Golf Vacations New Zealand
Golf Vacations New Zealand
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Let Golf Vacations New Zealand take care of everything and experience golf at its best with stunning scenery, great variety of golf courses and friendly, efficient service.We provide golf day trips, self-drive New Zealand golf holidays and customised tours, ranging from Auckland day trips to New Zealand-wide tours. No minimum numbers are required for day trips. We will transport you to and from your accommodation in our luxury minibuses, share our local knowledge and provide playing partners (if required).
Orewa, New Zealand

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Bryan I
Las Vegas, NV1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Family
Professional, personal service. From planning to execution, Colin and Renee were beyond helpful.

Best service received for any golf trip.
Written 15 February 2024
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Thank you very much for your great feedback. It was a pleasure to meet you both and we hope to have the opportunity of meeting again and being of service again in the future.
Written 16 February 2024
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jmholdy
10 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
The trip was well planned, balancing golf with sightseeing. The golf courses we played were amazing and beautiful. It made the trip so smooth to have it all planned out ahead of time. Our accommodations were just right as well. We really appreciated their insight and experiences about what to see and do on our trip.

Colin and Renee were there to meet us and help get started by accompanying us to the rental car office and making sure we were all set before we headed out in our way. The printed binder of note as was a great reference tool for us. It was very reassuring knowing they were reachable if there was any need. They were very responsive when we had any questions or to clarify something we needed to know.

