Tourism New Zealand have produced a guide to the top golf courses in New Zealand. This is an excellent resource for travellers who wish to plan a journey that captures the most spectacular courses throughout our country.

TOP GOLF COURSES OF NEW ZEALAND
TOP GOLF COURSES OF NEW ZEALAND
Contents Introduction to New Zealand Golf 1. Introduction to New Zealand New Zealand is a compact country of two main islands stretching 1600 km / 990 mi (north to south) and up to 400 km / 250 mi (east to west). With a relatively small population of just over 4.5 million people, there’s plenty of room in this green and pleasant land for fairways and greens. 4. Northland Top Courses 5. Kauri Cliffs 7. Auckland Top Courses 8. Gulf Harbour 9. Titirangi Golf Club 11. Taupo & Hawke’s Bay Top Courses 12. Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary 13. The Kinloch Club 14. Cape Kidnappers 15. North and South Island Trails 18. Wellington Top Courses 19. Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club 20. Royal Wellington Golf Club 22. Canterbury Top Courses 23. Clearwater Resort 25. Queenstown and surrounds Top Courses 26. Millbrook Resort 27. The Hills 28. Jack’s Point 29. Accessible New Zealand All told, New Zealand has just over 400 golf courses, spread evenly from one end of the country to the other, and the second highest number of courses per capita in the world. The thin coastal topography of the land coupled with its hilly interior has produced a rich legacy of varied courses from classical links, scattered mainly along the coastlines, to the more traditional parkland courses further inland. Over the past 20 years, the New Zealand golfing landscape has been greatly enhanced by the work of world-class architects such as Tom Doak, Robert Trent Jones Jnr, Jack Nicklaus and David Harman who have designed at least 12 world-class courses (complete with five-star accommodation and cuisine). Strategically located near either snowy capped mountains or isolated coastal stretches (and in some cases both) these locations provide not only superb natural backdrops for playing golf but the added bonus of breathtaking scenery.
Contents  Introduction to New Zealand Golf  1. Introduction to New Zealand  New Zealand is a compact country of two main i...
Visitors heading to New Zealand to play golf will quickly discover that they are hopelessly spoilt for choice. ‘Where do I want to play?’ and ‘What type of course do I wish to play?’ are the questions most golfers will ask themselves. sourse: www.lydiako.co.nz sourse: www.stuff.co.nz Phil Tataurangi Lydia Ko Greg Turner Phil Tataurangi is a PGA Tour winner who now practises as a golf course designer and is a commentator for the PGA Tour and Golf in New Zealand. Lydia Ko is a New Zealand golfer. She was the world’s top amateur when she turned professional in 2013. She is the youngest ever winner of a professional golf event. Greg Turner is a European tour winner and a winning Presidents Cup team member. He plays on the European Senior tour and is a renowned golf architect in New Zealand. “New Zealand may well be the most diverse golf destination in the world, both on and off the course.” “New Zealand is simply an amazing golf destination. It has some of the best golf courses I have ever played. It should be a must-visit place for golfers from all over the world. You won’t be disappointed.” “Golf for all skill levels, sitting seamlessly in every landscape you can imagine - that’s golf New Zealand style!” TOP 12 COURSE This symbol denotes the top golf courses and facilities as determined after inspection by Golf Tourism New Zealand - an independent industry group. One of the requirements includes being committed to a working relationship with trade and providing commission. The additional courses featured have been selected as they include some of the design, facilities and services desirable to international golf visitors. The order of listing for these additional courses are not rankings. 2
Visitors heading to New Zealand to play golf will quickly discover that they are hopelessly spoilt for choice.    Where do...
Northland Visitors will spend a lot of time soaking up the sun in Northland, home to many beaches and secluded sunny spots. The ocean is an important part of Northland, from Cape Reinga – the turbulent meeting place of two mighty oceans – to the plentiful opportunities to swim, dive, surf, fish or kayak. Northland - the home of many important historic sites - is a place of deep significance for New Zealanders. 3
Northland Visitors will spend a lot of time soaking up the sun in Northland, home to many beaches and secluded sunny spots...
