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Above Photo of The Hills Golf Course , Queenstown is Courtesy of  Nick Wall

New Zealand Golf Holiday – 10 Nights/11 Days

This custom itinerary was designed for a Father & Son Golf Bonding Holiday.

The first class golfing journey includes (4 ) of New Zealand’s top Golf Courses.

Day 1 Arrive QueenstownDay 2 Queenstown - The Hills Golf CourseDay 3 Queenstown - at leisureDay 4 Queenstown - Jack's Point Golf CourseDay 5 Fly Queenstown via Auckland to NapierDay 6 & Day 7 The Farm at Cape Kidnappers Golf CourseDay 8 Fly Napier to KerikeriDay 9 & Day 10 The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs Golf CourseDay 11 Kauri Cliffs to USA via Auckland
“Kia Ora and Welcome to New Zealand” Upon arrival in Auckland, you will complete custom and immigration formalities.

Your uniformed driver will meet you with your name on a sign board as you enter the airport arrivals hall. After your luggage is loaded and you are comfortably seated, you will be transferred to your accommodation.

Balance of your day at leisure.

The Rees Hotel, Luxury Apartments & Lakeside Residences with Breakfast Daily for 4 Nights

The Rees Hotel Queenstown is a sophisticated five-star hotel situated right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, in the South Island of New Zealand offering a variety of spacious and luxurious accommodation options including 60 Hotel rooms, 90 Apartments and five private, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom Lakeside Residences, all with terraces, showcasing spectacular views across Lake Wakatipu to the alpine panorama of the Remarkable Mountain range.

The many exceptional features at The Rees Hotel include a library of rare books and art, courtesy shuttle to/from Queenstown town centre, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, movies and local telephone calls, conference rooms, a fully-equipped gymnasium, secure undercover parking, electric car-charging station and its own private beach and wharf accessing jet-boat and water taxi services. Guests can swim from our wharf or beach – but it’s not for the faint-hearted!

Queenstown has captured hearts since the first Maori came in search of Pounamu (greenstone or jade) and to hunt the giant Moa Bird and the same magic remains today. Queenstown is now an established, year-round resort town for New Zealanders and visitors from all parts of the world. This town, deep in the heart of the South Island of New Zealand is pure escapism.

Photo Courtesy of Miles-Holden

 

 

Remarkable Golf Tours – The Hills – 18 Holes 

Pick up this morning by your Remarkable Golf Tours representative.

The Hills Golf Course Photo courtesy of Nick Wall

Enjoy 18 holes of golf with breakfast and lunch today at The Hills, which has a certain mystic of exclusivity around it. Flanked by the magnificent scenery of The Remarkables, visitors to The Hills are treated to much more than 18 holes of golf on a world-class championship course. Duration: approx. 5 hours return.

Includes: Course transfers (hotel or central Queenstown pick up); Green fees; Cart hire; Executive club hire; Food & Beverage package including breakfast, lunch & beverages. Excludes shoe hire.

Dress Code: Tidy casual dress, collared shirt, no denim. Sneakers or golf shoes with soft spikes

Balance of your evening at leisure.

For the evening there are a multitude of fine Restaurants, Pubs and Cafes.  For a casual lunch or dinner try the Cow Restaurant, Fergburger or The House Bar at Eichardt’s ’Private Hotel; all located just in town. Or you may choose Rata the restaurant owned and operated by internationally recognized Michelin starred chef Josh Emett – start with a glass of local wine in the sunny courtyard before indulging in its award-winning cuisine, or if you are in the mood for a great steak the Botswana Butchery steakhouse overlooking the lake or The Grille by Eichardt’s. After dinner, enjoy a drink at one of the top rated “Best Bars & Night Spots” in Queenstown:  Skybar 26 Camp St, Bardeaux Searle Lane, Bar Up Upstairs The Mall Corner Searle Lane and Eureka Arcade, Surreal 7 Rees St, Tardis 20 Cow Lane & Rees St, The Boiler Room 88 Beach St.

