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

The brainchild of owner Sir Michael Hill, this golf course merges sport and art via its on-course sculpture park. The result is a special experience for players looking for a unique round of golf on the South Island.

Millbrook Resort

Set in a natural, alpine amphitheater against the backdrop of the Remarkables Mountain Range, the golf course at Millbrook delivers great golf with a dramatic terrain.

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

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

The Otago Golf Club

A piece of New Zealand golfing history since 1871, this course, referred to as “Balmacewan” is one of the oldest in the Southern hemisphere

Customer reviews

What a fabulous itinerary you made for us. It was perfect!

Wonderful country, delightful people, delicious food, and amazing scenery like no other. I guess our only major complaint is that we didn't have longer to see more of the country! You really planned it well for us. It felt balanced in the way of activities, driving days, photo opportunities, even some R&R in the afternoons.

—Vickie B, Los Angeles

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 P., Highland Ranch, CO