NEW ZEALAND — Land
|New Zealand has it all for the
golfer... excellent courses set amidst magnificent scenery and
warm, hospitable "Kiwis." Two major islands with an
incredible range of scenery, from beaches to the thermal eccentricities
of Rotorua—where you see signs on a golf
course saying "Beware of
Thermal Activity"! On to the southern Alps and the world-renowned
An unforgettable experience.
1 — Arrive in Auckland,
Gateway to New Zealand. This is the largest
city, as well as the commercial and industrial
center of this spectacular country. In
contrast you will enjoy the greenness
and uncrowded atmosphere as it spreads
over the narrow isthmus with two harbors
and distinctive volcanic cones.
Day 2 — Auckland
has a fine selection of courses, today
tackle Titirangi GC,
designed by Dr. MacKenzie, it is New Zealand'
s most famous course. It has the best
selection of par threes in the country,
set amongst native and exotic trees. After
golf you might like to take a harbor cruise
for a panoramic view of this lovely city.
Day 3 — Golf will
be played on Muriwai GC,
the Pebble Beach of New Zealand. This
is the only true links course in Auckland,
a testing course in the true Scottish
tradition. Afterwards, maybe visit the
summit of Mt. Eden for a panoramic view
of the city, the scenic Waterfront Drive,
the War Memorial Museum and more.
Day 4 — Time to
Day 1 —
Welcome to Rotorua, with towering geysers,
bubbling mud pools and the cultural center
for the Maori, the native people of New Zealand.
This evening you may want to attend a Hangi
— a traditional Maori dinner, followed
by a concert with chants and action songs
which tell stories of Maori mythology and
Day 2 —
Golf one of the world' s most unique courses, Arikikapakapa,
where thermal activity occurs within the playing area. After
golf visit Rainbow Springs, where you can feed trout at arm'
s length, and the Agrodome to see sheep displays.
Day 3 —
Road signs warn: "Beware of the Steam"
as you skirt the shores of Lake Taupo on your
way to Wairakei International
— considered to be New Zealand’s
best course. Beware of the 14th, known as
' the Rogue' after a violent thermal crater
which erupted during construction.
Day 4 —
Depart this unique golfing area!
CHRISTCHURCH (3 Nights)
Day 1 — Arrive
in Christchurch, often called "more
English than England." Here you find
a blend of modern and traditional architecture.
Enjoy wandering around this picturesque
Day 2 — A round
is planned for you at Russley
GC, with fairways lined by huge
pine trees, always in excellent condition.
This course has played host to many national
championships. Continue sightseeing around
the city and the Canterbury Plains.
Day 3 — A second
shot at the Christchurch courses, either
the Shirley GC, home
club for Bob Charles, or Waitikiri
GC, famous for its trees and
Day 4 — Depart this beautiful
city for your next destination.
QUEENSTOWN (3 Nights)
Tourist Capital of the South
Day 1 — Queenstown
is truly one of nature' s scenic gems!
You will find yourself beside a glacial
lake and flanked by majestic mountains—the
Day 2 — Today
marvel at the scenic beauty of Kelvin
Heights GC on
the shores of Lake Wakatipu. The course
abounds with trees adding to the beauty
of the setting. OR — Millbrook
GC designed by Bob Charles and
the only resort golf course in New Zealand.
After golf there are other activities:
jetboat rides, helicopter sightseeing,
cable car experience, and more.
Day 3 — You
may want to play an optional round, or
maybe take a trip to Milford Sound and
visit the fijord area of New Zealand.
Day 4 — Time
to leave this splendid setting!
Dunedin, Wellington, Bay of Islands
and much more!
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