Where to Play and Stay in New Zealand

With some of the world’s most modern golf courses and marvels of design, a golf trip to New Zealand should be at the top of your bucket list.

But with hundreds of golf courses to choose from, selecting the perfect one (or three) for your golf trip to New Zealand can be tricky. We’re here to make it easy. From cliff-side fairways to lakefront links, this is where you need to tee it up on your golf trip to New Zealand.

Most Popular Golf Courses in New Zealand

Cape Kidnappers

Cape Kidnappers

A round at Cape Kidnappers on a golf trip to New Zealand is sure to be the highlight of the trip. The course is perched atop oceanfront cliffs with stunning seaside views visible from every hole. Firm fairways hug the rocky cliffs and deep bunkers are a welcome addition to keep golf balls from traveling 150 yards down to the beach.

Kinloch Golf Club

Kinloch Golf Club

Designed by Jack Nicklaus and largely regarded as one of his best designs, the Kinloch Golf Club is a stunning, British Isles-inspired layout and a must-play on your golf trip to New Zealand. Set alongside the majestic Lake Taupo, the course boasts gently undulating fairways and firm greens impeccably weaved into the countryside.

Kauri Cliffs

Kauri Cliffs

Recent renovations led by Rees Jones have restored Kauri Cliffs to its former glory. Ranked No. 37 in the world by Golf Digest, Kauri Cliffs certainly lives up to the hype with stunning Pacific Ocean views on almost every hole sure to distract even the most focused of golfers. Fairways weaving through natural marsh and farmland complete the visual experience on your golf trip to New Zealand.

Tara Iti Golf Club

Tara Iti Golf Club

Tara Iti Golf Club is a relatively new private club reminiscent of the links-inspired designs in New York and the world-class layouts at Bandon Dunes. The course has been ranked in the top 10 in Golf Digest’s best international courses and has continued to impress those on a golf trip to New Zealand.

Jack’s Point Golf Course

Jack’s Point Golf Course

Considered the top course in New Zealand’s South Island, Jack’s Point Golf Course is sure to please. Woven through native tussock grasslands and nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, the scenery at Jack’s Point is equally as impressive as the golf, sure to impress on a golf trip to New Zealand.

FAQs About Golfing in New Zealand

Are golf resorts in New Zealand open?

Yes! Many golf courses and resorts are open and ready to welcome you on your golf trip to New Zealand. However, some remain closed with the intent to reopen soon. We recommend contacting your intended course of play to remain informed of any mandates or COVID-related regulations. For added safety, ship your golf clubs directly to the course of your choice with our no-contact pickups and deliveries.

Are golf trip packages available in New Zealand?

Yes! There are several stay & play packages available on your golf trip to New Zealand with the potential to save you additional dollars.

How do I ship golf clubs on my golf trip to New Zealand?

Tired of dragging your clubs through the airport? We understand. Simply pack up your golf clubs, attach your provided shipping label, and Ship Sticks will collect your clubs from your home, business, resort, or golf course. Arrive at your destination to find your golf clubs waiting! Ship Sticks will ship your golf clubs back home at the end of your golf trip to New Zealand, too.

Why should I ship golf clubs on my golf trip to New Zealand?

Because golf is a game meant to be played at venues all over the globe, Ship Sticks is dedicated to ensuring your golf clubs arrive safely and on-time on your golf trip to New Zealand. With an on-time guarantee, complimentary insurance on every shipment, and access to real-time tracking 24/7, Ship Sticks is the best way to ship your golf clubs on your golf trip to New Zealand.

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