Perhaps golf is your thing. If so, you’ve come to the right place – this region is a golfers dream boasting within half an hour’s drive, six challenging country golf courses and one of New Zealand’s best international golf resorts. Terrace Downs Golf Resort is located just on the other side of the Rakaia River and provides other activities including horse riding, land yachting, jet boating and of course the stunning 18 hole golf course.
METHVEN GOLF COURSE
The Methven Golf Club is known as one of the finest country courses in New Zealand, with its stunning views of Mt Hutt Ski Area and the Southern Alps. This well established 18 hole golf course (founded 1924) is planted with a beautiful selection of evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs making it a challenge for all golfing abilities. Location: Hobbs Road, Methven
Terrace Downs offers a par 72, 18-hole championship golf course, and is rated as one of the top courses and golfing destinations in New Zealand. Based at the foothills of the Southern Alps, there are very few scenic alpine courses like it.The views of the Rakaia Gorge and mountain vistas remain a constant challenge for players to keep their eye on the ball! The 6,440-metre long course incorporates 11 lakes and 70 bunkers, providing plenty of obstacles for even the most experienced player. Location: Coleridge Road, Rakaia Gorge
The following 5 golf courses are all within approx half an hour’s drive from Methven and offer a great experience for groups planning a golf tour – or just pick out a few!
– Ashburton Golf Course – Golf Links Road, Ashburton
– Horarata Golf Course – Homebush Road, Glentunnel
– Mayfield Golf Course – Bulls Road, Mayfield
– Rakaia Golf Course – Acton Road, Rakaia
– Tinwald Golf Course – Frasers Road, Tinwald, Ashburton