Our resort is committed to the sustainability of golf tourism in New Zealand and is proud to be investing into this industry with the addition of a brand new nine holes and improved resort facilities.
Our five star golf and lifestyle resort is forging ahead with substantial investment plans as we work towards opening our nine new holes in January 2022. In a boost to New Zealand golf tourism, this $4million-plus infrastructure investment is aimed at enhancing our Members and guest experiences in preparation for the launch of the 36 hole golf offering.
In addition to our existing 27 holes, the new nine golf holes recently constructed at Mill Farm will make Millbrook one of only two golf courses in New Zealand to offer two distinctly different 18 hole courses.
While the finer details will be released closer to the opening date, the general concept is that Members will have exclusive use of 18 holes on any given day throughout the season while guests enjoy the alternate course. In this way, our year-round golf opportunities remain dynamic and diverse.
Golf construction works started March 2021 on a new practice putting green near the golf shop and reception building, along with the reconfiguration of the tees on the Remarkables No. 1 hole. This work makes way for the construction of new golf cart storage barns and cart wash-down facilities.
A 25m-wide tree lined boulevard will be created between the new cart barns and golf shop, which has been designed as a shared space for pedestrians, golf carts and vehicles from the reception area towards The Spa, Health & Fitness Centre and the new Coronet golf course.
The Golf Shop will also receive major alterations and renovations including French doors opening out onto a new deck towards the starters area, and new retail fit-out.
An improved arrival court adjacent the reception building will create a larger, safer and easier to navigate forecourt with views over the new practice putting green and the Remarkables. Significant hard and soft landscaping improvements designed by Baxter Design and a new porters’ shed will complete the improvements in this area.
Our latest development is part of continued planned investment in resort development and improvements with work nearly complete on our $50m development of the Mill Farm area which houses the new golf holes and two residential neighborhoods. The 67-hectare site will be home to what we believe to be the highest commercial golf tee in the country at 480 metres above sea level.
We continue to invest in the resort’s long-term future and the timing could not be better to carry out this work in the build-up to next summer and the 2022 New Zealand Open.
With a carefully planned work sequence we do not anticipate the work will have any major impact on our visitors, golfers and Members but we very much appreciate everyone's patience while it’s underway.
Work is anticipated to be completed in December this year.
Opening 3rd January 2022