Putting The Zeal In New Zealand

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Putting The Zeal In New Zealand

October 08, 2012

Three weeks in New Zealand and Tasmania reveal the bold and the beautiful, on and off the course

The sixth (left) and seventh holes at Jack's Point Golf Course in Queenstown.

Jack's Point Golf Course holes 16, 17 and 18.

Barnbougle Dunes (foreground) and Barnbougle Lost Farm (background), on a side trip to Bridport, Tasmania, are ranked 14th and 28th among Golf Digest's 100 Best Courses Outside the United States.

Kauri Cliffs in Northland is 19th among Golf Digest's 100 Best Courses Outside the United States.

Kauri Cliffs' seventh and sixth holes.

Kauri Cliffs's hole No. 17.

The second hole, with the green in the foreground, at Kinloch Golf Club in Taupo.

Queenstown Golf Club sits on a peninsula.

Queenstown Golf Club's sixth and fourth holes.

An aerial view of Cape Kidnappers, the sister course of Kauri Cliffs on New Zealand's North Island.

The 14th through 17th holes at Cape Kidnappers in Hawke's Bay.

The Hills, hole No. 17.

The 18th hole at The Hills.

Arrowtown Golf Club is located a mere 20 minutes from Queenstown. Hole No. 8 is pictured here.

Golf Harbor Country Club is in Auckland: a stunning hole No. 16.

Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club in Waimarama: hole No. 2.

Titirangi Golf Club in Auckland: hole No. 6.

Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary in Taupo: hole No. 12.

Te Pohue Golf Club in Hawkes Bay has electric fences around the greens to keep the sheep off the putting surface.  Honor box for payment of green fees: ten dollars for 18 holes, five dollars for 9 holes.

European vacationers take to the Frankton Golf Course next to the Queenstown airport.

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