PaR nz Golf Traveller Issue 9

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2019 SPAIN PORTUGAL MOROCCO 10 September – 1 October 2019




RC Valderrama, Costa del Sol, Spain





The 2019 Spain, Portugal and Morocco Luxury Golf Tour


2018 Hawkes Bay 4-Course Golf & Wine Classic


Queenstown for the 2018 Akarua Millbrook Masters


2019 Mount Michael Central Otago Autumn Golf Classic


2019 Copthorne Bay of Islands 4-Course Classic

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La Quinta, Spain



Madrid – Marbella – Seville – Lisbon – Marrakech Tuesday 10 September – Tuesday 1 October 2019 Hola, Ola and Ssalamu ‘lekum. A warm Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic welcome to our 2019 Spain Portugal Morocco Golf Tour. This is an exciting 22 day / 21 night fully hosted golf tour that takes in the best golf and cultural highlights of Madrid, Marbella on the Costa del Sol and Seville before heading to Portugal and the magic city of Lisbon, and then onto exciting Marrakech for some Moroccan treats. All our accommodation on tour is 5-star. We start in Madrid staying four nights in the city centre, opposite Neptune’s Fountain and the Museo del Prado housing Europe’s finest artworks. Here we host our welcome dinner on Tuesday 10 September. In Madrid we take a guided city tour and play two courses, Real Sociedada Hipica, site of a previous equestrian society used by King Alfonso XIII, and one of only 18 Spanish clubs to have the Royal title. Our second is Club Santander, designed by leading American architect Rees Jones. Santander is named after its owner, the Santander Group – one of the world’s largest banking groups. We depart Madrid on the 14 September by AVE Fast Train to the Costa del Sol to Málaga, a port city and the birthplace of Pablo Picasso. Then onto Marbella to check into the Westin La Quinta for 5 nights. Our time in Marbella includes three games of golf with of course, the magnificent RC Valderrama pipped to be a favourite. While at Valderrama we will dine at the clubhouse and have a unique opportunity to tour the club’s private museum of golf memorabilia. Our other rounds on the Costa del Sol include golf at Finca Cortesin, host of the Volvo Masters, and La Quinta, a parkland course offering 27 holes in three, 9-hole loops. A special feature on tour will be a guided visit to the Alhambra in Granada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built originally as a fortress in 889 AD. This is Spain’s greatest example of Islamic architecture.


Assoufid Golf Course, Marrakech


Lisbon, Portugal

Pena Palace

Santander Golf Course

Oitavos Dunes, Portugal


Madrid, Spain

On route to Seville, on the 19 September we stop at Jerez for some wine and sherry tasting before checking into the Gran Meila Colón Hotel for three nights. Our time in Seville includes a hosted city tour with entry into the Alcåzar and golf at Royal Seville, designed by Jose Maria Olazabal, and the Nicklaus designed Montecastillo. We have also included a traditional Flamenco Show evening in Seville, to get your toes tapping! We then head over the Por tuguese border on the 22 September with a visit to the historic Roman ruins of Merida on route. Our hotel in Lisbon is the Portobay Liberdade, a boutique urban chic style accommodation located near Avenida da Liberdade, the most luxurious shopping and restaurant avenue in Portugal. The group will enjoy their five nights here to relax and to sample the city’s highlights. In Lisbon we play three rounds, at Penha Longa, a Robert Trent Jones Jnr design, with the clubhouse a conver ted historic monastery and Oitavos Dunes, a stunning links challenge with Atlantic views, ranked one of the best courses in Portugal. A visit to the ancient city of Sintra is also included, be wowed by one of the best collections of Romanticism-style architecture in all of Europe! Our third round is at Belas Clube de Campo, designed by American Rocky Roquemore, and the first course in Europe to obtain the ISO certificate


Alhambra, Granada

Belas Clube de Campo, Lisbon

Portobay Liberdade Hotel, Lisbon

Royal Seville, Seville

Westin La Quinta Golf Resort, Marbella



for environmental design and organisation. And then, for a change of pace and scenery we catch a 90-minute flight on the 27 September, from Lisbon to Morocco for four nights in the exciting city of Marrakech. For our final stay we can fully relax in style at the Domaine des Remparts Spa & Golf Resort and take in a guided tour of the city. We have three final rounds of golf including Assoufid, Al Maaden and Ourika Palm. Assoufid is located on the outskirts of the city on the site of a former imperial city, Al Maaden has been rated as the 3rd best course in Morocco (Golf Digest 2016) and Ourika Palm, completes the Marrakech trilogy – a great test of open parkland design. The Atlas Mountains offer a fantastic backdrop to all these courses. Finally, a grand finale dinner and farewells at our Resort before transferring back to Marrakech airpor t… then homeward bound. Come join PaR nz Golfing Holidays, as experienced golf tour hosts on this fabulous tour of three culturally diverse countries playing 13 rounds of championship golf. Our 2019 tours to South Africa, Canada and Ireland sold out within days of release so don’t delay in securing your place. Limited to 28 golfers.


