Discovering New Zealand’s finest Golf resorts ️
When it comes to golfing skill, most of us are Joe Amateur than Jack Nicklaus, but that won’t stop us dreaming of playing a round or two on an amazing course. Here’s a look at five of the very best luxury golf resorts New Zealand has to offer.
Millbrook is one of New Zealand’s premier luxury resorts, home to boutique villas and an Alpine course that hosts the New Zealand Open each summer. The course spans three sections: The Remarkables Nine, Coronet Nine and Arrow Nine. Each nine presents a unique challenge and incredible mountain views.
Elsewhere, there’s a huge range of accommodation, a spa and a gym. Arrowtown is also a stone’s throw— or badly shanked ball— away from the course and is buzzing with restaurants, bars and walking trails.
Jack’s Point Golf Club
Boasting a championship course with lakeside views over Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range, Jack’s Point is the latest golfer’s paradise to call Queenstown home. The course was crafted to roll with the natural contours of the terrain. It’s a mighty achievement that weaves its way through tussock fields, past steep bluffs and down to the water’s edge. The course offers a challenge for golfers of all levels, with each hole offering a new angle of the magnificent landscape. Stunning.
Kauri CliffsKauri Cliffs is Northland’s premier golf destination, taking the #37 spot in Golf Digest’s Top 100 Greatest Golf Courses in the World. Many of the holes look out to the Pacific Ocean or up to dramatic cliffs that drive down into the sea. The complex includes a world-class practice range with putting and chipping greens, and a fully stocked pro shop.
A range of suites and an owner’s cottage (complete with infinity pool) are available. The lodge is well equipped for kids, and nearby you can try your hand at kayaking, surfing or fishing. Or maybe a visit to a private beach?
Standing below the shoulders of the Southern Alps and overlooking the mighty Canterbury Plains, Terrace Downs is the pinnacle of luxury in Canterbury. The course was voted New Zealand’s best in 2010, and includes 10 beautiful lakes, and more than 60 bunkers. It’s one of the South Island’s most prestigious wedding venues as well as perhaps the finest high-country golf course in New Zealand.
There’s villa or chalet accommodation, and the restaurant welcomes visitors in with warm décor and an open fire. If you have a rough day on the course or just feel like a change, head to the tennis court, go clay-bird shooting, try your hand at archery or just unwind in the spa.
Cape KidnappersA jewel in Hawke’s Bay, Cape Kidnappers is an incredible course traversing ridge-and-valley terrain offering expansive ocean views. It’s also in the heart of one of New Zealand’s finest winemaking regions. As well as a housing a world-class golf course, the lodge is situated on a wildlife sanctuary and working farm. You can watch shepherding displays, discover Kiwis on guided walks, or explore the grounds in the Can-Am vehicles which go places that regular vehicles can’t. Cape Kidnappers absolutely is a golf resort unlike any other! Follow the link to learn more about the 4 Day Cape Kidnappers Golf Escape.
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