Millbrook Golf Resort
New Zealand, South Island, Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown
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At the heart of Queenstown Lake District, on New Zealand's South Island, in a spectacular alpine amphitheatre near Lake Wakatipu, Millbrook Golf Resort combines a majestic location with unparalleled facilities. Official hotel of the NZL Open 2007 and 09 and recently voted as the Best Golf Resort in Australasia, Millbrook Resort encompasses a boutique hotel, 27-hole golf course, award-winning day spa, health & fitness centre and 200 seat conference facility.
The history of Millbrook goes back to the 1860's, when two French brothers lured by the gold rush established a 450 acre wheat farm to feed hungry miners. The modern resort has retained the avenue of trees that welcomes visitors, restored the original buildings and built new ones that embody a French influence in acknowledgement of Millbrook's history.
In a dramatic alpine setting against the backdrop of The Remarkables Mountain Range, the golf course at Millbrook was brilliantly conceived and shaped from the rugged mountain landscape by Sir Bob Charles, British Open winner and New Zealand golfing legend. Queestown is a prime golf destination with five top courses: Millbrook itself, Arrowtown, with stone cottage ruins reflecting its gold mining past, Kelvin Heights, set on a peninsula jutting into the lake, The Hills, venue of the NZL Open and the brand new Jack's Point lakeside course. On the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Queestown is also known as the Adventure Capital of the World and its spectacular landscape was the shooting location for the trilogy “The Lord of the Rings”.
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Millbrook’s five-star accommodation was recently refurbished by acclaimed New Zealand interior designer, Virginia Fisher and White Interiors, and still reflects the charm of the surrounds and French history of the resort.
Official hotel of NZ Open 2007-09, Millbrook offers a variety of accommodations distributed between several buildings. The Village Inn has studio rooms, while the Villa Suites, Hotel Villas, Cottages and Fairway Homes cater for guests in need of more space, featuring suites of up to four bedrooms.
Millbrook's flagship venue, The Millhouse, is an award winning restaurant located in the original mill house, and offers classic European cuisine interspersed with New Zealand flavours, presented in a contemporary style and accompanied by a select wine list. The Clubhouse at Millbrook offers quality local cuisine in a brasserie style setting, while Sala Sala restaurant serves a variety of contemporary Japanese cuisine.
The Spa at Millbrook provides a complete range of therapeutic treatments designed for head-to-toe restoration, while the Health & Fitness Centre features a fully equipped gymnasium and a large indoor lap pool.
- Village Inn
Studio rooms with en-suite bathrooms, balcony/patio, minibar and satellite TV/video
- Villa Suites & Hotel Villas
One bedroom Villa Suites with separate lounge, kitchen/dining area • Two bedroom Hotel Villas with separate living and dining areas/ kitchenette • Both with en-suite bathrooms, balcony/patio, minibar and satellite TV/video
Two, three and four bedroom cottages with large common areas
- Fairway Homes
Three and four bedroom homes on the fairways, fully equipped and individually designed
The Millhouse (Award- winning cuisine + Select wine list) • The Clubhouse at Millbrook (Open kitchen - Quality regional cuisine) • Sala Sala Restaurant (Award-winning contemporary Japanese cuisine) • The Hole in One Lounge Bar
Health & Fitness Centre
Indoor heated swimming pool (25 m. lap pool) • Fully equipped gym • Male and female saunas • Hot pool and outdoor jacuzzis • Sunbed • Tennis (1 Astro-turf + 2 grass courts) • Mountain bikes
The Spa at Millbrook
Face & body treatments • Swiss and Vichy showers, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy and massages • Hair styling • Day Spa packages
• Championship Course
Sir Bob Charles (1993) + Scott Macpherson & Greg Turner (2007)
Remarkables + Arrow Nine : 18 holes - 7,020 yds - Par 72 - CR 76,8 - Slope 137
In a dramatic alpine setting against the backdrop of The Remarkables Mountain Range, the golf course at Millbrook was brilliantly conceived and shaped from the rugged mountain landscape by Sir Bob Charles, British Open winner and New Zealand golfing legend. A number of elevated tees highlight the spectacular mountain scenery.
One of the most scenic golf courses in New Zealand and the world, Millbrook is simply an unforgettable Queenstown golfing experience. With extraordinary photo opportunities at every turn, this championship course located in Queenstown offers three fabulous nine hole courses, each named after local prominent landmarks - The Remarkables, The Arrow and The Coronet Nine.
