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Millbrook Resort hailed best New Zealand hotel by leading website Wotif.com

Millbrook Resort hailed best New Zealand hotel by leading website Wotif.com

Fri, 27th Jun 2014

Queenstown’s Millbrook Resort continues to ride the wave of awards success notching up another best hotel in New Zealand title, this time from the world’s leading travel website Wotif.com....more

Award-winning Millbrook Resort installs New Zealand's first state-of-the-art GPS system for golf carts

Award-winning Millbrook Resort installs New Zealand's first state-of-the-art GPS system for golf carts

Mon, 16th Jun 2014

Queenstown’s award-winning Millbrook Resort is once again leading the way in world-class guest experiences investing in a state-of-the-art GPS system for its brand new fleet of golf carts....more

Millbrook Resort named a 'Stellar Stay' in Australia and New Zealand by leading travel website HotelsCombined

Millbrook Resort named a 'Stellar Stay' in Australia and New Zealand by leading travel website HotelsCombined

Tue, 20th May 2014

The world’s leading hotel price comparison website, HotelsCombined, has named Queenstown’s Millbrook Resort one of the best properties in Australia and New Zealand in its second annual ‘Stellar Stays’ awards....more

Passion for Perfection at the 2014 MercedesTrophy New Zealand Final

Passion for Perfection at the 2014 MercedesTrophy New Zealand Final

Mon, 28th Apr 2014

The 2014 Mercedes Trophy New Zealand Final was held at Millbrook Resort near Queenstown from April 25-27....more

New dates announced for 2015 New Zealand Open

New dates announced for 2015 New Zealand Open

Wed, 5th Mar 2014

Organisers of the New Zealand Open today (Wednesday March 5) announced that the 2015 New Zealand Open will be moved back two weeks to be held from March 12 to 15 2015....more

New Zealand Open: Contenders in form ahead of Queenstown

New Zealand Open: Contenders in form ahead of Queenstown

Thu, 27th Feb 2014

Many of the leading contenders for the New Zealand Open Championship are in good form in the countdown to the tournament from February 27 to March 2....more

Japanese Pros in awe of Queenstown

Tue, 25th Feb 2014

Japanese professionals Toshinori Muto and Yuki Kono are thrilled to be in Queenstown for the New Zealand Open Championship which tees off on Thursday.

While Muto said he was "very happy" to be back with members of the Japan Golf Tour, after he initiated the partnership at the NZ PGA Championship last year, Kono said his goal for 2014 was simple.

"I want to win, win, win," he said through a translator.

Both players said they were excited about the pro-am format of the New Zealand Open in 2014.

"It's a little bit different to last year's system so I'm looking forward to it," said Muto. "It's a positive way of relaxing to get the chance to play together with amateurs.

"I'm looking forward to a good result after I've been playing at the Sony Open. In Japan the greens and the forest are separate, but here we are in the forest which makes a lot of difference."

Muto joked about his media translator being his caddy for the week- a job she said she couldn't possibly do because the bag was "too heavy". He said he did not believe the language barrier would be a problem.

Muto said he was "very happy" to be in New Zealand as one of the invited Japanese Golf Tour Professionals as he initiated the involvement with the PGA Tour of Australasia sanctioned tournament last year.

The World No.260, the third highest ranked player in the field, is feeling confident at The Hills after finishing in a share of eighth place at the New Zealand PGA Championship in 2013.

He said he had a "quite windy" practice round at Millbrook on Monday, when gale force winds hit the area, and for that reason found it hard to play.

On his first visit to New Zealand, Kono described the scenery as "so beautiful and fantastic".

Kono, who is ranked 279 in the world, said he was in the "best condition" as he put in a lot of hard work during the off-season in Japan.

"I've been really looking forward to these courses and this tournament, so I've been training and have prepared for that," he said.

Having played his first practice holes at The Hills, his first impression was positive.

"The green hardening is very similar to Hokkaido in Japan but the undulation of the greens is quite difficult," he said.

He described the partnership between the Japan Tour and the NZ Open as "very, very positive" because of the worldwide globalisation of the game.

New Zealand Open: Pre-qualifiers found across NZ

New Zealand Open: Pre-qualifiers found across NZ

Wed, 29th Jan 2014

The road to the New Zealand Open Championship started yesterday for around 190 golfers across New Zealand at four iconic venues that have all hosted major New Zealand Golf tournaments....more

New Zealand Open: Quality Japanese Tour players confirm for Queenstown

New Zealand Open: Quality Japanese Tour players confirm for Queenstown

Tue, 28th Jan 2014

With the announcement today that 11 golf professionals will be travelling from Japan to compete in the New Zealand Open, the overall field in 2014 will now comprise a total of 20 professionals who ply their trade on the lucrative Japan Golf Tour....more

Millbrook Resort named Top Hotel in New Zealand for second year running

Millbrook Resort named Top Hotel in New Zealand for second year running

Thu, 23rd Jan 2014

Multi-award winning Millbrook Resort has been lauded the Top Hotel in New Zealand for the second year running in Trip Advisor’s annual Travellers’ Choice awards....more

New Zealand Open: Countdown to Pre-Qualifying on January 28

New Zealand Open: Countdown to Pre-Qualifying on January 28

Thu, 16th Jan 2014

The countdown is almost over for golfers hoping to play in the New Zealand Open Championship in Queenstown....more