With All the Trappings
Kauri Cliffs is where Golf.com blogger Connell Barrett wants to get married and divorced. “I love, love, love this place. Love it,” Barrett writes. ‘Terrible tragedy of the South Seas,’ a Brit once said of New Zealand. ‘Three million people trapped alive.’ We should all be so trapped. After one layover, 8,822 nautical miles, 23 hours in the air, and countless elbow battles for dominion of my coach-class armrest, I reached Kauri Cliffs, a five-star resort and spa that unfurls over 6,000 eye-popping acres of sheep-and-cattle farm at Matauri Bay.” Barrett loves Kauri Cliffs for the course, “It’s like Pebble Beach, but better”; for the people, “They’re sweet as pie, with adorable, homespun expressions. Go during the holidays to hear locals chirp things like, ‘Just 12 more sleeps till Christmas!'”; and the “coolest perk by far … the possum hunting”.