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GOLF

TRAVELLER

ISSUE EIGHT • SOUTH AFRICA • FIJI • MILLBROOK MASTERS

• HAWKES BAY

WITH COMPLIMENTS


SOUTH AFRICAN

LUXURY GOLF AND SAFARI! MONDAY 13 MAY – THURSDAY 30 MAY 2019

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GOLF TRAVELLER

JUNE 2018

CONTENTS

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South African Luxury golf and safari tour

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Warm up to two tournaments in sunny Fiji

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The 2018 4-course Hawkes Bay Golf & Wine Classic

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Queenstown for the 2018 Millbrook Masters

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PaR nz Golf Holidays for 2018/2019

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SOUTH AFRICAN

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The Links at Fancourt

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Two exceptional types of game – golf and African wildlife – are at the centre of the PaR nz Golfing Holidays 2019 South African Golf and Safari Tour.

This journey is already shaping up to be an unforgettable, exclusive bucket-list adventure. The 18-day PaR nz Golfing Holidays hosted tour will take in eight rounds of championship golf, six nights at deluxe game reserves on safari, a classic-train journey to Cape Town, and tours of historic Robben Island and the mighty Table Mountain. With extended stays at Kruger National Park and the privately-owned Gondwana Game Reserve, there will be plenty of opportunities for close encounters with Africa’s Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and Cape buffalo – in their natural bush settings. Be prepared to fall in love with the country’s people, beauty, and diversity right from the start, when we travel from the country’s biggest city, Johannesburg, to the Kruger National Game Reserve. The safari experience is amazing. We recommend heading out with the experienced field guides and trackers both early in the mornings and late in the day to experience the extraordinary sights, sounds and smells of the ancient natural environments. The wildlife is most active at these times, and the temperatures more moderate. Walking safaris give you a completely different perspective from the comfortable seats of a game-drive vehicle. All your senses will be on full alert as you taste the sweet grass of the veld, smell the musky scent of wild animals… and hear the tell-tale crack of a branch. Walks generally take place after breakfast and last about two hours, depending on the fitness level of guests. During exceptionally hot weather, a walk may be incorporated into the morning game drive before everyone heads back to the lodge for breakfast.

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The Jack Nicklaus designed Pearl Valley course

The Outeniqua course at Fancourt

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Leopard Creek


THE GOLF Treated to rounds on eight highly-rated courses considered among South Africa’s best, the tour takes in four designed by South Africa’s own Gary Player and two by the acclaimed African course architect Peter Matkovich. Jack Nicklaus and Ernie Els round out the mix of top designers. Leopard Creek is closely associated with the immense Kruger National Park and nature conservation authorities. Sightings of crocodile, hippo, antelope, buffalo and wild boar are commonplace throughout the course, along the banks of the adjacent Crocodile River, and in the neighbouring national park. Designer Gary Player had a lot of naturally beautiful forms to work with, and lakes and small streams have been diver ted through this sophisticated, five-star course to enhance its beauty – and challenges. The par-five 18th, for example, presents a tricky shot over a lake to an island green. Pearl Valley has become known for its diverse and plentiful bird life, its environmental efforts, as well as its spectacular setting beside the Berg River and beneath the Simonsberg and Drakenstein mountains. This award-winning Jack Nicklaus signature course north-east of Cape Town is widely regarded as among the top 10 in South Africa. Golf Digest magazine ranked it as fifth best in the country for 2018/19. Spotted eagle owl, African fish eagle, malachite and pied kingfisher, buzzard, kite, cormorant, coot and African duck are among the area’s avian residents. Choosing a signature hole at the Arabella golf course in the Western Cape is an extremely difficult task. An extraordinary, well-designed Peter Matkovich parkland course on the shores of Bot River Lagoon, it has panoramic views of the Palmiet mountain range, wide kikuyu fairways, scalloped sand traps, and pristine greens. Both leading South African golf publications consistently rate it in the country’s top five, and it challenges all levels of golfers. No golfing trip to South Africa is complete without at least one round of the so-called Fancourt Trilogy comprising the Montagu course, the Outeniqua course, and The Links at Fancourt. Gary Player’s design team spent months studying classic links courses in Scotland and Ireland before embarking

