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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.
Jack Nicklaus left his design mark at the Kinloch Club, a dynamic inland links that opened in 2007 in the heart of New Zealand's North Island. Golf Digest rated the course no. 76 among its top 100 courses outside of the U.S. in 2012. Glimpses of Lake Taupo in the distance add beauty to an intoxicating amphitheater of hills surrounding the golf course.
Lake Taupo, a touristy region in the heart of New Zealand's North Island, offers something not even the great Lodge at Kauri Cliffs and the Farm at Cape Kidnappers can deliver -- two Golf Digest top 100 courses outside the U.S. Jason Scott Deegan has more on where to play, where to stay and what to do off the course at Lake Taupo.
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