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The Kinloch Club

261 Kinloch Rd,

Kinloch, Taupo, Waikato 3377

  • Office

    +64 (0)7 377 8482
  • Pro shop

    +64 (0)7 377 8482
  • Fax

    +64 (0)7 377 8482
  • Golf pro

    Tom Long (PGA, Director of Golf)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Links-style. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Rolling, open rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    A Jack Nicklaus signature design.
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6734
5961
4640
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
76.8
72.1
70.8

Location

Latitude:

-38.657298

Longitude:

175.926433

How to get there:

17 km W of Taupo.

From Taupo: head north on State Highway 1. After o.7 km and turn left into Poihipi Rd. After 9.8 km turn left into Whangamata Rd (signposted Kinloch). After 7.5 km turn left into Kinloch Rd. After 700 yards you'll see the entrance signs to The Kinloch Club (if you reach a roundabout you've gone too far).

The Kinloch Club

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.

Est. 2007

The Kinloch Club is home to one of New Zealand's top-rated championship golf courses. Located a 20-minute drive west of the touristic town of Taupo, the layout is set a kilometre back from the shoreline of Lake Taupo, the country's largest fresh-water lake. Surrounded by the natural beauty of rugged open farmland, the layout also offers panoramic views down to the lake.

Occupying open undulating terrain, the course is not a true "seaside" links course. The excellent Jack Nicklaus design blends aspects of both links and parkland styles, and contains a wealth of wonderfully crafted, memorable and challenging holes. Definitely a course to challenge your all-round game, and well worth going out of your way to play.

Stay & Play at Kinloch: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends. Closed Mondays.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Overseas visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (Nov thru' April): NZ$350.
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 (book in advance).

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

The Kinloch Club is the only Jack Nicklaus designed golf course in New Zealand. The "Golden Bear" visited Kinloch to oversee construction of his signature championship golf course, returning in February 2008 to play the course for the first time after its completion.

Published ranking

2020 NZ Golf Digest rating: 3rd best course in New Zealand.

Where2Stay

  • Lodge at The Kinloch Club

    261 Kinloch Rd, Kinloch, Taupo 3377.

    +64 (0)7 377 8482

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    Kinloch Lodge is set in the tranquil grounds of the Kinloch Club, close to the shores of Lake Taupo. This modern Scottish-themed Lodge offers top-quality accommodation in luxury suites, as well as one and two bedroom villas. Complementing The Lodge is a luxury Spa and Wellness Centre, as well as an à la carte restaurant.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Kinloch

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Wairakei Intl; Taupo GC.

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