2 1 34 5 6 Top Courses of the Northland Region 1. Kauri Cliffs TOP 12 COURSE 4. Waitangi Golf Club www.kauricliffs.com This is one of New Zealand’s - and the world’s - most acclaimed golf courses. Fifteen of the 18 holes afford sweeping vistas of the Pacific Ocean, and golf writers consistently describe it as a ‘must see, must play’ course. The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs offers magnificent luxury accommodation. www.waitangigolf.co.nz Elevated above the beautiful Bay of Islands, the Waitangi course offers wide sea views and a variety of holes - from long narrow par-4 fairways to short tight rolling contoured holes. 2. Carrington Club 5. Waipu Golf Club 3. The Bay of Islands Golf Club 6. Mangawhai Golf Club www.peppers.co.nz/carrington/ This is an isolated course within a beautiful wetlands setting on the Karikari Peninsula, in New Zealand’s Far North. This 18-hole course - designed by American Matt Dye - has sweeping views of the ocean, and resort-style accommodation. www.bayofislandsgolf.co.nz At Kerikeri, this 6700-yard championship course is a beautifully manicured and maintained course. The volcanic rock base means year-round dry conditions underfoot, and uncrowded fairways offer peace and quiet. www.waipugolfclub.org.nz Beside the Pacific Ocean, this classical coastal links layout features relatively flat fairways that offer easy walking with wonderful views of sparkling Bream Bay. Waipu is a two-hour drive north of Auckland. www.mangawhaigolf.co.nz This renowned links layout in Northland sits beside one of the region’s finest surf beaches. It is famously popular for large fast greens and rated as a tough golfing test for visitors. 4
2  1  34  5 6  Top Courses of the Northland Region 1. Kauri Cliffs  TOP 12 COURSE  4. Waitangi Golf Club  www.kauricliffs....
Northland Kauri Cliffs Arguably New Zealand’s finest all-round course, Kauri Cliffs - and the five-star luxury lodge of the same name - sits on a cliff-top near the northern tip of the North Island. The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs and golf course were developed by US hedgefund founder Julian Robertson. Designed by the late David Harman to feature the natural landscape, Kauri Cliffs was opened in 1999. Since then, it has earned the admiration of many world-class golfers and consistently rates in the world’s top 50 golf courses as selected by golf publications and websites. Along with the challenge, golfers can enjoy majestic views of the Pacific Ocean from at least 15 holes – including six holes on the edge of the cliff-top. At the end of the day, you can relax in the award winning lodge and enjoy beautifully crafted food and wine before retiring to your luxury accommodations. www.kauricliffs.com 5 A. 139 Tepene Tablelands Road, Matauri Bay, Kaeo, Northland | E. info@kauricliffs.com | P. 0064 9 407 0060
Northland  Kauri Cliffs  Arguably New Zealand   s finest all-round course, Kauri Cliffs - and the five-star luxury lodge o...
Auckland As New Zealand’s largest city and international gateway, Auckland has something for everyone - relaxing or invigorating. Take in the sun at one of the many restaurants, cafés or bars; savour some of New Zealand’s best wine at a vineyard, or take a short ferry ride to explore the islands of the surrounding Hauraki Gulf. 6
Auckland As New Zealand   s largest city and international gateway, Auckland has something for everyone - relaxing or invi...
