Jul 22, 2021

Terrace Downs Under New Ownership

To preface this blog post: When the border to New Zealand opens again a member of our team will visit Terrace Downs and view any changes in-person. A thorough inspection...

Apr 20, 2020

​Papatūānuku is Breathing

Recently Auckland Tourism produced a video panning over the area. We thought it was beautifully done, and wanted to share it on this blog.

The video begins with pan across Muriwai...

Jan 23, 2020

Riggs Visits New Zealand

After covering the President's Cup for Barstool Sports as part of his "Foreplay" podcast, Riggs (Sam Bozoian) played a number of courses in Australia and New Zealand. Our team helped...

Nov 11, 2019

Course 3: Golf at the Edge of the World

Day 3 on the "Golf Trip of a Lifetime" took place at the gorgeous Cape Kidnappers. After having just experienced Tom Doak's latest New Zealand design, the guys were awestruck...

Nov 09, 2019

Course 2: Shipnuck and Ginella Take On Doak's Beauty

The second stop on "The Trip of a Lifetime" was the super-exclusive Tara Iti.

This private club is a Tom Doak design and one of the most recent clubs built...

Nov 05, 2019

Course 1: Kauri Cliffs Stuns Shipnuck and Ginella

Out team was pleased to help Alan Shipnuck and Matt Ginella on their recent trip to New Zealand and Australia. Ahead of the President's Cup they took a trip with...

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 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...

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...

Dec 14, 2017

More Great News for Golf in Queenstown

Queenstown continues to improve its golf offerings as Millbrook this week announced it has reached final approval to develop an additional 9 holes- bringing the resort to a full 36...

Nov 09, 2017

​The Sitting Man awaits you at The Hills

The Sitting Man awaits for you at The Hills!

Run while you can golfers! 

Actually The Sitting Man is not the name of a new horror film, but rather a unique sculpture recently...

Nov 02, 2017

Golf from Bhutan and "The Roof Of The World"

Although we love pretty much all things New Zealand here at The Best of New Zealand, there is another special location that a few in the office can almost call...

Aug 08, 2017

Early New Zealand Golf Clubs

Early NZ Golf Map

Jul 12, 2017

Kauri Cliffs' 7th: Top 18 Most Beautiful

Cavalli, the par-3 7th at Kauri Cliffs was recently cited by CNN as one of the world's most beautiful golf holes stating, "The spectacular panoramic view from this hole takes...

Jan 13, 2017

What are the Top Golf Courses in New Zealand?

When clients ask about "the top courses in New Zealand" it can be tricky to answer. Certainly the Tara Iti's of the world quickly fly to the top of most lists...

Nov 13, 2016

Highlighting Kaitia Golf Club- North Island, NZ (November 2016)

Where is Kaitaia Golf Club?

Kaitaia is located in Ahipara, one of the furthest points north on the North Island and one of the last points prior to continuing up...