The Hills Golf Course

Destination: Queenstown

The Hills opened in 2007 and is set over 101 hectares (250 acres) of a former deer farm on the outskirts of Arrowtown in Central Otago, South Island New Zealand. Its 366m above sea level.

Designed by John Darby

The Hills is New Zealands' most exclusive golf club

Set over 500 acres of land across a glacial valley the layout highlights the dramatic elevation changes and rocky schist outcrops that are a feature of the area. This championship layout provides a serious challenge for accomplished players while thoughtful and considerate design means that the golf course is equally enjoyable for golfers of all abilities. The beauty of the courses lakes, waterways and wetland areas are complimented by a stunning array of sculptures made by local and international artists.

The Mill race winds its way through the property and feeds the ten lakes and various ponds and waterways on the golf course. Trees, both native and exotic, are a feature of the course. The wetland area have been expanded, planted out with varieties of New Zealand flax, toetoe, the ubiquitous cabbage tree and wetland grasses and reeds. More than 50,000 red and silver tussock plants create a spectacular visual statement. Winter snow and frost conditions provide the ideal climate to grow fine grasses preferred for modern day golf.


  • NZ Open 6,610 meters
  • Men Par 72
  • Men Black 6,661
  • Men White 6,184
  • Ladies Par 74
  • Ladies Red 5,289


Facilities Include

  • Mens & Womens Locker Rooms
  • Dining Room
  • Gym
  • Lodge at the Hills is a luxury lodge offering an exclusive experience for up to 12 guests


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