Luxury Canterbury golf resort, Terrace Downs, have taken out the Best Golf Hotel 2015 for New Zealand at the annual World Golf Awards held in Algarve, Portugal.
World Golf Awards voters choose Terrace Downs Resort as the winners of this category over other golfing destinations in New Zealand.
General Manager Koji Kawamata says “It is a great honour to win this award, we are all very proud that our hard work has been recognised at this level.”
Set in the foothills of the Southern Alps, Terrace Downs Resort is a truly unique golfing experience.
Terrace Downs Golf Resort
Only an hour away by road from Christchurch, the par 72, 18 hole championship golf course is rated one of New Zealand’s best. Awe-inspiring views of the Rakaia Gorge coupled with incredible mountain vistas create a golf experience like no other.
Terrace Downs offers a mixture of Parklands and Links style golf with the underlying philosophy of the course development assuring its integration into the natural environment. With 11 lakes, over 60 bunkers and a choice of four tees, golfers of all abilities are catered for from beginners to seasoned professionals.
The Terrace Downs resort provides two luxury accommodation options including villa suites overlooking the 18th fairway with spectacular views of Mt Hutt. Chalets are available for bigger groups with indoor-outdoor living and stunning views of the golf course.
But it's not just for golfers, as clay bird shooting, archery, horse riding, hunting, fishing and skiing are all on offer. There's an opportunity to pamper as well at the on-site spa where the experience is designed to relax and rejuvenate mind, body and soul.
The Café at Terrace Downs is open to in-house guests and travellers alike for beautiful breakfasts and lunches, while Hunter’s Restaurant serves dinner and boasts a flavoursome menu that draws its inspiration from the surrounding environment. Sweeping views of spectacular mountain scenery make it the perfect place to enjoy a meal.
Terrace Downs Resort is an amazing property providing a unique one-stop New Zealand golfing and leisure destination.
Winning the award means a lot for the future of Terrace Downs Resort, over the last couple of years since the new owners purchased the Resort, they have been focussed on improving and maintaining the golf course to a high level, improving the standards of the culinary options, and working on improving the standard of the resort on whole.
They have plans in motion that will benefit all future guests that visit the resort.
This is also a great achievement for the Canterbury area with Clearwater Golf Course also winning the Best Golf Course award.
Clearwater Golf Club, Christchurch
Located minutes from Christchurch international airport, in the South Island of New Zealand, visitors will find themselves in a golfing paradise at Clearwater Resort. Set within 200 hectares of beautifully manicured grounds, lush greens, polished fairways and naturally fed springs have seen Clearwater become one of New Zealand’s premier championship golf courses.
Clearwater has been a favoured venue for international golfers for over 11 years and has seen the likes of Jason Dufner, Bubba Watson and New Zealand’s golfing sensation Lydia Ko all taking to its greens.
The course itself features a standard Par 72 championship layout and an Executive Par 60 30/30 designed by New Zealand golfing great Sir Bob Charles.