Millbrook Golf Course
One of the most scenic golf courses in the world, Millbrook is simply an unforgettable Queenstown golfing experience. With extraordinary photo opportunities at every turn, our championship course offers three fabulous nine hole courses, each named after local prominent Queenstown landmarks- The Remarkables, The Arrow and The Coronet Nine.
Millbrook Golf Course
Millbrook was perhaps the first purpose built golf resort in NZ. In recent years it has expanded from 18 - 27 holes. While the initial golf course itself was understandably somewhat conservative in its design, the recent addition of the Coronet nine and some significant renovation of the existing holes has lifted the golf experience considerably.
The facility in general has won numerous international awards and has largely avoided the error of over-intensification of residential and hotel development.
The course is located on an old sheep farm near to the charming gold mining township of Arrowtown. The topography might be best described as gently rolling and includes a number of ponds, the sparkling clear spring fed Millstream, schist rock outcrops and an assortment of mainly exotic trees.
- VOTED BEST HOLE -
Arrow 8, with its expansive fairway + redan-style green, provides real drama
Arrow 6, Great par 3 watch the water
The initial 18-hole course was designed by Sir Bob Charles in association with landscaping firm Boffa Miskell.
In late 2009 the new Coronet Nine (along with considerable modification to the final four holes of the Arrow nine) was opened. This, along with significant re bunkering of the remaining holes, has served to thoroughly modernize the golf experience. The three nines meander across the site, making good use of the numerous natural features. The fairways on the 13 holes to the west of Millstream (the newer part of the course) are generally wider and encourage a more expansive, risk reward type of approach. Off the Championship (black) tees any combination of the three nines is a true test while from the member tees the course has a nice balance of playability versus challenge.
During the spring and early summer (October - Jan) the spring growth can add a lushness to the rough which places a greater premium on accuracy from the tee. The course is generally presented in very good condition with greens running medium to fast (usually at their fastest in late summer/autumn). Perhaps because of the associated resort development the quality of the golf test can sometimes be underestimated (certainly the newer part of the course provides ample variety and challenge).
Our favourite combination of nines combines the Coronet and Arrow nines although the NZ Open, probably for practical rather than golfing reasons, utilises the Remarkables rather than the Arrow. Either way, Millbrook is generally a strategic challenge played in majestic surroundings and usually fine turf quality.
NZ Open now does utilise the Arrow and Coronet nines for tournament play.
Coronet 4 – 6 is a beautiful stretch and Arrow 8, with its expansive fairway and redan-style green, provides real drama. And if there is a more elegant green-site than that of Arrow 9 we haven’t seen it.
3 fabulous nine hole courses, each named after local prominent Queenstown landmarks- The Remarkables, The Arrow and The Coronet Nine.
The Arrow Nine
The Arrow Nine has a great combination of new design with some established holes; a highlight is the beautiful island-type, par three finishing hole (Arrow Ninth), so make sure you have plenty of balls available when you reach the tee.
The Coronet Nine
Designed by Greg Turner at Turner MacPherson Design, The Coronet Nine is the latest nine and is proving a big hit with all golfers.
The Remarkables Nine
The Remarkable Nine, originally designed by Sir Bob Charles, is a true test to all players.
First class in every way. Excellent accommodation, locker room, good quality hire clubs, electric carts, trundlers, full pro shop facilities, driving range with range balls, etc
Summer Season (1 October 2016 - 30 April 2017) - $170.00 pp
Electric Cart - $55.00 per cart
Winter Season (1 May - 30 September 2017) - $65.00 pp
Electric Cart - $40.00 per cart