New Zealand Golf Tour Specialists Since 2003.......

Playing Around New Zealand is a specialist golf tour company dedicated to providing a first class service to discerning travellers from across the world. Established on the South Island of New Zealand in 2003 by Will Owen, the company is now based in Auckland but retains staff in each of the main regions. The company is a member of the NZ Tourism Association (TIANZ) as well as the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO). Our team of New Zealand golf guides and itinerary planners have several years of tourism experience behind them and look forward to providing our clients a professional service as well as the very best of Kiwi hospitality.

Dear Will, Thank you very much for the great golfing tour for us. The itinerary was planned very well and we didn’t have any problem during the tour. My friends are also satisfied with the experience. Quality of the car, accommodations and golf courses were excellent, and we enjoyed as many as fantastic golf courses as we could. We were a bit worried if we would be lost on the way to the next place but we didn’t lose our way almost at all since your road guide was easy to understand. Also, I felt the price was very reasonable rate. We’d like to visit New Zealand again in future and we’d surely like to ask you to plan the tour at the time

Yoji Noda, Kawai, Hamamoto, Hiroshima, Japan

Playing Around New Zealand created, arranged and conducted a terrific chauffered golf package and tour of the North and South Islands of New Zealand. Their recommended accommodations, local knowledge and accessibility to the top courses were all key factors contributing to a wonderful New Zealand adventure for our group of eight. The driver assigned to us was accommodating, knowledgeable and maintained the “no problem”, “no worries”, “no drama” attitude inherent in all the New Zealanders we met. An important factor we considered in selecting Playing Around New Zealand was their first class reputation, as evidenced with the various golf venues and hospitality providers they engage. I have “no worries” recommending Will Owen and his team at Playing Around New Zealand to golfers we know in Canada and California interested in a New Zealand golf adventure. Cheers!

Terry O’Callaghan, Calgary, Alberta -Rancho Mirage, California, USA

Dear Will, Thank you very much for organising a top golfing holiday, we have all experienced some outstanding golf courses, wonderful food and accommodation and very friendly NZ people. We all agreed it was a very good move organising the tour through you as your knowledge proved invaluable and at a very reasonable rate. We will be passing your name on to our golfing mates in W.A with the highest recommendation. Thanks once again!

Derek Ladyman, Perth, Australia

Hi Will, Thank you again for looking after us so well during our stay in Christchurch. You certainly gave us a great holiday! Please hand on to any prospective clients our full recommendation in using your company. You gave value for money with friendly professional service. We felt comfortable, relaxed and confident with all the services you provided. We have already passed on to other golfers what a great break we had. We will certainly be trying to fit another such trip in the future.

Lois McKinlay & Penny Hughes, Auckland, New Zealand

Will, Thank you for the effort you put in to make The Bushrangers New Zealand tour an outstanding success.

Eric Head, Group Leader for The Bushrangers, Kingston Heath GC, Melbourne, Australia

Will…. many thanks for the best golfing trip we have had in the whole of our golfing travels. We three have travelled the world over the last twenty years and are privileged to have played some of the most famous and iconic courses that the world can offer, but your tour was different class. From the moment we met you in Auckland to the time we left Peter in Wellington we were treated royally and had a fantastic time. The courses we played were magnificent, the hotels great, and the other people on the tour superb company. Our guide for most of the time, Peter Sissons, was totally different class, his knowledge, not only of the courses but of the country added another special dimension to the trip. This coupled with his wicked sense of humor made the trip even more enjoyable. We have returned home with great memories that will stay with us for the rest of our lives. The only real problem we have now is how do we follow this next year !! Thank you so much.

Derek, Neil and Jason, The Williamson Party UK

WOW!! What a wonderful trip. Thankyou so much Will for a great trip, everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Have just arrived back in Melbourne and already thinking about the next New Zealand golf trip so stay tuned! Thank you so much for all your great work, we enjoyed all the courses and getting to play the Hills was a wonderful bonus. The accommodation was good everywhere.

Georgina Blanchard, Heritage Golf & Country Club Melbourne, Australia

Thanks for organizing our three week New Zealand golf trip! Everything went like clockwork. The accommodations were first class and the schedule allowed us to play many top courses plus have time to explore your wonderful country!! The GPS & the phone added an extra touch. We are looking forward to our next trip!

Tom and Catherine Hellman, Bluffton, South Carolina, USA

Will, Thanks for an excellent job in organizing accommodation and transportation, the golf courses were really excellent and we found the New Zealand people very friendly and courteous. Thank you for going beyond the call of duty to show us a good time!

Bob Thiel, Seattle, USA