Overview

At a Glance

  • Package

    7 nights / 5 games

  • When

    Flexible dates as desired

  • Accommodation

    3 nights at The Glebe Apartments (3 bedroom apartment)

    2 nights at Rydges Wellington (standard room twin share)

    2 nights at The Crown Napier (standard room twin share)

  • Golf

    (5 games with shared motorised cart)

    1 x Arrowtown GC

    1 x Jack's Point

    1 x Royal Wellington GC

    1 x Paraparaumu Beach GC

    1 x Cape Kidnappers GC

  • Fly

    1 x economy flight from Queenstown to Wellington

  • Drive

    Hire vehicle for the duration of the trip (8 seater)

  • Pricing

    Twin share: from NZD $3,195 per person (approx AUD$3,035.00pp)

Enjoy 7 nights and 5 games whilst exploring the best of what New Zealand has to offer. This package includes stunning golf on both the South and North Islands.

Itinerary Day-by-Day

Day 1
Flights Arrive into Queenstown
Coach Transfer to accommodation
Notes Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure
Accommodation
The Glebe Apartments Queenstown   (Package includes daily breakfast) 
The Glebe, one of Queenstown's most sought-after destinations, features a choice of 36 Apartments including eight exclusive Penthouse Suites, a superb location just steps away from Queenstown's vibrant village centre and a friendly staff dedicated to making your stay at The Glebe a memorable experience
Day 2
Golf
Arrowtown Golf Club (18 holes with shared motorised carts) 
The picturesque Arrowtown Golf Club is set in Central Otago, one of New Zealand's most historic and scenic regions. The golf course is surrounded by mountains and has superb views from every fairway. Historic stone cottage ruins nestle amongst towering trees, a legacy of Arrowtown's pioneers.
Coach After golf, return to your accommodation
Accommodation
The Glebe Apartments Queenstown   (Package includes daily breakfast) 
The Glebe, one of Queenstown's most sought-after destinations, features a choice of 36 Apartments including eight exclusive Penthouse Suites, a superb location just steps away from Queenstown's vibrant village centre and a friendly staff dedicated to making your stay at The Glebe a memorable experience
Day 3
Coach Make your way to your second game of golf
Golf
Jack's Point (18 holes with shared motorised carts) 
The course is bounded by the Remarkables mountain range and Lake Wakatipu. It traverses through wetland to the lake edge encountering steep bluffs, indigenous vegetation and wildlife. It is designed to work with nature, not against it. Fairways are designed with minimal excavation and careful plantings to complement the natural environment, but also to give the golfer a fighting chance. Jack's Point is sited on the elbow of Lake Wakatipu and at the foot of the Remarkables mountain range. It?s the largest parcel of land to be comprehensively developed by one entity in the history of New Zealand.
Coach After golf, return to your accommodation
Accommodation
The Glebe Apartments Queenstown   (Package includes daily breakfast) 
The Glebe, one of Queenstown's most sought-after destinations, features a choice of 36 Apartments including eight exclusive Penthouse Suites, a superb location just steps away from Queenstown's vibrant village centre and a friendly staff dedicated to making your stay at The Glebe a memorable experience
Day 4
Coach Make your way to Queenstown airport
Flights Fly to Wellington
Coach Once landed, make your way to the accmmodation and check-in
Notes Afternoon off to spend at leisure in Wellington
Accommodation
Rydges Wellington   (Package includes daily breakfast) 
Rydges Wellington accommodation is centrally located downtown on Featherston Street with a spectacular Harbour Outlook.
Day 5
Coach Make your way to your third day of golf
Golf
Royal Wellington Golf Club (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.
Coach After golf, return back to your accommodation
Accommodation
Rydges Wellington   (Package includes daily breakfast) 
Rydges Wellington accommodation is centrally located downtown on Featherston Street with a spectacular Harbour Outlook.
Day 6
Coach Make your way to the golf course
Golf
Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club (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.
Coach After golf, transfer to Napier (3.5hr)
Notes Arrive to Napier and check-in to accommodation
Accommodation
The Crown Hotel Napier   (Package includes daily breakfast) 
The Crown Hotel Napier overlooks the waterfront in the historical village of Ahuriri, Napier. The hotel offers luxury boutique accommodation and conference facilities in a picturesque seaside setting. The hotel has 43 elegantly appointed guest suites, ranging from studios to two and three bedroom luxury apartments.
Day 7
Coach This morning you will make your way to your last game of golf
Golf
Cape Kidnappers Golf Course (18 holes with shared motorised carts) 
Cape Kidnappers is a Tom Doak designed golf course which is amongst the world's most spectacular courses. The clever use of the layout is best seen from the air where Doak has used the natural landscape to craft some magnificent, memorable, and challenging golf holes. However, the Cape Kidnappers experience starts from the moment you drive in the entrance gate. What follows is a 10-kilometer drive (yes that is correct) leading you up to the shearing shed designed clubhouse. The long drive helps to build the anticipation of the day ahead as one passes through a pine plantation, a working cattle farm where sheep abound, across streams and along roads cut out from sheer faced cliffs.
Coach After golf, return to your accommodation
Accommodation
The Crown Hotel Napier   (Package includes daily breakfast) 
The Crown Hotel Napier overlooks the waterfront in the historical village of Ahuriri, Napier. The hotel offers luxury boutique accommodation and conference facilities in a picturesque seaside setting. The hotel has 43 elegantly appointed guest suites, ranging from studios to two and three bedroom luxury apartments.
Day 8
Flights Make your way to the airport for your flight to Auckland
Flights After landing in Auckland, board your next flight headed to Melbourne
Flights Land in Melbourne

