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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Christchurch 18/02/2019

5th South Island - Best in Area 15th New Zealand Ranking 77th Oceania 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 89th Oceania 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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Palmer Sea Reef 21/01/2019

27th Queensland - Best in Area
The Links at Port Douglas is a gorgeous links style course in the tropics. Michael Wolveridge of Thomson Wolveridge fame is the man responsible for this most interesting...

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Royal Queensland 21/01/2019

1st Queensland - Best in Area 25th Australia Ranking 34th Oceania Ranking
In the 1960's the Queensland government built the imposing Gateway Bridge through/over the site dividing the course. At that stage a number of holes remained on the other...

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Pacific Harbour 21/01/2019

10th Queensland - Best in Area 75th Australia Ranking
Pacific Harbour GC is 'links like' in presentation with firm undulating fairways and greens making life interesting for the golfer. Watson has carved the course out of th...

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Indooroopilly (West) 21/01/2019

14th Queensland - Best in Area 93rd Australia Ranking
Indooroopilly Golf Club dates from 1925 when Dan Soutar designed a course on what is now the site of the St Lucia Links. The club opted to move to its current site in 196...

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Brookwater 21/01/2019

2nd Queensland - Best in Area 28th Australia Ranking 37th Oceania Ranking
Brookwater Golf Club is a dramatic and challenging course carved out of a steeply undulating bush site. Norman & Harrison have used great imagination to create some reall...

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Brisbane 21/01/2019

13th Queensland - Best in Area 88th Australia Ranking
In 2007 Ross Watson was appointed to oversee renovations intended to bring Brisbane GC into the modern era. Watson was directed by the club to preserve the original layou...

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