Golf & Travel Blog

All the latest golf news, events and travel information

Feb 21, 2019

100th New Zealand Open

Although competitive golf in New Zealand has been around since 1893 the first official Open for the country was not played until 1907. This year (2019) marks the 100th tournament...
Feb 20, 2019

New Zealand Golf Travel Poster- 1930s

Vintage New Zealand travel posters are great! They not only provide insight into the country's efforts to drive tourism throughout the 20th century but are beautiful as well. There remains...

Feb 07, 2019

International Women's Day- NZ Golf Edition

The intention of this blog post is to recognize the efforts, contribution and role of early New Zealand women golfers. Much is written about the architects, courses and great men...

Jan 17, 2019

TSA Wait Times Due to the Partial Government Shutdown

Under "normal" wait-time conditions airlines recommend for travelers with economy tickets to arrive and check-in at least 2 hours ahead of their international flight. Due to the ongoing partial government...

Jan 07, 2019

Arrowtown Recognized in Tom Doak's Latest Book

Although it is the oldest course in the Queenstown area, and one shaped in a time when architecture needed to account for how the land sits around each hole, Arrowtown...

Dec 17, 2018

Wairakei Golf & Sanctary GEO certification

Originally constructed in the early 1970s by the New Zealand government as a way of supporting tourism within the region, Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary is set on 450 acres outside...

Nov 19, 2018

A Novel Way to Access the Golf Course?

The future of travel is almost upon us! Recently Air New Zealand announced it has partnered with New Zealand-based Zephyr Airworks on the world’s first autonomous electric air taxi service...

Nov 12, 2018

Local Gems: The Kaitaia Golf Course

When in New Zealand most visitors will choose to play as many of the top ranked courses in the world as they can. This makes complete sense given how far...

Oct 29, 2018

The 19th Hole: Beyond Your Round of Golf

You are taking time to visit New Zealand to play golf and it should be a special time! Our team understands that this often entails weighing a number of factors...

Oct 22, 2018

A Few Words and Phrases One May Hear on their Trip to New Zealand

Traveling to New Zealand is a lot of fun. Trust us. Seriously, that's a plug to call one of our experts. You can trust us!

However, while in the country...

Oct 09, 2018

The Value of Booking International and Domestic on a Single Ticket

As a wholesaler of Air New Zealand we are in the fortunate position to have a contract which allows our Airdesk to book tickets directly. What does this mean for...

Oct 02, 2018

New Northland Winery, Lodge and Golf Location?

More interesting news for New Zealand luxury golf development: After a drawn out multi-year lawsuit with a former fellow investor, Sir Owen Glenn has recently mentioned he plans to finalize...

Apr 20, 2018

New $30mm South Island Golf Course Project Submitted

More fantastic news for New Zealand golf with plans for yet another golf course submitted on the South Island!

Hogans Gully, when approved, will be located roughly 20 minutes...

Feb 20, 2018

The Popularity of New Zealand Golf Increases for International Visitors

After being named the top golfing destination in Asia-Pac by IAGTO, New Zealand expects to see an increase in international golfers over the next couple of years. Combined with Golf Magazine's and...

Feb 11, 2018

5 Kiwi Courses Make Golf Digest's Top 100 for 2018

We understand awards are subjective in nature. Ranking a "Top 100" golf course is difficult because of factors like accounting for the eye of the beholder and simply having the time...