Inside Golf Travel : IG Travel January 2017
18 INSIDE GOLF TRAVEL | January 2017 ChrisTChurCh and CanGolf New Zealand is the most popular international destination for Australian golfers and the Canterbury region has the most golf courses in the country. With the Christchurch International Airport having direct flights from most major Australian cities on a choice of carriers it makes sense for visitors to consider Christchurch when planning your next golf adventure. Of course, one problem golfers face everywhere is securing a sequence of tee times at a selection of courses over a range of dates to suit their tour schedule. This inevitably involves the group leader in multiple phone calls, a trail of emails and a lot of frustration. Many choose to use an agency but this can prove time consuming. When that special airfare reaches your mailbox do you risk making a booking and then finding everything is booked for a tournament, or maintenance? With these thoughts in mind the major golf courses in Christchurch city, along with the amazing rural clubs of the Canterbury region have joined forces and worked together to create a single booking site for visitors who can instantly secure a tee time at multiple courses rather than having to rely on a trail of emails or phone calls. The new CANGOLF TM service is web based (with phone assistance if required) and can be accessed at www.cangolf.nz . Clearwater Golf Club – Christchurch The courses all offer special day membership packages that showcase not only their golf course, but most importantly their club’s sense of community and great kiwi hospitality. Offerings are not limited to the resort or city courses. There are options from the championship resort style of Clearwater Golf Club, the historic Christchurch Golf Club, recently remodelled Harewood and Russley courses to the more rural retreat of Methven or Hororata. Each package is a little bit unique and might include a farm experience, jet boat trips, meals or a few beverages. All packages offered unlimited golf on the chosen day as a base item. The central booking system ensures that visitors are met and greeted like long lost club members. This is not a green fee deal service. The clubs tailor their packages to suit the personality of the club. If you’ve been delegated the task of organising your new group golf trip then CANGOLF TM could be your saviour. Canterbury is spectacular from the Southern Alps to the ocean with some of the country’s best wineries on the doorstep as an added benefit. A central office is available as a backup for those who prefer to deal over the phone, and the office team can also assist with suggestions on transport and accommodation options. The service will be progressively upgraded during 2017 as more course offerings are created. More information: Canterbury Golf Tourism Limited, 375 Mcleans Island Road, Christchurch. www.cangolf.nz or email : email@example.com • Take advantage of direct flight deals to Christchurch from most major Australian cities when they appear • Instantly secure tee times at multiple courses - from resort to rustic styles • Day membership packages • Local hospitality included Your next trip to Canterbury new Zealand is just a click awaY. Canterbury Golf Tourism Limited 375 Mcleans Island Road, Christchurch Phone + 64 3 359 4000 | www.cangolf.nz Choices to suit all players from full resort facilities to country course experiences Booking your kiwi golf trip has never been easier.
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