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Montagu at Fancourt

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Jock Safari Lodge on the ambitious task of recreating some of golf’s finest holes for The Links on what was once an airfield. It was voted the number one golf resort in the world at the 2018 IAGTO Golf Awards. Celebrated parkland courses Montagu and Outeniqua both have the Outeniqua Mountains as a backdrop. Downloadable, player-friendly course guides with wildlife icons are a useful and fun souvenir. If you are looking for drama in a golf course, then Pinnacle Point might be the answer. Seven of its 18 holes play across chasms to clifftop greens perched above the Indian Ocean. This championship golf course was designed by well-known South African golf course architect Peter Matkovich, who opened the course together with top Irish Tour Professional Darren Clarke in November 2006. It was voted South Africa’s Best Golf Course in the 2016 and 2017 World Golf Awards. We will finish our 2019 South African Golf and Safari Tour in style at the Ernie Els masterpiece, the Oubaai Golf Club. Like nearby Pinnacle Point, the Oubaai links-style course with veld grasses lining its fairways provides golfers with huge views of the Indian Ocean. Parts of the course are played alongside the steep, tree-lined Gwaing River Valley – including one hole requiring a 120-metre drive across a gorge to reach the fairway. Contact Denise now +64 275 662 385 or email denise@parnz.co.nz

SOUTH AFRICAN Jock Safari Lodge

LUXURY GOLF AND SAFARI! MONDAY 13 MAY – THURSDAY 30 MAY 2019

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TOUR INCLUSIONS Deluxe accommodation • 4 nights at 5-star Jock Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park in luxury rooms • 2 nights on the exclusive 5-star Rovos Rail from Pretoria to Cape Town in deluxe twin suites • 4 nights at the 4.5-star Commodore Hotel, in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, standard rooms • 1 night at the 5-star Arabella Hotel, deluxe rooms • 4 nights at 5-star Fancourt (Voted no #1 Golf Resort in the World), classic rooms • 2 nights at 5-star Gondwana Game Reserve in Fynbos Villas Game drives • 2 morning and 2 evening game drives in Kruger National Park from Jock Safari Lodge • 1 morning and 2 evening game drives at Gondwana Private Game Reserve Extensive meal inclusions • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Jock Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park • Tea and coffee on demand at Jock Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park • Breakfast, lunch and dinner, and refreshments on the Rovos Rail Train • Full cooked breakfast at the Commodore and Arabella Hotels • Breakfast daily at Fancourt • Two (2) dinner vouchers at Fancourt (value ZAR 300 per person) • Breakfast and dinner at Gondwana Game Reserve South African top golf inclusions • Leopard Creek in carts / buggy – halfway house meal / refreshments • Pearl Valley in carts / buggy • Arabella in carts / buggy • Fancourt Montagu in carts / buggy • Fancourt Outeniqua in carts / buggy • The Links at Fancourt with caddy (walking course only) – halfway house meal / refreshments (carts only with a medical) • Pinnacle Point in carts / buggy • Oubaai in carts / buggy Sightseeing • Half day private tour of Cape Town, including Robben Island and Table Mountain • Table Mountain cable car • Cape Winelands Tour including wine tastings Transfers in private luxury vehicles / coaches • Johannesburg Airport to Kruger National Park / return to Rovos Rail station, Pretoria • Transfer / return to Leopard Creek, Pearl Valley Golf • Transfer from Rovos Rail to the Commodore Hotel in Cape Town • Transfer to Arabella from Cape Town, and onto Fancourt • Transfer to Pinnacle Point, and onto Gondwana • Return transfers to Oubaai from Gondwana • Final group transfer from Gondwana to Cape Town International Airport 12

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On board Rovos Rail

The Links at Fancourt

Gondawana Game drive

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SAY BULA

TO FIJI IN AUGUST 2018

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Two huge annual Fiji tournaments are now just weeks away. Join PaR nz Golfing Holidays in the sun and escape the winter blues.

The Sheraton Fiji Denarau Women’s Golf Classic If you are looking for a tonic for the mid-year winter blues, escape and come enjoy the sun with us in beautiful Fiji! Now in our 16th year, we welcome back many of our tournament regulars and openly invite new faces to our annual Denarau Women’s Golf Classic proudly presented by The Sheraton Fiji Resorts. Yes, this one’s for the girls only!