The original eighteen hole course designed by Bob Charles was fromed by the Remarkable and Arrow Nine. The Remarkable Nine is a true test to all players while the Arrow Nine has a great combination of new design with some established holes - its signature hole is the island-type, par three finishing hole. Designed by Greg Turner at Turner MacPherson Design, The Coronet is the latest nine and is proving a big hit with all golfers.
Driving range, putting and chipping greens + Resident NZPGA Pros
Proshop + Locker rooms, showers and changing facilities
Millbrook was named official hotel of the New Zealand Golf Open, staged at the neighbouring The Hills Golf Club . Other golf courses in the area are Arrowtown, with stone cottage ruins reflecting its gold mining past, Kelvin Heights, set on a peninsula jutting into the waters of the lake, and the brand new Jack's Point lakeside course.
• Queenstown Golf Club
Established 1927 - John Grant, Hilton Hensman and Commander John Harris (1973)
Queenstown Golf Club was first formed in 1927, with the original layout located a few miles away in Frankton, where there's currently a 9-hole course called Frankton and a covered driving range. It was not until 1973 that the club moved to its current home, on the Kelvin Heights Penninsula surrounded by Lake Wakatipu. Designed by John Grant, Hilton Hensman with advice from Commander John Harris Kelvin Heights championship golf course is regarded as New Zealand's most picturesque layout. Rolling hills and water features create a fantastic arena for golf and the mountains surrounding can distract the golfer from the most important thing, keeping the ball in the fairway! The course isn't particularly long, but boasts many tricky slopes and some interesting dog-leg holes that require accuracy. The greens are always true and a good speed, and offers some unforgettable holes.
• Arrowtown Golf Club
B.V. Wright & Reg Romans (1936-71)
With character in abundance, the par 70 course requires accuracy but doesn't demand long hitting to score well. Each hole has it's own attraction and an absence of bunkers but uses natural features to challenge golfers. Schist outcrops and smaller, undulating greens challenge golfers on every hole. Historic stone cottage ruins nestle amongst towering trees, a legacy of Arrowtown's pioneers.
• The Hills Golf Club
John Darby (2007) Venue of the New Zealand Open 2007, 08 & 09 + NZL’s #6 Course
Set om a former deer farm at the outskirts of Arrowtown. The Mill river 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. aThe wetland areas 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.
• Jack's Point
John Darby (2008) New Zealand’s #5 Course
Jack's Point golf course is Queenstown's newest course. Bounded by the Remarkables mountain range and Lake Wakatipu, It runs through wetland to the lake edge encountering steep bluffs, indigenous vegetation and wildlife. Designed to work with nature, not against it, the developpers’ leitmotiv was “5% settlement, 95% preservation”. Its fairways are designed with minimal excavation and careful plantings to complement the natural environment, but also to give the golfer a fighting chance
Queenstown & Lake Wakatipu
Adventure Capital of the World, Queenstown is a major resort town on Lake Wakatipu, eighty kilometres long and New Zealand's longest lake, surrounded by the snow capped summits of the Remarkable mountain range. To discover its waters, cruises run on the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw or the legendary America's Cup yacht NZL 14 (San Diego 92). The stunning wilderness of the region was the shooting location for the trilogy “The Lord of the Rings”, but it is also reputed for its vineyards, producing one of the best Pinot in the world.
For many years, people have been drawn to the beautiful lake and alpine areas around Queenstown, starting with early Maori. European settlers followed, with sights set on fertile grazing land, but they discovered a whole lot more when shining gold was found in the region waterways A gold rush sprang up in the 1860s, puting Queenstown on the map and drawing international attention..
One hundred and forty years after its establishment as a gold mining camp, central Queenstown has transformed into a sophisticated cosmopolitan town, tucked into a picturesque bay on the shores of the lake, with a majestic mountain backdrop. Downtown Queenstown is a lively place year round, with a great choice of restaurants, bars and excellent shopping.
Queenstown is also a world class wine destination, known in particular for its Pinot Noir. Queenstown and nearby Gibbston Valley are home to over 75 wineries producing a wide range of wine varieties. There is wide variety of wine tour and wine tasting organised by tour operators.
Address & Contact
Millbrook Golf Resort
Private Bag, Queenstown
Arrowtown, Queenstown Lake District (South Island)
20 min. out of Queenstown by courtesy scheduled shuttle)
Queenstown Airport (ZQN), 10 min.
Daily flights to Christchurch, Auckland, Wellington and Sydney (AUS)
Hotel & Golf (All year)
Alpine: Cold, snowy winters and warm summers (Dec-Mar)