Overview

Ref# T6728
Pricing Valid Until 31 Dec 2023

At a Glance

  • When

    Flexible dates as required

  • Package

    3 nights, 2 games

  • Accommodation

    3 nights at the Intercontinental in a standard room (twin share) with breakfast included

  • Golf

    2 games of golf (incl shared motorised carts) at:

    Paraparaumu GC

    Royal Wellington GC (full reciprocity)

  • Drive

    Airport and golf transfers included

  • Pricing

    from NZD$995pp (twin share)

    from NZD$1,495pp (single occupancy)

    **based on 8 golfers**


Itinerary Summary

Day Golf Accommodation
Day 1 Arrive Intercontinental Wellington
Day 2 Royal Wellington Golf Club Intercontinental Wellington
Day 3 Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club Intercontinental Wellington
Day 4 Depart

Itinerary Day-by-Day

Day 1
Notes Make your way to Wellington (Own arrangements)
Flight arrival into Wellington
Transfers You will be collected and transferred to your hotel. Note, if not flying then we can remove this transfer.
Notes Afternoon at leisure
Time to explore the city, visit the museum or relax with a drink at one of the local cafes or bars
Accommodation
Intercontinental Wellington   (Standard room - with breakfast included. Upgrades are available. ) 
InterContinental Wellington, located adjacent to the New Zealand capital's harbour waterfront, is within close walking distance to popular attractions, and five kilometres from the airport. The hotel is totally non smoking and recently completed a major refurbishment, delivering a new Club InterContinental Lounge, newly defined Deluxe and Club InterContinental guest rooms, a redesigned lobby and dining options. Wireless internet access is available for purchase throughout the hotel
Day 2
Transfers Transfer to golf
Golf
Royal Wellington Golf Club | 10:30 AM tee time TBC (18 holes with shared motorised carts) 
Royal Wellington Golf Club, A newly redesigned (2013), Turner MacPherson championship course in a stunning parkland setting, arguably one of the finest club courses and club house in New Zealand. The Heretaunga course is, arguably, New Zealand's finest private members parkland course and certainly one of its most beautiful. Sited on an ancient river bed it weaves its way over crumpled ground through cultivated parkland hosting thousands of mature native and exotic trees.
Transfers Transfer back to the hotel
Accommodation
Intercontinental Wellington   
Day 3
Transfers Transfer to golf
Golf
Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club | 10:30 AM tee time TBC (18 holes with shared motorised carts) 
Paraparaumu Golf Club, situated on the Kapiti Coast, a very pleasant fifty minute drive north of the capital city, Wellington, Paraparaumu Beach enjoys a long held reputation as the premier links course in New Zealand. Paraparaumu Beach has hosted the New Zealand Open championship on twelve occasions as well as numerous prestigious professional and amateur tournaments. The course was designed in 1949 by former Australian Open champion Alex Russell, the highly acclaimed course architect in partnership with Dr Alistair McKenzie, the world-renowned course architect. The course has been widely acclaimed over the years.
Transfers Transfer back to the hotel
Accommodation
Intercontinental Wellington   
Day 4
Notes Check out of the hotel
Check out and spend the day at leisure before your onward journey
Transfers Transfer to the airport (for those flying)

Golf Courses

Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club

376 Kapiti Road
Paraparaumu, NZNORTH
New Zealand

Region: Wellington

Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club

Paraparaumu Golf Club, situated on the Kapiti Coast, a very pleasant fifty minute drive north of the capital city, Wellington, Paraparaumu Beach enjoys a long held reputation as the premier links course in New Zealand. Paraparaumu Beach has hosted the New Zealand Open championship on twelve occasions as well as numerous prestigious professional and amateur tournaments. The course was designed in 1949 by former Australian Open champion Alex Russell, the highly acclaimed course architect in partnership with Dr Alistair McKenzie, the world-renowned course architect. The course has been widely acclaimed over the years.

Situated on the Kapiti Coast , a very pleasant fifty minute drive north of the capital city, Wellington , Paraparaumu Beach enjoys a long held reputation as the premier links course in New Zealand. Paraparaumu Beach has hosted the New Zealand Open championship on twelve occasions as well as numerous prestigious professional and amateur tournaments.

