The Cairns Golf Course is designed to be a fun 18-hole golf course with strategy being a key objective whilst taking in some stunning views of both the McKenzie Basin and the Tekapo area.
This is golf at its purest, reminiscent of golf in Scotland where the game has its orgins. The greens were ‘discovered’ where there is some shelter and good grass was already established. From there we worked backwards to find the teeing area. No soil has been moved, except to level the tees. What you have on this course was always here. All we did was cut the grass to define the fairways. We have tried to preserve what has been here for a long time, including the 70 year old post distance markers on the ninth hole.
The Mackenzie Golf Course is situated 4 km from Lake Tekapo. With spectacular scenery being surrounded by snow capped mountains including Mt Cook. It is the highest 9 hole course golf course in New Zealand at 2,608 ft above sea level. The course has one bunker, with the odd terrace and gully.