Country Courses of New Zealand takes the armchair golfer off the beaten fairway, celebrating the hidden gems of the many courses around New Zealand. Whether it's the rugged outlook of Stewart Island's Ringa Ringa Heights Golf Club, the 'lunar landscape' of the Arrowtown Golf Club, or Rangatira Golf Club's multi-level course only fully accessible via the use of a lift, Country Courses of New Zealand will delight the die-hard golfing fraternity as well as evoke much for the general reader about the life, outdoors, history and people of heartland New Zealand.
A former sports journalist, Michael Donaldson is now deputy editor of the Sunday Star-Times. Country Courses of New Zealand is his second book, hot on the heels of Beer Nation: The art and heart of Kiwi beer. Niels Schipper is a prominent sports photographer, his imagery having been published internationally. He is also the author of Fairway to Heaven: Beautiful New Zealand golf courses (2004).
NORTH ISLAND: Waitangi -- Waipu Golf Club -- Waitakere -- South Head -- Waitomo -- Waitara -- Mahia -- Te Puia Hot Springs -- Rangatira -- Eketahuna -- SOUTH ISLAND: Nopera -- Tasman Golf Club -- Westport -- Waimakariri Golf Club -- Tokarahi -- Arrowtown -- Oreti Sands (Southland Golf Club) -- Ringa Ringa Heights.