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Recommended golf courses – Our top ten choices
North Island Courses
Three hours drive north of Auckland International Airport this course at Matauri Bay was developed by American Julian Robertson. We suggest you also visit the nearby Bay of Islands afterwards and perhaps even go big game fishing there.
Formosa Golf Club
Only 30 minutes for Auckland International Airport or 40 minutes from downtown Auckland City this course was designed by New Zealand’s renowned golfer Sir Bob Charles and was the home of the 1998 New Zealand Open.
Lakes Resort Pauanui
Only 90 minutes from Auckland International Airport this course is considered one of the prettiest courses in New Zealand.
Situated 3 hours south of Auckland International Airport, 40 minutes from Rotorua International Airport and just 10 minutes from Taupo, this all weather course is the most popular North Island course.
Kinloch Golf Club
Situated three and a half hours south of Auckland International Airport, 1 hour from Rotorua International Airport, and just 15 minutes from Taupo, this is New Zealand’s only Jack Nicklaus designed course. Perhaps you would also like do what Jack does when he visits Taupo- goes trout fishing.
Situated on the East Coast, five hours from Auckland International Airport or two and a half hours from Rotorua International Airport this is another wonderful course developed by American Julian Roberts.
South Island Courses
Click here for more details about golf at Terrace Downs
The Hills is the private golf course of Michael Hill, the jeweller.It is possible however for a visitor to play the Hills Golf Course
The Hills is the private golf course of Michael Hill, the jeweller. It is possible however for a visitor to play the Hills Golf Course