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Oct 28, 2017

AAC Showcases Royal Wellington in 2017

This week marks the 2017 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship which this year is being held at Royal Wellington Golf Club. With excellent weather in the 60s, and coverage on ESPN here...

Oct 27, 2017

Flying Business Premier on Air New Zealand

Business Premier

Business Premier is available on all Boeing 777-200, 777-300 and 787-9 (Dreamliner) long haul services operated by Air New Zealand. With this fare you receive premium check-in, courtesy lounge entry, ...

Oct 21, 2017

Another Top Golfing Location in New Zealand!?

Cromwell historically has been known more for being a center of those who pursue gold, not golf. In the 1860s the gold rush brought hundreds to the area. Today this...

Oct 14, 2017

Air New Zealand' Kiwi "Pete"

Air New Zealand has great commercials that are quintessential New Zealand. In this latest video a potentially sad situation for Pete turns into a nice trip. For those who may...

Sep 12, 2017

Top properties in New Zealand recognized by Travel + Leisure magazine

For years The Best of New Zealand has recommended the Julian Robertson properties as part of a luxury trip to New Zealand. Their locations, with access to great golf and...

Aug 09, 2017

Early New Zealand Golf Clubs

Early NZ Golf Map

Jul 13, 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...

Jul 06, 2017

Royal Auckland and The Grange to merge

Next month two Auckland golf clubs, The Grange and the Royal Auckland Golf Club, will merge and begin the process of building a new course- complete with modern facilities. Joining...

Jan 17, 2017

The uniqueness of golfing at the Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary

Q: Why do we look to New Zealand as a great golfing destination? 

A: For the country's ability to provide unique experiences which can not be easily had on one's home course.

Lake Taupo is a...

Jan 14, 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 14, 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...

Oct 27, 2016

Robb Report calls out "New Zealand's Great Eight" in November, 2016 issue

In this month's issue of The Robb Report (Nov. 2016) James A. Frank has penned the article "New Zealand's Great Eight" which lists his top courses to play in the...

Oct 22, 2016

Get away from the cold this winter and enjoy golf in New Zealand with this limited time offer

With opposite seasons to the United States, the last weeks of October and early November in New Zealand find the country shifting away from its cold weather. And while all...

Oct 21, 2016

Roaring Fork Club Golf & Fly FIshing Tour to New Zealand

Over the last couple of years The Best of New Zealand has been proud to have partnered with the Roaring Fork Club, a private club located 20 minutes outside of...

Oct 20, 2016

Avoid Becoming Tourism New Zealand's "Average" Tourist to New Zealand

In a recent post by Tourism New Zealand golf was cited as an "increasingly popular activity" with 60% year-on-year growth out of the United States in 2015-2016. 

Great news for...