I would highly recommend them for future trips.
Written 14 February 2024
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on the services we provide. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time in New Zealand and hope to be able to welcome you back soon.
Written 16 February 2024
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triplaf
Independence, CA5 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Colin and Renee put together a fantastic driving and golf tour of New Zealand. We spent 25 days in New Zealand of which 15 were on the North Island and 10 days on the South. They took care of all of the hotel reservations and golf tee times and some of the excursions. Once we arrived, they met us with a binder of easy to follow directions and vouchers. They explained the essentials and were available by cell phone if we needed any additional help throughout the trip. We played at 12 golf courses including Kauri Cliffs, Cape Kidnappers, Te Arai, Jacks Point, and some other gems that are not so well known. The beauty of NZGolfVacations.com is that they tailored the vacation to what we wanted. I highly recommend them.
Written 14 February 2024
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Thank you for sharing your experience of using our service and we really appreciate you taking the time to do this. We hope you will be back to enjoy more time in our beautiful country.
Written 16 February 2024
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Navigator135449
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Couples
Our trip was arranged by member of our group who worked with Colin and Renee. We started with no expectations but the reality of our trip was wonderful. The details of the trip worked out despite some weather issues, but that does not convey why we had such a great time. New Zealand is fabulous, of course, but Colin and Renee worked hard to make our experience the best it could be. Were we all pleased? Absolutely. So much so that Colin and Renee have multiple invitations to visit us in the US so we can host them and put shrimp on the barbe.
Written 17 November 2023
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Thank you for your lovely review. We really enjoyed spending time with the group and hope to have the opportunity of visiting you all some time in the future.
Written 4 December 2023
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Tracey W
1 contribution
Feb 2023 • Couples
An amazing golfing holiday all thanks to Colin and Renee! Very professional and knowledgeable about the courses we wanted to play. Easy to communicate with at all times throughout our trip and lovely to meet them to play golf whilst we were there !! Nothing was too much trouble - an amazing holiday all thanks to you both !! Thank you so much for everything! Nick & Tracey Wilson
Written 25 June 2023
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We do apologise for the delay in replying to your lovely review. Unusually, it appears we were not notified by TripAdvisor that a review had been posted. Thank you for your great review. It was so nice to meet you both and we hope to have the opportunity of meeting up again some time.
Written 4 December 2023
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Nick W
1 contribution
Feb 2023 • Couples
An absolutely wonderful golf trip and all thanks to Colin and Renee. Communication was excellent throughout our trip as they had excellent knowledge of the golf courses we wanted to visit. They were always easy to contact and communicate with, and it was lovely to meet up and play golf with them too!! I highly recommend them for organising your New Zealand golfing trip they were so professional and organised !! Thank you both for making our holiday so special!!
Nick & Tracey Wilson
Written 25 June 2023
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We do apologise for the delay in replying to your lovely review. Unusually, it appears we were not notified by TripAdvisor that a review had been posted. We really appreciate your kind words and are so pleased you had a great time in New Zealand.
Written 4 December 2023
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Marilyn C
Perth, Australia68 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
This was our 2nd New Zealand golfing holiday with Colin and Renee, they were recommended by a couple in our golf club who are currently on their 3rd holiday with them, what better advert than that. We had an idea of where we wanted to go and from our trip 9 years previously. Colin called me and discussed various things, preferred golf courses, budget, type of accommodation, sight seeing, length of drives etc and how often we wanted to drive, 3 days later we received our suggested itinerary. It was just what we wanted so we booked straight away. Colin met us at the airport, we collected our vehicle and drove to Orewa and met Renee and went through all the details. We had arrived just after Cyclone Gabrielle but we still had some of the after effects like power cuts, golf cancellations etc but when ever this happened Colin and Renee were on the phone to us and making changes to golf courses and accommodation etc. We were there for 5 weeks and played 13 games, our favourite courses being Kauri Cliffs, Millbrook and Jacks Point, the others were pretty good as well and the scenery from some of these courses are amazing. We also did the Milford Sound overnight cruise, lovely weather and worthwhile doing, we drove there after staying in Te Anua and playing there, a typical country course but still a pleasure to play. Accommodation everywhere was excellent, we requested motels and the standard there is great, everything g you need, quite a few overlooking the ocean. We spent just over 2 weeks in the North Island and 3 weeks in the South, we stayed at Millbrook Resort for 5 nights towards the end and after all the travels it was lovely to be in one place for a time and Arrowtown a quaint old mining village is just 5 minutes away. Our next visit to New Zealand will be booked with Colin and Renee, there is no doubt about it, their attention to details is magnificent and nothing is too big or too small for them to deal with. Thanks you again for arranging a fantastic holiday for us.
Written 18 March 2023
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We really appreciate your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to be able to help you plan your second trip and to know that, apart from a few hiccups along the way due to the cyclone, everything went well. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
Written 22 March 2023
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Philip J
1 contribution
Feb 2023
Colin certainly exceeded our expectations organizing our NZ tour which consisted of golf, site seeing, wine tasting and good restaurants. Colin was fantastic in communicating with us for changes required due to cyclone damage. We met with Colin at our hotel in Auckland and he gave us a detailed itinerary booklet with very useful information. We certainly would recommend Golf Vacations New Zealand if you were planning a holiday in NZ. When planning our trip, we looked at TripAdvisor and made our decision based on the great recommendations.
Written 9 March 2023
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Thank you for your great review. We were so pleased your group didn’t have to postpone your trip. We hope to have the opportunity of assisting and meeting up with you again soon.
Written 22 March 2023
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AlliWong
Hong Kong15 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Colin was fabulous. Excellent communicator pre-trip and throughout. He really listened to our preferences/needs and also had welcomed expert recommendations, so the result was a well crafted, ideal 6 day golf & touring adventure. He is meticulous on logistics and follow up, and has great suggestions to maximize the fun and minimize the hassle. We highly recommend his services and will certainly call upon Colin and Golf Vacations NZ to plan our next visit!
Written 8 March 2023
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Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to be able to assist you and we hope to have the opportunity to meet up again.
Written 22 March 2023
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Bill A
1 contribution
Jan 2023
From the very first communication with Colin and Renee (pre-COVID) until we arrived in Auckland, their efforts and willingness to listen to our hopes for our golf vacation and visit, coupled with their guidance to design with and for us, was supportive and exceptional. Upon arrival, they were at the airport, took us to get our fully paid and fully insured rental and then sat down with an extensive folder which included all the vouchers and information needed for our 3 week adventure. They covered every detail including what would be needed for a driver's license.
Once we embarked on our journey, each location stop was clearly well planned. We were greeted by name at every motel, golf course, for the Millford Sound trip (a must for everyone I would think) and even at the airports for our interisland flights.
We were rewarded with an amazing 3 week adventure where we traveled New Zealand from North (Bay of Islands, Waitangi Treaty Grounds for history and Kauri Cliffs for golf), to the East (tiny ocean front town of Hahei and the beautiful hikes to Cathedral Cove) to Taupo and the incredible golf there at the Kinloch Club and Wairakei i (located inside a sanctuary). We then went to Napier and Cape Kidnappers before heading to the South Island with stops at a mountain resort (Terrace Downs) and finally near Queenstown and Arrowtown. We finished our trip with a day of exploring the Millford Sound( (flight and cruise) and an amazing round of golf at the top rated Jack's Point Golf Course. Along the way, we meant wonderful, kind and very generous people, learned of the history at the Waitangi Treaty grounds, and enjoyed exploring every aspect of a truly remarkably beautiful Country, all because Colin and Renee listened, guided and did everything possible to enhance our experience.
Before our flight arrived in Auckland, my bucket list items were Kauri Cliffs and Cape Kidnappers. They did not disappoint. As our flight left Auckland for home, my bucket list had so many additions on the golf side. However, off the golf course, the Bay of Islands, Waitangi Treaty Grounds Cathedral Cove and Millford Sound all helped to create an experience of a lifetime!
Written 5 February 2023
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Thank you so much for your detailed review and wonderful comments. It was a pleasure to be of assistance to you both and we really enjoyed getting to know you whilst playing golf at gulf Harbour. We do hope we meet up again in the not too distant future.
Written 13 February 2023
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