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ISSUE FOUR OCTOBER 2017 ITALY – RYDER CUP – MOUNT MICHAEL CENTRAL OTAGO AUTUMN GOLF CLASSIC WITH COMPLIMENTS


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PAR NZ GOLFING HOLIDAYS 2017/2018 CALENDAR OCT

2017

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NZ MIXED FOURSOMES @ WANAKA October 21 – 22

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MILLBROOK MASTERS October 23 – 28

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HAWKES BAY 4 COURSE GOLF & WINE CLASSIC October 30 – 03 November

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NZ WOMENS SENIOR FOURSOMES @ NEW PLYMOUTH November 20 – 23

OCT

OCT

NOV

JAN

2018

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NZ MENS & WOMENS MID-AMATEUR @ OMANU January 12 – 14

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NZ MENS & WOMENS 9-HOLE MASTERS @ OMANU January 16 – 18

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NZ WOMENS SENIORS @ BAY OF ISLANDS, KERIKERI February 19 – 22

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NZ WOMENS AUTUMN FOURSOMES @ WHAKATANE March 20 – 22

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QUEENSTOWN 4BBB TOURNAMENT April 5 – 7

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

APR

09 MAY

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THE MOUNT MICHAEL CENTRAL OTAGO AUTUMN CLASSIC @ CENTRAL OTAGO April 9 – 13 BAY OF ISLANDS 4-COURSE GOLF CLASSIC May 28 – 1 June

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Buon Giorno! 2018 GRAND ITALIAN GOLF ADVENTURE

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Villa de Este

2 – 19 Sept 2018 PRESENTED BY DENISE & KIM OF PAR NZ GOLFING HOLIDAYS denise@parnz.co.nz or kim@parnz.co.nz

THIS IS A SPECIAL INVITATION TO JOIN THE PAR NZ GOLFING HOLIDAYS TEAM ON THEIR 6TH ITALIAN GOLF ADVENTURE THAT TRAVELS FROM ROME

TO

FLORENCE,

VENICE,

TORINO, FINISHING IN LAKE COMO. WE PLAY 10 OF THE BEST – MARCO SIMONE,

CIRCOLO

DEL

GOLF

DI

ROMA ACQUASANTA, CIRCOLO GOLF MONTECATINI, POGGIO DEI MEDICI, CIRCOLO GOLF VENEZIA, ROYAL PARK I ROVERI, CIRCOLO GOLF TORINO LA MANDRIA, CIRCOLO GOLF VILLA D’ESTE AND MENAGGIO GOLF CLUB. “Adventure into Italy… ….Italy presents golf travellers with

Poggio de Medici

many

opportunities

to

enjoy

their

favourite game in a country rich with

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Royal Park I Roveri Torino culture and history and a deep-seated

were established first in the Tuscany

appreciation of the beautiful things

region, then the northern lakes districts,

in life.

and later in Rome and other centres.

Formerly an elitist sport in Italy, golf

One of Italy’s oldest golf clubs is Rome’s

has surged ahead over the past 15 years

Circolo Roma Acquasanta. Even though

and, according to the European Golf

this club is ‘only’ 100 years old or so –

Association, the country today has more

relative youngster – the backgrounds are

than 93,000 registered players and about

intertwined with those of the surrounding

280 courses.

settlements and landscapes. It’s a story

The British introduced the sport of golf to France and Italy, and eventually many

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repeated throughout Italy. Sometimes

a

course’s

sporting

other European countries, in the late

connections are as interesting as the

1800s when tourism to the continent

ancient buildings and monuments that

was developing rapidly. Golf courses

surround it. For example, Acquasanta

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Marco Simone

Marco Simone host 2022 Ryder Cup is where Italian golf champion Massimo

currently ranked in the world’s top 400:

Mannelli won the Italian Open in 1980

Guilia Sergas, Diana Luna, Veronica Zorzi,

and where he is now employed on staff

Giulia Molinaro and Sophie Sandolo.

as a club professional.