The Sheraton Fiji Villa Teams Challenge PaR nz Golfing Holidays welcome men and women golfers, The Sheraton Fiji Villa Teams Challenge which attracts golfers from around New Zealand, Australia and Fiji, and has done so for a record 22 years! Many of the teams who play in the tournament are regulars and keep coming back to Fiji year after year. Both tour naments include a week long programme with attractively-priced 7-night packages staying with our tournament par tners, The Sheraton Fiji and their three properties including the Westin Fiji and the Sheraton Villas. Dates, details and airline specials all detailed on www.parnz.co.nz

15th hole at Denarau

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HAWKES BAY GOLF & WINE

4-COURSE

CLASSIC 29 October - 2 November 2018

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Hawkes Bay Vineyard The 2018 Hawkes Bay 4-Course Golf & Wine Classic, now in its third year has proven to be a popular tournament on the New Zealand golfing calendar. The four golf courses included in the tournament are Hastings, Napier, Hawkes Bay and Maraenui and the Tournament dates are set for Monday 29 October - Friday 2 November 2018. This tournament is hosted over five days at the four golf courses, located in the fabulous Hawkes Bay with an option to play the renowned Cape Kidnappers, rated #16 in the world. The region is a major wine growing

area on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, and Napier is New Zealand’s Art Deco capital. The tournament is open to men and women affiliated golfers, all handicap levels and ages 30+. We welcome New Zealand and international golfers to join us in the Hawkes Bay for a week of fun golf, great food and wine, and to enjoy all the region has to offer. New in 2018 will be a fun teams event playing in teams of 4. Enter as a team or we will find you a team, along with a new Seniors Division for 70+.

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THE AKARUA

2018 MILLBROOK

MASTERS

4 – 10 November 2018

Shotover Canyon, Queenstown


Jack’s Point, Queenstown Welcome to the 16th annual Millbrook Masters hosted by PaR nz Golfing Holidays, from the 4th - 10th November. Visit Queenstown for a magic tournament week in the spring colours of Central Otago. The Millbrook Masters packages include 4 rounds tournament golf in car ts playing both the Millbrook and Jack’s Point Courses and staying 6 nights in luxury at the 5-star Millbrook Resort, New Zealand’s No. 1 golf resort. NEW in 2018, the Millbrook Masters will become an international teams competition limited to entries of 24 teams. Make up your team of any combination of four players or let us know and we can find you a team. During the week you will get to play with your team mates along with making new friends with other Millbrook Masters. The social programme is comprehensive including welcome and farewell functions featuring award winning AKARUA wines, daily lunches, betting fun on the Melbourne Cup, souvenir tournament jersey, a great prize table and much more.

