A Greenside Chat: The Story of Cape Kidnappers & Kauri Cliffs ~ Defining Luxury in New Zealand

This week our guest for a Greenside Chat is Jon McCord, Director of Golf at Cape Kidnappers and Kauri Cliffs, two of the world’s most stunning courses located on the North Island of New Zealand. Jon discusses his journey from growing up in a small town in Iowa to managing these two remarkable courses, owned by Julian Robertson – former superstar trader and hedge fund manager from North Carolina. Jon describes what’s so special about these two courses and the luxury lodges situated onsite, and shares insight to many of New Zealand’s other marquee courses, cultural experiences, and reasons why New Zealand checks off all the right boxes for golf, wine and travel enthusiasts.

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About the Author: Harrison Gould is VP Special Projects of PerryGolf, the leading provider of international golf vacations. View on LinkedIn.