The South Island is a centre for soaring mountains, untouched nature, friendly locals and picture perfect vineyards. It's also home to incredible golf courses.
Queenstown is quickly gaining a reputation both locally and abroad as a golf haven and it’s easy to see why. Surrounded by mountain ranges, it boasts a number of deftly designed courses including Millbrook, The Hills and Jack’s Point. The Queenstown region is a must-see.
If you fly into Christchurch, allow some time to play the Clearwater Golf Club. With an impressive history of hosting NZ PGA Championships and the training ground for famous golfers such as Lydia Ko, it’s well worth a visit.
Visit our line-up of best South Island golf courses. Stay for a while and travel to natural wonders like the West Coast glaciers and Aoraki Mt Cook National Park. Sample delicious food and wine and enjoy friendly southern hospitality.
The four courses recommended below were selected for their location, scenery, architectural merit and ability to meet the expectations of a travelling golfer.
The Clearwater Golf Course has proven itself as a venue for international professional golf over 13 consecutive years, yet it offers a fair and rewarding challenge to all visitors from the six tee choices.
Voted the Best Golf Resort in New Zealand for several years at the World Travel Awards. Host of the New Zealand Open, this golf course is a must play for every golfer.