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ISSUE FIVE JANUARY 2018 ALOHA & BULA – PACIFIC GOLF TOURNAMENTS – AND MORE! WITH COMPLIMENTS


Poipu Bay Golf Course


Come for the golf. Stay for, well, everything. Discover golf the way it’s meant to be played on Kaua‘i, home to some of the most spectacular courses on planet Earth.

Ocean Course at Hok ¯ uala ¯

Puakea Golf Course You’ll experience scenic views of Mt. Ha‘upu and lush ravines on many holes, which served as the backdrop to the original Jurassic Park movie.

Where the ocean meets the land, this Jack Nicklaus Signature Design features more oceanfront holes than any other course in Hawai‘i.

Wailua Golf Course Poipu Bay Golf Course

This municipal course, just three miles from LĪhu‘e Airport, has been recognized as one of the top golf courses in the state of Hawai‘i.

Situated on the sunny south shore of Kaua‘i, this championship design formerly hosted the PGA Grand Slam of Golf.

Beyond the Green Princeville Makai Golf Club Picturesque cliffs, brilliant white bunkers and surreal views of the mountains and ocean make this course worthy of your bucket list.

Enjoy Kaua‘i’s famed scenery as you zipline through forests or take an ATV tour. You can also join a plantation tour and be transported back to the golden age of sugar. In addition, don’t miss the island’s beautiful snorkeling, sailing and river tubing.

For information on golf, call (808) 240-3251, visit GoGolfKauai.com, or Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @GoGolfKauai. To learn more about Kaua‘i, call 1-800-262-1400 or visit gohawaii.com/kauai.


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Aloha!

WELCOME TO THE ISLAND OF KAUA‘I IN HAWAII

2018 HAWAII KAUA’I GOLF CLASSIC 6–15 MAY 2018

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JOIN PAR NZ GOLFING HOLIDAYS FOR NINE RELAXING DAYS IN THE HAWAIIAN PARADISE OF KAUA‘I FOR A TEAM’S TOURNAMENT – THE 2018 HAWAII KAUA‘I GOLF CLASSIC. The fourth largest and most northern of the Hawaiian Islands, Kaua‘i is known as the ‘Garden Island’ for good reason. Its lush forests, rivers and waterfalls, and awesome coastal ranges are in stark contrast to

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the intense resort areas of Maui and Oahu further south. Though people have lived here for more than 1500 years, much of its rugged landscape is unspoilt. Picture perfect. At 40 kilometres long and up to 53 kilometres wide, this enchanting island has a lot to see in a relatively small area. That might be the key to why more than 60 feature films – from the 1958 romantic musical ‘South Pacific’ to box-office smashes like ‘Jurassic Park’, ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ and ‘Lilo and Stitch’, – have featured Kaua’i locations as stunning backdrops to their storylines. That’s not even counting the numerous television and commercial shoots. Kaua‘i also has the distinction of being the first Hawaiian island where Captain James Cook went ashore. Disembarking from the ‘Resolution’, Cook landed at Waimea Bay in 1778, setting in train events that led to the United States annexing Hawaii in www.parnz.co.nz

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Hokuala 1898, and making the archipelago the country’s 50th state in 1959. A huge variety of stunning landscapes, activities, and an impressive range of beautiful golf courses are easily accessible from the main commercial and government centre, Lihue, on the south-east coast. Settle into luxury. To make the most of the island’s laid-back vibe, for the first part of the tournament we’ll be staying in 8

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ocean-front rooms at the Kaua’i Marriott Resort at Lihue with its large, tropical gardens and broad sweep of white-sand beach. Tournament rounds will be played at the Ocean Course at Hokuala designed by Jack Nicklaus, Puakea Golf Club at the base of Mount Haupu, and the Poipu Bay Golf Course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr a short drive away from our luxurious base. Close by is the coastal gem of