6 1 25 34 Top Courses of the Auckland region 1. Gulf Harbour TOP 12 COURSE www.gulfharbourcountryclub.co.nz This mature championship course - designed by top US golf architect Robert Trent Jones Jnr - is perched on the head of a peninsula and just 40 minutes from downtown Auckland. It has hosted both the prestigious World Cup of Golf and the New Zealand Open. 2. Titirangi Golf Club TOP 12 COURSE www.titirangigolf.co.nz This New Zealand golfing gem is just 20 minutes drive from downtown Auckland. The work of British golf designer Dr Alister MacKenzie and opened in 1929, this golf course has a unique location within a native bird sanctuary and surrounded by lush New Zealand forest. Each hole is distinctive and memorable. 3. Royal Auckland www.aucklandgolfclub.co.nz One of only two New Zealand golf courses to carry the official Royal seal in its title, Royal Auckland is a handsome private members club with a long history and tradition. The dry sandy base ensures pleasurable yearround conditions. 7 4. The Grange www.thegrangegolfclub.co.nz The Grange - which sits adjacent to Royal Auckland - has hosted the New Zealand Open on numerous occasions. This classic parklands course has long been one of Auckland’s most popular golf courses. 5. Remuera Golf Club www.remueragolfclub.com One of the best maintained golf courses in New Zealand, Remuera Golf Club has impressive auxiliary facilities including grass practice fairways and a driving range. The picturesque parkland course features tight fairways demanding accuracy from tee to green. 6. Muriwai Golf Club www.muriwaigolfclub.co.nz On Auckland’s west coast, Muriwai is just 45 minutes by road from downtown Auckland. This bold and brilliant links layout takes nature head on with a prevailing wind that delivers a different challenge every day. There’s always a round available here.
6  1 25 34  Top Courses of the Auckland region 1. Gulf Harbour  TOP 12 COURSE  www.gulfharbourcountryclub.co.nz This matur...
Auckland Gulf Harbour On the Whangaparoa Peninsula – 40 minutes drive from downtown Auckland – Gulf Harbour was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr and opened in 1998. With many outstanding sea views, Gulf Harbour has a links-style feel. Trent Jones Jnr kept this course mostly open to the elements so that when the wind blows, par or a score anywhere near that represents a fine day’s golf. The signature hole is the 16th – a 460 yard par 4 dog leg along the cliff tops. John Daly took the short cut across the sea during the 1998 World Cup of Golf, and on one occasion nearly drove the green. www.gulfharbourcountryclub.co.nz A. 180 Gulf Harbour Drive, Gulf Harbour, Whangapararoa | E. golf@ghcc.co.nz | P. 0064 9 424 0971 8
Auckland  Gulf Harbour  On the Whangaparoa Peninsula     40 minutes drive from downtown Auckland     Gulf Harbour was desi...
Auckland Titirangi Golf Club Titirangi - 15 minutes drive from downtown Auckland - is a tight but beautiful golf course designed by renowned British designer Dr Alister MacKenzie. Opened in the 1920s, this is a shot maker’s course that many consider as good as any of the newer championship courses. Though not long, this course is described as brutally strategic. The most memorable hole, the par 5 13th, is short but demanding with a narrow fairway and a teebox placed behind a tree-shrouded gully which obscures both the green and the fairway. www.titirangigolf.co.nz 9 A. 11 Links Road, New Lynn, Auckland | E. golfdirector@titirangigolf.co.nz | P. 0064 9 827 5749
Auckland  Titirangi Golf Club  Titirangi - 15 minutes drive from downtown Auckland - is a tight but beautiful golf course ...
Taupo & Hawke’s Bay Lake Taupo boasts a range of high action activities, but also a multitude of things to do for those not seeking adventure. Popular year-round with both the lake and the mountains providing a breathtaking backdrop, Lake Taupo is guaranteed to delight. Hawke’s Bay is renowned for its local food and wine, and the Art Deco architecture and culture of the main city of Napier which was rebuilt after an earthquake in 1931. Out of the city, there is an abundance of outdoor activities. 10
Taupo   Hawke   s Bay Lake Taupo boasts a range of high action activities, but also a multitude of things to do for those ...
2 34 5 1 3. Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary Top Courses of the Taupo & Hawke’s Bay regions 1. Cape Kidnappers www.wairakeigolfcourse.co.nz New Zealand’s first resort/championship course has developed into a delightful mature course set in thick native forest away from the crowds. Also known as Wairakei International, it is consistently ranked in the world top 100 lists. Five-time British Open winner and co-designer Peter Thomson contributed to the innovative hole designs. TOP 12 COURSE www.capekidnappers.com Cape Kidnappers is one of New Zealand’s most spectacular and challenging golf courses. This cliff-top beauty on the North Island’s rugged east coast, has been described by a leading US golf writer as “one of the most compelling modern layouts in golf with unforgettable coastal views.” 2. The Kinloch Club TOP 12 COURSE www.thekinlochclub.com Located on the northern shores of Lake Taupo, a fifteen minute drive from Taupo town, The Kinloch Club is the only Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in New Zealand. Open all year round with readily available tee times, Kinloch is revered as a challenge that will test all aspects of your game. 11 TOP 12 COURSE 4. Taupo Golf Club www.taupogolf.co.nz Taupo’s local course is very different from its famous near neighbours Kinloch and Wairakei. The long course includes a New Zealand version of Augusta’s famous ‘Amen Corner’, and plenty of variety in a pleasant parkland style. 5. Hastings Golf Club www.hastingsgolfclub.co.nz This beautifully set out but tough parkland course is a familiar landscape in New Zealand golf. It has hosted many national tournaments and produced some of New Zealand’s finest golfers.
