Kauri Cliffs Golf Tour - Pairs Golf Tournament plus Auckland/Bay of Islands Luxury Golf Tour 18 to 26 September 2019 (9 days - 8 nights)
Detailed Itinerary & Golf Programme
THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT AND IS WAIT LIST ONLY
Tour Cost A$10,700/Couple (A$5,350 pp Twin Share)
You are invited to join Trendsetter Travel’s Auckland/Bay of Islands/ Kauri Cliffs Golf Tour which includes attendance at the annual Pairs Golf Tournament, to be held in September 2019, at Kauri Cliffs. The tour has 8 nights of luxury 5 star accommodation including 3 nights at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs. Your tour hosts are David Cooper and Adrienne Witteman. Apart from playing 3 rounds at Kauri Cliffs, rated in the world’s top 100 courses, you will also get to enjoy 3 additional games of golf including 2 of Auckland’s top golf courses.
Kauri Cliffs is one of the most luxurious golf resorts in the world. Participating in this annual weekend event is, by some margin, the best value proposition when staying and playing at Kauri Cliffs. Other tour accommodation is at the best available 5 star hotels in Auckland and Paihia.
While you are required to arrive in Kerikeri independently (most we assume will take connecting same day flights via Auckland), all subsequent transport will be by coach.
Ample golf carts will be available for all 6 golf rounds and will be included in your tour cost. For those preferring to walk and use trundlers, a credit will be provided.
We look to avoid being rushed at golf – intending to arrive between 45 minutes and 60 minutes before 1st tee off (in all situations we have organised multiple tee starts) and have time for a refreshing drink (complimentary other than at Kauri Cliffs) in the club rooms post golf. While you will participate in the Kauri Cliffs 4BBB 36 hole 2 day pairs event (with attractive prizes), we will run competitions at the 3 golf courses played external from Kauri Cliffs. We will also provide prizes for the top 3 4BBB scores within our group at Kauri Cliffs in the 36 hole event. Strict rules of golf will apply other than the “Irish Rule” for lost balls in the interests of speeding up play. We are staying at the end of September with spring golf conditions. Importantly, all courses we play should be in excellent condition with no course maintenance scheduled for the 3 to 4 weeks prior to our play. However this is NZ and there is no guarantee of brilliant weather regardless of the time of the year.
Wednesday 18 September 2019
Fly to Auckland and connect with a flight to Kerikeri. The preferred connecting flight is the 4.30 pm Auckland to Kerikeri flight (50 minutes). There are direct morning flights from all of Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney which allow you to connect with this flight. There are also flights earlier and later in the day to Kerikeri from Auckland. We will organise a coach pick up for those on this flight only. If arriving on other flights, it will be a 23 km (20 minute) transfer to Paihia. We are booked in the only 5 star hotel in Paihia which is of sufficient size to take all our party. This evening, we will dine (own expense) at the hotel’s Provenir Restaurant – one of the leading restaurants in Paihia.
Accommodation (2 nights) – Pahia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel www.paihiabeach.co.nz/
Thursday 19 September 2019
Following a leisurely breakfast, we depart by coach for an 11am multi tee start at the scenic Waitangi Golf Course, a short 5 minute drive from our hotel. Should anyone’s golf clubs be off-loaded from the previous day’s Kerikeri flight, this should give them time to be delivered either the previous night or this morning. In addition, the Waitangi Golf Club has hire clubs if needed.
This evening there will be independent dining. However, we will organise a group table at one of the leading Paihia restaurants for those that would prefer.
Friday 20 September 2019
In order to maximise our time at Kauri Cliffs, our coach will leave at 8.00 am (with breakfast from 7 am) for the approximate 45 minute drive to Kauri Cliffs, where we have a shot gun tee start at 9.45 am. After golf, check into your luxurious rooms at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs. As the property only has a limited number of rooms, we understand the tournament is limited to 13 pairs. Our group will obviously dominate the tournament numbers (and hopefully the podium).
Our tour price includes the 3 day/3 night Kauri Cliffs stay comprising Friday’s practice round, tournament rounds on Saturday and Sunday (carts are included all days), wonderful prizes, a cocktail hour followed by dinners on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, breakfast all mornings, lunch on the Sunday and a complimentary mini bar (includes local beers and red and white still wines).
