Golf & Travel Blog

All the latest golf news, events and travel information

Nov 10, 2019

The Best of New Zealand Golf Featured on Ask Alan

Golf.com's most recent entry of "Ask Alan" featured questions about the golf trip we created for Alan Shipnuck and his crew. You can follow the link below to read the...

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...

Nov 03, 2019

Local News Covers Best of New Zealand Golf Trip

Leading up to the President's Cup this year we were happy to help Matt Ginella (Golf Channel) and Alan Shipnuck (Golf.com) with a golf trip to New Zealand and Australia...

Oct 27, 2019

Massive Undertaking at Wairakei Sanctuary & GC

Wairakei GC unfortunately suffered herbicide damage from earlier in 2019. The problem is that going into the winter season, grass was unable to fill in so the shape of the...

Aug 08, 2019

Plans for Pegasus & the Christchurch Golf Area

The Christchurch area is one of New Zealand's oldest golfing regions. European settlers first brought the game there in the late 1800s and today it has a number of courses...

Jun 17, 2019

Itemized Pricing- How We Work With Transparency

Many travel companies provide a single sum for arranging your travel. One number for the work they provide and away you go. Is it out of convenience? Something more secretive?

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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...