Peter Wood

Peter Wood came to golf late – a tennis player who took up golf in his 30’s – and was hooked for life with the unique combination of different golf course strategies in different terrains and just the game itself.

After years running a successful accountancy practice, heart surgery became the catalyst for change, and on regaining good health Peter pursued his passions in golf architecture and travel to set up The Travelling Golfer – an international golf tour operator specialising in small groups and special destinations.

Along the way Peter took on the challenge of building a world-class golf course, becoming part owner, inaugural chairman and financial controller of Barnbougle Dunes golf links in Tasmania – Australia’s premier public access golf course and a World Top 50 course.

Peter is also a golf writer – Australia’s first member of the International Golf Travel Writers Association. Peter and Heather also run an annual charity golf tournament for the benefit of breast cancer research.

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Stone Eagle 19/03/2019

15th California - Best in Area
Located high on the hills overlooking Palm Springs, Stone Eagle is routed through the most unlikely and unwelcoming golfing landscape I can imagine. However, Tom Doak &...

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PGA West (TPC Stadium) 19/03/2019

23rd California - Best in Area
Designed by Pete Dye, The Stadium Course at PGA West is seen by many as Dye’s follow up to the TPC course at Sawgrass. Certainly there are many similarities that the c...

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La Quinta (Mountain) 19/03/2019

40th California - Best in Area
La Quinta Resort dates from 1926, but it took until 1981 when Pete Dye completed the Mountain & Dunes courses for La Quinta to really become a feature on the golfing map....

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Pelican Hill (Ocean South) 07/03/2019

39th California - Best in Area
The South course drops down into valleys and journeys to the coastline where holes 11-13 touch the beach. These are world-class holes! The South course is tighter – but f...

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Pelican Hill (Ocean North) 07/03/2019

34th California - Best in Area
Located on the southern Californian coastline near Newport Beach, The Resort at Pelican Beach boasts two Tom Fazio courses offering glorious views of the vast coastline f...

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Indian Wells (Celebrity) 07/03/2019

83rd California - Best in Area
Occupying only 200 acres, and hemmed in by a watercourse and freeway, the Celebrity Course is an impressive effort by Clark. Although tight, the course features beautiful...

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Indian Wells (Players) 07/03/2019

53rd California - Best in Area
Indian Wells Golf Resort is a 36-hole facility in the Palm Spring area. Originally constructed in the 1980’s with two Ted Robinson courses, the facility was completely ov...

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Christchurch 18/02/2019

5th South Island - Best in Area 15th New Zealand Ranking
Christchurch Golf Club dates back to 1873, making it the second oldest club in New Zealand. The club started at a site at Hagley Park, but moved to the current site in 19...

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Pegasus 15/02/2019

9th South Island - Best in Area 28th New Zealand Ranking
Pegasus is the name of a new satellite city north of Christchurch in New Zealand. It is also the name of the golf course that was part of the master planning process. The...

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Clearwater 13/02/2019

6th South Island - Best in Area 18th New Zealand Ranking
Something I have not seen before anywhere in the world is the way Clearwater adapts the competition course with the changing conditions. Wind is a big factor and with the...

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Terrace Downs 10/02/2019

8th South Island - Best in Area 27th New Zealand Ranking
Located in the Canterbury Plains, an hour west of Christchurch, Terrace Downs Resort opened 18 holes for play in 1999. Previously the property was used as a sheep and cat...

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Harewood 10/02/2019

11th South Island - Best in Area 30th New Zealand Ranking
Located adjacent to Christchurch airport, Harewood Golf Club dates from 1923 when a keen group of local golfers came together to form the club. The course they put togeth...

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Kukui'ula 26/01/2019

9th Hawaii - Best in Area
The Club at Kukui'ula is a high quality real estate development on the south coast of Kauai, not far from Lihue. The site was formerly a sugar plantation. Central to the...

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Puakea 26/01/2019

27th Hawaii - Best in Area
Puakea Golf Club is a public access golf course in Lihue on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. The course was originally built as a 9-hole facility on an old sugar cane planta...

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Poipu Bay 26/01/2019

11th Hawaii - Best in Area
The golf course was designed by legendary architect Robert Trent Jones Jnr and opened for play in 1991, and occupies a rolling plateau wedged between the sea and the moun...

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Princeville (Makai) 26/01/2019

21st Hawaii - Best in Area
Robert Trent Jones Jnr is one of my favourite architects. His output of quality courses around the world is steadily mounting. In Australia he made a real impact with Coo...

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Hokuala (Ocean) 26/01/2019

22nd Hawaii - Best in Area
Jack Nicklaus designed 36 holes of golf on the coast in Lihue, Kauai in 1987. Initially the development was known as Kauai Lagoons, and the two courses were named The Lag...

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