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,...
Front Nine : Unspoiled Walks

Front Nine : Unspoiled Walks

Michael Donaldson grabs his irons and explores a selection of New Zealand’s best unspoiled walks New Zealand is blessed with some magical and unique golf courses – but there are some experiences that fill the senses and defy the adage that golf is a good walk...
Letting in the nothingness

Letting in the nothingness

Michael Donaldson takes a trip to Australia’s golfing mecca. Two golf courses. Four days. Eight rounds. Innumerable lost balls. Some blisters. Umpteen wallabies. Just one snake. We’re going to Tasmania, we said, it’s a bit like New Zealand, there are no snakes....