Queenstown and Otago

The southern-most part of New Zealand has crafted a reputation for itself as a premium tourist destination. Depending on the time of year visited this center of adventure, jet-boating, rafting and skiing can present both opportunity and frustration for the international golfer. 

World-class vineyards dot the landscape and accommodations range from the super-luxury to quaint B&Bs. 

Golfers will not be at a loss for great places to swing a club, with the question being how to utilize their limited time most efficiently!

Jack's Point Golf Course

Nestled amongst the Remarkables and jutting into Lake Wakatipu Jack's point boasts of spectacular golf conveniently located just outside of Queenstown.

The Hills Golf Club

Set amongst unique sculptures and co-host to the New Zealand Open, this private club allows a limited number of guests and was the brainchild of Kiwi entrepreneur Michael Hill

Millbrook Resort

With 27 holes this course provides players and extended resort guests with a few options to fit varied skillsets.

Arrowtown Golf Club

A course that should not be ignored by golfers searching for a true Kiwi experience, this course is challenging and unique in its use of terrain and native plants. A gem of the country

Southland Golf - Oreti Sands

Holding the title of the world most-southern links course, Oreti Sands is a gem of a track which demands attention to the wind and elements

Chisholm Park Golf Club

Simply one of the better and most overlooked links-style courses you will find in the country- complete with cliff-top views and wonderful opportunities to play the elements off of the sea

Customer reviews

Highlights Of The Trip: Getting off the plane in Queenstown – overwhelmed with the beauty. The boat ride in Queenstown to experience the expansiveness.

The drive from Queenstown to Franz Joseph - the mountains and glacier lakes that went on forever. Our lunch spot that day at a campsite on a lake. Abel Tasman: this is where I want to return and spend a week to hike the entire trail. Spent the day biking in Napier to wineries.

—Mary Jean Seyda, Chapel Hill, NC

It was a trip of a lifetime with truly unique beauty not found anywhere else. A New Zealand trip requires a specialist who knows the lay of the land the unique challenges of traveling and sight-seeing there.

The country looks a lot smaller than it really is, and travel times are longer than one can assume.

The route chosen by Cristina helped us maximize our time there. I’m usually a do it yourself traveler, but for this trip I’m sure glad I had Cristina at Best of New Zealand.

—Dawn Paling, Highland Ranch, CO