Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary

Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary

Cape Kidnappers

Cape Kidnappers

The Kinloch Club


The success of the now well established Queenstown based Southern Gem Golf Tournament has inspired Event Director Stephen Jensen of PGQ Golf to organise the North Island golf tournament for the second time, focusing on the exclusive Cape Kidnappers, The Kinloch Club and Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary.

The Luxury Northern Gem Golf Tournament is scheduled for 21th - 27th April 2018 and based on the success of its southern counterpart is expected to attract a strong response from golfers throughout Australasia.

Cape Kidnappers

Golf Event Format

  • Daily Stableford for Men and Women
  • Overall Combined Stableford Teams (2 players).

Day 1 - The Kinloch Club

Day 2 - Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary

Day 3 - Sightseeing Winery Lunch (Napier)

Day 4 - Cape Kidnappers

Day 5 - Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary

Complete Stay and Play Package Options Available (Twin Share $2,765.00 nzd)

  • Five nights at the fabulous Hilton Lake Taupo hotel (twin share and includes breakfast daily)
  • One night at luxurious The Farm at Cape Kidnappers - Hilltop Suite.
  • All return airport and golf transfers (including luxury coach transfers to Cape Kidnappers)
  • Welcome BBQ and formal dinner with prize giving at the Hilton Lake Taupo

For information and entry forms click on the links below or contact Event Director Stephen Jensen on +6421784339

Stephen Jensen & Peak Golf Queenstown (PGQ)

The Hills, Jacks Point and Millbrook Resort,” says Jensen. “There is a strong word of mouth recommendation and there are many loyal supporters returning for a second and even third time.” Jensen has been involved in the golf industry for 15 years and has gained a reputation for his professionalism as a golf tour organiser, during the past six years, under the umbrella of PGQ Golf.

“I have been eyeing the North Island for some time and am pleased to be able to offer this new tournament to the market. It is the first of its kind available and provides an exclusive opportunity for both men and women to play in a tournament format at leading North island courses.”

North Island Golf Courses

Cape Kidnappers is listed in the top 30 golf courses in the world and in 2012 was named Best Overseas Golf Resort in the Luxury Travel Magazine’s Gold List. The Kinloch Club, a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course is ranked 76th in the top 100 golf courses outside of the US, while Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary is a highly rated New Zealand course attracting players from all over the world.

Superior Luxury Accommodation

Superior accommodation is provided at the Hilton Lake Taupo and The Farm at Cape Kidnappers along with luxury coach transfers. A welcome BBQ and formal dinner is prepared by Master Chef Simon Gault’s Hilton based restaurant.

Who is the Golf Tournament Aimed at?

Jensen says the Northern Gem tournament is aimed at discerning golfers who want to experience a quality product in one of New Zealand’s most appealing regions.

“I am excited about the opportunity to offer this tournament to existing and new clients and look forward to introducing them to three quite unique international golf courses.”

For further information contact Stephen Jensen on Ph. +64 21 784339

Host Venue

The Hilton Lake Taupo

Nestled amongst the epic scenery of Taupo on New Zealand’s North Island, Hilton Lake Taupo was originally built in 1889 as The Terraces Hotel.

The beautifully updated Hilton Lake Taupo is a short drive to the charming Taupo town centre, only 15 minutes away from Taupo (TUO) Airport.

The Terraces is our Heritage Wing, where private balconies offer lake and thermal valley views.

The newer wing of Hilton Lake Taupo offers self-contained apartments and guest rooms with sweeping vistas of Lake Taupo or Onekeneke Thermal Valley.

Event Details


The event is played under the following conditions:

  • Daily Stableford for Men and Women.
  • Four Rounds of golf at the following courses.
  • The Kinloch Club (1 round)
  • Cape Kidnappers (1 Round)
  • Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary (2 rounds).
  • Overall combined stableford teams (2 players)
  • Women & Men in different competitions.

Prizes given for:

  • Best Stableford scores over the four rounds.
  • Two's are included in your entry fee.
  • Overall combined Stableford teams. (2 players)