Golf Courses

Cape Kidnappers Golf Course

448 Clifton Road
Te Awanga, Hawke's Bay, NZNORTH
New Zealand

Region: Hawke's Bay

Cape Kidnappers Golf Course

Cape Kidnappers is a Tom Doak designed golf course which is amongst the world's most spectacular courses. The clever use of the layout is best seen from the air where Doak has used the natural landscape to craft some magnificent, memorable, and challenging golf holes. However, the Cape Kidnappers experience starts from the moment you drive in the entrance gate. What follows is a 10-kilometer drive (yes that is correct) leading you up to the shearing shed designed clubhouse. The long drive helps to build the anticipation of the day ahead as one passes through a pine plantation, a working cattle farm where sheep abound, across streams and along roads cut out from sheer faced cliffs.

Cape Kidnappers is a Tom Doak designed golf course which is amongst the world's most spectacular courses. The clever use of the layout is best seen from the air where Doak has used God created "fingers" of land to craft some memorable (and challenging) golf holes.

However the Cape Kidnappers experience starts from the moment you drive in the entrance gate. What follows is a 10 kilometre drive (yes that is correct) leading you up to the shearing shed designed clubhouse. The long drive helps to build the anticipation of the day ahead as one passes through a pine plantation, a working cattle farm where sheep abound, across streams and along roads cut out from sheer faced cliffs.

Once you do arrive and mange to collect your thoughts you are faced with a golf course combining a series of clever, inland holes and the memorable cliff top holes. One such clifftop hole is the 15th hole, known as the Pirates Plank. From the tee shot to the green the fairway becomes progressively narrower until you reach the green where it is barely 20 metres across. And on one side lies a sheer faced cliff plunging downward into the Pacific Ocean.

Wind is an everpresent factor at Cape Kidnappers and is enjoyed not by golfer but by the very populous gannet bird colony which seem to float and "windsurf" above the clifftop holes for what seems to be an eternity.

Meticulous attention to detail in the golf course conditioning and five star service in the clubhouse ensure a golfing experience of a lifetime.

And what better way to end a piece on "Kidnappers" than to refer to some comments from the designer Tom Doak - "Our goal in designing golf courses is to create interesting holes you wouldn't find anywhere else. That wasn't hard to do at Cape Kidnappers, because the site is not like anywhere else in golf. If it were any bigger or any more dramatic, it would probably be cordoned off as a national park. It's an overwhelming experience to stand up on the cliffs, 140 meters above sea level, and look out across the waves far below in Hawke's Bay.

