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Terrace Downs Resort

623 Coleridge Rd, Rakaia Gorge,

Windwhistle, Canterbury

  • Office

    +64 (0)3 318 6943
  • Pro shop

    +64 (0)3 317 9370
  • Fax

    +64 (0)3 317 9372

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.
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6406
5606
5278
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
75.4
70.7
73.8

Location

Latitude:

-43.486244

Longitude:

171.656399

How to get 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.

Terrace Downs Resort

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1999

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.
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Overseas visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (Oct thru' May): NZ$135.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Excellent

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.

Published ranking

2020 NZ Golf Digest rating: 46th best course in New Zealand.

Where2Stay

  • Terrace Downs Resort5-star

    Coleridge Rd, Rakaia Gorge, Windwhistle, Canterbury.

    +64 (0)3 318 6943

    Visit website
    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

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Methven

  • The Lodge on Chertsey

    Cnr Chertsey Rd & Kilworth St, Methven

    +64 (0)3 303 2000

    Visit website
    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

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Methven

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Terrace Downs

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