2 34  5 1  3. Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary  Top Courses of the Taupo   Hawke   s Bay regions  1. Cape Kidnappers  www.waira...
Taupo & Hawke’s Bay Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary Wairakei - a golf course in a sanctuary - has to be the quintessential New Zealand golf experience. Only 10 minutes by road from the popular tourist mecca of Lake Taupo, Wairakei sits apart inside a predator-free sanctuary. This could be the quietest course ever with the only sounds from the protected native birds and the echo of club on ball. Gorgeous golf holes here wend their way one after the other through deep native bush. One of them, the 14th, at 600 yards is known as The Rogue with every shot challenging and memorable. In fact, every hole at Wairakei is memorable. www.wairakeigolfcourse.co.nz A. State Highway 1, Wairakei, Taupo | E. info@wairakeigolf.co.nz | P. 0064 7 374 8152 12
Taupo   Hawke   s Bay  Wairakei Golf   Sanctuary  Wairakei - a golf course in a sanctuary - has to be the quintessential N...
Taupo & Hawke’s Bay The Kinloch Club Designed by 18 time Major winner Jack Nicklaus, The Kinloch Club offers unique design features, with every hole requiring strategic thought and patience. The course is a fantastic test for all golfing abilities, and has been recognised worldwide with numerous accolades including a Top 100 in the World ranking from Golf Course Architecture Magazine. In discovering Kinloch, the overall experience will pleasantly surprise golfers for the unique challenge that the course presents. It is fair to say that at Kinloch, Nicklaus has created one of the world’s great modern designs to date. www.thekinlochclub.com 13 A. 261 Kinloch Road, Kinloch, Taupo | E. tom@thekinlochclub.com | P. 0064 7 377 8484
Taupo   Hawke   s Bay  The Kinloch Club  Designed by 18 time Major winner Jack Nicklaus, The Kinloch Club offers unique de...
Taupo & Hawke’s Bay Cape Kidnappers A sister property to Kauri Cliffs, Cape Kidnappers brings together a world-class golf course and fivestar luxury lodge accommodation in a spectacular location. Cape Kidnappers is an iconic promontory of rugged cliffs and farmland overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Designed by respected US architect Tom Doak, the superbly challenging course is the result of clever design and respect for the natural landscape. Just like its sister course, Cape Kidnappers also consistently ranked within top 50 courses in the world. The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is the super luxury award winning lodge opened in 2007, is one of New Zealand’s most exclusive and highly acclaimed resort destinations. www.capekidnappers.com A. 446 Clifton Road, Te Awanga, Hawke’s Bay | E. info@capekidnappers.com | P. 0064 6 873 1018 14
Taupo   Hawke   s Bay  Cape Kidnappers  A sister property to Kauri Cliffs, Cape Kidnappers brings together a world-class g...
North and South Island Golf Trails Kauri Cliffs Gulf Harbour Titirangi Golf Club Auckland International Airport N Rotorua International Airport The Kinloch Club Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary Cape Kidnappers Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club Royal Wellington Golf Club 15 Wellington International Airport
North and South Island Golf Trails  Kauri Cliffs  Gulf Harbour Titirangi Golf Club Auckland International Airport  N  Roto...
Clearwater Resort Christchurch International Airport Millbrook Resort Queenstown International Airport The Hills Jack’s Point 16
Clearwater Resort Christchurch International Airport  Millbrook Resort Queenstown International Airport  The Hills Jack   ...