PaR nz Golfing Holidays has hosted

Mannelli is one of the prominent

a number of tours through Italy over

names of modern Italian golf – along

the past 4 years, playing courses near

with two-times Italian Open winner Ugo

Rome, Florence, Milan, Como and – to

Grappasonni, 1976 Italian Open winner

many travellers’ delight – Venice. Each

Baldovino

course and club has its own compelling

Dassù,

Costantino

Rocca,

Massimo Scarpa, Emanuele Canonica,

character,

challenges

and

delightful

rising star Matteo Manassero, and the

surprises. The hardest part is choosing a

seriously talented Molinari brothers –

favourite. Read on…..

Edoardo and Franceso. In the women’s game,

five

Italian-born

players

are

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2018 Italian Golf Adventure Inclusions • Experienced Tour Guides – the team from PaR nz Golfing Holidays

• Separate baggage transfers in Venice to and from hotel

• Extensive players pack including tour clothing

• Transfers to and from Venice golf course by private taxi boat

• 3 nights in Rome @ The Westin Palace Excelsior Hotel 5* - double deluxe room

• 9 rounds of golf with carts (with the exception of Venezia Golf*) * Limited carts available – to be confirmed on request and for medical reasons, but this is a flat easy walking course

• 4 nights in Florence @ The Westin Excelsior, Florence - 5* - double deluxe, city view rooms • 3 nights in Venice @ The Westin Europa & Regina Hotel 5* - double deluxe, city view rooms

• Welcome Dinner with wine in Rome

• 4 nights in Turin @ Principi di Piemonte, 5* - double deluxe

• Cooking class in Florence with dinner to follow - wine included

• 3 nights in Como @ Palace Hotel 4.5* - classic, partial lake view rooms

• Wine tasting with lunch in Chianti

• Cooked breakfast at hotels

• Gondola ride in Venice

• All city taxes, VAT and porterage at hotels

• Farewell dinner at Villa D’Este Golf Club restaurant with wines included

• Transfer by private air conditioned seater luxury coach to and from golf courses and for all transfers during the tour with English speaking driver (note smaller coaches used in some cities for ease of travel)

• 4 hour city tour by bus / walking in Rome with PaR nz’s special Roman historian - Salvatore

• All entrance permits to cities included and prepaid • Transfers to and from hotel in Venice by private taxi boat

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• Welcome cocktail with canapés in Florence

• Truffle tasting with lunch Piedmont

• 1 hour Lake Como tour by private boat with PaR nz’s Lake Como expert, the lovely Rita • Click here for full itinerary and costs


Can you really play golf in Venice?

YES YOU CAN

Come join us on our 2018 Grand Italian Golf Tour

Golf, wine, pizza and more on the PaR nz hosted 5-star Grand Italian Golf Tour with golf in Venice, along with Rome, Florence ‌ The list goes on.

Contact denise@parnz.co.nz for all details.

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Phone 09 486 1077 or Australia Toll Free +1800 018 575

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PAR NZ GOLFING HOLIDAYS IS AN APPROVED RESELLER

Vive La France

RYDER CUP – HERE WE COME!

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26 September 13 October 2018 WELCOME TO THE PAR NZ GOLFING HOLIDAYS 5-STAR

FULLY

RYDER

HOSTED

CUP

AND

2018, GRAND

FRANCE GOLF TOUR – WE HOPE YOU’LL JOIN US. The following details the exceptional line up of courses that we have included, a list which features a round at Le Golf National Paris, and Fontainebleau. Our

tour

starts

in

Paris

with

a

special 5-night package that includes accommodation at a 4-star Ryder Cup property, breakfast daily, 4-day admission to the Ryder Cup, return transfers from Thursday 27 – Sunday 30 September, special Ryder Cup gift and a special Ryder Cup Celebration evening inclusion. Please have the confidence that PaR nz Golfing Holidays are appointed Ryder Cup resellers and have the rights to offer ‘Authorised packages’. When Paris hosts the Ryder Cup next year, it will only be the 2nd time that Continental Europe has done so – the 1st being at Valderrama, Spain in 1997. Europe won by one point, 14 ½ to 13 ½ will history repeat in 2018? We then travel onto Brittany staying 3 nights at the Grand Hotel Dinard with golf planned for Dinard Golf Club and

Le Golf National

Pleneuf Val Andre’.

