Lower North Island

The Lower North Island of New Zealand is home to the nation's capital of Wellington as well as great weather. 

An artistic and cultural focus point for the country, visitors will have opportunities to indulge in wine tasting, great museums and golf! Not to be missed if spending time in this region is the Gallipoli museum – complete with larger-than-life size figures signed by Weta Workshop (of Peter Jackson fame).

Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club

Recognized as a New Zealand golfing treasure this fabled statesmen is a top course thanks to its challenging and thoughtful true links layout

Royal Wellington Golf Club

A private club conveniently located just outside of the Wellington city-center, Royal Wellington is in rare air as the only New Zealand club to be granted Royal status by the British monarchy. And although a historic venue, this picturesque parkland course has undergone a recent 2-year redesign to now play at a modern lengths.

Hastings Golf Club

With a classic coastal links layout and views of Bream Bay this course provides a lovely round on a beautiful dayment” With a classic coastal links layout and views of Bream Bay this course provides a lovely round on a beautiful day

Manawatu

Having hosted a number of elite golfing events for the country this parkland course is a piece of New Zealand history as it is the oldest on the North Island.

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