The itinerary was enticing.
The itinerary was enticing. A three week trip to a stunning land I had always wanted to visit over 11,000 miles away combining 12 rounds of golf, staying in 5 fantastic locations with numerous sightseeing opportunities promised much. From the North of North Island to the South of South Island, the golf in itself sounded amazing but when supplemented with numerous land trips to vineyards, geysers and Fjordland and sea trips to the Bay of Islands and to the stunning Waiheke island near Auckland, my expectations were super high.
In practice, the journey there was more than compensated by the combination of all the above and more surpassing my expectations to became the trip of a lifetime. Aided by amazing spring weather throughout the 3 weeks, I thoroughly enjoyed the company of the terrific group of guests, David and Liz (and now know a lot more about red wine than I did before!) as well as the high quality and wide variety of the beautiful golf courses including some of the most highly rated courses in the world. The scenery we encountered across the North Island was stunning. That in South Island was simply breathtaking.
These trips don’t just happen. Huge thanks must go to Trent at New Zealand golf, to Ian and of course to David and Liz for their parts in organising and running the trip with all its multiple components which all worked like clockwork. I find it hard to believe any company could have organised and run a better trip to this amazing location and my 1,668 photos will help to keep it in my memory for a very long time.