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The itinerary then takes in 3 nights at

Golf

National,

the

Ryder

Cup’s

Deauville with golf at the course of the

Albatross course before our final dinner

same name, Deauville Barriere, and

and fond farewells.

Omaha Beach before we travel on to Lille.

Preview the course line up on line

3 nights in Lille, that includes a day’s

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sightseeing at the WW1 Memorial Sites

connect direct to Denise from PaR nz

of Fromelles, Arras and The Somme.

Golfing Holidays – to get a full tour

We play St Omer while in Lille and then

itinerary and cost breakdown. It is a

on to Versailles, staying at the Waldorf

fantastic tour that we would love to show

Astoria Trianon Versailles for 3 nights.

you around these regions of France and

Golf at the acclaimed Fontainebleau

to give you a Ryder Cup experience!

is included and our finale round at

Le Golf National

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Le

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Dinard

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Le Golf National

Omaha Beach

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Can they win again?

SEE FOR YOURSELF

2018 Ryder Cup Tour on sale now - at Le Golf National, Paris

Includes Ryder Cup 5-day Combo package and Grand Northern France Golf Tour Contact denise@parnz.co.nz for more details

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Phone 09 486 1077 or Australia Toll Free +1800 018 575

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2018 Mount Michael CENTRAL OTAGO AUTUMN GOLF CLASSIC

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9 – 13 April 2018 QUEENSTOWN, WANAKA, CROMWELL, ALEXANDRA AND ARROWTOWN BOOKING NOW CLICK HERE PAR NZ GOLFING HOLIDAYS HAS TAKEN OVER MANAGEMENT OF THE POPULAR CENTRAL OTAGO AUTUMN GOLF CLASSIC TO BE HELD IN APRIL OF NEXT YEAR. It will be the 10th anniversary of the five-course tournament, which typically attracts more than 400 men and women players. Many competitors arrive as teams representing over 150 clubs throughout New Zealand and Australia. Tournament Director Denise Langdon, of PaR nz Golfing Holidays, says “the region is likely to be at its crisp, clear and colourful best for the event scheduled for April 9 – 13, 2018.” The mixed field will be divided into four groups, each named after an Otago lake and comprising about 100 mixedability players. The five courses involved – Alexandra, Arrowtown, Cromwell, Queenstown and Wanaka – are some of the country’s most picturesque. Every group will play every course, with cumulative stableford points

determining

the

winners

in

multiple divisions resulting in numerous prizes awarded daily along with overall

Wanaka

individual winners in handicap divisions and, team awards.

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Arrowtown

“Now’s the time to be getting teams

The naming sponsor, Mount Michael

together for a great week,” says Denise

Wines have a proud history with one of

Langdon.

choose

the countries youngest winery owners

to stay in Queenstown – but wherever

fronting this dynamic Otago winery.

you’re based you are no more than about

Mount Michael Wines have sponsored

an hour from a tournament course.”

this tournament for over 10 seasons and

“Most

participants

Entries have opened, as at the 01 October and PaR nz Golfing Holidays can help with accommodation, favourable car rental, and Air New Zealand fares. PaR

nz

Golfing

Holidays

have

PaR nz Golfing Holidays. Anna Robbie purchased the business in 2015 and along with partner Tim Dunsdon, who brings with him an

confirmed the on-going support of local

agricultural

winery Mount Michael Wines who have

embracing the 20-year legacy of Mount

signed up for another three years. The

Michael.

