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ISSUE TWO MAY 2017 CANADIAN ROCKIES | 2018 PROGRAMME WHAT’S COMING UP IN 2017

WITH COMPLIMENTS


2017 Millbrook Masters 72 HOLE TOURNAMENT

36 HOLES AT MILLBROOK & 36 HOLES AT JACK’S POINT 6 NIGHTS 5-STAR LUXURY MILLBROOK RESORT QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND | 23 - 28 OCTOBER 2017

Millbrook

Jack’s Point

Impressive list of inclusions featuring food & wine matching functions with Akarua Golf & Accommodation Packages from NZ $2437 pp / Golf Only Packages NZ $1381 pp

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CANADIAN ROCKIES GOLF TOUR

2018 CANADIAN ROCKIES HIGHLIGHTS

COMING UP IN 2017

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2018 Canadian Rockies Golf Tour 12 – 30 JUNE

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Whistler Bears PAR NZ GOLFING HOLIDAYS INVITES YOU TO TRAVEL WITH US TO THE CANADIAN ROCKIES, WHERE

Chateau Whistler

YOU’LL PLAY SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST SCENIC COURSES. EVEN THE AMAZING PICTURES CAN’T DO IT JUSTICE – SO JOIN US ON TOUR FOR THE COMPLETE EXPERIENCE! Our two 2017 tours sold out for travel within weeks of release – so check out the golf courses below and be sure to book your place on the 2018 Canadian Rockies Golf Tour! Top of the pops is the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course set in the heart of Canada’s Rocky Mountains. Renowned for its panoramic beauty, this captivating Alberta golf course with its challenging layout is always a tour favourite. Canada’s master golf course architect Stanley Thompson designed the original 18 holes in 1928, and his course winds along the Bow River under the snow-capped peaks of Sulphur Mountain and Mount Rundle. An adjoining nine holes, designed by Cornish and Robinson, www.parnz.co.nz

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Predator Ridge Golf Course were constructed in 1989 so there are now 27 holes of championship golf to enjoy. The 2018 tour itinerary will once again include Stewart Creek Golf and Country Club, at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Designed by renowned golf architect Gary Browning in 2000, Stewart Creek’s 18 holes are sculpted into the magnificent landscape so that its layered fairways, subtly sloped greens, and landing areas are defined by pristine forest, mountain streams, 6

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lakes and rocky outcrops. Breathtaking vistas, brilliant blue skies, and the invigorating scent of pine trees complete the picture-postcard setting. You’ll see old mine entrances from bygone days – and coyotes if you’re lucky! One of our tour favourites for both the stay and the play is Predator Ridge Golf Resort, a 36-hole golf resort community in the Okanagan Valley outside Vernon. Opened in 1991, Predator Ridge originally consisted of


Fairmont Banff Springs

Predator Ridge 27-holes designed by Les Furber. The three nine-hole courses – The Osprey and The Red Tail built in 1991 and The Peregrine built in 2000 – are named for birds of prey found in the area. To expand the resort into a 36hole golf facility, talented Canadian architect Doug Carrick was hired to build nine new holes as well as to renovate the original nine-hole Peregrine course. This new 18hole golf course was renamed The Predator Course. Carrick opened

another 18-hole course, named The Ridge Course, which SCOREgolf voted the best new golf course in Canada in 2010. Whistler presents four great golf challenges, and we’ll play three of them on our tour, including the famous Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jnr. Carved into the slopes of the Coast Mountain range of British Columbia, with Blackcomb and Whistler mountains as a backdrop, www.parnz.co.nz

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Greywolf

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this magnificent course incorporates creeks, ponds, ancient stands of