The course was designed in 1949 by former Australian Open champion Alex Russell, the highly acclaimed course architect in partnership with Dr Alistair McKenzie, the world renowned course architect. The course has been widely acclaimed over the years. The great Australian golfer, Peter Thomson - winner of the British Open on five occasions and nine times New Zealand Open champion when invited to write the foreword for the book written to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Paraparaumu Beach, had this to say about the course;

"I loved it instantly. We had nothing like it in Australia , which must have struck Alex Russell, who did the layout. Course designing approaches an art form, especially done in a perfect modelling medium like volcanic sand. Russell must have been ecstatic. What was left after his departure was a gem of enjoyment, a monument to the game and a gift to the future. When we all turn to dust, Paraparaumu the golf, should be still lying there as it was when the first golfers came by, with Kapiti an off-shore island standing guard to see that no one steals it away. And the winds will ever blow to test the golfers will and integrity. Paraparaumu will be famed for a century yet".

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR:
Length (m):
Architect:
Design Year:

Playing Tips

1
Par 4, Length 368m

Best driving line over end of the path. A good tee shot then opens up the green. A deep green so note the pin position and wind for club choice for the 2nd shot. Slopes left and right of green will punish an off-line shot; line up carefully. Safe play - keep right off the tee.

2
Par 3, Length 185m

A testing hole so early in the round. Very steep slopes left and right will punish the hooked or sliced shot and a bunker short left is severe. Check wind and pin position and, if anything, be long. Left centre green is the ideal line for safety. Safe play - play for the back of the green.

3
Par 4, Length 424m

Time to get the driver out and go for left centre fairway; slopes right may put you in the rough. A tight green with bunkers short and left. Long or right can be trouble with very steep slopes at green's edge. Safe play - front right of the green.

4
Par 4, Length 408m

Important to hit a solid tee shot here to be in range of the green; left centre fairway is the line. The oblique green is nearly four clubs deep so check pin position before club selection. Bunkers right of green catch a fade. Safe play - front left of green.

5
Par 3, Length 148m

A classic par 3 requiring almost the perfect shot to one of the smaller greens. Very steep greenside slopes punish offline shots and hitting short will leave a difficult shot from the deep hollow front green. Line up carefully, swing smoothly and don't underclub. Safe play - play to the back of the green.

6
Par 4, Length 298m

A fairway wood here, except into the strongest of winds. A 'roller coaster' fairway where you may have a hanging lie. Allow for any uneven stance hitting your second. Bunkers left and right of this narrow green with a steep tier. Club to be on the same level as flag for easier putting. Safe play - right side of the fairway from the tee.

7
Par 5, Length 457m

A good line off the tee is down the right side with a draw to the centre of the fairway. Most days it is another wood and then a pitch into a smallish green. Bunkers short right and left may catch the off-line 2nd shot. Safe play - play short in two and try for an accurate pitch.

8
Par 4, Length 339m

A big dog-leg to the right and a short cut is not advised due to mounds and hollows right of fairway. The test here is the shot to the course's smallest green with bunkers left and right. You are shielded from the wind for 2nd shot; check tree tops for true wind. Safe play - stay on the front centre of the green, don't go through.

9
Par 4, Length 359m

Placement of the drive is vital here. The line is the bushy mound. An O.O.B. line runs all the way down the right rough. 2nd shot can be blind from a short drive and will usully stop quickly on this green. Check pin position; a 'four club' green in depth, water behind. Safe play - stay left from the tee. 3 wood or long iron.

10
Par 4, Length 284m

A short par 4 which can cause trouble. A fairway wood off the tee for a straight shot will avoid the water hazard left and tough rough right. Two bunkers, short and right, guard the green and a slope left will kick an off-line shot away. A straight short iron 2nd is needed. It is important to place the tee shot in the right place on this hole.

11
Par 4, Length 390m

O.O.B. all down the left with a lateral water hazard in driving range. Right centre fairway with a draw is ideal. The long 2nd shot will kick onto the green if hit right but can catch the front bunker if not hit well; better long that short into the green. A smart play here is to hit for the centre of the green.

