When people around the world think about golf in Queenstown they think about Jack's Point. Its alpine setting defines the area and its setting is one that will stay with you long after you have returned home.
Jack's Point enjoys not only a backdrop of the Remarkables mountain
range but panoramas of Lake Wakatipu as well. John Darby (Millbrook,
Clearwater, The Hills) may have surpassed his prior projects through
minimal excavation and using the features of the land to integrate into
the golfing experience. Jack's Point is widely recognized as one of the most beautiful places to play golf in New Zealand.
Jack's Point derives its name from a man named Jack Tewa. In the winter of 1862 he capsized with two other men in a boat crossing Lake Wakatipu. Avoiding hypothermia, Jack was able to swim ashore and tow the boat behind him- saving one of the men in the process and earning a medal from the Royal Humane Society of Britain. The medal remains at nearby museum and Jack got a golf course named after him.
Enjoy the out-and-back layout complete with with infinity greens, stone walls (which players will need to carry) and generally wide fairways. Certain sections of the course can present a challenge especially with the wind blowing off of the lake, but all playing surfaces are always immaculately maintained.
Views are what you will remember, so signature holes here are difficult! The 7th is probably the most photographed hole on the course because of its elevated tee box and plays toward the water... but so do many holes here!
3rd: While all par-3s on the course are interesting, this 130 yard shot must carry the green and plays toward the lake and the Remarkables range across the water. Stunning!
8th: There are many holes which one may refer to as "signature" on this course, but this par-5 plays alongside Lake Wakatipu. With the length to clear the fairway bunkers on the left side, the approach is to a raised green.
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- Location: Queenstown, NZ
- Plays: 6986 yards, Par 72
- Club Pro:Andrew Dorsey
- Architect: John Darby, 2008
- Pricing: Luxury