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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Windross Farm 23/04/2019

19th North Island - Best in Area 26th New Zealand Ranking
When the members of Manukua Golf Club decided to sell their modest course to developers they acquired farming land in Ardmore, half an hour south of Auckland for the purp...

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Wairakei 23/04/2019

8th North Island - Best in Area 11th New Zealand Ranking 56th Oceania Ranking
The site is wonderful for golf with much of the central area exhibiting rolling terrain with interesting elevation changes- perfect for the production of unique golf hole...

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Wainui 23/04/2019

9th North Island - Best in Area 13th New Zealand Ranking 66th Oceania Ranking
Peninsula Golf Club dates from 1956, but members took up an offer by a local developer to swap their tight little home grown course near Red Beach for a brand new champio...

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Titirangi 23/04/2019

6th North Island - Best in Area 8th New Zealand Ranking 39th Oceania Ranking
Titirangi Golf Club was originally formed in 1909, but the acclaimed course we know today only came into being when the legendary Dr Alister McKenzie visited Auckland in...

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Carrington 23/04/2019

12th North Island - Best in Area 17th New Zealand Ranking 86th Oceania Ranking
The Peppers Carrington Resort is located on the beautiful Karikari Peninsula in the north of New Zealand, and opened for business in the year 2000. The setting is quite u...

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Tara Iti 23/04/2019

1st North Island - Best in Area 1st New Zealand Ranking 4th Oceania Ranking 36th World Ranking
Tara Iti Golf Club opened in late 2015, and is located just over and hour north of Auckland on New Zealand's north island. The course was designed by Tom Doak and his Ren...

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Royal Wellington 23/04/2019

7th North Island - Best in Area 10th New Zealand Ranking 50th Oceania Ranking
Royal Wellington at Heretaunga was established in 1895 and the Club has hosted 6 New Zealand Opens. Well known caddy Steve Williams is a local and at his first major tour...

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Kinloch Club 23/04/2019

4th North Island - Best in Area 4th New Zealand Ranking 16th Oceania Ranking
In the 22nd year of our annual event - the Pullis McNutly Golf Tour - we ventured to the north island in New Zealand to play Cape Kidnappers, Kinloch, and Wairakei Intern...

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Gulf Harbour 23/04/2019

10th North Island - Best in Area 14th New Zealand Ranking 74th Oceania Ranking
Gulf Harbour Country Club is set along the coastline of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, about 45 minutes’ drive north of Auckland. The course was designed by Robert Trent Jon...

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Siem Reap Booyoung 09/04/2019

4th Cambodia Ranking
Designed by Kentaro Sato, Siem Reap Booyung CC opened in 2009 and is located in the rice paddies just outside Siem Reap, and not far from the temples at Angkor Wat. The...

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Phokeethra 09/04/2019

3rd Cambodia Ranking
With flat terrain the designer has used the assets he was given – water and trees – to fashion a challenging layout. Every hole bar one features at least one water hazar...

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Angkor 09/04/2019

1st Cambodia Ranking 82nd Asia Ranking
Cambodia is Asia’s newest golf destination and Siem Reap is the must-see destination in Cambodia. The nearby Angkor Wat temples are one of the wonders of the world and th...

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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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