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A Trifecta of Golf Awards for Kinloch Club Golf Course, New Zealand

Kinloch awarded ‘Best Golf Resort Australia/New Zealand’

Taupo, New Zealand (October 2019)

The Kinloch Club Golf Course, New Zealand’s only
Jack Nicklaus 18-hole Signature Golf Course, adds yet again to its awards by being recognised by a select team of New Zealand Golf Professionals year on year.

The Kinloch Clubs most recent awards are:  

  1. 2019: #1 public playable Golf Course in New Zealand by a select team of New Zealand Golf Professionals year on year
  2. 2018: USA Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Award and ‘Best Golf Course in Australia/New Zealand’.
  3. 2019: #3 in 50 Golf Courses – Golf Digest

One of the golfing world’s most prestigious accolades, the award takes into consideration not just the course quality but also accommodation. Kinloch Manor & Villas, the accommodation for the course, has been awarded Winner Supreme, New Zealand Architecture Awards in two categories, plus it is the only Jack Nicklaus designed course in New Zealand.

The course is a golf lover ‘utopia experience’ and without question is just one of the most significant reasons The Kinloch Club has seen a 50% increase in golfers in the past year. In part this is also due to the opening of the new luxury on-site Kinloch Manor & Villas  that offers accommodation spaces of junior suites, with 1 and 2 bedroom villas – the lodge bar and restaurant, spa, tennis courts and swimming pool – this all ensures golfers to the Kinloch Club now have a full resort style experience.

The perfectionist inspired design of the course designed by Jack Nicklaus is often compared to the classic links courses in both Scotland and Ireland, however, many well-travelled golfers will instead witness traditional New Zealand scenes looking across a world-class championship Par 72 greens positioned between panoramic views of Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest fresh-water lake and the natural beauty of rugged rural farmland. 

Andrew Cullen, Manager of Kinloch Manor & Villas said of the recent Golf Digest award,

The Kinloch Club continually strives to improve its high standards in the pursuit of excellence. To share this award with other high-ranking golf courses in New Zealand is a testament to the hard work and dedication invested by our staff to be in the position to offer our guests a level of service that is second to none. We are extremely proud to be recognised as such by Golf Digest given that its awards are some of, if not the most respected in the golf industry globally“.

More about Kinloch Manor & Villas

Perfectly placed on a 254ha spectacular setting above the shores of Lake Taupo, heart of New Zealand’s internationally recognized adventure and wilderness playground, is the uber-luxury lodge at The Kinloch Club. Opened in 2016, The Lodge at Kinloch, offers lodgings to discerning lovers of natural beauty and cutting-edge lodge design – complementing an on-site, 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.  The Kinloch Club has been voted twice, #1 Golf Course in New Zealand by a select team of New Zealand Golf Professionals.Designed by award winning architect Andrew Patterson and acclaimed interior designer Virginia Fisher the 18 luxury villas, offer accommodation spaces of junior suites, 1 and 2-bedroom villas just a short stroll from the lodge and all with landscaped views over the golf course to Lake Taupo.

Using organic reared produce in the restaurant, sourced from nearby sister lodge Treetops Lodge & Estate – 2,500 acres of 100% pesticide free virgin forest and gardens, cuisine at Kinloch is matched with the very best New Zealand wines. Complementing the championship golf course is an on-site Spa and tennis courts.

Member Virtuoso, Signature, Mr and Mrs Smith and Traveller Made. 

Recent Awards:
2019: #1 public playable Golf Course in New Zealand by a select team of New Zealand Golf Professionals year on year
2018: Winner Golf Digest Award New Zealand
2018: Top 40 Courses – Golf Leisure & Lifestyle
2018: #3 in 50 Golf Courses – Golf Digest
2017: Winner, New Zealand Architecture Awards
2017: #1 Golf Course in New Zealand by a select team of New Zealand Golf Professionals year on year