Welcome to The Kinloch Club, Lake Taupo, New Zealand - A Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.
We are delighted to introduce some fantastic winter offerings for the months of July through to the end of September. Along with our Facebook Page prize draws for all new "likes" in the coming months, look out for the special offers for some great value golf at The Kinloch Club this winter.
With arguably New Zealand's finest drainage, The Kinloch Club offers fantastic conditions to play year round. And with the quieter months almost upon us, there is a fantastic opportunity to experience this prestigious golf course at fantastic value. Contact us now on 07-377-8484, or email using the email form found throughout the website.
Now ranked at No.76 by Golf Digest Magazine in the Top 100 golf courses in the World outside the US, The Kinloch Club has become a must visit golf experience for travelling golfers and local New Zealand golfers alike.
A hole by hole tour of the course including playing tips for each hole.
Where to find us in New Zealand.
Request a tee-time between Wednesday and Sunday.
At The Kinloch Club, we welcome all golfing guests to experience this outstanding
Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, located in the central North Island
of New Zealand. Only a 20 minute drive from the tourist town
of Taupo, The Kinloch Club has become a must play on any golfers itinerary
who wishes to experience the true challenge of a Championship layout
golf course. International and Kiwi golfing guests alike, are discovering
the truly magical experience that a round of golf offers at this remarkable
Sir Bob Charles stated after playing The Kinloch Club : "Having just played Kinloch for the first time I can honestly say this is the Number 1 golf course in New Zealand.
For those unable to play the great links courses of Scotland, Kinloch compares with the best of them. A true Links experience with Jack Nicklaus at his best."
The Kinloch Golf Club was completed and open for public play in February 2008. Jack Nicklaus visited to officially open the golf course and was extremely impressed with the final product.
Since opening the stature and maturity of the golf course has grown significantly as increasing numbers of guests experience the truly unique character of the golf course which challenges every single aspect of a golfers game.
27,000 years since a super eruption created the stunning landscape and pumice soil base, Jack Nicklaus has created a masterpiece which could fool you into thinking the course has been there for over a century. A stunning backdrop of Lake Taupo to the south and the Kinloch hills to the east creates a unique ambiance that is rarely experienced anywhere else in the world.
5 sets of tees offer all levels of golfer a remarkable day at Kinloch, topped off with exceptional service at the fully stocked pro-shop, as well as exquisite food at the Restaurant and Bar.
Opportunities also exist to stay onsite at The Kinloch Club at two available properties on site within the golf course gates (Dunalistair House and No.2, The Fairways). View our Accommodation page for more details.
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*Please note the course will be closed for Winter Maintenance from the 5th June to the 3rd July 2013. We will continue to take enquiries during this closure period should you wish to call or email using the form below.
Please also note that the course is open to public play Wednesdays to Sunday, and Mondays and Tuesdays by request.
Kinloch makes the 2012 Golf Digest Top Courses (No.76) in the World outside the US -
View the Ranking List here :
THE GOLF DIGEST TOP 100 OUTSIDE US
"Jack Nicklaus played an exhibition in New Zealand forty-five years ago and fell hard for the place. But despite having designed courses in thirty countries, Nicklaus hadn't left his mark on the Land of the Long White Cloud until now.
After four years of planning and construction, overlooking moody Lake Taupo in volcanic terrain, Nicklaus has completed The Kinloch Club. The course rumbles across a dramatically undulating landscape punctuated by exposed rock. Its fairways are contoured and conditioned for ground play and flecked with disheveled bunkers."
(Best New Courses 2007- US Travel and leisure Golf magazine - Nigel Wall)