Putting the links together on Kapiti Coast

Putting the links together on Kapiti Coast

Phil Hamilton and Michael Donaldson get away to one of New Zealand’s best links destinations. With Covid-19 destroying all the best-laid plans, overseas links golf is on a hiatus for the next year or so. There will be no trips to Britain or Tasmania or Oregon to feast...
Waverley offers ultimate value

Waverley offers ultimate value

The list of New Zealand courses that sit on land tailor-made for golf is a very short one. Paraparaumu, Arrowtown, maybe Tara Iti, and Waverley are about it. The small South Taranaki course appears to be well out of its weight class in this company but the terrain...
18 in the 09

18 in the 09

Michael Donaldson explores options for double-up days of Auckland golf. Auckland’s sprawling mass of land, narrowed and pinched  by harbours, rivers and inlets and entangled with motorways – as a result it’s not the easiest place in the world to get around. So,...
Wanaka: from lake view to the desert

Wanaka: from lake view to the desert

Set on a ridge above the lake, Wanaka Golf Club is a cut above the usual small-town course. The front nine, unquestionably the better half, is fittingly hilly for a course set in the mountains. Steady tree-clearing over the past 20 years has opened up the lake views...