Scottish photographer tees it up down under


Award-winning Scottish golf photographer Mark Alexander has shot some New Zealand’s top golf courses.

The recently formed Golf Tourism New Zealand (GTNZ) group commissioned the project that has incorporated some of the country’s best golf offerings including the host of this year’s New Zealand Open.

The assignment saw Mr Alexander take in some of the finest tracks on both the North and South islands including New Zealand’s most established layouts.


The Hills Golf Club outside of Queenstown; host to this year’s New Zealand Open.


He visited four clubs including The Hills Golf Club outside of Queenstown; host to this year’s New Zealand Open, and Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club which is widely regarded as one of the best links courses in the southern hemisphere.

The stunning inland courses of Wairakei and Manawatu were also captured by the photographer who is based at the Home of Golf.
The stunning inland courses of Wairakei.


“Photographing these beautiful golf courses was a great privilege,” said Mr Alexander.

“I had never been to New Zealand before but the landscape, scenery and fantastic courses made for a memorable trip.

“It was extremely busy, but I fell in love with the place. Like Scotland, there is something for everyone and I am thrilled the courses that took part in the project are pleased with the final results.




Manawatu Golf Course also featured in the prject.


“I hope my images attract golfers to play these internationally recognised courses as well as experience the best golf New Zealand has to offer.”

Mr Alexander, who is based in Fife but travels the world photographing golf courses, continues to be in high demand.

Last year he became the first commissioned photographer to photograph Prestwick in its 162-year history and produced a set of three consecutive sell-out calendars for the St Andrews Links Trust, culminating in the 2015 special Open Championship edition. He is planning a return visit to New Zealand to carry out more work.