Cape Kidnappers is not true links terrain, with the wrinkles of sand dunes; instead the land tilts toward the sea as a series of ridges jutting out toward the edge of the cliffs. Yet, the play is seaside golf at its finest. The surface is firm and fast, the conditions can be windy, and the player who can control his trajectory will be master of the course. You'll hit shots over the tops of the tea trees, and play along the edges of deep ravines. If you stray on your approaches, you'll actually hope to get caught up in bunkers hanging off the green's edge, some of them deeper than you've ever seen before".

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 76
Length (m): 6525
Architect: Tom Doak
Design Year: 2004

Playing Tips

1
Par 4, Length 402m

A difficult opening hole is a prelude of things to come. The right half of the fairway offers a better angle into the green, but don't try to cut the corner of the dogleg where a deep gully lies in wait. Short hitters must beware the gully on their second shots, but once over it, there is plenty of room to the right of the flag.

2
Par 5, Length 494m

You must avoid two sets of fairway bunkers here, or you won't reach this green in regulation. Play the drive safely to the left, and lay up short of the cross bunkers if you're not sure you can carry them with your second shot. The green is open on the left, but it tilts sharply to the right so it's difficult to get down in two from the left edge.

3
Par 3, Length 187m

The green is partially hidden by the front bunkers, but it's one of the largest on the course. Aim fifteen feet to the right of the hole to take the left side out of play. Pay extra attention in reading this green as there are a lot of small breaks.

4
Par 5, Length 497m

A solid tee shot just inside the fairway bunker sets you up for a big decision with the second. The safe play is to lay up just short of the deep fairway bunker, but better players will be tempted to aim out to the left of the green and fade the ball home. The green has a high tier in the back, play your approach long and left to give yourself the easiest two-putt.

5
Par 4, Length 384m

A huge fairway is divided by two deep fairway bunkers. Most players are better off aiming down the right side, but long hitters might choose to go left so they don't run out of room. Going for a flag on the left side of this green requires a great deal of nerve.

6
Par 3, Length 206m

An epic par-3 across a deep gully. Miss to the left and you can kiss your ball goodbye, but the green does bank sharply from right to left to steer balls back toward the hole -- if you can reach the green, that is!

7
Par 4, Length 414m

An important tee shot, because a strong drive will carry the crest of the fairway and leave a considerably shorter approach; aim to the right center of this fairway. The downhill second shot is one of the most exhilirating on the course, but the green is a narrow target from the top of the hill.

8
Par 3, Length 166m

This short hole plays over a gully filled with ti trees. It's all carry to the green, and uphill to boot, so take an extra club (or even two). There is some hidden fairway to the right of the green, which is the only safe place to miss.

9
Par 4, Length 369m

Always take the high road here; from the forward tees it's better to hit a 3-wood or iron to keep your ball in view. Take dead aim for the center of the green on your approach; there is a bit of fairway short and right, but the contours of the green make it very difficult to save par from there.

10
Par 4, Length 430m

Another critical tee shot, which should favor the right half of the fairway. The second shot sets up for a running approach which will feed to the hole from right to left, but you have to get the weight just right, as bunkers lurk short left and over the back.

11
Par 3, Length 205m

A difficult par-3 which plays longer than it looks. The green is sharply tilted from back to front, so the front hole locations are the toughest -- it's a much wider target in the back.

12
Par 4, Length 421m

This is the most wide-open driving hole on the course, and a great place to let it rip, because you want the shortest second shot you can get. The green is set at the end of a narrow ridge, profiled against Hawke's Bay. Play for the front right quadrant to keep the left side out of play.

13
Par 3, Length 119m

The shortest hole on the course, but big numbers lurk all around this green, which is easy to reach but hard to stay on. Always play for the back right quadrant, since seemingly good shots can run off the front left of the green into the bunkers below.

14
Par 4, Length 318m

The shortest par-4 on the course is quite possibly the hardest of them all. The green is dominated by a deep pot bunker at the left front and a steep drop at the back, so the safest play is to the far left. Be especially careful around this green, as the pot bunker has a gravitational pull far greater than its size.

15
Par 5, Length 594m

The key to a long par five is staying in the short grass, especially when there is a 140-metre cliff on the left and a 20-metre drop on the right. Don't even go look over the left edge of the fairway if you are afraid of heights. Four short and straight shots will win the hole more often than not.

