As we head into the winter months here in New Zealand, we are incredibly lucky to enjoy a climate that allows many golfers to play the whole year-round.

With golfers missing out on two months of playing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a big uptick in the number of golfers hitting the course now that we have moved to Alert Level 2.

Whilst home courses have been busier than usual and membership numbers are even on the rise, people are now starting to look beyond their own course to find some great winter golf deals all around the country.

GO Rentals is the official rental car of New Zealand Golf and as a proud partner, we are delighted to offer discounts to NZ Golf members all year round.

If you are planning a trip away, whether it’s for golf or just a chance to get out and explore New Zealand, then we’ve got a special 10% discount for all NZ Golf members on any rental cars in our fleet.

We have branches in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown, and Dunedin – all perfect starting points for a New Zealand adventure and an opportunity to explore your backyard.

If you are looking to combine a trip away with some golf, there are some pretty awesome deals out there right now so make it a double whammy and save on your rental car and your green fees when you book with GO.

Here are some of the best winter golf deals in New Zealand at the moment.

1.      Jacks Point – Queenstown

 

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Let’s start out with the big one! Jacks Point is offering a free round of golf to all golfers across the country between now and their closure date on 7 June when they shut down for the winter.

You will need to be quick though – bookings were going through the roof and with a repeat round at just $95. This represents a huge saving as Jacks Point is usually $250 to play in the height of summer and an amazing gesture from them to help get people back out on the golf course and exploring Queenstown.

Find out more on the website – https://www.jackspoint.com/

2.      Millbrook Resort – Queenstown

 

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Sticking in Queenstown, the fantastic Millbrook Resort is also offering some pretty amazing deals this winter for golfers and non-golfers alike.

Millbrook is one of the courses that plays host to the New Zealand Golf Open every year and attracts visitors from all around the world to enjoy the magnificent 27-hole layout.

This winter, you can enjoy a two-night stay for two people for just $470. This relax and recharge package also includes one of the following:

  • 2 x Millbrook Wine Tastings
  • 2 x 30-minute Massages
  • 2 x nine holes of golf

You will also receive a $20 resort credit to be used at any of the onsite outlets as well as access to the Health and Fitness Centre.

Find out more about this great deal on the website – https://www.millbrook.co.nz/visitor-info/special-offers/stay-your-way/

3.      Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club – Wellington

 

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If you are looking to play some regular golf at one of the best courses in New Zealand, then the winter membership deal at Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club could be for you. For just $250, you can play as much golf as you want from May to August as a winter member.

Even if you are down there for a long weekend, it may be worth looking at this as an option as green fees at this world-class course are usually $85 for New Zealand residents.

Paraparaumu is one of the best courses in New Zealand, especially in the winter when many courses get boggy underfoot. The proximity to the beach and sand-base mean that Paraparaumu stays dry all year round.

Find out more on the website – https://www.paraparaumubeachgolfclub.co.nz/winter-membership

4.      Clearwater Golf Club – Christchurch

 

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Clearwater Golf Club is one of the best golf courses in New Zealand and offers a rewarding experience for visitors of all abilities with six different tee options.

The club has played host to some of the world’s best golfers including Bubba Watson, Jason Dufner, Jason Day and former female number one golfer, Lydia Ko.

Summer rates to play Clearwater are $250 for a day pass, however between April and September, this drop to $175 offering great value for those looking to play up to 36 holes in a day. The day pass includes unlimited golf on a single day, shared access to a golf cart, range balls, shoe and club hire if required and access to the showers and lounge.

To find out more, visit the website – https://www.clearwatergolf.co.nz/golfrates

5.      South Head – Auckland

 

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Our final winter golf deal is a bit out of leftfield but is an absolute hidden gem on the Auckland golfing scene. South Head is located just 50 minutes from Auckland CBD and features spectacular views of the Kaipara Harbour.

The course provides a challenging test for all golfers and due to its sand base, it offers great winter golf when other courses in Auckland are closed.

They love to welcome visitors and their customer service is well-known throughout the Auckland golf scene.

The best news is you can score an amazing deal on golf at South Head with Grab One running an awesome promotional deal for 18 holes at just $20 – half the usual price for visitors.

Find out more about the course on their website and grab the deal in the link above – https://www.southheadgolf.co.nz/

Round-Up

Winter is a great time to get out and enjoy some of New Zealand’s best golf courses for less. As an NZ Golf member, make sure you take advantage of our partnership with New Zealand Golf and save 10% on your rental car booking on top of these great savings on golf in New Zealand.