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Award-winning Millbrook Resort launches Queenstown Golfing Packages

Tue, 18th Sep 2012

Millbrook Resort, Queenstown has launched a selection of new golf and accommodation packages aimed at people wanting to play the region’s world-class golf courses in style. Queenstown is home to some of the best golf courses in New Zealand, with breathtaking scenery at every turn. From Millbrook’s spectacular 27 holes spread across 500 acres to Jacks Point’s sweeping, elevated lake views and the exclusive Hills course, to Arrowtown, which is bursting with history and Queenstown, with its absolute lakefront position, each course offers uniquely different aspects designed to challenge golfers of any level.

Millbrook’s Director of Golf, Brian Spicer, says Millbrook is the perfect base for a golfing escape in the Wakatipu and the new Stay and Play packages allow golf enthusiasts to enjoy playing world-class golf, whilst also experiencing five star luxury off the greens.

“Millbrook is Queenstown’s only accommodation provider located on a golf course, making it the ideal choice for people who like to play golf during their holiday and also appreciate luxurious accommodation. With 27 holes, 500 acres of grounds, a luxury day spa and four restaurants, Millbrook is also more than just a golf course, it is a peaceful and tranquil place to relax after a day on the greens”, he adds.

Choose from one of the 3 or 5 night golf packages and stay in the ultimate in luxury at Millbrook Resort while you play the best golf of your life around the stunning Queenstown region. Perfect for a gentleman’s week away or for couples and groups of friends who want to enjoy golf, fine dining and relaxation in a peaceful environment, Millbrook’s Stay and Play golf packages offer the opportunity to explore the region’s golf courses in style, with everything taken care of.


Each package is based on two people sharing and incorporates luxurious accommodation, breakfast, golf course green fees, transfers to the local courses, use of Millbrook’s Health and Fitness Centre and complimentary shuttles to/from Queenstown and Arrowtown.

A full list of the packages can be found at
www.millbrook.co.nz/resort/accommodation/stay-and-play/

A highlight of the new packages is the ‘Stay and Play Our Diamond Three’, which incorporates the world renowned courses of Millbrook, The Hills and Jacks Point, offering the ultimate golfing experience to play three of the world’s best courses.

John Griffin, General Manager of Golf at Jacks Point, says:"Queenstown is the ultimate New Zealand golfing destination -on and off the course- for male and-female golfers of all skill levels. Millbrook, Jacks Point and The Hills are all rated well inside the top 10 courses in the country and are within a 20 minute drive of each other; each boasting excellent practice facilities and free range balls prior to teeing off."     

The other stand out addition is Millbrook’s Stay, Play and Learn package, which offers something a little different as it includes a lesson with one of Millbrook’s NZPGA qualified golf professionals, allowing you to not only ‘Stay and Play’ at Australasia’s Best Golf Resort, but also learn some valuable tips from one of the professionals, who guarantee to improve your game.

As well as partnering with all the major local courses, Millbrook will also be working with renowned golf tour operator, Remarkables Golf Tours, who will provide transport to the courses and take care of all the tee time bookings.

Tim Kershaw, Managing Director of Remarkable Golf Tours says golf enthusiasts across the globe say Queenstown is up there with the best golf destinations they’ve visited.

He adds: “It's a real privilege operating in an area as beautiful as this. Not only are the courses here continuing to improve every season, but the feedback we receive from our guests is consistently outstanding every year. Perhaps it's the surrounding lakes and mountains that captivate them, maybe the local Pinot Noir, world-class cuisine or the variety of sights and activities in the area. Or perhaps having several of New Zealand's top rated courses right here is what they enjoy most.”

About Millbrook Resort

Millbrook was last year voted the Best Golf Resort in Australasia and New Zealand at the World Travel Awards and has once again been nominated for the award in 2012.

Set in a natural, alpine amphitheatre against a backdrop of snow-capped mountain ranges on the outskirts of world-renowned tourism destination Queenstown, Millbrook was formerly a wheat farm with a 150-year history. It’s retained many heritage features including the original Millhouse, rustic buildings and a majestic avenue of trees.

Millbrook is a multi award-winning resort that features five-star accommodation, world class dining, the Spa at Millbrook (ranked among the Top Ten in the World), a health and fitness centre, a championship 27-hole golf course, covered driving range, swimming pool, outdoor spa pools, tennis courts and kilometres of biking and walking trails.

Nearby you can enjoy the gold rush era village of Arrowtown with its many restaurants, museums and shops. Queenstown’s attractions include a wide range of activities, wineries, easy access to five ski areas, great nightlife and award-winning restaurants and bars.

Picture Captions:

1)       Millbrook Resort, The only golf course accommodation provider in Central Otago

2)       The Hills Golf Course 17th Hole

3)       The 8th Fairway at Jacks Point

For further media enquiries please contact:

Naomi Lindsay, Marketing Executive
Millbrook Resort
03 441 7039
naomi.lindsay@millbrook.co.nz
www.millbrook.co.nz