Why golf in Queenstown? Stunning
scenery, challenging golf courses, professional golfing schools,
all at three varied golf clubs to choose from.
And yes, you can golf in winter! Spend the morning
at one of the ski resorts, and
play a round of golf in the afternoon.
Queenstown Golf Club
At Kelvin Heights, only minutes from downtown Queenstown, the Queenstown
Golf Club has some of the best views of any golf course in New Zealand.
This is a must play golfing attraction. The golf course is set amid
breathtaking lake and mountain scenery with holes running parallel
to Lake Wakatipu and views of the Remarkable Ranges. Each hole has
a majestic backdrop, with the fifth hole, "Shoreline", being
one the most photographed - so take your camera as well as your clubs.
5,838m from the back tees
There is also a 9 hole course and driving range in nearby Frankton.
Jack's Point Golf Course
Queenstown's newest course situated just under the Remarkables mountain
range. Bounded by the Remarkables mountain range and Lake Wakatipu
the course includes wetlands to the lake edge, steep bluffs, indigenous
vegetation and wildlife. Fairways are designed with minimal excavation
and careful plantings to complement the natural environment, but
also to give the golfer a fighting chance. It is considered a very
has the South Island longest championship golf course. The course
was designed by Sir Bob Charles, a New Zealand golfing legend. Only
20 minutes from the center of Queenstown, the course features a
mixture of undulating to rolling fairways, set in an amphiteatre
of mountains. Each hole has its own particular identity in terms
of strategy and scenic feature. With four different tee difficulties
to choose from, all golfers can enjoy this stunning course as well
as its beautiful surroundings. Bill Clinton described it as 'pure
6,412m from the back tees
Extensive practice facilities and a professional golf school.
Arrowtown Golf Club
With historic stone cottage ruins and towering trees (a legacy
of Arrowtown's pioneers), this golf course in unique. Even the names
of the holes reflect the goldmining past. This is a challenging
course set in rolling hills with views of the Remarkables and Coronet
5,327m from the back tees
Golf clubs, trundlers and electric carts are available for hire.
Situated on a former deer farm near Arrowtown, The Hills was opened
in 2007. The Mill Race winds its way through the property and feeds
the ten lakes and various ponds and waterways. Trees, both native
and exotic, are a feature of the course, along with extensive native
plantings. This is a very exclusive course, with alimited amount
of non member play permitted.