State-of-the-art golfing facilities and stunning lake and alpine scenery make Queenstown a golf lovers’ paradise.

Your Queenstown golf experience offers everything from family friendly nine-hole courses to immaculately groomed 18-hole championship courses with rugged mountain backdrops. Six golf courses within a 20-minute drive of the town centre, including our three internationally celebrated championship Marquee courses, Jack’s Point, Millbrook Resort and The Hills.

A week-long golf trip to Queenstown can be both technically challenging and fun and tailored tours and packages cater for solo golfers and larger groups. With a focus on service and a welcoming attitude at every turn, every style and level of golfer can be catered for.

Queenstown, home to the New Zealand Golf Open

Each autumn professional and amateur golfers and spectators descend on Queenstown for the New Zealand Open. Held across two spectacular golf courses, Millbrook Resort and The Hills, the Open is a three-day showcase of the sport in the most incredible setting. Off the course there's a diverse partners’ programme with fashion shows, dinners and events around Queenstown. 

Plan your golf trip to Queenstown with this guide to Queenstown’s spectacular golf courses.  

Kieran Pratt of Australia at 2015 New Zealand Golf Open

Kieran Pratt of Australia at New Zealand Golf Open

Kieran Pratt of Australia at New Zealand Golf Open

Jack’s Point Golf Course

  • Course par 72
  • 18-hole championship course, one of 14 Marquee courses in New Zealand
  • Designer: Darby Partners
  • Course size: 6388 metres
  • Distance from Queenstown: 15 km
  • Course amenities: Golf equipment rental, professional coaching, golf shop, clubhouse restaurant
  • Accommodation: Stay in Queenstown, the Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa or rent a holiday home in Jack’s Point

The Jack’s Point 18-hole international course has sweeping 360-degree vistas of the razorback Remarkables mountain range and Lake Wakatipu, and it’s fast gaining in profile on the international golf stage. Named for Jack Tewa, the first man to find gold in the region, the course winds its way through wetland, tussock grasslands, rocky outcrops, native bush and steep bluffs to the edge of the lake, and as it matures the playing conditions only improve.

The Jacks Point lakeside clubhouse houses a restaurant, bar and deli with spectacular views of the looming Remarkables mountain range. It boasts a fresh menu updated seasonally, offering breakfast to a sumptuous lunch and a lighter menu for visitors and golfer alike. The golf shop and golf services operation are beside the clubhouse, close to the first tee and driving range.

Peter Dawson, the Chief Executive of The R&A said: “Jack’s Point was simply unforgettable. I haven’t seen such an exciting layout for a very long time and the condition of the pure fescue fairways is unmatched in my experience.”

Golf at Jack's Point in Spring

Jack's Point Golf Course

Jack's Point Golf Course

The Hills

  • Course par 72-74
  • 18-hole championship course, co-host for the NZ Open, and one of 14 Marquee courses in New Zealand
  • Designer: Darby Partners
  • Course size: 500 acres
  • Distance from Queenstown: 18 km
  • Course amenities: Locker room facilities, driving range, clubhouse restaurant.
  • Accommodation: Stay in Queenstown, at Millbrook Resort

Enjoy the luxury of New Zealand’s golf at its very finest. Located on the outskirts of Arrowtown over 101 hectares, The Hills’ world class course has been home to several New Zealand Golf Open tournaments alongside Millbrook Resort, and is again the co-host of the New Zealand Open in 2021. From the signature 17th hole, dubbed the canyons, to the award-winning Clubhouse, The Hills caters to discerning golfers from all around the world and is quite simply an unforgettable golfing experience.

The Hills Golf Club 17th Hole

The 17th hole, The Hills Golf Club

The 17th hole, The Hills Golf Club

Millbrook Resort

  • Course par 72
  • 27-hole championship course, co-host for the NZ Open, and one of 14 Marquee courses in New Zealand
  • Designer: Sir Bob Charles and Greg Turner who added the Coronet Nine in 2010
  • Distance from Queenstown: 18 km
  • Course amenities: Golf equipment rental, driving range, professional coaching, golf shop, country club, restaurant options and spa
  • Accommodation: Millbrook Resort

Co-host of this year’s New Zealand Open and surrounded by stunning mountain vistas, Millbrook Resort is home to one of the world’s finest alpine golf courses. The par-72 championship course, designed by Sir Bob Charles, has now been transformed into 27 interchangeable holes by former golf pro Greg Turner and Scott McPherson and is relatively wide open and perfect for golfers of all handicaps. Part of the resort’s five-year plan is to develop another nine holes—creating a total of 36 holes across the resort, and two separate championship courses.

