Back Nine, Cape Kidnappers

The land of the long white cloud, New Zealand is one of the world's leading modern golf destinations, with the likes of Cape Kidnappers, Jack's Point, Kauri Cliffs and Paraparaumu Beach luring the discerning golf traveller. At Planet Golf we can tailor a North or South Island package to suit your groups requirements - playing Cape Kidnappers, Paraparaumu Beach, Kinloch, Kauri Cliffs and others on the North Island, and the likes of Jack's Point, Arrowtown and Millbrook on the South Island.

Feature Courses Include:

Cape Kidnappers


Situated on the East Coast of New Zealand’s North Island, Cape Kidnappers is a sumptuous five-star golf resort designed by American architect Tom Doak. The course occupies part of an isolated 5,000-acre sheep station and incorporates stunning sandstone cliff fingers that plummet 500 feet down into the waters of Hawke’s Bay. With a number of holes running toward and away from these cliff edges, and even routed along the bluffs, this is one of the most beautiful modern layouts in golf with some unforgettable coastal views.
Location: North Island

 Kauri Cliffs  


The northeastern section of the North Island was the birthplace of the New Zealand nation, and is a region of rare unspoilt natural beauty. A striking subtropical coastline is dotted with gorgeous islands and secluded coves and bays. It was here in Matauri Bay during the 1990s that Wall Street financier Julian Robertson bought a 4,000-acre cattle ranch and looked to create his own luxury golf destination. With the odd cluster of the region’s giant Kauri trees and a site touching enormous cliffs that crash hundreds of feet down into the sea, Kauri Cliffs was born.
Location: North Island

 Paraparaumu Beach


Full of messy dunes and bumpy fescue fairways, Paraparaumu Beach is a subtle masterpiece with Alex Russell’s undulating holes and small greens guarded by fierce traps and testing all elements of your game. The layout plays little more than 6,000 meters from the tips but is far from a pushover as the target areas are frightfully difficult to find under the naturally breezy coastal conditions. A solid short game is important but driving straight is absolutely vital here as thick hay borders the fairways and taking your approach from the wrong side on most of the longer holes is a recipe for disaster.
Location: North Island

 Kinloch Golf Club


A visual feast from start to finish, the Kinloch Club was designed by Jack Nicklaus Design and is one of that company’s most distinctive and original creations. Set across lumpy ground undulations and wedged in a valley between steep hillsides, much of the course overlooks the still waters of Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest fresh-water lake.
Location: North Island

Jack's Point Golf Course


An undeniably spectacular experience, Jack’s Point is a rather polarizing layout perched deliciously above Queenstown’s crystal clear Lake Wakatipu. Designed by New Zealand property developer John Darby, the course takes its name from a local character known as Maori Jack, who was not only the first to find gold in the area during the 1860s but also saved two friends from drowning on the lake near where the golf course is located.
Location: South Island


Travel Itinerary Options: 

Planet Golf can tailor a golf package to New Zealand to suit your specific requirements, with 3, 4 and 5 star accommodation options available. Tours can be arranged for the North Island, South Island or the Ultimate New Zealand Golf Adventure which covers both islands and includes transfers and golf at the country's premier courses.