Golf & Travel Blog

All the latest golf news, events and travel information

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...

Jan 29, 2018

New Zealand wins top destination in AsiaPac (2018)

More great news for golf in New Zealand, as the country has been named "top golf destination in the Asia Pacific region" by IAGTO (the International Association of Golf Tour Operators).

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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...

Dec 04, 2017

Trusting Strangers and the Re-Introduction of the McRib Sandwich

Large marketing budgets and 5-star reviews on the internet do not necessarily indicate that an activity or accommodation in New Zealand is right for you. Reviews on popular websites, even those...

Nov 15, 2017

The Lodge at Kinloch Earns Architecture Award

'The architect has taken full advantage of a spectacular site near Lake Taupo to create a richly atmospheric building that offers a luxurious guest experience. The massing of the building...
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...

Oct 27, 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 26, 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, ...