Author(s): Michael Donaldson
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.
Born in Palmerston North in 1963, Michael Donaldson has been a journalist for over 20 years. He is currently the deputy editor of the Sunday Star-Times, where he also writes a regular beer column. For most of his career he worked as a sports journalist, writing for the Otago Daily Times, The Press, the New Zealand Press Association, the Australian Associated Press and the Sunday Star-Times. He lives in Titirangi, Auckland, with his wife Deirdre and a noisy cat.
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