The Best Queenstown Golf Courses

The Best Queenstown Golf Courses

Queenstown is an iconic golfing hotspot with incredible scenery and a variety of course styles to play. On offer is a range of courses from native tussock and outcrops of schist to rocky mountainous terrain nestled against the backdrop of surrounding mountains and lakes. Queenstown boasts six golf courses in total, three of which are championship golf courses and all are within 20 minutes’ drive from Queenstown International Airport. Regardless of your skill level or ability there is something to suit everyone. Read on to find out more.


Jack’s Point

Jack’s Point is a challenging 18-hole championship golf course with incredible panoramic views of The Remarkables mountain range and Lake Whakatipu. The award-winning course is a truly memorable experience for everyone that gets the chance to play. The course itself contains rocky hillsides, native tussock and steep bluffs, all set against a dramatic backdrop of the mountains and lake. Located just over 10 minutes’ drive from Queenstown International Airport and 20 minutes’ drive from the CBD.


Millbrook Resort

Millbrook Resort is an award-winning luxury golf and lifestyle resort, home to the New Zealand Open. The golf courses are arguably two of the most scenic golf courses in New Zealand. Millbrook is a 36-hole championship course with two 18-hole golf courses on offer; Coronet 18 and Remarkables 18. The alpine links style course is located just 15 minutes’ drive from the International Airport in Frankton and 20 minutes’ drive from Queenstown’s CBD.


The Hills Golf Club

The Hills Golf Club is a private championship golf course in Arrowtown which doubles as both a sculpture park and luxury course. One of the most exclusive clubs in the country, The Hills Golf course was designed by John Darby and is a truly magnificent experience. Located 20 minutes’ drive from Queenstown and 15 minutes’ drive from Queenstown International Airport.


Queenstown Golf Club (Kelvin Heights)

Queenstown Golf Club sits on the lake shore of Lake Whakatipu along the Kelvin Heights Peninsula. The course is predominantly parkland style with a few appearances from local Otago schist thorough the 18 holes. The elevated course and hilly terrain expose incredible views of the surrounding mountains and over the lake. Queenstown Golf Club has often been described as one of the most picturesque golf courses in the world. The course is only 10 minutes’ drive from Queenstown International Airport and 15 minutes’ drive from town.


Frankton Golf Centre

Frankton Golf Centre is home to a 9-hole course, driving range and pro shop, also offering beginner clinics and lessons for all ages and experience levels. Conveniently located next to both Queenstown International Airport and the Queenstown Events Centre, it’s well situated to all Frankton amenities and only 10 minutes’ drive from town.


Arrowtown Golf Club

Arrowtown Golf club boasts a picturesque 18-hole course that sits within a mountain backdrop. The course is unique in the sense that it has no bunkers, however the course is still challenging with narrow fairways, rocky outcrops and tussocks throughout. Situated a 15-minute drive from Queenstown International Airport and 20 minutes’ drive from Queenstown.


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