Cromwell Golf Club
The 18-hole tournament course is widely considered to be one of the best inland links courses in New Zealand and is located further from the sea than any other course in New Zealand. Ranked #9 in the South Island.
One of the great things about playing golf in the south is the incredible diversity within a relatively short distance. Located only 40 minutes’ drive from Queenstown is the almost desert like environment of Cromwell. Where the Wakatipu basin is relatively lush meadowland Cromwell is arid and parched. And on the valley floor, where the golf is located within the township itself, a sand belt exists that is reminiscent of where Melbourne’s finest courses lie. It is rolling land with some gentle undulation, a combination of exotic trees generally allowing plenty of room to play, with occasional marram grasses to add texture. The surrounding hills and ranges are relatively arid with only low vegetation. In many ways this could be Australia!
The course itself is unpretentious, a country members course with a modest green fee that belies some really interesting golf played on excellent turf.
We really like Cromwell
The golf is genuinely entertaining with some very interesting green complexes and the sandy terrain makes for generally good turf quality. There is a country golf atmosphere but with a degree more sophistication in terms of playing characteristics.