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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Commonwealth 16/05/2019

12th Victoria - Best in Area 20th Australia Ranking 27th Oceania Ranking
Based on a rolling sandy terrain, Commonwealth displays all the attributes of the great sandbelt courses. Firm greens and beautiful clusters of sand faced bunkers dominat...

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The Hills 25/04/2019

3rd South Island - Best in Area 9th New Zealand Ranking 42nd Oceania Ranking
Green fees at The Hills are now $1000 per round, so not everybody will want to play here. By charging very high green fees, and correspondingly high annual memberships Hi...

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Jack's Point 25/04/2019

1st South Island - Best in Area 6th New Zealand Ranking 25th Oceania Ranking
Jack's Point opened in 2008 and is a John Darby design (with Brett Thomson). The site is amazing, but not necessarily one that would be easily identified for golf. The R...

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Yarra Yarra 23/04/2019

19th Victoria - Best in Area 40th Australia Ranking 53rd Oceania Ranking
Yarra Yarra is an impressive property! As you turn off Warrigal Rd, through the gates and along the entrance road it becomes clear that you have entered a world class...

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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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