Terrace Downs Resort Golf Course

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

Terrace Downs Resort GC

Just an hour's drive from Christchurch, Terrace Downs is a resort built along the banks of the Rakaia gorge. This resort offers great views of the surrounding Mt. Hutt range and offers not only golf but family activities as well. Fairways are generously wide but the secondary rough can be very penal and the greens are neither too large nor too undulating.

Terrace Downs' high-country course is split between a parkland-styled front 9, which is sheltered and has a ‘woodland’ feel, and a back 9 which has more of a links-style. 60 bunkers, 10 lakes, a river tumbling through a gorge, and the Southern Alps as a backdrop all help provide a dramatic setting for a game of golf.

Golfers can choose from four different tees on each hole, as this intense landscape requires players to carry over ravines, thick bush and river.

Tip: Check the wind conditions prior to making the trip to this course, as sometimes in the Spring it can be very breezy.

Play Info and Signature Holes

16th: One of the most exciting shots is from this par-3, which overlooks the Raikaia River and is separated from the green by ravines. Attention should also be paid to a bunker protecting the green on the front side.


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