PAR 72


  • Only Jack Nicklaus Course in NZ
  • Top 100 in the World
  • (Golf Course Architecture Magazine 2013)


Best time of year

  • All year


All amounts are in $NZ and include GST

New Zealand Affiliated $250 $150
International Guest $350 $235

More about this activity

Sir Bob Charles, on playing Kinloch for the first time, stated "Having just played Kinloch for the first time I can honestly say this is the # 1 golf course in New Zealand. For those unable to play the great links courses of Scotland, Kinloch compares with the best of them. A true links experience with Jack Nicklaus at his best."

A must-play on any golfing itinerary for visitors to New Zealand, Kinloch is a world-class championship design from top golf course architect Jack Nicklaus (18 times Major winner).

Located in the central North Island, Kinloch is easily accessible from all the main centres, including Auckland (3 hour drive), Rotorua (55 minute drive), Wellington (4 hour drive) and is only a short distance from Taupo.

The Golf Course

Expected playing time - 4.5 Hours
Tee time interval - 10 Minutes
3 Tees

Signature hole

When asked this question, Jack Nicklaus noted that there were no signature holes as all of them are! However, The Par 5, 16th is often regarded as a key hole with its four options on the second shot. If long enough off the tee, you can either go for it in two or chose one of the three fairways approaching the green.

NZGA slope 135 - 139 125
Course rating 72.7 - 77.4 71.6
Course length(meters) 5961 - 6734 4640
Course length (yards) 6519 - 7364 5074


  • Lessons (Two Resident PGA Professionals)
  • Stocked Pro Shop
  • Carts
  • Hire Clubs
  • Caddies


One of the finest practice facilities in New Zealand with 3 manicured grass teeing areas for our 300 metre driving range, a superb putting green, chipping green and multiple practice bunkers.

Opening Times

Golf tee times from 8am - 1.30pm

Pro Shop (Starters office)

8am - 5.30pm

Club House

8am to last golf

Members days and Maintenance

None in high season


261 Kinloch Road, Kinloch, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
25 minutes - Taupo Airport
bus Proximity to coach terminal:
15 minutes
decisions Proximity to town:
1 minute to Kinloch. 15 minutes to Taupo

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