Wellington Wellington - New Zealand’s capital and government centre - also claims the title of artistic capital. Lonely Planet has described Wellington as the ‘World’s coolest capital’. Indulge in fine wine and exquisite food, then take time exploring Te Papa Tongarewa - Museum of New Zealand where creative technology and design tell New Zealand stories and history. Close at hand, the Royal Wellington Golf Club is the finest private members club in the country, while Paraparaumu Beach Club has New Zealand’s leading links layout. 17
Wellington Wellington - New Zealand   s capital and government centre - also claims the title of artistic capital. Lonely ...
Top courses of the Wellington Region 2. Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club 2 3 1 1. Royal Wellington TOP 12 COURSE www.paraparaumubeachgolfclub.co.nz Long recognised as the best links layout in New Zealand, Paraparaumu - just north of Wellington - has a rich collection of classical links holes, especially par threes. The course is right beside the beach and the prevailing westerly wind provides added interest. TOP 12 COURSE www.rwgc.co.nz Often referred to as ‘the home of New Zealand golf’ because of its long history and pedigree, this club has recently undergone a $7 million re-development. The 27 holes offer three different 18-hole layouts surrounded by beautiful native bush, a river and streams. 3. Miramar www.miramargolfclub.co.nz Just 10 minutes drive from central Wellington and next door to the city’s international airport, Miramar was redesigned by Australian golfing legend Graham Marsh. It’s a tight course exposed to the elements, short but immensely tough with numerous deep pot hole bunkers. 18
Top courses of the Wellington Region 2. Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club  2  3  1  1. Royal Wellington  TOP 12 COURSE  www.para...
Wellington Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club The Paraparaumu course – an hour by road north of Wellington – is considered New Zealand’s leading links layout. The course was designed just after World War II by Australian Open winner, Alex Russell. Fellow Australian and British Open winner Peter Thompson described Paraparaumu as a “Gem of enjoyment, a monument to the game and a gift to the future”. Para, as it is known locally, has featured in seven different World Top 100 lists over the past 20 years. The short par-3’s are a distinctive feature, often played with a stiff breeze to contend with. www.paraparaumubeachgolfclub.co.nz 19 A. 376 Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu Beach, Paraparaumu | E. bookings@paraparaumubeachgolfclub.co.nz | P. 0064 4 902 8200
Wellington  Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club  The Paraparaumu course     an hour by road north of Wellington     is considered ...
Wellington Royal Wellington Royal Wellington has recently undergone a significant redevelopment and within the club’s 27 holes features a challenging new championship 18 holes. The entire course is set in beautiful parklands with dominant native trees and bush, next to a river. The gentle contoured fairways are laced together by streams and lakes. The course contains many distinctive holes. One of the signature holes, the par 5 4th sees the fairway split on either side of a stream. Designers Greg Turner and Scott Macpherson have succeeded in their desire to make each hole look great. Royal Wellington is arguably New Zealand’s finest private members parkland course with an equally grand old club house to match. www.rwgc.co.nz A. 28 Golf Road, Heretaunga, Upper Hutt, Wellington | E. golfmanager@rwgc.co.nz | P. 0064 4 528 4590 20
Wellington  Royal Wellington  Royal Wellington has recently undergone a significant redevelopment and within the club   s ...
Canterbury Canterbury’s patchwork plains are framed by the ocean and the Southern Alps, bringing together a wide variety of attractions for visitors. There are numerous outdoor activities - all well within a two-hour drive from the international airport. Journeying through Canterbury’s abundant natural highlights, is a breathtaking experience. 21
Canterbury Canterbury   s patchwork plains are framed by the ocean and the Southern Alps, bringing together a wide variety...
