Media Guide for the ‘Golf Journey to Australia’

The "Golf Journey to Australia" was a 32-day, 4,648-kilometer (2,888 miles) driving all over the North & South Island, 21-golf course Odyssey. New Zealand and Auckland are comparable in size and population to Oregon and Portland, respectively. I never felt constrained, there is much more to see. I hope to return for more golf and adventure travel and to meet more New Zealanders! Great country, great people! It took 24-1/2 hours to travel 11,628 miles to get there via Dallas-Fort-Worth, Honolulu and Sydney and 22-1/2 hours and 10,827 miles to return home to Jacksonville, Florida, USA. No worries, it was well worth the travel time! Here is a general summary of accommodations, golf courses played, tourist destinations visited (tour guides used) in the course of traveling, golfing and living in Kiwi-Land for one glorious month!
My last day in New Zealand at the Sky Tower in Auckland.

My last day in New Zealand at the Sky Tower in Auckland.

Feature articles with stay, play & visit details along with pictures and video interviews will be coming soon so please check back. In the meantime links to their websites are included below. If I can assist you with your travel plans to New Zealand please do not hesitate to contact me at I hope you will visit New Zealand. I am happy I did as it was a lifetime adventure and memory for sure!  

Accommodations (Sydney):

  Riverside Oaks Golf Resort (Cattai, NSW) Waterside Luxury Apartments (Merimbula, NSW (half way to Melbourne on the coast) Barnbougle Tasmania Country Club Tasmania    

Accommodations (North Island):

Cambridge Hotel in Wellington, Wellington Empire Hotel in Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui Dunalistair House in Taupo, Waikato

Golf Courses Played in the Sydney area:

New South Wales Golf Club The Lakes Golf Club The Bondi Golf Club Riverside Oaks- Bungool & Gungurru Courses The Australian Golf Club Pambula-Merimbula Golf Club (half way to Melbourne on the coast) Tura Beach CC (half way to Melbourne on the coast)  

Golf Courses Played in the Melbourne/Tasmania area:

The National Golf Club—The Old Course The National Golf Club—The Moonah Course The National Golf Club—The Ocean Course Barnbougle Dunes (Tasmania) Barnbougle Lost Farms (Tasmania) Country Club Tasmania The Royal Melbourne Golf Club Kingston Heath Golf Club The Victoria Golf Club The Metropolitan Golf Club  

Golf Courses Played (North Island):

Titurangi Golf Club in New Lynn, Auckland Muriwai Golf Club in Waimauku, Auckland Kauri Cliffs Golf Course in Matauri Bay, Northland Waitangi Golf Club in Bay of Islands, Northland Waipu Golf Club in Ruakaka, Northland Tara Iti Golf Club in Mangawhai, Northland Rangitikei Golf Club in Bulls, Manawatu-Wanganui Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club in Paraparaumu, Wellington Manawatu Golf Club in Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui Cape Kidnappers Golf Club in Te Awanga, Hawke's Bay The Kinloch Club in Taupo, Waikato Wairakei Golf Course in Taupo, Waikato Royal Auckland Golf Club in Otahuhu, Auckland

Tourist Destinations (Sydney):

AATKings Tours Bringing Australia & New Zealand to Life! Captain Cook Cruises- Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise.    

Tourist Destinations (North Island):

Grayline Sightseeing City Tour of Auckland Hammonds Wellington City Sights & Coastline Tour Sky Tower in Sky City, Auckland Fullers Auckland Harbour Cruise