The Hills – Farm Course

164 McDonnell Rd, Arrowtown, Otago, 9351, New Zealand
9     27    1480m

Located in New Zealand's picturesque Central Otago region and developed by the charismatic Sir Michael Hill, is the private golf club known simply as The Hills, which is home to an excellent new short course. Set on 500-acres of land in a beautiful glacial valley, The Hills possesses an incredible array of flora including native brown top grasses and wild native mountain tussocks.

Known as The Hills - Farm Course, the new nine-hole short course designed by Darius Oliver is the latest addition to the facilities at the club. This clever layout has nine bunker-less par 3 holes and is described by its influential architect as “an elastic, ‘choose your own adventure' style layout, with a flexible design that allows golfers to choose from multiple tee locations, distances, and angles of approach.”

Darius also said of the course: “I didn't think a par 3 course would add much to the appeal of the club for the serious golfer... then I walked the site and immediately changed my mind. What I didn't expect to see was nine ready-made and incredible par 3's sitting there already on the ground – but that was the case. The routing really only took a couple of hours to figure out... the site is really the star attraction – and in particular the views and the Arrow Irrigation water race which runs through the property and is used numerous times in the design.”

The clubhouse which can provide both bar and meal services is a sophisticated bunker with less than a quarter of its structure visible above ground and is designed to integrate seamlessly with the landscape. Of particular note at the club is the stunning array of sculptures that have been created by both local and internationally renowned artists.

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The Hills – Farm Course

164 McDonnell Rd, Arrowtown, Otago, 9351, New Zealand
64 3 409 8290
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