Terrace Downs Resort

4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Terrace Downs Resort Est. 1999

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Terrace Downs Resort: Located just over an hour from Christchurch at the base of the impressive Mount Hutt range, Terrace Downs occupies a wonderfully quiet and natural high-country environment. Stunning mountain and rural countryside views are complemented by the resort's full array of outdoor activities, included amongst them is the chance to play a terrific 18-hole championship golf course. The layout's back-nine occupies part of a "terrace", perched high above the Rakaia River gorge. The front-nine is located further back from the gorge on a more elevated "terrace", where the dominant views are onto towering Mt Hutt to the west. The layout is characterised by gently undulating, good-width fairways, usually defended by black-sand bunkers, deep-rough (if you stray too far off-line) and a liberal array of water hazards. The first of a handful of small lakes and ponds makes its presence felt as you contemplate how much of the corner to bite-off on your opening tee-shot. Among many memorable holes, the downhill par-3 10th and short par-4 15th are two that will challenge and delight, especially if you hit the green with your tee-shot on 10 and find the 15th's sliver of fairway. Good-quality, well-paced greens will thoroughly test your putting skills, while also offering some of the best views down onto the gorge's icy-blue waters, especially at the par-4 11th and par-4 13th. Best of all though is the view from the short par-3 16th green, a view that encapsulates the mesmerising beauty of New Zealand's stunning South Island scenery.

At this Stay & Play facility, you can rise from your bed in the morning and head straight for the first tee.

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Making Contact

Terrace Downs Resort
623 Coleridge Rd, Rakaia Gorge,
Windwhistle, Canterbury 
New Zealand
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Office   +64 (0)3 318 6943
Pro Shop   +64 (0)3 317 9370

  +64 (0)3 317 9372

Email   golf@terracedowns.co.nz
Website   www.terracedowns.co.nz
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb (and a few longish green-to-tee walks)
Surroundings: Rural countryside and high mountain country.
Designer: David Cox in consultation with Canadian designer, Sid Puddicombe.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6406 5606 5278
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 75.4 70.7 73.8
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How2Get There?

105 km W of Christchurch
From Christchurch follow Hwy 73 west, direction West Coast via Arthur's Pass. After 50 km at Darfield take Hwy 77 direction Methven. After 38 km in Windwhistle, turn right into Coleridge Road, direction Terrace Downs Resort. After 6 km turn left into resort and golf.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2014/15 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (Oct thru' May): NZ$135 (non-NZ affiliated, non-resident golfers). [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

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Did you know?

Golf is just one of a fabulous array of indoor and outdoor activities that are on offer at the Terrace Downs Resort. Within the resort and surrounding area you can indulge your appetite for skiing (in winter), fishing in the Rakaia River (renowned for some of NZ's best salmon and trout fishing), hunting, tennis, archery, hot air ballooning, clay-pigeon shooting, mountain biking, jet boating, horse riding, yoga, hiking and walking. Spa treatments are also available in the Resort's own top-quality Spa.

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Latitude: (-43.486244)
Longitude: (171.656399)
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Terrace Downs Resort 5-star
Coleridge Rd, Rakaia Gorge, Windwhistle, Canterbury.
+64 (0)3 318 6943

Terrace Downs Resort offers a unique one-stop New Zealand getaway destination. Perched on the edge of the spectacular Rakaia River, the Resort boasts stunning views of Mt Hutt and is within close proximity to several ski fields. Catering to guests of all ages the resort features deluxe accommodation, award winning cuisine and a selection of resort-operated leisure and adventure activities, including 18-hole championship golf course, spa treatments, jet boating, horse trekking, clay-pigeon shooting, archery and fishing.

Golf at this hotel Terrace Downs
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The Lodge on Chertsey 
Cnr Chertsey Rd & Kilworth St, Methven
+64 (0)3 303 2000

Located in the centre of Methven on the corner of Chertsey Road and Kilworth Street, Methven. The Lodge is home to a popular fully licensed restaurant and bar.

Golf at this hotel No
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