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Any Sorta Serious golfer knows Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary’s charm is the delightful wildlife and nature found within the predator-free enclosure, but they come for golf first and foremost. Don’t be fooled, this is top-drawer golf in well-presented year-round playable conditions. The course serves as a sanctuary for native wildlife, including kiwi chicks and retired breeding takahe, while enchanting visitors with delightful birdsong, fallow deer, Pekin ducks, pheasants, and tranquil streams. All that can distract you from the job at hand - demanding and exhilarating shots within an oil-painting background. 18 holes of New Zealand’s finest, a beloved destination for the Sorta Serious golfer.
Often the journey is the destination. Tūrangi Golf Club course is one of those times, especially if you’re Sorta Serious. In close proximity to revered fishing spots and close to three ski fields, Tūrangi Golf Club - ideally situated at the base of an ancient volcano - is ideal for combining morning golf with alternate activities. An 18-hole layout across undulating, evergreen fairways and well-conditioned greens. It takes a Sorta Serious golfer to go the extra mile and play hidden gems. All roads lead to Tūrangi - the heart of the North Island.
The Sorta Serious golfers require serious destinations. The Kinloch Golf Club course stands alone in the New Zealand golfing landscape - the only Jack Nicklaus Signature Course you’ll find on our shores, always demanding, always playable, and always a stunning setting that presents pure golf. Behind Kinloch’s gorgeous and flirty smile hide some sharp teeth. Many dreams have been made and broken among these folded landscapes - the ultimate golfing playground where golden bears once roamed. 18 championship-level, iconic and electric golf holes. Get ready, get hungry, and get a serious test of your game. Unblemished fairways, perfection personified - golf doesn’t get much better than Kinloch. If you’re Sorta Serious, are you game?
Any Sorta Serious golfer or golf trip to Taupō is not complete without a loop around the Centennial Golf Course - the premier 18-hole track of Taupō Golf Club’s 36-hole offering. Centennial is a stoic and quiet achiever among local options - wonky terrain, postcard views, and playability across the seasons. The lowkey vibes, with pumice-based, parklands playground is the perfect option to compliment any keen or serious golf trip to the area. A little kinder of the pocket, and big-course appeal, without the fanfare. If you’re Sorta Serious - take it from us, Centennial is seriously your kind of golf.
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