Millbrook’s world-class services include a fleet of electric golf carts, a covered driving range with six hitting bays, extensive chip and putt practice greens, launch monitor, SAM Putt analysis, video analysis, quality equipment hire, and NZPGA qualified coaching staff.  The Proshop offers quality golfing apparel and local products. This award-winning golf course was also voted Best Golf Hotel at the World Golf Awards and named Oceania's Best Golf Hotel in New Zealand.

Millbrook Golf Resort in Spring

Millbrook Resort in spring

Millbrook Resort in spring

Queenstown Golf Club

  • Course par 72
  • 18-hole course
  • Distance from Queenstown: 14.4 km
  • Course amenities: Golf equipment rental, driving range, professional coaching, golf shop, clubhouse restaurant
  • Accommodation: Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa and Ramada Suites by Wyndham Remarkables Park are 

Situated on the end of the Kelvin Heights peninsula surrounded by the dramatic Remarkables mountain range and pristine waters of Lake Wakatipu, the Queenstown Golf Club is picture perfect.

The 18-hole par 72 course is accessible by road or water taxi and its sunny location offers excellent golfing conditions year-round. It is staffed by qualified NZPGA Professionals and provides golf schools, lessons for all stages of the game as well as video analysis. Golf equipment is available for hire and the clubhouse offers bar/restaurant facilities and breath-taking views from the balcony.  

Golf in Spring Kelvin Heights Queenstown Golf Club

Surrounded by the dramatic Remarkables mountain range and pristine waters of Lake Wakatipu, the Queenstown Golf Club is picture-perfect

Arrowtown Golf Club

  • Course par 70
  • 18-hole course
  • Distance from Queenstown: 19.6 km
  • Course amenities: Golf equipment rental
  • Accommodation: Arrowtown has a number of boutique accommodation options

From humble beginnings, the Arrowtown Golf Club has built a unique first class course which is regarded by many as one of the finest country courses in New Zealand.  Set in the stunning and tranquil surroundings of Arrowtown’s rolling hills, the challenging course winds through narrow schist rock defiles and immaculate undulating greens.  This is a truly memorable golfing experience, and offers the chance to play alongside seasoned locals, who may just share some of their insider knowledge.

Arrowtown golf course in autumn

Arrowtown Golf Club is a dream to play in autumn

Arrowtown Golf Club is a dream to play in autumn

Frankton Golf Centre and driving range

  • Course par 30
  • 9-hole course
  • Distance from Queenstown: 19.6 km
  • Course amenities: Golf equipment rental, professional coaching, driving range, golf store
  • Accommodation: Stay in downtown Queenstown or in Frankton

Frankton Golf Centre and driving range is just seven minutes from downtown Queenstown and offers a nine-hole short course and 10 bay covered driving range.  It’s family-friendly and ideal for all abilities, from serious golfers wishing to practice to beginners wanting to learn the game.  Staffed by qualified professionals, the driving range provides lessons for all stages of the game as well as with video analysis.  A well-stocked golf store is located within the clubhouse. Clubs are also available for hire.

Kingston Golf Club

  • Course par 72
  • 9-hole course
  • Distance from Queenstown: 47.6 km
  • Accommodation: Options are available nearby in Kingston, Jack's Point and Frankton 

This nine-hole course is nestled in the southern-most end of Lake Wakatipu in Kingston, the southern gateway to Queenstown, a 40-minute drive away. A popular spot in the warm summer months, Kingston Golf Course features incredible scenery and several obstacles for golfers to navigate—including creeks that are close to some greens to disrupt play.

Beyond Queenstown’s golf courses

Of course, even the most avid golfers can’t spend all their time on the course, or at the 19th hole. Not only is a golfing visit to Queenstown a chance to play the best golf courses in New Zealand, it’s a time for you to relax and re-energise.

Queenstown is as famous for its food and wine scene, as it is for being the home of adventure, so there’s a vast range of activities for family and non-golfing friends  … and for you, if you can bear to tear yourself always from those immaculate greens. A line up of golfing holiday packages for summer 2020 make Queenstown the perfect place for your next golfing trip. 

And we can’t close this guide to Queenstown’s golf courses without mentioning that for a truly adventurous 20th hole, or to mark a special moment, you can also take to the skies on a helicopter to a mountain top tee.