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