Wailua Falls

Kaua’i Plantation Railway Wailua Golf Club, which will be a very tempting option for a social game on our free day. It was a favourite of the late Bing Crosby. Beyond the golf courses, this part of the island has something for everyone. There are opportunities to learn more about the indigenous culture, handcrafts and food, and to be astounded by huge geological formations. Of course, there is always the local hospitality to enjoy

at restaurants or tourist attractions such as the Kaua’i Coffee Estate or the Kaua‘i Plantation Railway. If you enjoy setting your own pace of discovery, Ka Ala Hele Waiwai Hooilina o Koloa, or the Koloa Heritage Trail, may appeal. This is a 14-stop, self-guided 16-kilometre tour of the Koloa and Poipu area’s most important cultural, historical and geological sites. Another option is the Kaua’i www.parnz.co.nz

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Hawaii’s state fish Museum, in Lihue, which showcases the work of multi-cultural artists, sculptors and craftsmen as well as providing information on the geological formation of the Hawaiian Islands, and insights into early indigenous and immigrant Hawaiian life. Sea, sand….and seals. The south-east part of the island is a great place to explore wildlife refuges and waterfalls, catch some waves, or to hire snorkelling gear and head off shore in search of Hawaii’s state fish, 10

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the humuhumunukunukuapuaa. Poipu Beach Park, on the island’s south shore, 30 minutes south-west of Lihue, is a past recipient of Travel Channel’s ‘America’s Best Beach’. The beach comprises a series of golden-sand crescents just right for snorkelling, swimming and surfing – and for sunbathing Hawaiian monk seals. The area is famous for these endangered seals, of which only about 1200 remain. Humpback whales cruise by during December


to May – so we might spot some tail enders during our stay. Large honu, or Hawaiian green sea turtles, also frequent the waters off Poipu. Along this coast are several pretty beaches, coves and coastal features, including Brennecke’s Beach, Lawai Beach, Koloa Landing, charming Mahaulepu, and the legendary Spouting Horn blowhole. North of Lihue is the spectacular, double-spouted Wailua waterfall,

visitors with panoramic views of rugged crags and deep valley gorges along the 1000-metre deep canyon that stretches for more than 20 kilometres. North of here, Kokee State Park has some of Hawaii’s finest walking tracks and natural forests. The second phase of our tour is based on the northern part of the island, where we will be staying in ocean-view rooms at the elegant St Regis Princeville Resort at Hanalei.

part of a culturally significant region which includes the Wailua River State Park. You may recognise the falls from the opening credits of the longrunning television 1970s-80s show ‘Fantasy Island’. On the south-west side of Kaua‘i, is the Waimea Canyon, which is also known as ‘the Grand Canyon of the Pacific’. The main lookout provides

The resort is also the glorious setting for the final two tournament rounds at Makai Golf Course, and for our farewell dinner and awards celebrations. For those wanting to venture beyond the serenity of Hanalei, one of the biggest visitor drawcards of this region is the magnificent Na Pali Coast. This 27-kilometre stretch of coastline features cliffs up to 900

Hawaiian monk seal

Sprouting Horn blowhole

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metres high, incredibly steep valleys, cascading waterfalls, and sea caves. As they are inaccessible by road, aircraft and boat tours are a popular and fitting way to appreciate the scale of the landforms. The historic ‘Daniel K. Inouye Kīlauea Point Lighthouse’, at the island’s northernmost tip, is part of the Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge. This wildlife sanctuary is one of the best places on the main

This region is an ideal place to enjoy ziplining, hiking, or horse-riding. And where better than the garden island of Kaua‘i to enjoy beautiful native plants in authentic landscapes? Both Na ’Aina Kai Botanical Gardens and the Limahuli Garden and Preserve are popular with visitors. Limahuli is part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden network and is home to dozens of endangered plants and birds found nowhere else on earth.

Hawaiian Islands to view wildlife and nesting seabirds, including nesting mōlī, or Laysan albatross. It’s also a first-class vantage point during the whale-watching season.

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

Na Pali Coastline

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t s e b s ’ d l r o w e h Golf t

and travel with the best!

