Some courses are easier to categorise than others and Arrowtown would certainly fall into the harder basket. It’s quirky, honed from an unusual landscape of narrow almost furrowed valleys with schist rock outcrops and sharp but small undulations. The landscape is peculiar to say the least. That said, it does hang together to provide an experience that feels both authentic and novel. The humps, hollows, folds and rocky outcrops provide and unusual but rather charming environment for golf. Tucked in the north-eastern corner of the Wakatipu basin, the surrounding vistas are still stunning if not as expansive as from its near neighbours.