Everything about Kauri Cliffs, situated 30 minutes north of Kerikeri, is outstanding. The course is rated No.49 in the World’s Top 100 (Golf Digest) and rightly so. With an average of only 24 golfers gracing its fairways on any given day it’s easy to believe you’re the only person enjoying the privilege of this magnificent course. The opening three holes offer a friendly start before the real challenge begins. The back nine showcases four inland holes that wind through marsh, forest and farmland before you tackle the homeward stretch across the top of the bay and back up to the clubhouse. The 17th, a par-4 dogleg-left, is certainly one of the best holes in New Zealand. And the view from the clubhouse balcony (with a glass of a great New Zealand wine in hand) across the Bay Of Islands is arguably the most majestic in world golf.