When it opened in 1993, Millbrook Resort was a bit of a novelty. A deer farm had been transformed into a thoroughly modern golf course. The farm’s homestead was converted into a restaurant complemented by luxurious lodgings, all in a spectacular alpine location just outside Queenstown. The resort golf phenomenon had finally come to New Zealand.
Could Tara Iti Golf Club actually be New Zealand’s best golf course just seven months after opening? Evin Priest visited Tom Doak’s latest coastal masterpiece, two hours north of Auckland at Mangawhai, to see what all the fuss is about.
Perched on the edge of the Rakaia River in New Zealand’s oxygen-rich high country, Terrace Downs Resort dishes up world-class play-and-stay golf in one of the world’s most spectacular and largely underrated regions.