Regarded as one of New Zealand’s best golf courses, Jack’s Point is not only known for the famously challenging course, but the phenomenally mind-bending, panoramic scenery that accompanies every hole. Just 20 minutes outside of Queenstown, Jack’s Point Golf Course is framed by the Remarkables and the shores of Lake Wakatipu, and in addition to views that include craggy pinnacles surrounded by alpine waters, rows of rolling, dry stone walls provide the feel of the Scottish highlands and a classic high country farm. Golfers consider it a “bucket list” course that you have to play once in your lifetime, though if you just want to see the remarkable scenery without even teeing up a ball, stop in for lunch at the Jack’s Point restaurant for either breakfast or lunch.
Insider's Tip: Regardless of what your handicap is, be sure to bring double the amount of golf balls you’d normally bring for a round.
Jack’s Point Golf Course is open from mid-August through mid-June, and proper footwear and golf attire are required. Golfers are required to check in at least 30 minutes before their tee time, and receive complimentary balls for using the driving range at the start of every round. Clubs, shoes, and pull carts are all available for hire.