tournament will continue to be known

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are pleased to see the event flourish with

Proudly

background,

boutique

and

Robbie

is

producing

as the Mount Michael Central Otago

around 3000 cases per annum, the

Autumn Golf Classic.

association with the Central Otago

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Queenstown

Autumn Golf Classic gives the winery a

the colours of Autumn.

chance to shine to a very wide audience

The travel guides exhaust superlatives

across both sides of the Tasman. One of

when it comes to describing the Central

the initiatives that has been introduced

Otago region, where the annual Autumn

by Robbie and Dunsdon, is a personally

Classic is held. Mountains, lakes, forests,

guided private heli-tasting experience

cliffs, grasslands, rock outcrops and wide

allowing wine-buffs to taste the wine

expanses of sky – ‘stunning’ is a word

collection comprising Pinot Gris, Pinot

that applies to them all.

Rose and Pinot Noir, while also seeing

Never mind bunkers, gazing at the

this marvellous area from atop Mount

landscapes instead of keeping your

Michael itself.

eye on the little white ball is a real-

Other sponsorship arrangements are in discussion with PaR nz Golfing Holidays with beer, car rental and accommodation

enough hazard. The Central Otago five course line up includes:

partners expected to be announced shortly. The tournament will be launched with a new logo symbolising the area and

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Alexandra Despite a small membership base, this

The narrow fairways make the 18-hole

club is widely known for its consistently

course unexpectedly tight and difficult,

well-presented course. The club has a

and an additional challenge is presented

long and proud tradition of improvement

by native grasses growing in the rough.

and voluntary effort. Formed more than

An ornamental pond and sculptures

110 years ago on a nearby site before

are a welcome sight for tired players on

moving 50 years ago to today’s course, it

the final hole. Golfers with a sense of

was created on sandy desert soils near

adventure might enjoy riverboat cruises,

the mighty Clutha River.

or exploring the rail trail and local wineries after play.

Arrowtown Arrowtown Golf Club’s course is set in

environment award. The project involved

rolling hills on the outskirts of an historic

removing wilding trees and broom, and

gold-mining town. Formed along the

re-establishing matagouri among schist

Arrow River below the Crown Range,

outcrops.

players almost always have clear views

The shortest course in the Autumn

of Coronet Peak and the Remarkables

Classic stable, big-hitters must weigh up

during autumn.

risks and rewards on many holes. The

Soon after members completed a major

18th, for example, calls for a blind shot

environmental redevelopment, the New

over a hill to a fairway sloping towards a

Zealand Golf Course Superintendants

pond. Good luck with that.

Association awarded the club its 2012

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Cromwell Like its Clutha River neighbour at

With design input from professional

Alexandra, Cromwell Golf Club is also

Greg Turner, who has played the course

more than 100 years old. It hit its stride

since he was a child, the million-dollar

in the late-1970s when construction

development work done in 2010-12 made

workers for the Clyde Dam and hydro-

the course even more challenging and

electricity projects boosted membership.

interesting. The innovative club routinely

The championship course was formed

hosts the annual New Zealand Open

over terrain modified by years of gold

Qualifier tournament. The Cromwell

mining activity and with its strategic

basin is in the heart of fruit-growing

plantings of marram grass, it resembles

country and is one of New Zealand’s

a coastal course though it is 200km from

fastest-growing wine regions.

the sea.

Wanaka The award-winning Wanaka Golf Club is

Players negotiating the front-nine have

one of the largest in the Otago-Southland

views over the township to Lake Wanaka

region, and is set to host the popular

and the Mount Aspiring National Park.

New Zealand Mixed Foursomes for the

The back-nine has more of a parkland

third time this year.

feel with tree-lined fairways and views of

Like most of the scenic courses involved

Mt Iron, Mt Gold and the Cardrona Valley.

in the Autumn Classic, Wanaka began as

A challenging layout following natural

a nine-hole course created in a rugged

contours in addition to small greens

landscape. Formed in 1922 at another

make the Wanaka course one to be

location, the present course is nestled

remembered for more than its imposing

above the Wanaka township in the heart

scenery.

of the Queenstown Lakes region.

