Along with great golf, journeying through Canterbury’s abundant natural highlights is a breathtaking experience.
The Canterbury and Christchurch region boasts one Marquee course and four Experience courses.
Clearwater Golf Club, host of several New Zealand Women’s Opens, is one of New Zealand’s best examples of target golf, providing both scenery and challenge. Just down the road from Clearwater Golf Club, Pegasus Golf Club(opens in new window) is an open parkland Experience course and Canterbury’s newest golfing addiction. Together the two courses have hosted a staggering 18 major tournaments!
Also in the area are the recently renovated Harewood Golf Club and historic Christchurch Golf Club, both Experience courses are excellent. About an hour from Christchurch Airport, Terrace Downs High Country Resort(opens in new window) is located on the banks of the Rakaia River with Mt. Hutt in the distance. Alongside the golf, the area offers jet boating, shooting, and horseback riding. It is also the gateway to Arthur’s Pass National Park.
We suggest taking the scenic drive from Christchurch to Queenstown to continue your New Zealand golfing experience. You can drive via Lake Tekapo, which is part of an International Dark Sky Reserve and one of the best spots in the world to stargaze. Or take the longer route via Arthur’s Pass National Park and the West Coast glaciers – rated among one of the best drives in the world.