Proud host of the New Zealand Open

Millbrook Resort is proud to continue hosting the iconic New Zealand Open tournament.

28 Mar 2019

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For several years the luxury Millbrook Resort in Queenstown has had the pleasure of co-hosting the infamous New Zealand Open with The Hills golf course.  Every year the tournament rotates between the two luxurious courses so that each venue shares the four days of play and bi-annually hosts the finals weekend.

The New Zealand Open is an event for golf aficionados and casual spectators alike. It is a great chance to get along and see the stunning courses at Millbrook Resort and The Hills, admire the sculptures and luxury holiday homes, meet the Millbrook ducks, and take in the beautiful Central Otago surrounds.

Throughout the week spectators travel between the two courses enjoying an action packed week of professional golf. Resort guests happily basque in the sun on Millbrook's championship greens as they enjoy watching the the exciting tournament.

The luxury resort's owner, Mr Ishii, is extremely passionate about the New Zealand Open and is proud to continue co-hosting this internationally renowned event at Millbrook Resort each year. 

In 2018 the New Zealand Open was won in record breaking fashion. Australian Daniel Nisbet stormed into history at Queenstown's 5 star Millbrook Resort, eclipsing the tournament's record aggregate of 26-under par set by the late Kel Nagle in 1964 at Christchurch. He finished on 27-under par. Mr Ishii and Sir Michael Hill helped celebrate Daniel Nisbet's win in front of the iconic Millhouse restaurant. 

Throughout the impressive four day golfing tournament the five star hotel in Queenstown transforms into a championship sporting venue, showcasing food and beverage stalls on its Village Greens and featuring the splendid Champions Lounge bi-annually in front of the Mill Pond.

The two-storey Champions Lounge is impeccably positioned to offer spectators and VIP guests the perfect view of the 18th hole. 

The Village Green at Millbrook is transformed with several food vendors and ample seating for spectators to relax and take in the vibrant atmosphere.

In 2019 celebrations continued on Millbrook's Village Green when the Queenstown resort additionally hosted the tournament's official Par-tee event! 

Under a grand marquee and with a DJ entertaining guests into the late hours, the luxury resort proved to be the perfect spot for golf enthusiasts and tournament VIP's to mix and mingle.

Since 2014 the NZ Open has been held as a pro-am in late February and/or early March. This year the tournament was the 100th edition of the event and in 2020 the finals weekend will once again be hosted at picturesque Millbrook Resort.

 To view hotel availability for your next New Zealand Open visit, contact Millbrook Resort's friendly Reservations Team on +64 (03) 441 7000 or click here. 

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