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Queenstown The Kelvin Heights peninsula, home to

course. If you had to choose, it probably

the picturesque Queenstown Golf Club,

would be the par-four fifth that curves left

often features in classic Queenstown

around the shoreline of Lake Wakatipu

postcard images taken from the gondola

to an elevated green. Compare scenic

at Bob’s Peak.

photographs from any New Zealand

The course is surrounded by Lake Wakatipu and framed by the Remarkables

golf course, and some of the best will be taken from here.

mountain range, which makes it hard

Driving line is key on this hole, as an

to keep your head down. Golfers are

over-aggressive line combined with a

afforded amazing views of mountains

mistimed drive will see you ending up

and shimmering alpine waters at every

in ‘the drink’. However, the hole sets up

tee and green.

for a right-to-left shaped drive which will

‘Signature hole’ takes on a whole new

carve yardage off your approach shot.

meaning at this extraordinary course

With a proud and loyal membership

– the fourth, fifth, ninth, 10th, 14th and

base, the club has a long history and

17th could be signature holes on any

welcomes visitors year-round.

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2018 QUEENSTOWN 4BBB TOURNAMENT

LOCATION Millbrook Resort & Jack’s Point, Queenstown

PaR nz Golfing Holidays and the host venues of

WHEN 5 – 7 April 2018

to enter the 2nd Queenstown 4BBB Tournament.

WHO CAN PLAY? Golfers with a valid NZ handicap or overseas equivalent. Players are invited to make up their own pairs – either men, women or mixed teams – or players can be teamed with others, who are also seeking partners.

This is specifically timed around the Mount Michael

PRICE From NZ$699 (includes 2 rounds of gold, a welcome function with Akarua Wine, lunch at Jack’s Point and farewell function.

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Millbrook Resort and Jacks Point, welcome players

Central Otago Autumn Classic giving you the opportunity to see the best of what Queenstown has to offer over an extended break. The two day event will be played over 36 holes – 18 on the world renown Jacks Point, with the final 18 holes played at the 5-star resort of Millbrook. Great golfing packages including accommodation at the 5-star Millbrook Resort are available to players and partners.

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2018 BAY OF ISLANDS 4-COURSE GOLF CLASSIC

LOCATION Bay of Islands, Kauri Cliffs, Waitangi & Whangaroa, Bay of Islands

PaR nz Golfing Holidays is excited to introduce

WHEN 28 May – 1 June 2018

Zealand’s sub-tropical north and will be played

WHO CAN PLAY? Golfers with a valid NZ handicap or overseas equivalent.

on an annual basis.

PRICE $470 (includes 4 rounds of golf, a welcome function at Charlotte’s Kitchen, Paihia and a prize giving lunch at The Bay of Islands Golf Club.

to play Kauri Cliffs in a competition format for

CLICK FOR MORE INFO

‘The 2018 Bay of Islands 4 Course Golf Classic’. This is a new tournament in Northland, New

The tournament gives golfers the rare opportunity a special rate. Kauri Cliffs is ranked #4 in NZ (Australian Golf Digest 2016) and #49 in the world (Golf Digest’s World’s 100 Greatest Courses, 2016). In 2017, The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs was named the #1 Resort in Australia and New Zealand as well as #4 in the World by Travel & Leisure Magazine. It is a course that should be on every golfers bucket list and is a PaR nz Golfing Holidays favourite!

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Could this happen again? SEE FOR YOURSELF

Two Tours on offer to the 2018 Open Championship at Carnoustie, Scotland

Fully hosted 5 Star Tour that includes the chance to play a selection of Scottish Links Masterpieces Contact denise@parnz.co.nz for more details

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