Nicklaus, is a par 71, 18-hole course that winds along a gentle valley

Douglas fir trees and massive granite rocks. The course elevation changes by more than 130 metres overall, presenting an impressive golf opportunity and an exceptional experience of natural scenery and wildlife. Mountain golf can be challenging and dynamic – and Greywolf is a perfect example of this. Another award-winning course designed by Doug Carrick, Greywolf at Panorama Mountain Village features 18 unique and interesting holes that will sear themselves into your memory. One of golf’s true must-plays, Greywolf’s signature hole ‘Cliffhanger’ has an island green perched above the aptly named Hopeful Canyon with cliffs below the front left and back. Our Canadian Rockies Golf Tour takes in courses from two of the alltime greats, Jack Nicklaus and the late Arnold Palmer. Nicklaus North, designed by ‘The Golden Bear’

floor. Your golfing skills will be tested to the full in a spectacular setting. Winner of numerous awards since it opened in 1996, Nicklaus North has played host to the Skins Game, the Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf, and other prestigious tournaments. Some of golf’s biggest names have played here – Nick Faldo, Ernie Els, Greg Norman, Fred Couples, John Daly, Vijay Singh, Stephen Ames and, of course, the mighty Jack Nicklaus himself. We also welcome our golfers to Arnold Palmer’s first Canadian design, Whistler Golf Club, home to a truly ‘Whistler’ brand of golf. While visiting golfers to this region quickly come to expect grand views of snow-capped-mountains, signature designs and uncompromising course conditions, this course’s friendly and relaxed ambience contributes to its popularity.

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Nicklaus North

Nicklaus North

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Predator Ridge

Lake Louise Gondola

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Millbrook

The 2018 tour includes Copper Point Golf Club, which is promoted as a natural, lay-of-the-land route with numerous ‘classic’ elements such as roughly-hewn bunkers and clever use of natural hills and ravines. There are stunning views of the Columbia Valley from the deck. You will also see the work of acclaimed golf architect Bill Robinson, whose Eagle Ranch makes the most of natural contours, varied terrain and 360-degree views to create a uniquely challenging golf experience. An example is the 16th hole, which is a 160-yard par 3 featuring a sandstoneshielded green lying about 25 metres below the elevated tee. Our tour ends at Mayfair Lakes in Richmond – a genuine golf sanctuary

that offers year-round golf in a secluded, countryside setting beneath the beautiful North Shore Mountains and just minutes from Vancouver. With a flat layout, the abundance of lakes and waterways that come into play on 13 of its 18 holes add challenge and visual appeal. The 11 courses included in our highly-rated Canadian Rockies Tour represent some of Canada’s finest championships fairways – and they are all yours to explore.

For more information please contact Denise, Kim and the PaR nz Golfing Holidays Team. www.parnz.co.nz

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Check out the exciting 2018 programme: • 11 selected championship Canadian golf greats including Banff Springs, Stewart Creek, Predator Ridge – the Ridge and Predator courses, Chateau

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Whistler, Greywolf, Nicklaus North, Whistler, Copper Point, Eagle Ranch, and Mayfair Lakes. Luxury accommodation throughout including the 5-star Fairmont Hotel group in Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Whistler, and Vancouver and the highly-acclaimed, luxurious Predator Ridge Golf Resort & Spa Breakfast daily Special hosted Welcome Dinner in Calgary, High Tea at Fairmont Lake Louise, mid-way Cocktail Evenings at Predator Ridge and in Whistler, Winery Tour and Lunch in Kelowna, and Farewell Dinner in Vancouver Lake Louise Gondola, and Grizzly Bear Sightseeing Tour Air-conditioned coach transport Extensive tour pack including tour clothing, souvenir baggage labels, electronic itinerary app for quick reference, and souvenir tour booklets Options available for partners & non-golfers

EARLY BIRD OFFER BOOK BEFORE 30 JUNE 2017 AND RECEIVE AN EXTRA NIGHT PRE- OR POST-TOUR IN CALGARY OR VANCOUVER!

