Arrowtown Golf Club

Centennial Ave,

Arrowtown, Otago

  • Office

    +64 (0)3 442 1719
  • Fax

    +64 (0)3 442 1715
  • Golf pro

    Georgia Mahoney / Grant Stockman

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Moorland course. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside and high mountains.

  • Designer:

    Original nine (1936) laid out by Reg Romans and B.V. Wright. Second-nine (1971) designed by B.V. Wright.

SSS or slope






How to get there:

18 km NE of Queenstown / 2 km SE of Arrowtown centre.

FROM Hwy 6, approx 15 km east of Queenstown, turn into McDonnell Rd and head north, direction Arrowtown. After 1 km stay on this road, which becomes Centennial Ave. After 1.2 km golf entrance is on your left. | FROM the centre of Arrowtown, follow Centennial Ave south, direction Wanaka (Hwy 6). Golf entrance is 1.5 km outside Arrowtown centre, on your right.

Arrowtown Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1936

Arrowtown Golf Club: In this former gold-mining area, now renowned for its rich vein of glittering championship courses (Millbrook, The Hills and Jack's Point to name but three) Arrowtown Golf Club is a true nugget. Set in rolling hills on the outskirts of town, this challenging and thoroughly absorbing layout occupies rugged, moorland-style terrain.

With ever-present views of the Remarkables and Coronet Peak mountain ranges, you will need your A-game to hit the tight slivers of fairway. Flanked (and at times invaded) by rocky outcrops, occasional water hazards and an occasional light scattering of trees, the bunkerless holes are arranged in two nine-hole loops on either side of Centennial Avenue. Each hole has its attractions and several their own idiosyncrasies, constantly placing a premium on accurate ball-striking.

At a relatively short 5400 metres, prodigious length is not the best strategy for scoring well here, although it may short-cut you to the greens on some of the front-nine's short par-4s.

Arrowtown's link with its goldmining past is highlighted on the back-nine, which runs closest to the once goldbearing Arrow River. A historic stone ruin (Shanahan's Cottage, c.1874) nestles alongside the par-4 11th, while the par-4 15th (Golden Arrow) and postage-stamp par-3 16th (Sons of Fortune) are part of a back-nine which gives a tad more space to work the ball than the more undulating, tighter and rockier front-nine.

Some may find it a tad quirky, at times even unfair, but if you can't enjoy a round of golf at Arrowtown, then its probably time to put the clubs away and give up the game!

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Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Worth checking ahead to ensure tee-time availability, especially at weekends.

Green fees

Contact club for green fee details.

Other information

Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

The former gold mining town of Arrowtown is a living, historic holiday destination. Spectacular scenery, four very distinct seasons and a tranquil atmosphere attract visitors from New Zealand and around the world. Well worth exploring this charming, vibrant and wonderfully scenic location.

Published ranking

New Zealand's 9th best course (Australian Golf Digest, 2023/24).


  • Millbrook Resort5-star

    Malaghans Rd, Arrowtown, Otago.

    +64 (0)3 441 7000

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    The 5-star Millbrook Resort combines a majestic location with outstanding facilities - a place to relax and unwind, or be as active as you wish. Every need is catered for with Millbrook's championship golf course, award-winning restaurants (including the Sala Sala Japanese restaurant), magnificent spa facility and top quality accommodation.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 10 km:

      The Hills; Arrowtown

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Queenstown; Jack's Point

  • Golden View Motel

    48 Adamson Drive, Arrowtown

    +64 (0)3 442 1833

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    The Golden View Motel is conveniently located within easy walking distance of the quaint alpine resort of Arrowtown. Ideal for corporate, couples or large families, guests have a choice of 11 spacious and well appointed motel units ranging in size and budget - from cosy studio units to one, two and three bedroom units.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 10 km:

      Millbrook; The Hills; Arrowtown

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Queenstown; Jack's Point

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