Today is at leisure in Queenstown, to explore this beautiful lakeside village on your own or enjoy one of the many activities and attractions available in the area.

You have time in New Zealand’s premier resort to make your own choice of activity. You can take an exhilarating helicopter flight over Milford Sound & land on a the black sand beaches & Glaciers, try jet boating, bungy jumping, rafting, gold panning or horse riding to mention just a few. Take the Skyline Gondola up to Bob’s Peak, when you get to the top of the Gondola you are rewarded with some of Queenstown’s most spectacular views. From Bob’s Peak, you can see Coronet Peak to the north and the iconic Remarkables mountain range to the east, both of which are ski resorts in the winter. Across the deep blue waters of Lake Wakatipu to the southwest you see Cecil and Walter Peaks. It’s truly awe-inspiring!  Or it’s even fun just to sit at an outdoor cafe in the Village or on the lakefront and watch the world go by.

Photo Courtesy of Over-The-Top-Helicopters

 

Remarkable Golf Tours – Jack’s Point Golf Course – 18 Holes

Pick up this morning by your Remarkable Golf Tours representative.

Photo courtesy of Gary Lisbon

Enjoy 18 holes of golf at Jack’s Point Golf Course, situated under the Remarkables mountain range. The course traverses across wetlands and bluffs to the edge of Lake Wakatipu. A demanding layout with a natural, rugged layout, Jacks demands some accurate golf to master but will reward all players with incredible scenery and an unforgettable golf experience. Course transfers, green fees and cart hire are included. Duration: approx. 4+ hours return.

Includes: Course transfers (hotel or central Queenstown pick up); Green fees; Cart hire; Executive club hire. Excludes shoe hire.

Dress Code: Tidy casual dress, collared shirt, no denim. Sneakers or golf shoes with soft spikes

Balance of your evening at leisure.

 

After breakfast, your uniformed driver will meet you in your hotel lobby.  After your luggage is loaded and you are comfortably seated, you will be transferred to Queenstown airport.

On arrival, you will be met by your driver and transferred to Cape Kidnappers by private vehicle around 35 minutes’ drive.

Balance of your day at leisure. Dinner included this evening.                                                                   

Meals are served in the Main Lodge and private dining may be arranged. It is important that you notify us of any dietary requirements.  We ask that you respect the nonsmoking policy within the Lodge and guest rooms.

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers with Breakfast & Dinner Daily for 3 Nights

Tourism New ZealandTariff includes: accommodation, pre-dinner drinks with canapés, gourmet dinner, full breakfast, complimentary mini bar including domestic beers (excludes liquor and wine) and use of all lodge facilities excluding golf.   Lodge facilities include a computer room, gymnasium, infinity pool, Jacuzzi, cabana, mountain bikes and walking trails and are included in the tariff.
Virtuoso Amenities: Upgrade subject to availability on arrival, $100 spa voucher per room, 4pm late check out subject to availability.

Set atop 6,000 rolling acres of stunning pasture-land in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is the perfect setting for golfers, honeymoons and romantic getaways.

The Farm affords spectacular 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean. The cluster of luxury lodge buildings suggests a working farm with the buildings combining rustic and textured materials with comfortable modern furniture.   Offering 22 guest suites, and a four-bedroom Owner’s Cottage just a 60-minute flight from Auckland. Every suite offers its own private balcony and affords spectacular views of the property, golf course and Pacific Ocean.   The main lodge features lounge and dining spaces, outdoor rooms, roaring open fire places, a wine cellar complete with tasting room plus a fully-equipped gymnasium.

Photos Courtesy of Cape Kidnappers

 

2 days at leisure to enjoy Golf and one of the many other activities on offer, indulge in a Spa treatment or relax by the infinity pool & Jacuzzi.

