"Di Houghton and her team at Golfers Dream Tours truly do live up to their name – Di’s expertise in assessing our quest to have the vacation of a lifetime proved itself over and over during our 3 weeks in New Zealand. We started planning this special vacation more than two years ago, and it finally came together in February-March of 2018. Beginning in the Northland on the North Island and gradually making our way to Queenstown on the South Island, we were continually amazed at the variety and quality of experiences that Di had organized for us. The golf courses? – spectacular (this coming from avid golfers who live in beautiful British Columbia). The wine tours? – intimate, informative and each distinctly memorable. New Zealand is a diverse, unspoiled paradise, with wonderful vistas, great food, and very special people. There is no way we could have arranged such an unforgettable itinerary, seen so much and done so much, on our own. And – when we ran into a bit of trouble with luggage that didn’t arrive (Air Canada’s issue), and a few days later when my wife had a dental emergency, Di Houghton came to the rescue. Kudos to Golfers Dream Tours for organizing a trip we will always cherish!"
Brian and Diane from Canada
"I am very happy to recommend and support Diane and Golfers Dream Tours. After playing North Island and South Island golf on 2 trips you arranged for us, we have nothing but praise for your advice and organisation. Planning, advice and bookings all worked well, as did the weather. Not sure you had a hand in that!!"
Marilyn & Geoff Pitt, Australia
"Golfers Dream lived up to its name on our second trip with them. We did golf in the South Island of NZ in 2014 and it all worked marvellously well, with great recommendations about where to play, where to stay and how to travel. So of course when we did the North Island in 2016 it was a no contest to go back to Diane who didn't disappoint. Starting in Waitangi, then driving south, golf at Wairaki, Cape Kidnappers and Royal Wellington all rolled on smoothly in a well organised manner and without any hitches. The only thing Diane doesn't seem to do is make the golf score better but I am sure she would do that if she could as nothing seemed to be too much trouble"
Anne Sved Williams, Australia
"So many thanks for such a well organised holiday. It was superb. Millbrook is a wonderful resort and everything there just seems to work the way it should. The club courses at Arrowtown and Wanaka were really good fun and a good contrast to Millbrook and jack's Point. We will not hesitate to recommend you to our friends."
Mike & Evelyn Australia
"Throughout the trip, we felt you provided the perfect balance of anticipating our needs and allowing us to find our way. The variety of golf courses, accommodations and activities gave us a better experience then we even knew we were looking for! Scheduled time and free time were perfectly balanced. The planning of drive times and flights was excellent. We never felt rushed and the information you provided was great. Your thoughtful planning made the entire experience a joy! Thanks to you, we had the trip of a lifetime, with memories we will always cherish!"
Greg & Cate Luke, Seattle, USA
"We thoroughly enjoyed the trip, and we probably couldn't duplicate the experience. We had a wonderful group of people and enjoyed every minute of our time together. Special thanks to Ray and Di for all the planning on the NZ end, to Chris and Kathy for driving us around to see the magnificent countryside"
Maire Ryan, Canada
"Thanks to Golfer's Dream we had a perfect holiday. Di organized a splendid individual tour on the beautiful South Island with great golf courses and accommodations"
Harriet & Scott Merritt, USA
"My sincere thanks go out to Di Houghton and the Golfer's Dream company for making a seamless trip for the clients of Country Club of the World on our recent 12 day golfing holiday to the South Island of New Zealand! As a professional worldwide golf tour operator, attention to detail is so important...and Golfer's Dream certainly gained high marks in all aspects of our programming details! Guarantee that we will utilize your professional services for many future tours to your wonderful and friendly country"
Thomas Stark, Country Club of the World, USA
"Our trip was way beyond our expectations, we enjoyed every minute. All the directions and arrangements you made for us were perfect. Thank you for all your effort and the great care you took to accommodate our every whim. We will be back!"
Ineke van Belle & Jeroen van der Meer, The Netherlands
"Just a note to thank you for the outstanding work and organisation you put into our month long golf tour of both North and South Islands of New Zealand. We were not quite sure how to achieve the right balance between sight-seeing and golf, but the personalised itinerary which you put together for us was perfect. The detailed information pack gave us the security of a guided tour but with the flexibility and freedom to go our own way. We recommend your company to anyone planning a golf trip to New Zealand, and intend to circulate your details around the golf club once we get home. As regards New Zealand, we knew about the wonderful scenery before we left and we were not disappointed but the golf has exceeded all our expectations. We will remember Kauri Cliffs, Cape Kidnappers, Wairakei and Clearwater for a long time and think it is an outstanding golfing destination. Many thanks again"
Peter and Diane Button, United Kingdom
"We had a great time in the South Island and all the arrangements for our group of 8 were perfect. Thank you for your organization. We plan to visit the North Island next year and will certainly have you organize our trip."
Laurie Coy and Friends, Australia
"We recently completed a wonderful Golf and Wine Tour through the North and South Islands of New Zealand. Everything was well planned and arranged. We especially enjoyed and appreciated the personal touch of Di & Ray Houghton. They met us upon our arrival in Auckland and briefed us over a lovely lunch and then again saw us off when we departed. We can highly recommend Golfers Dream Destination. Ray & Di arranged a second trip for us in November 2005 visiting some equally special places and we enjoyed their friendship once again."
Drs Eric & Heidi Kahn, USA
"The way a golf tour should be. An amazing blend of great golf, spectacular sightseeing, fine accommodations and super new friends. We would love to do it again."
Cliff & Karen Asplund, Seattle, Washington, USA