Finca Cortesin, Costa del Sol

Al Maaden, Marrakech

Souk, Marrakech

Penha Longa Golf Course

Domaine des Remparts Spa & Golf Resort, Marrakech



2019 TOUR INCLUSIONS 5-STAR ACCOMMODATION 21 nights luxury hotels with breakfast daily • 4 nights Westin Madrid Hotel (Deluxe Rooms) • 5 nights Westin La Quinta, Marbella (Classic Rooms) • 3 nights Gran Meila Colón Hotel, Seville (Deluxe Rooms) • 5 nights Portobay Liberdade Hotel, Lisbon (Classic Rooms) • 4 nights Domaine des Remparts Spa & Golf Resort, Marrakech (Suites) GOLF 13 rounds of championship golf with carts 1. Real Sociedad Hipica, Madrid 2. Club Santander, Madrid 3. RC Valderrama, Costa del Sol 4. Finca Cortesin, Costa del Sol 5. La Quinta, Marbella 6. Royal Seville, Seville 7. Montecastillo, Jerez 8. Penha Longa, Lisbon 9. Oitavos Dunes, Lisbon 10. Belas Clube de Campo, Lisbon 11. Assoufid, Marrakech 12. Al Maaden, Marrakech 13. Ourika Palm, Marrakech SPECIAL TOUR FEATURES • Hosted Welcome Dinner in Madrid with drinks • Guided city tour of Madrid with Museo del Prado entry • Guided tour of Granada and the Alhambra • Hosted tour of the private members golf museum at RC Valderrama • Dinner and drinks at RC Valderrama • Guided visit to a winery in Jerez with wine and sherry tasting with tapas • Traditional Flamenco Show in Seville with dinner pre-show • Guided Seville city tour including the Alcázar • Visit to the Roman ruins of Merida • Visit to ancient city of Sintra • Guided city tour of Marrakech • Farewell Dinner in Marrakech with drinks Luxury Transport •Airport transfers in Madrid, Airport to Hotel •Luxury air-conditioned coach throughout with English speaking driver •Airport transfers in Marrakech, Resort to Airport •AVE Fast Train Tickets Madrid to Málaga •Airline tickets Lisbon to Marrakech with luggage included



Seven of New Zealand’s leading wine experts agree that two fine wines from Trinity Hill of Hawkes Bay, make the Fine Wines of New Zealand list for the second consecutive year. The Fine Wines of New Zealand programme is a definitive list of the finest wines crafted in New Zealand based on stringent criteria including provenance and excellence in winemaking over several releases.

Visit the home of Trinity Hill Wines and experience the tastes of these fine wines at the cellar door, 2396 State Highway 50, (Roy’s Hill Road) Hastings. Cellar door open 7 days - 11am to 4pm. | | phone: +64 6 879 7778



CLASSIC 29 October - 2 November 2018

The 2018 Hawke’s 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, Hawke’s Bay, Maraenui and Napier, 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 Hawke’s 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 tour nament 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 Hawke’s 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+.

Napier Golf Club

Hastings Golf Club

Te Mata Peak


WE MADE THE LIST… Seven of New Zealand’s leading Wine Experts agree, Akarua Pinot Noir is on The Fine Wines of New Zealand List.

Our Akarua vineyards in Bannockburn provide us with the exceptional fruit that is destined for our flagship Pinot Noir. Making its inaugural debut on The Fine Wines of NZ list in 2018 we are thrilled to be included alongside other great producers. The Fine Wines of New Zealand is a definitive list of the finest wines produced in New Zealand based on stringent criteria including provenance and excellence in winemaking over several releases.


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4 – 10 November 2018

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 magical tournament week in the spring colours of Central Otago. The Millbrook Master s packages include 4 rounds tournament golf in carts 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.



