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Golf stars align -- including Lydia Ko, Bob Charles and champion Michael Hendry -- at 2013 New Zealand PGA Championship in Queenstown
Michael Hendry defended his title at the 2013 New Zealand PGA Championship, but the real winner was New Zealand golf and The Hills Golf Club. Michael Hendry defended his title at the 2013 New Zealand PGA Championship, but the real winner was New Zealand golf and The Hills Golf Club. This exclusive club in the shadow of the Remarkables Mountains, is a true work of art, a demanding course with all sorts of intrigue and nuance. A handful of unique sculptures add even more scenery to the landscape.
Hunt for birds and birdies inside the sanctuary called the Wairakei International Golf Course in New Zealand
Wairakei International Golf Course served as the forefather to Kauri Cliffs and Cape Kidnappers in attracting international golfers to New Zealand. Golfers will appreciate the natural setting of streams, ponds and bunker faces lined with wood (almost like Pete Dye's railroad ties) at Wairakei.
It was Captain James Cook who dreamed up the name Cape Kidnappers for the dramatic cliffs off the eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island in 1769. More than two centuries later in 2004, it was owner Julian Robertson and architect Tom Doak who made this natural wonder one of the world's most sought-after golf courses.
Fabulous food, paired with New Zealand's most popular wines, creates wonderful dining experiences throughout the country, especially after a rousing round of golf. Golf writer Jason Deegan recently spent five days each on the North and South islands, tasting his way through multiple golf destinations without a single bad meal.
Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables Mountains hug Queenstown Golf Club, a stunning course the locals call Kelvin Heights. The club occupies a hilly peninsula of land jutting into the lake, creating an amphitheater of beauty on New Zealand's rugged South Island. Kelvin Heights plays hard to get on the scorecard, so don't let the views distract you!
The Farm at Cape Kidnappers leaves a lasting impression simply by passing through the front gate. It's an isolated nine-kilometer drive to reach The Farm, a luxury lodge built in 2007 atop the summit of the 6,000-acre working farm. This five-star resort destination is not like most farms, though. It's all play -- and no work -- for guests.
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