Auckland Golf Package

Auckland Golf Package

Introducing Auckland for your next golf tour! The newly refurbished Rydges Formosa Resort on the beautiful Pohutakawa Coast of south-east Auckland is the perfect place for a golfing getaway.

Formosa was built in 1997 and was regarded as one of the finest golf resorts in New Zealand. The Bob Charles designed golf course received immediate acclaim and hosted the 1998 New Zealand Open. Unfortunately, the short term future wasn't so bright and several years of mismanagement led to the golf course not living up to its reputation. However, fast forward to 2020 and new ownership and investment has this former beauty getting back to its former self! In our opinion the golf course will return to its rightful place as a top 12 New Zealand golf course by the summer of 2021/22 and this is your chance to stay and play at a very affordable rate.


Package inclusions

  • 4 rounds of golf (Formosa x 2, Windross Farm and Whitford Park).
  • 5 night’s accommodation in a resort villa suite with breakfast.
  • All transfers in a late model air-conditioned Mercedes minivan with local guide or self drive in rental vehicle.
  • 24 hour on-call assistance from your Playing Around New Zealand tour office.
  • New Zealand goods & services tax (GST) at 15%

Optional extras

  • Electric carts at all golf courses.
  • Rental clubs.
  • Golf and activity bookings on leisure days.
  • Sightseeing and activity program for non-golfers.


Morning / Afternoon: Our staff will meet you off your flight and transfer you to Formosa Resort.
Evening: At leisure.
Accommodation: Rydges Formosa Resort, King Villa Suite

Morning: Breakfast at Formosa.
Golf at Formosa Resort.
Evening: At leisure.

Morning: Breakfast at the resort restaurant.
Depart the hotel at 9:30am to play Whitford Park at 10:15am.
Afternoon: Return to Formosa by 4:00pm.
Evening: At leisure.

Morning: Breakfast at the resort restaurant.
Depart the hotel at 9:30am to play Windross Farm at 10:30am.
Afternoon: Return to Formosa by 4:30pm.
Evening: At leisure.

Morning: Breakfast at the resort restaurant.
Play golf at Formosa.
Evening: At leisure.

Transfer to Auckland Airport to meet departing flight (35 minutes’ drive). The transport will depart Formosa 90 minutes prior to your domestic flight departure or 3 hours for International departures. 

Additional Information

This tour can be customised to suit your requirements. Please note that if you prefer to self drive we can provide a luxury Mercedes rental vehicle for your group. We recommend our 8 seat Mercedes Valente for groups of four, the 12 seat Sprinter for groups of eight and the 17 seat Sprinter for groups of twelve. We can also provide a 20 seat vehicle with luggage trailer for groups of sixteen but please note that the driver will require a Class 2 drivers license. We can deliver and collect the vehicle at Auckland Airport.