JOIN US ON TOUR IN 2018 May 6-15 Hawaii, Kaua’i Golf Classic June 12-30 Canadian Rockies Tour July 6-24 Open & Scotland Tour August 11-18 Sheraton Fiji Denarau Women’s Golf Classic August 18-25 Sheraton Fiji Villa Teams Challenge Sept 2-19 Italian Golf Adventure Sept 26-13 Oct Ryder Cup & France Tour Image: Princeville, Hawaii

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The Tournament Package LOCATION Island of Kaua’i, Hawaii WHEN 6 – 15 May 2018 WHO CAN PLAY? Men and women golfers of all ages and handicaps in teams of 4. The 2018 Hawaii Kaua‘i Golf Classic will include daily fun competition scoring in addition to an overall team’s event. You can form your own teams of four, or we will happily match you up. Our tour group will arrive on the island of Kaua‘i via Honolulu on Sunday, May 6, 2018 and depart from Kaua’i via Honolulu on Tuesday, May 15. These travel plans fit comfortably around the tournament dates of Monday, May 7 to Monday, May 14 and also with Hawaiian Airlines and Air New Zealand flights. The dramatic natural settings of Kaua‘i are sure to energise your teams throughout the six tournament rounds on four distinctly Hawaiian golf courses. Full tournament packages include group airport and golf transfers, 9 nights luxury accommodation in ocean view rooms, six rounds golf in carts and experienced PaR nz Golfing Holidays Hosts. There’ll be a welcome champagne breakfast, plus prizes, 14

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a souvenir tournament pack, and a farewell prizegiving dinner. Extra golf and accommodation packages available before or after the tournament include Honolulu, Maui or the Big Island. CLICK FOR MORE INFO


THE GOLF COURSES The dramatic natural settings of Kaua‘i are sure to energise your teams throughout the six tournament rounds on four distinctly Hawaiian golf courses.

Ocean Course at Hokuala Designed by the one and only Jack Nicklaus, this course is arguably the best on Kaua‘i and its dramatic seaside cliffs help make it one of the world’s most beautiful. Indeed, Hokuala was named North America’s Best Golf Course for 2017 in the recent World Golf Awards. Treelined with mango and guava groves,

it is a typical risk-and-reward Nicklaus challenge. Previously known as Kaua‘i Lagoons Golf Club, the Hokuala layout originally featured three sets of nine holes, but it was reconfigured to 18 holes when a Hawaiian developer bought the course 30 years ago. www.parnz.co.nz

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Poipu Bay Golf Course Poipu Bay was home to the former one of the elite PGA tours, the Grand Slam of Golf, from 1994 to 2006. Only the winners from the previous year’s four majors were invited to compete in a 36-hole stroke play championship for a very lucrative purse. So, by playing this Robert Trent Jones Jnr course, you’ll be walking in the footsteps of golfing greats such as Greg Norman, Ernie Els, Tiger 16

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Woods, Vijay Singh, Nick Faldo, Phil Mickelson – and New Zealand’s own Michael Campbell. Dubbed by Jones as the ‘Pebble Beach of the Pacific’, the open-links style course is set above coastal cliffs and bluffs. Its intriguing array of 85 bunkers and five water hazards designed around several ancient Hawaiian heiau, or sacred places of worship, is made more challenging by the variable wind conditions.


Puakea Golf Club Be prepared to be astounded. This public course at the base of Mount Haupu is one of the island’s youngest 18 holes, and is right in the heart of ‘Jurassic Park’ country. Golf course architect Robin Nelson, describes his design as resulting in one of the most fun courses to play in Hawaii.

Puakea is a tree-lined open parkland style course, with undulating terrain, surrounded by both residential and natural coastal landscapes. The course is resort quality and built on more than 80 hectares of a former sugar cane plantation. www.parnz.co.nz

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Princeville Makai Golf Club The Makai is our second Robert Trent Jones Jnr course in this series and, with five ocean-front holes, it’s another beauty. Makai, which means ‘towards the sea’, was Jones’ first solo design and was the site of the 1978 World Cup and six LPGA Tour events between 1986 and 1991. 18

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Today’s layout is the result of an extensive $6 million renovation completed in 2010, but the stunning views of the Pacific have been there for ever. Seashore paspalum turf grass provides a superb playing surface for golfers of all skill levels


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2018 SHERATON FIJI DENARAU WOMEN’S GOLF CLASSIC

The Girls in Denarau LOCATION Denarau Golf

Looking for a tonic for the mid-year winter blues?