Designed by legendary golf architect Tom Doak, the Cape Kidnappers par 71 golf course measures 7,119 yards (6,510 meters) and will challenge golfers of all skill levels.    Completed in 2004, this spectacular New Zealand golf course has been hailed as one of the great modern marvels in golf.

A well-equipped Pro Shop is located within the rustic Clubhouse, and features an attractive selection of golf and casual wear. You’ll also find premium ladies’ and men’s clubs, as well as golf shoes, available for rent.

The women’s and men’s locker rooms are fully appointed with day lockers, showers, towels, and sun screen. Should you wish to have lunch between the nines, an order can be placed with the Pro Shop before teeing off. Additionally, a full lunch menu is available after the round in the Clubhouse dining room.

In 2008 and 2009 Cape Kidnappers and Kauri Cliffs hosted the Kiwi Challenge, our PGA TOUR Challenge event featuring four of the top PGA TOUR players under the age of 30. Hunter Mahan won the 2008 event, beating Anthony Kim in a playoff. In 2009, Anthony Kim was victorious in a playoff over Sean O’Hair.

Photo Courtesy of Cape Kidnappers

Dress Standards: All players & Spectators must be dressed in appropriate golf attire. Neat and tidy at all times with collared shirts, dress trousers, or shorts. Please no jeans, trackpants, sandals, or boots.

*Please note we are a NON-METAL SPIKE course. ALL METAL SPIKED golf shoes are prohibited. Pro Shop has golf shoes for sale or rental.

SPECIAL NOTICE FOR GOLFERS TRAVELING TO NEW ZEALAND
New Zealand’s rural-based economy requires strict bio-security, so it is important for golfers to enter the country with clean golf shoes and clean golf clubs. Anyone arriving with golf clubs and/or golf shoes will be diverted to quarantine inspection upon arrival in New Zealand. With clean shoes, clubs, and golf bags/travel covers, the inspection time should simply be a matter of minutes. For golfers with traces of dirt or grass, bio-security staff will be forced to clean the items and fines may be imposed on the spot. To ensure a speedy entrance, ensure that clubs, shoes, golf bags, and travel covers are free from dirt and grass.

After breakfast, you will be picked up at Cape Kidnappers and transferred by private vehicle to Napier Airport.

After you collect your luggage, make your way to the Car Rental Depot Counter to collect your rental vehicle.  Self-drive 30 minutes to your accommodation at Kauri Cliffs.

Balance of your day at leisure. Dinner included this evening.
Meals are served in the Main Lodge and private dining may be arranged. It is important that you notify us of any dietary requirements. We ask that you respect the nonsmoking policy within the Lodge and guest rooms.

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs with Breakfast & Dinner Daily 3 nights

Tariff includes: accommodation, pre-dinner drinks with canapes, gourmet dinner, full breakfast, complimentary mini bar including domestic beers (excludes liquor and wines) and use of all lodge facilities excluding golf and spa treatments.  Lodge Facilities include infinity pool and hot tub, spa & fitness centre with lap pool, sauna & Jacuzzi, tennis courts, three private beaches, mountain bikes, and walking tracks are included in the tariff.   Virtuoso Amenities: Upgrade subject to availability on arrival, $100 spa voucher per room, 4pm late check out subject to availability

Kauri CliffsLocated on 6,000 acres near Matauri Bay, The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs is Northland’s premier luxury vacation destination.

Photo Courtesy of Kauri Cliffs Northland Jacob Sjöman

The Lodge affords spectacular 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy exquisite Pacific Rim cuisine prepared by our talented chefs whilst taking in stunning panoramic views of Cape Brett and the offshore Cavalli Islands from the verandas, lounge, card and dining rooms.    Offering 22 guest suites, and a two Bedroom Owner’s Cottage. Every suite offers its own private porch, bedroom with sitting area and open fireplace, walk-in-wardrobe and ensuite. The cottages are nestled in a native forest overlooking the golf course and the Pacific Ocean.