The tour itinerary is expansive and thorough – from the PaR nz Golfing Holidays team that has been leading this tour for over 14 years! Tour places are strictly limited to 34 golfers. Contact denise@parnz.co.nz or kim@parnz.co.nz now to reserve your place. 12

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Eagle Ranch

Lake Louise Gondola

Lake Louise

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Coming up in 2017... SHERATON FIJI DENARAU WOMEN’S GOLF CLASSIC

Denarau

SATURDAY 26 AUGUST – SATURDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2017 (7-NIGHT PACKAGES) FINAL PLACES STILL AVAILABLE The week-long Denarau Women’s Golf Classic promises to be another fantastic week of competitive golf and lots of fun social activities as we celebrate the tournament’s 15th year. The secret is well and truly out on how good this week-long event is, and we expect it to sell out quickly. The Classic is a pairs tournament

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played over 54 holes with a fun Ambrose Teams Day at the start of the week. The competition format is Foursomes Stableford, 4BBB (best ball) Stableford and Combined Stableford to make up your score over the three rounds. Daily fun prizes are awarded for the overall winners. We welcome women golfers of all ages and all handicap levels, including 18hole and 9-hole golfers. Last places are selling now so don’t delay – get your entry in today.


SHERATON FIJI VILLA TEAMS CHALLENGE

Fiji

SATURDAY 2 SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 2017 (7-NIGHT PACKAGES) The Sheraton Fiji Villa Teams Challenge has been called the ‘best teams event in the Pacific’ by the many golfers from New Zealand, Australia and Fiji who have played in the tournament over the past 20-plus years. We welcome men and women golfers of all ages and all handicap levels, and many of the tournament teams keep coming back to Fiji year after year. Teams can be made up of any combination of men and/or women. If you don’t have a team in place,

we can certainly find you one! The competition is played over four rounds where each player’s daily score contributes to the overall team score. Points are scored under the PaR nz Points System. We have a generous prize table from which team winners are awarded trophies and prizes at the farewell dinner. The seven-night package for the 2017 Sheraton Fiji Villa Teams Challenge promises to be another fantastic programme of competitive golf and lots of enjoyable social activities. We can accommodate a maximum of 30 teams. ENTER ON LINE NOW

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2017 NEW ZEALAND MIXED FOURSOMES CHAMPIONSHIP

Wanaka

WANAKA 21 – 22 OCTOBER The 2017 New Zealand Golf Amateur Mixed Foursomes Championship will be hosted for the third year running at the magnificent Wanaka Golf Club over Labour Weekend, Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October 2017.The Wanaka Golf Course is located less than 1-hour drive from Queenstown Airport in the heart of the Central Otago’s wine growing region and offers spectacular views overlooking Lake Wanaka and Coronet Peak. The Championship is managed by PaR nz Golfing Holidays, under the auspices of New Zealand Golf Inc. The tournament is open to all affiliated golfers (18 or 9 holes), of any age, with an official New Zealand DOTGOLF handicap or an equivalent from an overseas club. The cost is NZ$150 per person to enter. 16

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All players will be seeded by handicap into divisions of eight, for three (3) rounds of foursome’s match play. The top divisions will play off the stick foursomes match play and the other divisions will be handicap foursomes match play. The programme includes a welcome happy hour on Friday 20 October, breakfast before play on Saturday 21 October and lunch before prize giving after the final rounds on Sunday 22 October. This is a relaxed, fun but competitive format - come join the 2017 Championship in a magic part of New Zealand. And when you have finished – pop over the hill to the 2017 Millbrook Masters – have an extended Otago, South Island break…


MILLBROOK MASTERS Millbrook Resort

MONDAY 23 OCTOBER – SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER 2017 The 15th annual Millbrook Masters is selling now, with major tournament sponsors in 2017 including BOSCH Home Innovation, Millbrook Resort, AKARUA Wines, and TaylorMade Golf. New in 2017, we have moved the tournament from the autumn colours of April to capture the warmer spring weather and fantastic blossoming scenery of Central Otago in October. We will also play the four rounds of the tournament across both the

choice, plus many tournament extras, and what could be better! The four rounds of golf in carts – two at Millbrook and two at Jack’s Point – will be played in a leisurely manner over five days. The main scoring will be by Individual Stableford, as you play with golfers of your own age from around the world. Concurrently, a gross prize will be awarded for the top male and top female scorers. To enter, players must be 30 years of age as at the first day of the tournament (24 October 2017). Non-playing