Jack’s Point, Queenstown

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Golfing Holidays

2018

August 11 – 18 SHERATON FIJI DENARAU WOMENS GOLF CLASSIC - FIJI • The 16th annual fun, ladies’ pairs event – a week-long ladies’ tournament based at the Sheraton Denarau. There are many themed functions with daily lunches included, and of course many cocktails to be had! • Click here for more information. August 18 – 25 SHERATON FIJI VILLA TEAMS CHALLENGE - FIJI • Mixed teams of four in a week-long tournament for men and women – any age and handicap. The tournament is based at the Sheraton Denarau with multiple accommodation options. Escape the winter blues! • Click here for more information. September 2 – 19 GRAND ITALIAN GOLF TOUR - FINAL PLACES • Hosted tour starting in Rome, and onto Florence, Venice, Turin and Como with 9 rounds of golf in each city, and yes, including Venice! An exciting itinerary that includes wine tasting, truffle degustation lunch, Venice gondola ride. • For more info denise@parnz.co.nz September 26 – October 13 RYDER CUP & NORTHERN FRANCE TOUR – FINAL PLACES • Our tour starts in Paris with the 2018 Ryder Cup being hosted by Le Golf National, then onto Northern France with golf at Dinard, Pleneuf Val Andre’, Deauville, Omaha Beach, St Omer, Fontainbleau, and finishing at Le Golf National • Contact denise@parnz.co.nz October 20 – 21 NZ GOLF MIXED FOURSOMES CHAMPIONSHIP – HAWKES BAY • Labour weekend tournament that includes a ‘happy hour’ on Friday 19 Oct, breakfast with two rounds of match play on Saturday, with finals and lunch on Sunday 21 October. • All ages, all handicaps – enter here. October 29 – November 2 HAWKES BAY 4 COURSE GOLF & WINE CLASSIC – HAWKES BAY – Sponsored by Trinity Hill • Now its third year, attracting golfers from around New Zealand and Australia, the programme includes golf at Hastings, Napier, Maraenui and Hawkes Bay Golf Clubs. Wine tasting lunches included daily • Enter on line here. November 4 – 10 2018 AKARUA MILLBROOK MASTERS – QUEENSTOWN • The Millbrook Masters, supported by Akarua with wine-matching lunches and functions played on Queenstown’s Jack’s Point and the 27 holes of Millbrook. New teams event in 2018 • Enter on line here. November 26 – 29 NZ GOLF WOMEN’S SENIOR FOURSOMES - NELSON – FINAL PLACES • One of the highlights on the senior women’s calendar every year, the links challenge of Nelson is set to host the 2018 New Zealand Golf’s Women’s Senior Foursomes. Open to women aged 50 and over • Enter on line here.

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2019

Golfing Holidays January 11 – 13 NZ GOLF MEN’S & WOMEN’S MID-AMATEUR – OMANU, MT MAUNGANUI • Open to men and women aged 30 and over with handicaps <14 for men, and <24 for women. Winners will be awarded entry into the 2019 Australian Mid-Amateur with a NZ Golf uniform and travel grant. • Enter on line here. January 11 – 13 NZ GOLF MENS & WOMEN’S 9-HOLE MASTERS – OMANU, MT MAUNGANUI • National tournament for 9-hole players to compete over 3 days, 27 holes on a premium course in the Bay of Plenty. 18-hole players are also welcome. Field split into men and women’s fields by handicap • Enter on line here. February 18 – 21 NZ GOLF WOMEN’S SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – CROMWELL • NZ Golf tournament open to all women aged 50 and over with multiple flights and plates, for all handicap levels. Combines the Senior Women’s Championship in the first round qualifying, with match play to follow • Enter on line here. March 26 – 28 NZ WOMENS AUTUMN FOURSOMES – PARAPARAUMU • The chance for women to play this premium links course in one of the fun, but competitive national foursomes events should not be missed. Open to all women members, no age or handicap limits. • Enter on line here. April 8 – 12 MOUNT MICHAEL CENTRAL OTAGO AUTUMN GOLF CLASSIC – OTAGO • The 11th annual 5-course premium golf challenge will be released in June 2018, giving players the chance to take on the Alexandra, Arrowtown, Cromwell, Queenstown and Wanaka • Enquire on line here. May 6 – 10 BAY OF ISLANDS 4-COURSE CLASSIC – BAY OF ISLANDS • Players will have an extra special mix of courses – the scenic, and challenging Kauri Cliffs, to Waitangi, Bay of Islands Kerikeri, and the friendly Whangaroa. Range of accommodation packages with add-ons and extensions possible • Email golf@parnz.co.nz May 13 – 20 SOUTH AFRICAN LUXURY GOLF & SAFARI – FINAL PLACES • A stunning deluxe tour that takes in Kruger National Park, the deluxe Rovos Rail tour to Cape Town, private game reserve at Gondwana, and golf at the best, including the 5 star Fancourt • For more information – email denise@parnz.co.nz June 13 – 30 2019 CANADIAN ROCKIES GOLF TOUR – CANADA • This bucket-list tour starts in Calgary then into the Rockies and finally Vancouver. Banff Springs, Greywolf, Predator Ridge and Chateau Whistler are just a tease of the courses we play • To book for 2019, or reserve a place for 2020, contact denise@parnz.co.nz now!

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South Africa Fiji Millbrook Masters Hawkes Bay

Golf traveller issue 8  

South Africa Fiji Millbrook Masters Hawkes Bay