Last week, we teamed up with Qatar Airways to send a bunch of Travel readers to watch Lydia Ko in action at the New Zealand Women's Open, an LPGA Tour event being played at the newly developed Windross Farm Golf Course in Auckland. Here's what some of the winners told us about their dream golfing holidays.
I am so excited about seeing Lydia Ko for the first time. I have followed her career obsessively, and can quote her stats to bore my family at times. The LPGA website on Monday mornings is a ritual with me. I am of Scottish extraction and am pursuing my family history. I would love to visit St Andrews, in Scotland. From a distance, it looks a very exciting and, of course, historic golfing venue.
Cheers, John Elliott
I would like to travel to play all the courses that Lydia Ko plays in Canada. Apparently the golfing is spectacular and the courses are amazing. I'd especially like to play the courses that Lydia played when she won the Canadian Open. Having Brooke Henderson in the field at the New Zealand LPGA is an added bonus. Of course, all of this would be combined with eye-catching vistas and exploring everything else that Canada offers. A journey of a life time and an unforgettable golfing experience!
I would love to play on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, as they have several of Australia's top-ranked courses in very close proximity to each other.
I would love to take a golfing holiday at Queenstown's Jack's Point Golf Course, to experience playing at one our country's top golf courses.
This is a tough decision. The Masters in Augusta or St Andrews, Scotland? I've been fortunate to have had a day in St Andrews, albeit on a Sunday (reserved for no play)where I was able to walk the revered course known as the "home of golf" but was never able to play. It's still on the bucket list to play. On the other hand, it's a lifelong dream of mine to watch all the action live that the Masters serve up every year. St Andrews, Scotland- not only for its small quaint town,the golf values that they still hold true and where anyone can play but also Scotland somehow feels like home. Not to mention all the great courses dotted around the Scottish countryside.Golf, history and countryside that feels like home...what more could someone ask for?
I would like to have a golfing trip to Stockholm, Sweden during May or June, when there is daylight until well after midnight. It would be amazing to be able to play 18 holes each evening and not worrying about finishing before it got too dark.
I would most love to take a golfing holiday to Augusta,Georgia to see the Masters with my 12-year-old son.He has been playing golf with me for the past five years and loves it just as much as I do.As an American,this is a historic venue and tournament and something that I would love to experience with my son one day.
I'm 62 years old and have been playing golf for 22 years-love the game.But this winter there's been so much rain, especially on Wednesdays-our club day at Waiuku. So for me, Fiji in the sunshine would be fantastic.
The place I would love to play golf is Hawaii,where I am sure it will not feel like you're playing underwater golf as I have experienced the last few weeks after so much rain.