Best of the Best

Best of the Best

1st Tee Gulf Harbour, Auckland

Day 1 – Enjoy your first evening of your stay in the "Heart of Auckland" at the Copthorne Auckland City Hotel where we'll have a "mix and mingle" meal where we'll all get to know a bit about each other.

Day 2 – Your first Golfing Challenge is offered at the Gulf Harbour Country Club, where the lay-out demands length and accuracy but also delights with some majestic seaside scenery. Then we'll travel northward to Paihia in the heart of the Bay of Islands for the next 4 nights stay at the Copthorne Resort

Day 3 – A short 40min ride to the Kauri Cliffs Golf Course and a real challenge again coupled with some of the most delightful scenery available. This evening we'll venture across the harbour for an evening meal at the historic Duke of Marlborough Hotel.

Day 4 – A "rest day" or optional activity of either a days outing to the tip of the North Island, a fishing charter or even an exhilarating  Jetboat ride to the Hole in the Rock, for the more laid back a visit to the historic Waitangi Treat Grounds or just a leisurely day on your own might suit.

Day 5 – A hidden gem in the far-North is the KeriKeri Golf Club and a truly challenging Par-3 hidden on the back 9. Last night in the Bay of Islands, so a last chance to try another of the excellent selection of Restaurants available.

Day 6 – Travel day back through the picturesque countryside to Auckland and an afternoon game at the Formosa Country Club where we'll stay the night.

Day 7 – Sit back and enjoy the journey through the Waikato District to Taupo and a date at the challenging Wairakei International Golf Course, then onto our accommodation, the Copthorne Hotel for 2 nights in the tourist surrounds of Taupo.

Day 8 – Another "rest day" or the optional chance of some trout fishing, a days outing to Mt Ruapehu for some scenic treating or even an extra game of golf at the local Taupo Centennial Golf Club.

Day 9 – We'll travel over the Tarawera Ranges to Napier where we have an afternoon round at the Napier Golf Club before settling in to the Scenic Hotel Te Pania for our next 3 nights.

Day 10 – A real treat! Today it's Cape Kidnappers Golf Course a real test depending on conditions but again offering picture postcard scenery at every opportunity.

Day 11 – Take in the local sights of the Hawkes Bay as we go on our own wine trail of some of the Hawkes Bays best vineyards. Your chance to sample and maybe purchase some the best New Zealand wines available.

Day 12 – It's back across the great divide and up through the Central North Island to Rotorua where you'll have the afternoon to brush-up your game at one of the local golf courses or take in the cultural opportunities available. For the next two nights we are staying at the Kingsgate Hotel and this evening we'll take in some traditional Maori Culture and "Hangi" meal.

Day 13 – It's the Arikikapakapa Rotorua Golf Course a reasonable test for golfers of all experience. Late afternoon we'll venture out to the edge of the City for a visit to the Trout Farms and an early evening Gondola ride up the hillside for an delightful evening meal.

Day 14 – Today we'll travel up through the Waikato District and onto the challenge offered by the Lakes Resort Course hidden in the Coromandel Ranges and onto Auckland for our final 2 nights accommodation back at the Copthorne Auckland City Hotel.

Day 15 – We'll travel a short distance in Central Auckland for our final round at the home of Auckland Golf – The Grange Golf Course. A real challenge with some awkward doglegs and tricky, speedy Greens where you hope the Greenkeepers Pin placements aren't too difficult. Early evening to go the Skytower for a fabulous view over the city of sails and the sparkling Waitemata Harbour before a Final Farewell Dinner hosted by New Zealand Sports Tours to bring the curtain down on your 15-Day Best of the Best Golfing Holiday.

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