunning array of sculptures made by local and international artists.
Barnbougle Dunes Golf Links is a golf course located near the seaside village of Bridport in Tasmania's North-East. The 18 hole championship layout was designed by course architects Tom Doak and Mike Clayton, and is set among sand dunes overlooking Bass Strait. The course has been highly rated since opening in 2005, recognised as Australia's number one public access course, and fifth best course of any sort in Australia. Barnbougle Dunes is the first new Australian course to enter the World's Top 100 courses since rankings began, coming in at 49 after its first appraisal. It has since improved to be ranked the 33rd best course in the world by Golf Digest in 2016.
Just a short pitching wedge across the river from The Dunes, lies Barnbougle’s second instalment – Lost Farm. Despite Lost Farm’s close proximity to The Dunes, it is remarkably different, featuring 20-holes that wind along the coast and through the coastal dunes. Ranked 40th in the World by US Golf Digest in 2016, the Lost Farm course is an exciting challenge for Golfers of all levels.
Royal Melbourne Golf Club is a 36-hole golf club in Australia, located in Black Rock, Victoria, a suburb southeast of Melbourne. Its West and East courses are respectively ranked number 1 and 6 in Australia. The West Course is rated the 6th best golf course in the world by Golf Digest in 2016.
Kingston Heath Golf Club is one of the premier golf clubs in Australia in the sandbelt region in the southeast suburbs of Melbourne. The design of the course was credited to Dan Soutar before advice was sought from Alister MacKenzie who provided a suitable bunkering strategy during his visit to Australia in 1926. Kingston Heath has hosted the Australian Open seven times and the Australian Match Play Championships seven times. This is one of the jewels in the Melbourne Sandbelt, with an enviable reputation for its superb conditioning all year round. Rated 18th best golf course in the world by Golf Digest in 2016.
Sitting along the dramatic rugged seacoast of Botany Bay near Sydney, on the spot where Captain Cook first stepped onto Australia in 1770, La Perouse is renown for its ocean views and high winds. On his brief but productive 1926 trip, Alister MacKenzie prepared a routing for the course, but it was radically altered during a 1936 remodeling by Eric Apperly and by neglect during WWII. A succession of post-war architects have slowly re-established the integrity of the design, most recently Greg Norman. Rated 30th best golf course in the world, by Golf Digest in 2016.