New Zealand 'is a golfer's paradise'
European golf-lovers should consider jetting off and booking into one of many New Zealand luxury hotels located on the doorstep of some of the world's best courses.
Noting that summer 'down under' is in full swing just when the courses of Europe are rained-out or covered in snow, Paul Holman of the AHA Creative Strategies marketing agency, has advised that players of all abilities are able to enjoy their sport against a backdrop of spectacular scenery on both the north and south islands.
Indeed, writing for Travel Video News, he explains that there are over 400 courses in New Zealand alone, making the country a "golfer's paradise".
What's more, many of them are free from crowds and the green fees are "very reasonable", even at clubs that have hosted PGA-ranking events such as Clearwater and the Terrace Downs Resort.
The expert adds that it's often a good idea to leave golf clubs at home and make use of the equipment hire facilities on offer at many New Zealand lodges and resorts.
Among the most popular New Zealand courses with serious golfers are the Carrington Resort, where players can enjoy a round while taking in views of the Pacific, and Millbrook, located in the shadows of the spectacular Southern Alps.