& Racquet Club, Fiji Islands

Escape and enjoy the sun with us in beautiful Fiji!

WHEN Saturday 11 August - Saturday 18 August 2018 (7-night package) WHO CAN PLAY? ‘Fun female golfers of all ages’! PRICE List of accommodation

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. Your hosts for the tournament week will be the friendly team from PaR nz Golfing Holidays. Join the girls’ for a week of fun but competitive

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golf and a great social programme packed with

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activities. The secret is well and truly out as to how much fun this tournament is and how fabulous Fiji is as a golf holiday destination. Yes, we have a theme, but we keep that secret until closer to the time, and then you can go wild or as sensible as you like with your planning.

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2018 SHERATON FIJI VILLA TEAMS CHALLENGE

Bula Villa Teams! LOCATION Denarau Golf

The 2018 Sheraton Fiji Villa Teams Challenge with

& Racquet Club, Fiji Islands

its 7-night and 4 golf luxury package promises to be

WHEN Saturday 18 August - Saturday 25 August 2018 (7 night package) WHO CAN PLAY? All golfers, all handicaps

another fantastic week of competitive golf and lots of fun social activities. Now 22 years young! The Sheraton Fiji Villa Teams Challenge attracts golfers from around New Zealand, Australia and Fiji. Many of the teams who play in the tournament are regulars and keep coming back to

PRICE List of accommodation

Fiji year after year. We welcome men and women

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golfers of all ages and all handicap levels to enter a

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team of four players. You can make up your team with any combination of men and/or women. If you don’t have a team we can certainly find you one. The competition is played over 4 rounds where each player score daily contributes to the overall team score. Points are scored under the PaR nz Points System. We have a generous prize table where team winners are awarded trophies and prizes at the farewell dinner.

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t s e b s ’ d n a l a e Z w e Play N Cou rse Challenge! Take the Multi

2018 NEW ZEALAND MULTI-COURSE CHALLENGES April 5-7 Queenstown 4BBB inc. Jacks Point & Millbrook April 9-13 Central Otago Mount Michael Autumn Golf Classic inc. Arrowtown, Alexandra, Cromwell, Queenstown, Wanaka May 28-1 June Bay of Islands 4-Course Classic inc. Kauri Cliffs, Kerikeri, Whangaroa, Waitangi Oct 29-2 Nov Hawkes Bay 4-Course Classic inc. Hastings, Napier, Hawkes Bay, Maraenui Nov 4-10 Millbrook Masters inc. Jacks Point & Millbrook

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2018 NZ WOMEN’S SENIOR MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Bay of Islands LOCATION Bay of Islands

The 2018 New Zealand Women’s Senior Matchplay

Golf Club, Kerikeri

Championships will be held in its 70th year in the

WHEN 19 – 22 Feb 2018 WHO CAN PLAY? Affiliated Women golfers aged 50+. All handicaps welcome.

wonderful area of Kerikeri at the Bay of Islands Golf Club. This event has proved to be a great success in the past attracting large numbers of golfers from Australia. The championship winner or the highest

PRICE $150 (Includes a

placed New Zealander (if not the winner) will be

qualifying round before three

awarded a place in the 2018 Australian Womens

guaranteed rounds of match

Seniors in Brisbane. This includes tournament

play in five or six divisions).

entry, tournament clothing and a travel grant.

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2018 NEW ZEALAND WOMEN’S AUTUMN FOURSOMES

Whakatane harbour LOCATION Whakatane Golf

This popular women’s tournament returns to

Club, Bay of Plenty

the North Island after a year down South. The

WHEN 20 – 22 Mar 2018 WHO CAN PLAY? All affiliated 18 hole Women members of all ages welcome. PRICE $150 (includes

Championship Course of Whakatane in the Bay of Plenty will be this year’s host. Although quite close to the sea, it is considered to be a ‘parkland’ course rather than a ‘links’ with superb fast greens. The format of the tournament remains the same

tournament entry, a

with a 64-pair random draw published for round

complimentary practice round

one, with multiple flights and plates following for

and a welcome function).

rounds 2-6.

