Australasia and South Pacific Best Golf Courses



Best golf courses in Australasia and the South Pacific by Country

Just how enjoyable is golfing Down Under? The major Australian cities are peppered with a number of world-class golf courses, resorts and clubs, though Melbourne stands out for sheer choice and diversity.

It wasn't hard to find five-star golf courses in Melbourne; some of the golf complexes here are truly spectacular – excellent rolling, impressive bunkering, nicely sloping greens, pitching fairways, ocean, countryside, lagoon and marshland views and well architected clubhouses.
In Sydney, we discovered what we believe to be Australia's best golf course, New South Wales– a gem with spectacular sea views, well-paced greens and unbelievable bunkering.

Amidst the scenic views of the Gold Coast, we played at championship golf courses with challenging holes and fast sloping greens that add suspense to your game! Our Australian golfing adventure also took us to the best golf courses in Perth, Hunter Valley, Adelaide, Tasmania and King Island, and the south east.

New Zealand has over 400 golf courses – among the most per capita in the world – scattered pretty evenly across the country. Here's a brief look at what you can expect at the best golf courses in Australasia and the South Pacific. 

Though Auckland has its share of top-rated golf courses, the large variety in the North Island and South Island was a pleasant revelation. At the exclusive and prestigious Royal Auckland private club, the parkland oasis, gentle undulations and challenging holes amidst diverse, colorful flora, heighten the playing experience.

In the North Island, we had the pleasure of exploring Cape Kidnappers, an open links-style layout defined by gullies, ravines and cliffs towering 500 feet above Hawke's Bay. Beyond the spellbinding landscape, the super-fast greens and strong winds compel you to put more effort into your shot-making and double the pride of getting your shots right! The South Island boasts dramatically elevated tee-boxes, beautifully-crafted greens and stunning views of the Coronet Peak mountain range. 


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In addition to Australia and New Zealand, we also feature Papua New Guinea, Fiji and French Polynesia. Fiji's tree-lined, open layout courses have been designed by the likes of Vijay Singh and noted architect Robert Trent Jones Jr.

On the volcanic island, the parkland layouts offer glimpses of the Pacific Ocean and boast a vivid vegetation of avocado, grapefruit and lemon trees. Golf courses in Port Moresby and Lae occupy former WW2 American army camps, and assure well-defended greens and a challenging experience.

 

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