Top courses of the Canterbury region 2 4 13 2. Terrace Downs www.terracedowns.co.nz At the foot of the Southern Alps, Terrace Downs has breathtaking alpine views that can be a major distraction for players. There’s also a prevailing nor’wester wind that can get in the way. 3. Christchurch Golf Club www.christchurchgolf.co.nz This is the sedate and venerable home of golf in Christchurch, and a club steeped in history and tradition. In this club, there’s also more than half a whiff of real Scottish golf, thanks to Peter Thompson and the addition of deep potted bunkers around the course. 1. Clearwater Resort TOP 12 COURSE www.clearwatergolf.co.nz Just 10 minutes drive from Christchurch International Airport, Clearwater’s mix of links and parkland features offers a stimulating round of golf. The spring-fed lakes featured on the course and distant backdrop of the Southern Alps offer wonderful natural backdrops to the golf round. 4. Pegasus Golf and Sport Club www.pegasus-golfclub.co.nz Pegasus - Canterbury’s newest golfing addition - is 20 minutes by road north of Christchurch. This open parkland course measures 7000 yds off the back tees and has a distinct links feel. The lovely natural landscape is dominated by surrounding wetlands and Pegasus Bay. 22
Top courses of the Canterbury region  2  4 13  2. Terrace Downs  www.terracedowns.co.nz At the foot of the Southern Alps, ...
Canterbury Clearwater Resort Clearwater lies 15 minutes from the centre of Christchurch and just a few minutes from the city’s international airport. The designers Sir Bob Charles and John Darby have succeeded in developing an inland course which has a distinctive links feel about it. One of the benefits of the openness is to enable golfers during their rounds to enjoy the breathtaking views of the South Island’s Southern Alps mountain range. For over 10 years, Clearwater has featured as a popular stop on several different international professional golf tours - from the USPGA Nationwide (now web.com) tour to the Australasian Men’s tour and the European Ladies Tour. Water is a strong feature of the course and particularly on all four par 3’s as well as the long par 4 finishing hole. This is a strategic layout with play influenced by the changing winds throughout the year. There is a series of superb accommodation options and an on-site restaurant for those wanting to enjoy more after their round. 23 www.clearwatergolf.co.nz A. Clearwater Avenue, Northwood, Christchurch | E. play@clearwatergolf.co.nz | P. 0064 3 360 2146
Canterbury  Clearwater Resort  Clearwater lies 15 minutes from the centre of Christchurch and just a few minutes from the ...
Queenstown and Southland regions Queenstown is the South Island’s premium tourist destination. It offers three championship golf courses along with at least six other top class courses nearby. Adventure tourism has long been a key focal attraction offering everything from bungy-jumping , jetboating, skiing to white water rafting in and around Queenstown. The region is now also home to world class vineyards and hospitality experiences. Southland - New Zealand’s most southern region - is a sparsely populated region with vast areas of untouched natural environment protected as national parks and conservation projects. It was populated in the early 19th century by hardy Scots pioneers who brought with them their love of golf and curling. This region boasts New Zealand’s only indoor year-round ice rink for curling. 24
Queenstown and Southland regions Queenstown is the South Island   s premium tourist destination. It offers three champions...
Top courses of the Queenstown and Southland regions 4. Arrowtown Golf Club 5 4 1 2 www.arrowtowngolf.co.nz Central Otago’s historic old golf course features lovely scenery and local history. First opened in 1937, it’s an easy enjoyable walk in a relaxed untouched environment. 6 3 5. Queenstown Golf Club www.queenstowngolf.co.nz Named recently as New Zealand’s most scenic golf course, Queenstown Golf Club sits on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. There are plenty of picture postcard holes, snowcapped mountains and lake views to admire year-round. 7 8 1. The Hills TOP 12 COURSE www.thehills.co.nz The Hills - 20 minutes by car from Queenstown - is an exclusive private golf course that has hosted the New Zealand Open. The course sits in a magnificent natural amphitheatre surrounded by snow capped mountains and lakes. It has some truly wondrous golf holes which snake their way through and around the local schist rock faces. 2. Millbrook Resort TOP 12 COURSE www.millbrook.co.nz Millbrook Resort is one of New Zealand’s earliest championship courses. The recent addition of another nine holes gives golfers a choice of three different 18-hole layouts. The series of memorable holes are surrounded by arresting mountainous views. 3. Jack’s Point 25 TOP 12 COURSE www.jackspoint.com Just 10 minutes from Queenstown airport south is the #1 ranked course in the South Island of NZ - Jack’s Point is renowned for its outstanding natural landscape and impeccable presentation, offer all golfers a fun challenging experience whilst embracing the outstanding scenery of Lake Wakatipu and Remarkable mountain range. 6. Cromwell Golf Club www.cromwellgolf.co.nz One of New Zealand’s best country golf courses, the Cromwell Golf Club offers a delightful rural golfing experience. The course sits on the shores of Lake Dunstan and locals will make visitors feel very much at home. 7. Oreti Sands www.nzgolfcourses.co.nz/southland/ Oreti Sands - just 10 minutes by car from Invercargill - is the world’s southernmost 18-hole golf course. With large greens among rolling dunes and expansive views of the Southern Ocean, players on this delightful old links course could easily think themselves in Scotland or Ireland. 8. Invercargill Golf Club www.invercargillgolf.co.nz Otatara links as it is known is one of New Zealand’s oldest and respected championship venues; staging many of New Zealand’s major amateur and professional championships over this gently undulating sand drifts terrain with large evergreen trees, native bush and greenside bunkering providing the frame work for all golfers to embrace.
