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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National (Old) 29/12/2018

9th Victoria - Best in Area 15th Australia Ranking 20th Oceania Ranking
Set in a huge elevated dunescape with sweeping ocean views, The Old Course is nothing if not dramatic! It certainly is a challenging course and is famous for large undula...

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Lofoten Links 29/12/2018

1st Norway Ranking 51st Continental Europe Ranking
Lofoten is one of THE best, if not THE best place in the world to view the Northern Lights in all of their glory. In early September we saw the lights on two out of our t...

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Ocean Dunes 02/01/2019

4th Tasmania - Best in Area 22nd Australia Ranking 29th Oceania Ranking
The first four holes at Ocean Dunes along the ocean are absolutely world class, varied and spectacular. On the par five first hole you stand on an elevated tee looking do...

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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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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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Fontainebleau 11/06/2019

3rd North East France - Best in Area 3rd France Ranking 6th Continental Europe Ranking
Fontainebleau is generally regarded as one of the top 5 courses in France, and top 10 or so in Europe. It is a special course. Dating from 1909, the course as we know...

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Metropolitan 29/12/2018

7th Victoria - Best in Area 13th Australia Ranking 17th Oceania Ranking
Metropolitan GC is known as the best conditioned course in Australia, and one of the best in the world- comparisons have even been made with Augusta National because of t...

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Kauri Cliffs 29/12/2018

5th North Island - Best in Area 5th New Zealand Ranking 19th Oceania Ranking
The Bay of Islands, near Kerikeri on the north island in New Zealand is one of the most spectacular vistas to be found anywhere in the world. And that is the backdrop to...

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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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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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St Andrews Beach 06/01/2019

6th Victoria - Best in Area 12th Australia Ranking 15th Oceania Ranking
St Andrews Beach is located in 'the cups region' of The Mornington Peninsula, just an hour south of Melbourne's CBD. This area is perfect for golf with miles of undulatin...

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