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...
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,...
Black-sand beauty at Muriwai

Black-sand beauty at Muriwai

The first tee at Muriwai Golf Club offers one of the best opening hole vistas in New Zealand – and it just gets better from there. The links layout butts up against the famous surf beach on Auckland’s West Coast – it’s so close to the beach that the Muriwai Surf Life...
Tara Iti debuts at No 29

Tara Iti debuts at No 29

Tara Iti golf course north of Auckland has leapt in to superstardom after the course made its debut at No 29 on the influential Golf magazine’s prestigious list of the world’s top 100 courses. Tara Iti, designed by noted American architect Tom Doak, is a...