Top courses of the Queenstown and Southland regions 4. Arrowtown Golf Club 5  4 1 2  www.arrowtowngolf.co.nz Central Otago...
Queenstown Millbrook Resort Voted New Zealand’s leading golf resort three times (2011-2013), Millbrook’s 27 hole championship golf course is a “Parklands” Course. With the recent addition of a further nine holes to the existing 18, golfers now have a choice of three different 18-hole courses. Set in a dramatic natural amphitheatre of bare rock surrounded by the high snowcapped peaks of the Remarkables mountain range, a round of golf at Millbrook is both a test of golfing skills and an exploration of a unique natural environment. The new nine holes have been designed with a common distinctive feature - multiple options from tee to green. Designers Greg Turner and Scott Macpherson have laid out the challenge through their works. A golfer who plays bold dramatic shots that come off will be rewarded. Awarded the title of No. 1 Hotel in New Zealand by TripAdvisor two years in a row, the resort has plenty of accommodation for those who want to play all the options. A. Malaghans Road, Arrowtown | E. proshop@millbrook.co.nz | P. 0064 3 441 7010 www.millbrook.co.nz 26
Queenstown  Millbrook Resort  Voted New Zealand   s leading golf resort three times  2011-2013 , Millbrook   s 27 hole cha...
Queenstown The Hills The Hills is a private members club opened in 2007. The course, which has been created out of a unique natural combination of farmland, wetlands, tussocks and schist rocks, also serves as an outdoor art gallery of artworks and sculptures by local and international artists. The Hills has a challenging layout with the diversion of many elevated tees offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. The course hosts many significant professional golf tournaments including the New Zealand Open. New for 2014, The Lodge at The Hills is an impressive luxury lodge offering exclusive experiences for up to 12 guests. www.thehills.co.nz 27 A. Rapid 164 Mc Donnell Road, Arrowtown | E. cpalmer@thehills.co.nz | P. 0064 3 409 8290
Queenstown  The Hills  The Hills is a private members club opened in 2007. The course, which has been created out of a uni...
Queenstown Jack’s Point Designed by renowned New Zealand golf course architect John Darby, Jack’s Point is one of New Zealand’s most exhilarating golf courses because of the striking natural setting. This course has been created through minimal earth movement to harmonise with nature, whilst providing all golfers with an experience to be embraced with its 4 teeing options. Just 20 minutes drive from downtown Queenstown beneath the Remarkable Mountain Range on the edge of beautiful Lake Wakatipu; the course winds its way through a variety of schist outcrops, native wetland and bush areas along with local wildlife which make Jack’s Point their home. With its carpet like fescue fairways and brown top greens and tees makes for an internationally presented golfing experience whilst enjoying the 360 degree ambiance of some of New Zealand’s most amazing scenery. www.jackspoint.com A. Jack’s Point, Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown | E. golf@jackspoint.com | P. 0064 3 450 2050 28
Queenstown  Jack   s Point  Designed by renowned New Zealand golf course architect John Darby, Jack   s Point is one of Ne...
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