Matt Richardson

Matt is our New Zealand Correspondent who grew up playing the Surrey heathland courses before moving to study at St Andrews University.

He immigrated to New Zealand in 2008 and currently plays off 8 at Chisholm Links. He has published many articles in The Cut (NZ’s leading golf magazine) on both golf psychology and NZ’s golf courses. He is also a practicing sports psychologist, and has worked with a number of NZ golfers, including Ryan Fox.

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Brookwater 11/05/2010

1st Queensland - Best in Area 33rd Australia Ranking 37th Oceania Ranking
Brookwater is a Greg Norman course that scythes its way through a dense eucalyptus forest not far outside of Brisbane. The course follows a standard two loops of nine, bu...

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The Hills 28/06/2010

3rd South Island - Best in Area 9th New Zealand Ranking 42nd Oceania Ranking
Winding our way gingerly through the curves of the snow-covered Crown Range road, it was hard to see how we were going to be playing golf that day – looking down to the v...

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Kauri Cliffs 19/01/2010

5th North Island - Best in Area 5th New Zealand Ranking 19th Oceania Ranking
What an astounding course Kauri Cliffs is – so many spectacular stand-out holes, in such outrageously beautiful surroundings, with the myriad of tiny islands ju...

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Kinloch Club 22/07/2010

4th North Island - Best in Area 4th New Zealand Ranking 16th Oceania Ranking
About 25 minutes drive out of Taupo, in its own little valley bordering the lake, you will find The Kinloch Club. Taupo is hardly a sprawling metropolis, but there’s no s...

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Jack's Point 01/02/2013

1st South Island - Best in Area 6th New Zealand Ranking 25th Oceania Ranking
Four years after my first two visits, I was back at this stunning wedge of land. And I can’t really report anything different – I stand by my assertion that this is a tra...

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Jack's Point 06/02/2009

1st South Island - Best in Area 6th New Zealand Ranking 25th Oceania Ranking
Jack's Point is a world class golf course, for so many reasons. Firstly, it's in a location that is hard to beat. Lake Wakatipu one side, the imposing sheer rock face of...

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Windross Farm 08/03/2017

18th North Island - Best in Area 24th New Zealand Ranking
I'll be honest, I literally don't know what I think of Windross Farm, I found it to be a rather strange creation. I had kept tabs on everything posted online about it,...

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Muriwai 24/12/2011

15th North Island - Best in Area 20th New Zealand Ranking 96th Oceania Ranking
I remember the moment well, when I started to respect this golf course. After being absolutely soaked through for the front nine, I had just made a mess of the 10th. Insi...

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Brookwater 17/12/2018

1st Queensland - Best in Area 33rd Australia Ranking 37th Oceania Ranking
I first came to Brookwater in 2010, and loved it, despite the fact that it regularly dug me a hole in the ground every time I strayed off line. So on hearing that there...

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Pegasus 15/07/2012

8th South Island - Best in Area 26th New Zealand Ranking
I cannot fully comment on the course as I only got to play the back nine (and take a peak at a further three of the front nine). I was trying to squeeze in 36 holes at tw...

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Wainui 07/03/2017

11th North Island - Best in Area 14th New Zealand Ranking 66th Oceania Ranking
2016 was quite a year for New Zealand golf courses, with three impressive new layouts opening within twelve months of each other. Most of the attention has been garnered...

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Royal Wellington 13/11/2015

8th North Island - Best in Area 11th New Zealand Ranking 50th Oceania Ranking
My morning at Royal Wellington’s new Heretaunga course was somewhat unusual to say the least. I had booked a weekend in the capital about two months previously, and not h...

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Arrowtown 17/03/2014

2nd South Island - Best in Area 7th New Zealand Ranking 31st Oceania Ranking
Back to Arrowtown four years after my first visit. I remembered it as being some of the best fun one can have on a golf course, and I still feel that way about it. There’...

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Titirangi 20/08/2014

6th North Island - Best in Area 8th New Zealand Ranking 39th Oceania Ranking
Back to Titirangi six years after my first visit – it’s mostly as I remember it, with the very best use being made of some rolling suburban parkland / bush. Sometimes I w...

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