Experience some of the best local golf courses in the South Island showcasing our culture, community spirit, and country charm in stunning surroundings.
This private guided tour is created for a group of friends or associates (from 4-10 people) that want to enjoy playing golf with a more local feel. Selected Golf courses are not just about golf, they are selected by our experts for personality, rich history, and/or scenic beauty. While embracing your passion for golf, you will also get to experience some of the most spectacular highlights of the South Island. (Please enquire about a North Island Golf package)
Christchurch - Clearwater Golf Club:
The Clearwater Golf Course has proven itself as a venue for international professional golf over 13 consecutive years, yet it offers a fair and rewarding challenge to all visitors from the six tee choices. Clearwater Golf Club, hosts of several New Zealand Women’s Opens, is one of New Zealand’s best examples of target golf, providing both scenery and challenge.
Stay in the city center of Christchurch. Recommended activity - Walk the new inner city, visit Riverside Market, or go Punting on the Avon River. (extra charges)
Canterbury - Geraldine District Golf Club:
Fancy a round of golf in pleasant country surroundings? The Geraldine District Golf Club is the place for you. The course called "Denfield" is situated on the Orari Back Road just 5 kms from the center of one of the most attractive rural service towns in Canterbury. The 5544 meter layout is noted for its fine plantings of trees and shrubs, magnificent greens, and wonderful views of the nearby mountains.
Stay in the at Lake Tekapo. Recommended activity - Scenic flight or helicopter flight/landing over/on Glacier. (extra charges).
Picturesque by day and dazzling by night, Lake Tekapo is part of a UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve, making it the perfect spot for stargazing. (extra charges)
Travel to Lake Wanaka. Located in the spectacular Alps of the South Island, people are drawn to the Wanaka region by its outstanding beauty. The stunning mountain and lakeside setting and proximity to Mt Aspiring National Park, a Unesco World Heritage Area, makes it the ultimate base for outdoor activities.
Stay at Lake Wanaka (2 nights). Recommended activity - Mou Wahi Island - Adventure Eco Wanaka cruise/hike. (extra charges)
Cromwell/Central Otago - The Cromwell Golf Course: (optional Wanaka Golf Club)
When touring around the Wanaka and Otago area, check out the Cromwell Golf Club. This visitor-friendly golf club is centered in the town of Cromwell surrounded by mountains and fruit orchards. Plus, it’s super affordable and casual. Home of the NZ Open Final Qualifier, the 18-hole tournament course is widely considered to be one of the best inland links courses and is located further from the sea than any other course in New Zealand.
The Cloudy Bay Shed is located on our Northburn Vineyard, just 7 minutes from the town of Cromwell. It is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a tasting, glass of wine, and light lunch.
Queenstown - Jack Point Golf Course
With a backdrop of 2300 vertical meters of the Remarkables mountain range and an armchair view of outstanding lake panoramas, Jack's Point Golf course is one of the most visually spectacular in the world. As an 18 hole par 72 championship course it offers golfers an exciting challenge with five tee positions to choose from, providing all golfers an unforgettable golf experience.
We travel to Te Anau. The picturesque township of Te Anau is the main visitor base for the glacier-carved wilderness that is Fiordland National Park.
Stay at Lake Te Anau (2 nights)
Day trip/cruise into Milford Sounds
One of the most dramatic and beautiful parts of New Zealand; the power of Fiordland's scenery never fails to enthrall travelers. This remarkable natural environment features stunning fiords, spectacular waterfalls, and snow-capped peaks. Ancient rainforest clings impossibly to the mountains; waterfalls tumble hundreds of meters into massive fiords; shimmering lakes and granite peaks look the same today as they did a thousand years ago. A fiord is defined as a u-shaped glacier-carved valley that has been flooded by the sea. The fourteen fiords that fringe this south-west corner of the South Island were 100,000 years in the making, with the final details added during the most recent ice age just 10,000 years ago. On all sides of the fiords, spectacular waterfalls tumble incessantly as the region's plentiful rainfall finds its way to the sea.
Te Anau - Te Anau Golf course
Situated next to spectacular Lake Te Anau and surrounded by the Fiordland National Park, the Te Anau Golf Club is a hidden gem and one of New Zealand's most picturesque golf courses. Located halfway between Queenstown and Milford Sound, Te Anau is a wonderful place to visit. Stopover for a few days and with such a magnificent golf course you'll be glad you did!
We take you to Queenstown. Queenstown has transformed into a sophisticated cosmopolitan town, tucked into a picturesque bay on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, beneath majestic mountains. There’s a permanent buzz in downtown Queenstown, where you’ll find a fantastic choice of restaurants, a lively bar scene, and excellent shopping.
We stay in Queenstown.
Private guided tour 6 nights
Location: South Islands
Departing/Finishing: Christchurch to Queenstown (Itinerary can be reversed)
Accommodation: 4* or 5* quality Hotels BB, all lunches and dinners
Next Departure: Departs Daily
LOCATION AND HIGHLIGHTS:
Day 1: Christchurch
Golf at Clearwater Resort
Day 2: Christchurch - Lake Tekapo
Golf at Terrace Downs Resort
Scenic flight over glaciers (extra charges)
Day 3: Lake Tekapo - Wanaka (2 nights)
Science drive, afternoon to your own leisure.
Eco Wanaka hike/cruise at Lake Wanaka (extra charges)
Day 4: Wanaka
Golf at Cromwell Golf Course, winery lunch at Cloudy Bay Winery
Day 5: Wanaka - Queenstown - Te Anau (2 nights)
Golf at Jacks Point
Day 6: Te Anau - Day into Fiordland National Park
Scenic trip/cruise at Milford Sounds.
Day 7: Te Anau - Queenstown
Golf at Te Anau Golf Course.
Afternoon to explore Queenstown