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New Zealand named Asia Pacific’s top golf destination

  • Jessicha Valentina
    Jessicha Valentina

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Tue, December 26, 2017 | 09:06 am
New Zealand named Asia Pacific’s top golf destination New Zealand has close to 400 golf courses, making it the second with most golf courses per capita in the world after Scotland. (Royal Wellington Golf Club via Tourism New Zealand's website/David Bradley)

New Zealand was named top golf destination in the Asia Pacific region by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) for the second time.

Held for the first time in 2000, the annual award is said to be given to the country that has delivered a great experience for golf travelers. The winner was voted by golf tour operators across the globe.

Tourism chief executive Stephen England-Hall said, “This is a great result and fantastic recognition of the work the industry and Tourism New Zealand have done to showcase the country’s world class golf offering.”

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According to Tourism New Zealand’s website, the country has close to 400 golf courses, making it the second country with most golf courses per capita in the world after Scotland.

As Asia Pacific’s top golf destination, New Zealand offers various golf courses, varying from world class championships to small country courses. (kes)

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