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GOLFING IN QUEENSTOWN


 Golf courses in the Queenstown area

 

Although limited to a handful of 18 hole layouts, the qualty of the golf offered in the Queenstown area is high.

 

 

 

Options include:

Queenstown Golf Club (a.k.a. Kelvin Heights)

 

Jack's Point

 

Arrowtown

 

Millbrook Resort (27 holes from early 2010)

 

Frankton 9 holer

 

All courses are nestled amongst the mountains. For some spectacular lake views consider Kelvin Heights and Jack's Point.  

For top quality courses, then Millbrook and the newer Jack's Point should be up to any test. Arrowtown and Kelvin Heights are both very good courses and you'll have a greater chance to mix with the convivial locals as well.

 

 

On this trip we were lucky enough to play two courses - Kelvin Heights and The Hills.

 

 

 

Kelvin Heights

 

Queenstown Golf Club at Kelvin Heights clubhouse

 

 

 

Kelvin Heights golf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The proximity to Lake Wakitipu makes Kelvin Heights a really memorable experience. You almost don't care what score you shoot when surrounded by such scenery.

 

 

 

 

View beside the 4th hole at Kelvin Heights5th hole at Kelvin HeightsPar 3 10th hole at Kelvin Heights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Hills

 

 Before the inaugural Michael Hill New Zealand Open was held at just completed layout known as The Hills, the scoreboard proudly proclaimed the course record holder:  None other than Michael Hill (jeweller and course owner) 99.

 

This was to change rapidly as European and Australasian Tour professionals descended on sleepy Arrowtown.

 

By the end of the week Englishman Richard Finch (now a multiple winner on the European Tour) had claimed his maiden victory. And the couse record? Peter Fowler 62 

 

 

 

The Hills Golf Club clubhouse

 

 

 

NZ Open scoreboard before play commenced

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Hills has been tastefully sculpted out of the Arrowtown landscape. One of the features are some dramatic man-made sculpures which add an extra dimension to a beautiful place.

 

 

 

 

Giant rings above the 16thGiant balls in the fieldsGiant dragon flies on the lake guarding the 6thGiant reeds sway above the 13th green

                               Beautifully crafted schist bridgesMaori figure presides over the 17th greenAttractive waterfall feature alongside the 17th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st hole at The Hills

 

 

View of the 6th green, a challenging 230m par 3 at The Hills

 

 

17th approach shot at The Hills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking back to the18th tee at The Hills


 

 

18th tee shot at The Hills Golf Club

 

 

Kelvin Heights LD Slideshow (2Mb)

 

Kelvin Hights HD Slideshow (5Mb)

 

 

The Hills LD Slideshow (6Mb)

 

The Hills HD Slideshow (10Mb)

 

 

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