Canterbury

Christchurch, located on the South Island is the largest outside of the north and home to a majority of the region's population. With a diversified agricultural economy, visitors will witness dairy farming, sheep dotted fields and a thriving vineyard region. 

The region's viticulture industry was established by the French, with wine-growing concentrated between the Waipara and Burnham regions. New Zealand's famous white wine is mostly featured - Riesling, Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, and Pinot gris. Recently pinot noir has come into some success in Waipara as well.

Terrace Downs Resort Golf Course

This resort mountain course has a nice mix of shot-making holes against a backdrop of the Southern Alps

Pegasus Golf & Sports Club

A brand new golf development to coincide with one of New Zealand's newest towns, this Kura Design was saved from the Christchurch earthquake and continues to be a point of pride for the area.

Christchurch Golf Club- Shirley (Best of New Zealand Golf)

One of the oldest clubs in New Zealand presents a great round and beautiful setting for visitors to the Christchurch area.

Clearwater Golf Club

With a mix of links and parkland styles this course showcases both natural spring-fed lakes and a background of the Southern Alps

Harewood Golf Club

Recently having undergone a new layout, this course plays at a modern length while maintaining a simplicity and charm that is a nice showcase of the Kiwi countryside

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