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THE MOUNT MICHAEL 2018 CENTRAL OTAGO AUTUMN GOLF CLASSIC

RVE LIST

L – RESE FIELD FUL

LOCATION Alexandra,

PaR nz Golfing Holidays is excited to announce

Arrowtown, Cromwell,

that for the first year it will manage the Mount

Queenstown & Wanaka

Michael 2018 Central Otago Autumn Golf

Golf Clubs, Central Otago

Classic. This tournament started out in 2012

WHEN 9 – 13 April 2018 WHO CAN PLAY? All affiliated golfers with a maximum handicap of 36 for women and 32 for men.

with incredible success attracting a field of 242 golfers. It has grown year on year since then with entries topping 500 in 2017. This tournament gives golfers a real feel for golf in New Zealand with varied challenges across the 5 courses. This is a fantastic addition to the PaR nz Golfing

PRICE $365 (includes

Calendar meaning that we will have three

tournament entry for 5 rounds

multi-course tournaments in operation from the

and a prizegiving dinner).

top to the bottom of the country (Bay of Islands

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4 Course Golf Classic, Hawke’s Bay 4 Course Golf & Wine Classic and The Mount Michael Central Otago Autumn Golf Classic).

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2018 QUEENSTOWN 4BBB

Millbrook LOCATION Millbrook Resort

PaR nz Golfing Holidays and the host venues

& Jacks Point, Queenstown

of Millbrook Resort and Jacks Point, welcome

WHEN 5 – 7 April 2018 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. PRICE From $690pp CLICK FOR MORE INFO

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players to enter the 2nd Queenstown 4BBB Tournament. This is specifically timed around the Mount Michael 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.


Jacks Point

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2018 BAY OF ISLANDS 4-COURSE GOLF CLASSIC

Kauri Cliffs

Kerikeri LOCATION Bay of Islands,

PaR nz Golfing Holidays is excited to introduce

Kauri Cliffs, Waitangi &

‘The 2018 Bay of Islands 4 Course Golf Classic’.

Whangaroa Golf Clubs,

This is a new tournament in Northland, New

Bay of Islands

Zealand’s sub-tropical north and will be played

WHEN 28 May – 1 June 2018

on an annual basis.

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

The

tournament

gives

golfers

the

rare

opportunity to play Kauri Cliffs in a competition format for a special rate. Kauri Cliffs is ranked #4 in NZ (Australian Golf Digest 2016) and #49

PRICE $470 (includes 4 rounds

in the world (Golf Digest’s World’s 100 Greatest

of golf, a welcome function at

Courses, 2016). In 2017, The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

Charlottes Kitchen, Paihia and

was named the #1 Resort in Australia and New

a prize giving lunch at The Bay

Zealand as well as #4 in the World by Travel &

of Islands Golf Club.

Leisure Magazine. It is a course that should be on

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every golfers bucket list and is a PaR nz Golfing Holidays favourite!

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PAR NZ GOLFING HOLIDAYS 2018 NEW ZEALAND CALENDAR FEB

19 MAR

20 APR

05 APR

09 MAY

28 OCT

20 OCT

29 NOV

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NZ WOMENS SENIORS @ BAY OF ISLANDS, KERIKERI February 19 – 22 NZ WOMENS AUTUMN FOURSOMES @ WHAKATANE March 20 – 22 QUEENSTOWN 4BBB TOURNAMENT April 5 – 7 THE MOUNT MICHAEL CENTRAL OTAGO AUTUMN CLASSIC @ CENTRAL OTAGO April 9 – 13 BAY OF ISLANDS 4-COURSE CLASSIC IN NORTHLAND May 28 – 1 June NZ MIXED FOURSOMES CHAMPIONSHIP AT MARENUI October 20 – 21 HAWKE’S BAY 4–COURSE CLASSIC IN THE HAWKE’S BAY October 29 – 2 November 2018 MILLBROOK MASTERS IN QUEENSTOWN November 4 – 10 NZ WOMENS SENIOR FOURSOMES AT NELSON November 26 – 29

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Golf Traveller Issue Five  

Aloha & Bula - Pacific Golf Tournaments - and more!

Golf Traveller Issue Five  

Aloha & Bula - Pacific Golf Tournaments - and more!