Nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of New Zealand‘s South Island, Millbrook Resort is a golfer’s dream come true. Spread across 650 acres of pristine countryside near Arrowtown (next to Queenstown), this world-class resort offers an unrivaled golfing experience, luxurious accommodation, and a wide range of activities that cater to travellers seeking both relaxation and adventure. With its stunning scenery, and impeccable service, Millbrook Resort has earned many awards since its inception, with World Travel Awards announcing it as ‘The’ best golf resort in New Zealand on many occasions. This has solidified its reputation as one of the premier golf destinations in the Southern Hemisphere.
About the course
At the heart and soul of Millbrook Resort is its award-winning golf course. Designed by the renowned Sir Bob Charles and Greg Turner, the resort boasts not one, but two championship courses, each offering a different experience. The Remarkables, and The Coronet courses are known for their stunning views, challenging layouts, and immaculately maintained fairways and greens. Thanks to the team at Millbrook, Luxury Adventures was able to experience a round on the Remarkables course. (I can tell you we were not disappointed!)
Home of the New Zealand Open, Millbrook has been best described as an alpine links course. Both courses have scenic rolling greens and immaculately manicured fairways. It has several natural hazards including tussocks, streams, schist stone, trees, and buildings. The Remarkables course stands out for its dramatic alpine backdrop, which includes the towering Remarkables Mountain Range. The Coronet course showcases Millbrook Precinct and the Coronet peak mountain range. The course has five different tee positions, offering challenges for all levels. There is a golf academy on-site with experienced instructors available for bookings, to help you improve your game, and a pro shop to provide you with the best golfing gear and apparel or even a souvenir. Warm up at the dedicated pitching and putting area, which is in addition to a covered and heated driving range. We chose to walk the course, but you have the option of a GPS electric cart as well.
Accommodation and Amenities
After a day on the greens, guests can unwind in style at Millbrook Resort’s luxurious accommodation. The resort offers a variety of lodging options, including studios, spacious suites, resort homes, and luxury retreats. Each are elegantly designed and feature modern amenities, ensuring that guests are comfortable and relaxed throughout their stay. These homes are perfect for families, corporate/ travelling groups, or couples looking for an intimate getaway. For further information click here
Beyond golf, Millbrook Resort offers an impressive array of amenities. The award-winning Millbrook Spa offers a range of treatments and therapies designed to rejuvenate both body and mind. You can also enjoy the state-of-the-art fitness centre, outdoor swimming pool, hot tubs, and tennis courts.
There are five dining options at Millbrook Resort which are equally exceptional. The Millhouse Restaurant, offers a seasonal dining experience, serving exquisite New Zealand cuisine made from locally sourced ingredients. The Hole in One Café provides a more relaxed atmosphere, where you can savor delicious snacks and beverages while enjoying views of the golf course. Kobe Cuisine offers traditional Japanese cuisine with views of Lake Hayes, Arrowtown and the Wakatipu Basin. And The Clubhouse is a great spot for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or maybe a bowl of chips and a beer after you finish your round. You can admire the golf from The Clubhouse as it overlooks the course!
Activities Beyond Golf
While golf is undoubtedly the star attraction at Millbrook Resort, there’s a wealth of activities available for those looking to explore the surrounding natural beauty and engage in some adventure. The region surrounding the resort is renowned for its outdoor recreational opportunities. Whether you prefer hiking, biking, horseback riding, or simply taking in the awe-inspiring landscapes, Luxury Adventures provides easy access to the great outdoors. Wine enthusiasts will be delighted by the proximity of some of New Zealand’s finest vineyards. Central Otago is renowned for its Pinot Noir, and you can embark on a wine tour to sample some of the region’s most exquisite vintages. Click here for more information
Millbrook Resort takes its environmental impact seriously. The resort has implemented various sustainability practices to minimize its ecological footprint. From energy-efficient initiatives to water conservation programs, Millbrook is committed to protecting the pristine natural beauty that surrounds the resort. The maintenance and landscaping teams work diligently to ensure the golf courses are not only beautiful but also environmentally responsible. This includes the careful management of water resources, the use of organic fertilizers, and the preservation of indigenous flora and fauna.
Millbrook Resort in New Zealand is more than just a golf destination; it’s a luxurious escape into the heart of the South Island’s stunning landscapes. With its world-class golf courses, lavish accommodations, and a wide range of amenities and activities, it offers an experience that’s hard to match. Whether you’re a golf enthusiast or simply seeking a tranquil retreat, Millbrook Resort has something to offer every traveler. So, whether you’re looking to perfect your golf swing, relax in a spa, or explore the natural wonders of the area, Millbrook Resort stands ready to exceed your expectations and make your New Zealand journey an unforgettable one. If you would like to find out more about bookings or if you would like a hosted, all-inclusive luxury golf trip please let us know. This blog was written by Luxury Adventures director Steve McKean.