Media Guide for the “Golf Journey to New Zealand”

Perfect Day 1 in New Zealand golfing at Jack's Point.

Perfect Day 1 in New Zealand golfing at Jack’s Point.

The “Golf Journey to New Zealand” 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 (South Island):

Hilton Queenstown in Queenstown, Otago
Millbrook Resort in Arrowtown, Otago
Stone Aerie in Bleinheim, Marlborough
Peppers Clearwater in Christchurch, Canterbury

Accommodations (North Island):

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

Golf Courses Played (South Island):

Jack’s Point in Queenstown, Otago
Millbrook Country Club in Arrowtown, Otago
Marlborough Golf Club in Fairhall-Bleinheim, Marlborough
Clearwater Golf Club in Christchurch, Canterbury
Christchurch Golf Club (Shirley) in Christchurch, Canterbury
Otago Golf Club (Balmacewen) in Dunedin, Otago
The Hills Golf CourseĀ  in Queenstown, Otago

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 (South Island):

Mantra Restaurant in Arrowtown, Otago
Omaka Aviation Heritage Center in Bleinheim, Marlborough
Hassle-free Tours of Christchurch, Canterbury
Redbus Tour, Rebuild Tour of Christchurch, Canterbury
Real Journeys, Milford Sound Tour in Fiordland National Park, Southland
Real Journeys, TSS Enslaw Lake Wakatipu Cruise and Walter Peak Sheep Farm Tour in Queenstown, Otago

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