16
Par 5, Length 457m

The tee, guarded by seagulls, is the only place on the course with a view to Black Reef. If you're not a candidate to reach this green in two, it's better to lay back to the widest part of the fairway from the tee, then stay right with your second for the best view of the green.

17
Par 4, Length 423m

No laying back here: you'll need to hit your two best shots to get home in regulation on this uphill par four. Those uncertain of carrying the greenside bunkers can play safely to the right; if you drive in the rough it might be better to play straight ahead on the second and then pitch your third over the bunkers.

18
Par 4, Length 439m

A counter-intuitive finishing hole, with its green offset to the right of the fairway. The punchbowl green setting will lure many players into aiming left for safety and hoping for a lucky bounce down onto the green. Be careful on this green, as putts from behind the hole can easily get away from you.

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Arrowtown Golf Club

166 Centennial Avenue
Arrowtown, NZSOUTH
New Zealand

Region: Queenstown

Arrowtown Golf Club

The picturesque Arrowtown Golf Club is set in Central Otago, one of New Zealand's most historic and scenic regions. The golf course is surrounded by mountains and has superb views from every fairway. Historic stone cottage ruins nestle amongst towering trees, a legacy of Arrowtown's pioneers.

The picturesque Arrowtown Golf Club is set in Central Otago, one of New Zealand's most historic and scenic regions. This Golf Course is a must play when visiting Queenstown, surrounded by mountains the 18 hole course has superb views from every fairway.

Each hole has its own attraction and the diverse and challenging course attrac ts players from all over the world. Historic stone cottage ruins nestle amongst towering trees, a legacy of Arrowtown's pioneers.

Arrowtown's link with its goldmining past is highlighted in the names of holes: Sons of Fortune and Golden Arrow, which border the once rich, goldbearing Arrow River.

The Arrowtown Golf Club is open all year round and welcomes green fee players.

Course Information

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Playing Tips

1
Par 3, Length 162m

The Race - A Par 3 of 162 metres, downhill, requires that the golfer be immediately on target. A natural gully "donga" runs diagonally across the line of the hole and therefore the shot is all carry.

2
Par 5, Length 501m

Johnny Walker - It is a tight driving hole with a narrow target area. The shot into the green needs to be well directed as anything straying left, or long gets punished by a steep gully and difficult rough.

3
Par 4, Length 310m

Punch Bowl - This hole typifies the course. It's a reasonably short par 4 of 310 metres but shot placement needs to be precise. The green is elevated and bowl shaped; approach shots that do not fly to the green can be kicked away by the surrounding slopes and rock features that protect the green. There is no straight putt on this green, so finishing out can also prove a challenge.

4
Par 4, Length 324m

Nobby Dick - An open but demanding driving hole. To the left is a ridge of rock outcrop, which separates holes 3 and 4 and extends the full length of the hole. To the right the driver is forced to carry a steep diagonal terrace that will push your ball further right and leave a difficult approach to the green. Only the very long hitters can open up the green, and even then a good golf shot is required to the plateau green, protected on three sides by rock features and slopes that make scoring difficult unless you are on the putting surface.

5
Par 4, Length 342m

Virtue - A hole where it pays to stay on the top side of the fairway with your drive, to avoid playing your second shot, not being able to see the green. Again the shot into the green is very important. If you miss it, the only good place is short.

6
Par 3, Length 133m

Waterloo - A target hole across a donga to the green slightly higher than the tee. Your shot needs to carry all the way to the green or risk running back to the floor of the donga.

7
Par 4, Length 299m

The Road - A short Par 4, probably the most straightforward hole on the course, as long as you hit it straight from the elevated tee. Out of Bounds behind the green.

8
Par 4, Length 288m

Soho - A Par 4 with plenty off natural hazards including a deep "Donga" on the left. A rock outcrop in front of the green demands a well judged approach and when you get there the green offers no easy putts.

9
Par 4, Length 329m

Look Out - A lovely elevated tee from which you can see a good part of the course, presents this hole. Do not miss your drive on the left or "ball B" will be required. A good drive will leave a short iron shot into an interesting green.

