2016 Australian Golf Digest publishes New Zealand's Top 40 Golf Courses

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PaR nz Golfing Holidays Director, Denise Langdon was invited to join an expert group of 22 panellists to find and rank New Zealand's Top 40 Golf Courses. Newly opened Tara Iti GC, a Tom Doak masterpiece was ranked #1.

The panellists played and scored the New Zealand courses on seven criteria:

1. SHOT VALUE
How well do the holes pose a variety of risks and rewards and equally test
length, accuracy and finesse?
2. RESISTANCE TO SCORING
How difficult, while still being fair, is the course for a scratch player from the
back tees?
3. DESIGN VARIETY
How varied are the holes in differing lengths, configurations, hazard
placements, green shapes and green contours?
4. MEMORABILITY
How well do the design features provide individuality to each hole yet a
collective continuity to the entire 18?
5. AESTHETICS
How well do the scenic values of the course add to the pleasure of a round?
6. CONDITIONING
How firm, fast and rolling were the fairways, and how firm yet receptive were
the greens on the day you played the course?
7. AMBIENCE
How well does the overall feel and atmosphere of the course reflect or uphold
the traditional values of the game?