Fish, dive or discover New Zealand’s pristine shorelines, play your best ever round on our world-class golf course or indulge in a therapeutic treatment at our full-service luxury spa. Kauri Cliffs is just a 45-minute flight from Auckland and offers a range of facilities that accommodate all luxury vacation requirements.

2 days at leisure to enjoy Golf and one of the many other activities on offer, relax on one of the three Beach or indulge in Spa treatments.

Kauri CliffsKauri Cliffs was designed and built by David Harman of Golf Course Consultants, Orlando, Florida. The par 72 championship golf course measures 7,119 yards / 6,510 metres and offers five sets of tees to challenge every skill level. Fifteen holes view the Pacific Ocean, six of which are played alongside cliffs which plunge to the sea. The beautiful inland holes wind through marsh, forest and farmland. Kauri Cliffs is currently ranked #39 in the world by Golf Digest Top 100 Greatest Golf Courses in the World.

Photo Courtesy of Kauri Cliffs Northland Jacob Sjöman

Kauri Cliffs recently underwent a renovation from world renowned golf course architect Rees Jones. The 5th hole received a complete redesign and was transformed from a long, uphill, forced carry par-3 to a short “drop shot” par-3. Other notable changes were the addition of tees on the 2nd and 9th holes and a bunker renovation on the 4th hole.  The golf complex includes a world-class practice range, putting and chipping greens, a well-stocked golf shop, and ladies’ and men’s’ locker rooms. Premium ladies’ and men’s’ rental clubs are available.

In 2008 and 2009 Cape Kidnappers and Kauri Cliffs hosted the Kiwi Challenge, our PGA TOUR Challenge event featuring four of the top PGA TOUR players under the age of 30. Hunter Mahan won the 2008 event, beating Anthony Kim in a playoff. In 2009, Anthony Kim was victorious in a playoff over Sean O’Hair. Kauri Cliffs also hosted the “Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf” match in 2003 between Kiwi icon Michael Campbell and American legend Fred Couples.

This morning after breakfast and check-out, you will depart for your evening flight out of Auckland.

You may opt to self-drive or fly to Auckland.

Option #1 – Self-drive 3.5 hours on the scenic route to Auckland making stops in Paihia to visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and lovely little Russell or self-drive the other route to view the Waipoua Forest home to the world’s oldest and largest known Kauri trees and stop at some of the ruggedly beautiful black-sand beaches of Piha, Muriwai, Bethells and Karekare. State Highway 1 offers up some great stop off points on the way to Auckland so with an evening flight you can take your time and make the most of some of these little unknown beauties.

 

 

 

Above Photo of Russell Courtesy of Alistair Guthrie, & Photos of Waipoua Forest & Waitangi Treaty House Courtesy of Destination Northland

Option #2 -Take a 45 minute flight from Kerikeri to Auckland. If you’ve got the time, we also recommend taking in the sights and sounds of Auckland New Zealand’s biggest city before you make the flight home. An afternoon America’s Cup Sailing Experience would be a great way to experience the beautiful city of sails.

America's Cup Sailing in Auckland Harbour, Auckland | Photo Credit: Explore NZ Devonport "City of Sails", Auckland | Photo Credit: Tourism New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand's largest city | Courtesy of 100% New Zealand

 

 

 

Above Photo of America’s Sailing Courtesy of ANZ Explore, & Photos of Auckland City Courtesy of Tourism New Zealand

Pacific Destination Center Kiwi Specialists are here to help personalize your Golf holiday for the Most Memorable Experience – Just give us a call at 800-227-5317, or email us at info@pacific-destinations.com with your desired Golf Courses and focused activity wish list, or special occasion celebration and we will get started on your personalized dream New Zealand Golf holiday.

Phone one of our Kiwi Specialist at 1-800-227-5317 to start planning your New Zealand Golf Holiday now!

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