Akarua Vineyard




CLASSIC 8 April – 12 April 2019


Alexandra Golf Club

On behalf of the Central Otago golf clubs of Alexandra, Arrowtown, Cromwell, Queenstown and Wanaka – we introduce to you the 2019 Mount Michael Central Otago Autumn Golf Classic. Now in its 11th year the Mount Michael Central Otago Autumn Golf Classic is arguably New Zealand’s largest amateur golf tournament and has proven to be extremely popular with local and international golf visitors alike, selling out in a matter of months last year. The 2019 Tournament will take place from Monday 8th April to Friday 12th April 2019, a

magical time to be in the region. For the programme, five rounds will be played consecutively across the various golf courses. Men and women golfers of all ages are welcome to enter. Maximum handicap index of (men 32.0 / women 36.0) apply. New in 2019 we have created drop-in centres in Arrowtown, Cromwell, Queenstown and Wanaka so you have a great fun meeting place for drinks and dining options with your golfing buddies!

Queenstown Golf Club

Cromwell Golf Club



Arrowtown Golf Course

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Kauri Cliffs





3 May – 7 May 2019

Kauri Cliffs, Bay of Islands


Bay of Islands Golf Club

Copthorne Bay of Islands

Waitangi Golf Club

Whangaroa Golf Club



O u r f i r s t ye a r o f t h i s mu l t i - c o u r s e tournament in 2018 was a huge success with a sell-out crowd of over 200 golfers. All took home special memories of playing the spectacular world-class Kauri Cliffs along with great fun experiences at the Bay of Islands Golf Club, Waitangi Golf Club and our roast pork lunch specialists up at Whangaroa Golf Club. We are delighted to be returning to the ‘winterless north’ for the tournament again in 2019 and with a new naming sponsor – The Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands. The Resor t will be our accommodation partner, host of happy hours and venue for our Final Dinner at the end of the tournament week. Our foundation wine partners Omata Estate, The Duke of Marlborough Hotel and Charlotte’s Kitchen have also renewed their sponsor association in 2019. The four tournament rounds will be held over five days including a rest day and the rare oppor tunity to play Kauri Cliffs in a competition format for a special rate (attractive to both local and international golfers). Men and women of all handicap levels and ages are welcome to enter. We invite entries from New Zealand, Australia and international golfers seeking the chance to visit Northland, New Zealand.

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Golfing Holidays


2018 – October 20 – 21 NZ GOLF MIXED FOURSOMES CHAMPIONSHIP – HAWKE’S 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 online here. 2018 – October 29 – November 2 HAWKE’S BAY 4 COURSE GOLF & WINE CLASSIC – HAWKE’S BAY – Sponsored by Trinity Hill • Now its third year, attracting golfers from around New Zealand and Australia, the programme includes golf at Hastings, Hawke’s Bay, Maraenui and Napier Golf Clubs. Wine-tasting lunches included daily • Enter online here. 2018 – 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 online here. 2018 – November 26 – 29 NZ GOLF WOMEN’S SENIOR FOURSOMES - NELSON – SOLD OUT • 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 online here. 2019 – 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 online here. 2019 – 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 online here. 2019 – 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 online here. 2019 – 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 online here.



Golfing Holidays 2019 – 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 • Enter online here. 2019 – May 3 – 7 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 • Enter online here. 2019 – May 13 – 20 SOUTH AFRICAN LUXURY GOLF & SAFARI – SOLD OUT • Our tour in May 2019 is now sold out, register your interest now for this great tour in 2020. Contact

2019 – June 13 – 30 2019 CANADIAN ROCKIES GOLF TOUR – CANADA – SOLD OUT • Our tour in June 2019 is now sold out, register your interest now for this great tour in 2020. Contact

2019 – July 6 – 24 THE OPEN & IRELAND GOLF TOUR – SOLD OUT • Our tour in July 2019 is now sold out, register your interest now for this great tour to England & Scotland in 2020 when The Open returns to Royal St Georges. Contact 2019 – August 3 – 10 SHERATON FIJI DENARAU WOMENS GOLF CLASSIC - FIJI • The 17th 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! • To be released in late October 2018. 2019 – August 10 – 18 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! • To be released in late October 2018. 2019 – September 10 – October 1 SPAIN, PORTUGAL & MOROCCO LUXURY GOLF TOUR • Just released is our 22 day / 21 night tour to Spain, Portugal & Morrocco playing 13 championship courses as we venture from Madrid to Marbella to Seville, Lisbon and Marrakech. • Click here for more information.


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