12
Par 5, Length 498m

O.O.B. continues down the left here. Two good woods will leave a short iron pitch, depending on wind; downwind you can reach the green in two. A small bunker guards front left green and more slopes punish any ball hit right. Playing the second shot from the centre of the fairway can set up a chance of a birdie.

13
Par 4, Length 408m

A classic and very tough par 4. A good drive will reach the plateau, leaving the most challenging 2nd shot on the layout. Good club selection is rewarded as any shot hit short will roll well back and back of green is even worse. Check the wind before hitting. To make par on this hole emphasis has to be on an extremely well played second shot.

14
Par 3, Length 133m

Virtually all carry to a generously-sized green for a par 3. Don't overclub - O.O.B. very close to back of green. The tee is a little sheltered so assess the wind before club selection and allow for the fall to the green. The safe play on this hole is to play for the centre of the green and not always the pin.

15
Par 4, Length 340m

A very tight driving hole. The left edge of the ladies' tee off the blue tee and the left-hand stand of pines off the white tee gives the best line. 2nd shot allow for rise to green, guarded by bunker right. Tricky putting green, check line carefully. Being through the back of this green can result in an almost impossible chip or pitch shot especially if the pin is in the back part of the green.

16
Par 3, Length 126m

The very steep slopes back right and front call for accurate club selection and a straight shot. Have a practise swing or two and relax before this tee shot. Wind and pin position will affect your choice of club here. Missing this green left can present a problem. It is hard to stop the ball on the narrow green from the slope.

17
Par 4, Length 404m

You can shorten the hole by using the right fairway, but then have a much harder second shot unless you naturally fade the ball, avoiding the bunkers between you and the oblique green. Safety says use the left fairway - that calls for a long drive to be on in two. Green slopes away left, right and back. Depending on the wind direction a smart play on this hole can be to lay up short of the green with the second shot.

18
Par 5, Length 503m

Driving line is just left of flag poles. O.O.B. and lateral water hazard right. A pronounced slope along the fairway may kick your drive right. Bunkers left and right can catch the second shot; consider a lay-up, especially downwind. A slight slope front green pulls up a short shot in. Although this hole looks pretty straightforward it can wreck a good score. Plan how to play the hole before teeing off.

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Royal Wellington Golf Club

28 Golf Road
Heretaunga, Wellington, NZNORTH, 5018
New Zealand

Region: Wellington

Royal Wellington Golf Club

Royal Wellington Golf Club, A newly redesigned (2013), Turner MacPherson championship course in a stunning parkland setting, arguably one of the finest club courses and club house in New Zealand. The Heretaunga course is, arguably, New Zealand's finest private members parkland course and certainly one of its most beautiful. Sited on an ancient river bed it weaves its way over crumpled ground through cultivated parkland hosting thousands of mature native and exotic trees.

A newly designed (2013), Turner MacPherson championship course in a stunning parkland setting, arguably one of the finest club courses and club house in New Zealand. The Heretaunga course is, arguably, New Zealand's finest private members parkland course and certainly one of its most beautiful. Sited on an ancient river bed it weaves its way over crumpled ground through cultivated parkland hosting thousands of mature native and exotic trees. Birdlife is abundant. Water in the form of several creeks and a large lake are all in play and present a true challenge for the adventurers and the unwary. Undulating greens complexes provide further challenge. Heretaunga is a true test of golf and the most beautiful walk in the park.

The par 5, 4th, the signature hole - exemplifies the Turner MacPherson approach and sets up as follows. From the tee, the fairway splits in two, either side of a stream. Over the stream, and past a strategically placed bunker, the fairway cambers towards a lake and narrows dramatically as it gets closer to the green. The sloping, wide but narrow green sits behind the lake, nearly at right angles to the line of play, making hitting the green with a long approach a tricky proposition. This hole is probably the best example on the entire course for demonstrating how the new layout can be played by golfers of all levels. T

he club was founded in 1895 on a site on the Miramar peninsular, the then Wellington Golf Club moved to Heretaunga over 100 years ago. Situated on a parkland site adjacent to the Hutt River, the club has hosted seven NZ Open Championships since 1912 and in 2004 became the first golf club in the country to receive Royal status.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR:
Length (m): 6601
Architect: Various
Design Year:

Playing Tips

1
Par 4, Length 346m

This medium length par 4 is the perfect starting hole for your round. Not too difficult but still requiring some strategic ball placement. The hole gently curves left to an elevated green. A tee shot down the right side of the fairway will set up an easy mid to short iron approach. If your tee shot strays down the left side then expect to be blocked out by some large trees protecting the corner.