10
Par 5, Length 416m

Black Angel - A short Par 5 for the Men, reachable in two by many golfers. The sloping green with drop offs front, left and back and a high knob between the green and out of bounds fence on the right, most often see discretion overcoming valor. An up and down on this hole is something to be proud of.

11
Par 4, Length 360m

Shanahans - A longer par 4 where positioning of the ball off the tee is of prime importance. In the trees on the left is the remains of "Shanahan's Cottage" which has been adopted as the logo of the Club.

12
Par 3, Length 156m

Garibaldi - A mid range Par 3, with a hill on the left, which tends to deceive distance judgment, out of bounds right to intimidate you. This hole looks straight forward only from green to tee.

13
Par 5, Length 459m

Tipperary - A lovely Par 5. The elevated tee presents the complete layout so you can plan your way to the hole. Out of Bounds along the full length of the right hand side only threatens the very wayward, as there is plenty of room for error on the fairway. A shallow green makes your approach shot extra important.

14
Par 3, Length 187m

Defiance - An uphill Par 3 that always plays every bit of its 187 metres. The fairway slopes from the right hand side into a narrow green and drops away on the left side. Always a challenge.

15
Par 4, Length 375m

Golden Arrow - A long Par 4 for the men but a shorter prospect for the ladies. Out of Bounds follows the right side of the fairway and around the back of the green. The wilderness beyond will hide a ball from all but the very determined. Two very good shots are required to reach the green and secure par

16
Par 3, Length 139m

Sons of Fortune - Nickname - Sabrina. A real target Par 3, if you miss the green miss it short otherwise she will get you. Watch the Out of Bounds on the right behind the green.

17
Par 4, Length 349m

Homeward Bound - A good Par 4, which both tests your driving as well as your approach shot skills. Out of Bounds along the right hand side and trees at tee shot length on the left, keeps it all tight. An hour or so beyond the end of the Macetown road, you might find the remains of the old Homeward Bound Battery.

18
Par 4, Length 324m

Lady Fayre - A superb golf hole. Off the tee the pond to the left comes into play for most golfers, to the right the rocky terrace requires a huge carry to clear them. A deep 'donga' protects the green across the front and when you get to it the subtle slopes present a putting challenge. You must come up with a strategy that suits your ability and "deliver on it" if par is your desire.

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Jack's Point

McAdam Drive, Jacks Point
Queenstown, NZSOUTH, 9349
New Zealand

Region: Queenstown

Jack's Point

The course is bounded by the Remarkables mountain range and Lake Wakatipu. It traverses through wetland to the lake edge encountering steep bluffs, indigenous vegetation and wildlife. It is designed to work with nature, not against it. Fairways are designed with minimal excavation and careful plantings to complement the natural environment, but also to give the golfer a fighting chance. Jack's Point is sited on the elbow of Lake Wakatipu and at the foot of the Remarkables mountain range. It?s the largest parcel of land to be comprehensively developed by one entity in the history of New Zealand.

The 7150 yard (6538 metre) course at Jack's is open for residents of Jack's Point to play but won’t open to green-fee players until the summer of 2008/09.

The course is bounded by the Remarkables mountain range and Lake Wakatipu. It traverses through wetland to the lake edge encountering steep bluffs, indigenous vegetation and wildlife.
It is designed to work with nature, not against it. Fairways are designed with minimal excavation and careful plantings to complement the natural environment, but also to give the golfer a fighting chance.

Jack's Point is sited on the elbow of Lake Wakatipu and at the foot of the Remarkables mountain range. It’s the largest parcel of land to be comprehensively developed by one entity in the history of New Zealand.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 72
Length (m): 6538
Architect: John Darby
Design Year: 2007

Playing Tips

1
Par 4, Length 349m

2
Par 4, Length 375m

3
Par 3, Length 161m

4
Par 4, Length 344m

5
Par 5, Length 467m

6
Par 4, Length 318m

7
Par 3, Length 136m

8
Par 5, Length 492m

9
Par 4, Length 363m

10
Par 4, Length 325m

11
Par 3, Length 195m

12
Par 4, Length 414m

13
Par 3, Length 178m

14
Par 5, Length 506m

15
Par 4, Length 350m

16
Par 4, Length 423m

17
Par 5, Length 565m

18
Par 4, Length 427m

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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:
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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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