The Christchurch area is home to over twenty-five golf courses.
Excellent golfing is available throughout the region from the nearby nine-hole country course at Tai Tapu to the internationally acclaimed resort courses at Terrace Downs and Clearwater.
Terrace Downs, pictured above, is rated as one of the top courses and golfing destinations in New Zealand. Based at the foothills of the Southern Alps, there are very few scenic alpine courses like it. The course offers a unique mixture of parklands and links style with views of the Rakaia Gorge and nearby mountain ranges. At par 72, the course is challenging. However, a choice of four tees on each hole ensures the course caters for a range of golfing abilities.
The par 72 course is home to the New Zealand PGA Championship. Designed by John Darby in consultation with New Zealand golfing legend, Sir Bob Charles, the course combines elements of links golf inspired by the great Scottish courses with parkland golf, more reminiscent of Florida. Playable year-round, the course meanders around a succession of spring-fed lakes and trout-filled streams.
Tai Tapu Golf Club
Less than 2 kilometres from the front gate of Otahuna lies the beautiful Tai Tapu Club course. The course is only 9 holes but offers differing tee positions for guests wishing to play 18 holes (par 70).
Guides are available for any guests wishing to play with a local golfer.