2
Par 5, Length 524m

A strong drive which carries the diagonal rise to the center of the fairway is the preferred start. Left is to avoided as the stream is in play. A well thought through second , probably to the left of the well placed fairway bunker ,140 meters from the green ,offers the best sight of the target which has a step face that needs to be respected.

3
Par 3, Length 167m

A good par 3. If the pin is on the left a straight shot works..if the pin is on the right the options are threefold; straight at it and over the greenside bunker, stay left and be faced with a significant putt over the rise, or play right of the bunker and rely on an easy chip back up the green.

4
Par 5, Length 468m

A good par 3 ?if the pin is on the left a straight shot works..if the pin is on the right the options are threefold; straight at it and over the greenside bunker, stay left and be faced with a significant putt over the rise, or play right of the bunker and rely on an easy chip back up the green.

5
Par 4, Length 372m

A strong drive is required on the Number one stroke hole as close to the stream as you dare. That position (centre right of the fairway) offers the biggest target to this very demanding green with its pretty stream protecting the entrance. It is wise to be conservative on the approach to this green with its unforgiving sides.

6
Par 4, Length 362m

A drive to the centre rewards you. The trouble at greenside is all on the right hand side. The green is longer and more undulating than it looks.

7
Par 4, Length 335m

Drive to the left side of the fairway for the best result. The right side will likely leave you only a chip shot back to the fairway as the best option. Beware the false front on this green as it is a little more uphill than first thought.

8
Par 3, Length 153m

A very pretty par three with the stream dominating the right side and a bunker at the entrance protecting the left. The green has tends to fall left to right and a thumbprint on the right side exacerbates this effect.It plays to aim slightly left of most pin positions.

9
Par 4, Length 391m

A strong par four .Drive as close to the fairway bunker as you dare for the best approach. The green has an interesting valley running through it so aim to the right of the pin if it is located in the back quadrant.

10
Par 5, Length 460m

This hole is dominated by the burn which runs the length of the left side. The fairway narrows closer to the green. The green is well protected by bunkers and falls into a thumb print on the left. The green is bigger than it looks from the fairway

11
Par 3, Length 179m

A glorious and historic Heretaunga hole. All the trouble can be seen from the tee and there is usually a wind effect once the ball is above the tree line.

12
Par 4, Length 356m

Another of the historic holes. Drive as close to the left hand tree line as you dare and if you can drive around that corner you will be best placed as there is a significant bunker protecting the right side. Beware the little bunker at the back left and the top back position is small and and there is a gentle fall off at the back which needs respect.

13
Par 4, Length 371m

The best drive is just left of the fairway bunker. The green is deceptively long and has, arguably the prettiest backdrop on the course. There is a low tier in the front of this green which can make for a challenging putt if the pin is in any of the back positions.

14
Par 4, Length 299m

A classic short par four. Beware the waste land on the right as it creeps gently into what looks like a natural driving line .The green is full of interest and be careful if the pin is in the front. Downhill putts to front pin positions can be mighty tricky.

15
Par 4, Length 404m

A long strong four. A drive right over the center of the first set of bunkers provides the most options into this very large green which falls to the left.

16
Par 3, Length 179m

The bunkers left and the totara on the right guard this lovely par three. There is a steep incline on the green which needs to be factored in.

17
Par 4, Length 322m

Out of the tree chute comes this short par four. A centre to centre left shot provides the best options for an approach to a small kidney shaped green with some serious movement. Beware any pin position at the back as there is little room up there and a run off if you go too far.

18
Par 5, Length 464m

The home hole..A drive to the centre sets up a second to just right of the cleverly placed last fairway bunker and a lofted shot to the green. This is the largest green on the course and if the pin is in the back and your ball is in the front two putts can be a very satisfactory outcome.

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