Margot and Heather - CONFIRMED - New Zealand Golf Itinerary 2023
Travel Arranger : Alistair Tod- Phone (within New Zealand) 021-489-976
Last Updated : 27th August 2023
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Amendment Dates :
23rd August - initial draft
27th August - confirmed subject to acceptance
2nd March 2023
End of winery tour in Queenstown.
Check into Hotel St Moritz for 1 night, includes breakfast - CONFIRMED Res #LPWSKPLG
Transfers included to and from Jacks Point. (Pickup at 12.30pm and dropoff back to hotel with Limousine Services Queenstown)
TEE TIME AT 1.30pm (CONFIRMED - Walking)
With a backdrop of the Remarkables Mountain Range (some 2300 vertical metres) and also astonishing views of Lake Wakatipu, it is clear to see why the designers of Jacks, Darby Partners were so enthralled to have this project land on their table.
A relatively gentle start to the course eases you out the lake edge, and the jaw-dropping views start to come into play as you stand on the 5th Tee. From there on in, just admire the natural beauty and stunning bit of dirt that this course has been sculpted from.
Evening at leisure.
3rd March 2023
Breakfast included at the hotel.
Transfer included to Queenstown Airport to catch flight to Napier (flight TBA - own arrangement).
On arrival in Napier, collect rental car - Group H. All inclusive, including unlimited K's, maximum insurance cover with $0 excess.
Drive the 30 minutes to Porters Hotel, Havelock North - CONFIRMED RES #49852 and check in for 2x nights, including breakfast.
4th March 2023
Drive 20 minutes to Cape Kidnappers.
Tee Time confirmed for 10am - walking.
This wonderfully dramatic course, set high on craggy cliffs some 140 metres above the sea, was designed by American Tom Doak of Renaissance Golf Design. Arguably one of the most spectacular sites in the world, the 6,533 metre par 71 course provides a firm and fast surface for seaside golf at its finest. In 2008 the Daily Telegraph of the UK, described Cape Kidnappers as the No.1 Golf Course in the World.
At Cape Kidnappers players may one minute be hitting shots over the tops of tea trees and then the next across a deep gully or along the edge of a deep ravine. Holes aptly named the Pirate’s Plank and the Widow’s Walk perhaps give you some indication of just how exhilarating this course is, overlooking the Hawkes Bay and Pacific Ocean.
Post golf return to Porters Hotel.
5th March 2023
Check out at 8.30am to get on the road to Kinloch, for a midday tee time.
Tee Time CONFIRMED - Midday - walking.
The Kinloch Club opened in 2008 to international acclaim as the only Jack Nicklaus Signature Course in New Zealand. It offers fast and firm fescue fairways with an abundance of trouble around the greens ! Visually, it is one of New Zealand's most varied and scenic golf courses with stunning views over the volcanic caldera of Lake Taupo (size of Singapore).
Post golf, transfer 30 minutes to Taupo and check into the Hilton Lake Taupo for 1 night.
Hilton CONFIRMED - RES #3292181845 - Includes breakfast.
6th March 2022
Transfer day today to Auckland - Check into Hotel DeBrett - CONFIRMED RES #27845
Enroute plenty options to visit some sights - Alistair to discuss.
7th March 2023
Breakfast included :
A 1.5 hour drive north of Auckland is Te Arai Links. Golf & accommodation for 1 night on site at Te Arai Links.
CONFIRMED RES #2177
Afternoon tee time CONFIRMED for 1.30pm.
At the time of writing, Te Arai Links is yet to open, however the writer has walked the course in July 2022, and Alistair believes that this will be in the Top 3 golf courses of New Zealand. Designed by Bill Coore / Ben Crenshaw, the dramatic links land is staggering, and the course is set to be met with international acclaim.
8th March 2023
Breakfast included :
Drive north the 2.5 hours to Kauri Cliffs for a CONFIRMED 1.45pm tee time.
Kauri Cliffs offers stunning views over the Bay of Islands and Cavalli Islands. With elevation changes of some 500ft in the front 9 holes, the back 9 offers a gentle weaving along cliff edges and ravines - a course that is a stunning piece of golf course architecture.
After golf, transfer to Kerikeri to the Stone Store Lodge for 1 night - CONFIRMED RES #R2208126
9th March 2023
Breakfast included :
Flight (own arrangements) back to Auckland before connecting back home.
- 7 nights accommodation with breakfast - twin share.
- 5 rounds of golf walking (caddies available at additional cost on the day - need to be pre-booked).
- Queenstown transfers as stated.
- 7 days rental vehicle with full insurance cover, zero excess and unlimited kilometres.
- Incidentals of a personal nature
- Meals unless specified.
- International or Domestic flights.
- Car hire one way rental fee (payable on collection in Napier).
As per above outline, in a twin share configuration:
NZ$4950+GST per person (Please note maybe subject to small variance on re-confirmation of car hire once we have flight details).