Golf at Robertson Lodges
The dramatic landscapes, long stretches of coast and soaring mountains make New Zealand a playground for travelling golfers.
With more than 400 courses spanning the length of the country, there is a new golf course to experience around every corner; but despite this, one thing is certain, marquee courses Kauri Cliffs and Cape Kidnappers are on every avid golfer’s bucket list.
Designed by experts and set within unique natural landscapes, both courses are regularly listed among the best golf courses in the world and when combined with Queenstown’s marquee courses, they create a golfers highlight tour of New Zealand.
The creation of the Kauri Cliffs Golf Course by David Harman of Golf Course Consultants, Orlando, Florida, was the catalyst for the Robertson Lodges in New Zealand; a journey that would result in three of Asia-Pacific’s most feted luxury lodges and two of the very best golf courses in the world.
Fifteen holes at Kauri Cliffs have stunning views of the vast Pacific Ocean, while six are played alongside cliffs which plunge into the sea. The beautiful inland holes wind through marsh, forest and farmland in this truly special part of the world.
Completed in 2004, Cape Kidnappers is the product of legendary golf architect Tom Doak and is hailed as one of the great modern marvels of in golf.
With cliff-edge fairways perched 140 metres above sea level and with a surface that remains firm and fast, this course offers holes, unlike anything you find elsewhere in the world. While every hole has spectacular views of the Bay, some play cautiously alongside deep ravines as others intimidate golfers with deep cliff top bunkers and sheer drops off the very edge of the earth.