Golf 2020 Series - Queenstown Golf Club
One of the most picturesque golf courses in the world
Today, NZ moved into Level 3 Alert in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic. This means staying isolated and doing our part in fighting the spread of this deadly virus.
We've decided to continue with our posts on Golfing in Queenstown as a series, and give you the tools to make really awesome travel plans once we are operational as a country again. You'll definitely want to add this to your travel and golfing list for when you come and visit us #later!
Course: 18 holes - Par 72 course for the men (6,103 metres) and 73 for the ladies
Club: Visitors welcome
Open: Open 364 days a year.
Year: Initially 1915 in Frankton, Kelvin Heights location: 20th April 1975.
Designed By: Hylton Hensman and John Grant primarily drove the development of Kelvin Heights
Casual Green Fees: Summer: Visitor $100
Club Hire: Executive (includes trundler) $60, Standard (includes trundler) $40
Dress Code: Golf Attire
Previously known as the ‘Wakatipu Golf Club’, the current Queenstown Golf Course is now settled on the most stunning piece of golfing real estate in the world – on the peninsular of Kelvin Heights. With 360 degree panoramic views of the Wakatipu basin, this club can boast what many consider to be the ‘most picturesque golf course in the world’!
Prior to its current address, the club has had a few changes of scenery. Established in 1914 along the lake-shore where the Frankton township now stands, it was then moved to where Queenstown Airport now operates, then over to the present 9 hole course at Frankton before finally settling in Kelvin Heights.
The course has been designed to follow the natural contours of the land which means there are many, quite challenging, doglegs with pitch and elevation changes and the odd blind spot fairways. This is certainly not a ‘straight line layout’ type of course where you can always see your course flag. It's much more interesting than that. And the views our are simply fantastical. They are both calming and annoyingly distracting at the same time.
And Queenstown Golf course is probably most widely known as being a friendly and welcoming locals club which encourages visitors and treats all customers with a high level or familiarity and respect. The Clubhouse facilities incorporate a cafe and bar open 7 days, which serves simple fare cooked well in a relaxed ambiance. The views from the deck over the manicured 18th hole and beyond are breathtaking and the club offers a family friendly environment too.
"The Queenstown Golf Club has a challenging course with some of the best views you will ever see on a golf course. The subs are excellent value and the members are a great mix of locals as well as imports from all around New Zealand and the world. The clubhouse is welcoming and the staff are helpful and friendly."
Phone: 03 442 9169 ext. 1 | Web: http://www.queenstowngolf.co.nz// |
Contact: John Stephens