As you will be a Virtuoso booking, you will also be entitled to a US$100 spa credit and a room upgrade subject to availability. Our bookings will be in the Suites (56 sqm) and upgrades would be to the Deluxe Suites (70 sqm). Irrespective, all suites are large and luxurious and some 10% to 20% larger than the equivalent accommodation at Kauri Cliffs.
Accommodation (3 Nights) – Kauri Cliffs – www.robertsonlodges.com/the-lodges/kauri-cliffs
Saturday 21 September 2019
After a relaxing breakfast, there is a mid morning start for the 1st round of the Pairs Tournament. Tee times and playing groups are drawn by Kauri Cliffs and the day concludes with cocktails and a lovely dinner for all competitors.
Sunday 22 September 2019
Today is the 2nd round of the Pairs Tournament (played with a two tee start), after which there will be a buffet lunch and prize giving. We will stay a 3rd night at Kauri Cliffs with independent dining.
There are stunning prizes on offer for the 1st 4 place getters in the 4 ball competition. In addition, we will run our own tour competition over the 2 rounds.
Monday 23 September 2019
We will have a relaxing morning after 4 days of golf and will not depart Kauri Cliffs until 11.30 am. The drive to Auckland is approximately 4 hours in good traffic and will be broken with a restaurant lunch at Mangawai (half way to Auckland). For those enthusiasts, an early round will not be possible at Kauri Cliffs as the course’s annual maintenance programme (ie heavy coring) commences today. This guarantees that we should be playing on perfect greens and fairways the previous 3 days.
We will arrive in Auckland around 6 pm and there will be a free evening for independent dining. We will stay in arguably Auckland’s leading 5 star hotel, Sofitel Auckland, located within the redeveloped Viaduct area of Auckland Harbour. The hotel is a short walk to the waterfront area and the many great restaurants.
Our rooms are Deluxe King (or twin) rooms with an area of 35 sqm. The rooms come with separate deep bath and shower. Upgrades to a Junior Suite are available for an additional A$250/night.
Accommodation (3 nights) – Sofitel Auckland – www.sofitel-auckland.com/luxury-accommodation/
Tuesday 24 September 2019
Today we coach 45 minutes north and play Gulf Harbour www.gulfharbourcountryclub.co.nz , located on the spectacular Whangaparaoa Peninsula. The course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Junior in the 1990s and has held the World Cup of Golf.
This evening there will be independent dining. However, we will organise a group table at one of the leading Auckland restaurants for those that would prefer.
Wednesday 25 September 2019
Today we coach 40 minutes west of Auckland and play Murawai Golf Club, the only true links golf course in the greater Auckland region. In recent years, the course has been substantially upgraded and is now one of the leading golf courses in the Auckland region.
This evening will be our farewell dinner and we will book all our group in one of Auckland’s many great restaurants.
Thursday 26 September 2019
Our Kauri Cliff Golf tour concludes post breakfast. You should organise independent airport transfers to Auckland International Airport or better still extend your stay in New Zealand – Adrienne will have plenty of ideas where to visit and stay.
All payments will be in A$ – the full price is A$10,700/pair or A$5,350 pp (twin share)
This includes your Kauri Cliffs 3 day/3 night package, 5 nights additional 5 star hotel accommodation (including breakfast) in Auckland and Paihia, all coach transfers as stated, all green fees, all motorised carts drinks post golf (other than at Kauri Cliffs), prize money as stated and all gratuities.
Costings do not include your return flights to NZ and evening dinners (although dinners are included the 3 nights at Kauri Cliffs).
Payment terms are as follows:
Total Price Payable: A$10,700/couple/pair
Deposit at the time of booking: A$4,000/couple/pair
Balance due 4 months from departure (on 18 May 2019): A$6,700/couple/pair
Payment is via bank transfer to Trendsetter Travel into the following account.
Trendsetter Travel & Cruise Centre Pty Ltd
ANZ Bank – Client Account
Account Number 012 003 8334 12763
Alternatively, you can pay by credit card (surcharges apply of 1.0% on Visa/MC and 2.0% on AMEX).
- Outside 180 days – full refund less A$500 pp administration charge
- 120 to 180 days prior – 50%
- Inside 120 days – no refund