Otahuna Lodge – a Relais and Chateaux luxury lodge outside of Christchurch, New Zealand

 Golf

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.

Christchurch Golf Club

Canterbury’s historic golfing destination, the Christchurch Golf Club, has a proud history that dates back to 1873 making it the fifth oldest club outside the United Kingdom. The club has held numerous New Zealand Open and Amateur, Men’s and Women’s Championships. The course is renowned world-wide as a challenging championship course of the highest quality which offers a fair test of golf for both club and professional golfers.
Travel Time from Otahuna Lodge: 35 Minutes
 
Clearwater Golf Course
 
This par 72 course has hosted the New Zealand PGA Championship and multiple international tournaments. 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.
Travel Time from Otahuna Lodge: 35 Minutes
 
Terrace Downs
 
Terrace Downs is rated as one of the top courses 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.
Travel Time from Otahuna Lodge: 75 Minutes
 
Tai Tapu Golf Club
 
Less than 2 kilometres from the front gates of Otahuna lies the friendly Tai Tapu Club course. The course is only 9 holes but offers differing tee positions for guests wishing to play 18 holes
(par 70).
Travel Time from Otahuna Lodge: 5 Minutes
 

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