Millbrook Resort Course (selecting the three different courses) and Jack’s Point Golf Course. For the tournament week, we’ll enjoy fabulous wines from our sponsor AKARUA, accompanied by some of the region’s best food. Add on the luxury of staying six nights at Millbrook Resort in a room of your

partners are most welcome. Daily on-course lunches are included as is The Millbrook Masters Welcome Function and Farewell Awards Dinner featuring local wines from AKARUA Wines. Come join us at Millbrook in the spring! ENTER ON LINE NOW www.parnz.co.nz

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Cape Kidnappers Golf Course

MONDAY 30 OCTOBER – FRIDAY 3 NOVEMBER 2017 The 2017 Hawkes Bay 4-Course Golf & Wine Classic is now in its second year and has quickly proven to be a popular tournament on the New Zealand golfing calendar. PaR nz Golfing Holidays manages this event, which is hosted over five days at four golf courses located in the fabulous Hawke’s Bay – Hastings, Napier, Hawke’s Bay and Maraenui. The Hawke’s Bay region is a major wine-growing area on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island. Its main city, Napier, is also the Art Deco capital of New Zealand. 18

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The tournament is open to men and women golfers (affiliated 18-hole & 9-hole members are welcome), ages 30+ years and of all handicap levels. We welcome golfers from around New Zealand, Australia as well as internationally to join us in the Hawke’s Bay for a fun-filled week taking in all the region offers. The tournament format is 72 holes (four rounds) individual stableford, played at the four golf courses over four days. Each day, the tournament will host a maximum field of 200 golfers with entries confirmed on a ‘first-in basis’. The daily programme includes a


HAWKES BAY 4-COURSE GOLF & WINE CLASSIC

Trinity Hill

round of golf and a food-and-Trinity Hill wine-matching experience. Tournament entry is NZ$399 pp including four rounds of golf, four food-and-wine matching experiences – one of which will be during the Prizegiving Dinner on Friday night. Entries are limited to the first 200 golfers. Non-golfers are welcome to join us for the four food-and-wine matching experiences, which includes the Prize giving Dinner. For the tournament week, we are promoting accommodation packages with Scenic Circle Hotels, The County Hotel, and The Quest Apartments in Napier. We can help with rental cars,

travel, and an optional add-on golf experience at Cape Kidnappers for a special tournament rate of NZ$225, including cart. This rate applies for Kiwi and international golfers. Tournament sponsors include Trinity Hill Wines, BOSCH, TaylorMadeAdidas Golf, Napier City Council, Art Deco Society, and Hawke’s Bay Tourism. Come join us in the fabulous Hawke’s Bay. ENTER ON LINE NOW

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PAR NZ GOLFING HOLIDAYS 2017/2018 CALENDAR JUNE

04 JUNE

25 AUG

27 SEP

03 OCT

21 OCT

23 OCT

30 NOV

20 JAN

19 FEB

19 JUN

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2017 CANADIAN ROCKIES GOLF TOUR #1 June 04 – 21 CANADIAN ROCKIES GOLF TOUR #2 June 25 – 12 July SHERATON FIJI DENARAU WOMEN’S GOLF CLASSIC August 27 – 02 September / Fiji SHERATON FIJI VILLA TEAMS CHALLENGE September 03 – 09 / Fiji NEW ZEALAND MIXED FOURSOMES CHAMPIONSHIPS October 21 & 22 / Wanaka 2017 MILLBROOK MASTERS INCORPORATING JACKS POINT October 23 – 28 HAWKES BAY WINE & GOLF CLASSIC October 30 – 03 November / Hastings, Maraenui, Napier & Hawkes Bay NEW ZEALAND WOMEN’S SENIOR FOURSOMES November 20 – 23 / New Plymouth

2018 2018 NEW ZEALAND MENS & WOMENS MID AMATEUR January 19 – 21 / Omanu 2018 NEW ZEALAND WOMENS SENIOR MATCH PLAY February 19 – 22 / Kerikeri 2018 CANADIAN ROCKIES TOUR June 12 – 30

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