Terrace Downs Golf Resort

Boasting a fabulous New Zealand High Country golf course.

Terrace Downs Resort offers an ideal ‘getting away from it all’ destination close to Mt Hutt Ski field and Methven. We are Quintessential New Zealand – stay with us to experience majestic scenery and warm hospitality. As the ‘Gateway to the South Island’, Terrace Downs Resort is perfectly located for the first and last nights of your South Island tour. Or rejuvenate with a week-long stay to really appreciate our wilderness backdrop.

Golf Course

Based at the foothills of the Southern Alps, there are few scenic alpine courses like it. The Golf Course at Terrace Downs is fun and challenging for all golfers, from the first time golfer to the aspiring professional. Terrace Downs Golf Resort is ranked as one of New Zealand’s top five for layout and is the only high country golf course to make the grade. Designed by Sid Puddicombe, the 18-hole par 72 championship course is 6,406m (7,006yds) long. The Parkland style front 9 course is sheltered with a ‘Woodland’ feel. The links style back 9 course with its open and tranquil setting, is described as having a ‘Scottish’ feel.

Since its official opening in 2001, the course has continually received countless international and national accolades. The Terrace Downs golf course is one of few courses in New Zealand to be accredited as a Qualmark Activity Provider, assuring you’ll receive and experience only the highest quality throughout your visit.

Along with the golf course, a driving range is available for practice before your round, or just as a fun family activity.

Updated pricing can be found on our website.


Terrace Downs offers a choice of two deluxe accommodation options. 13 Terrace Villa Suites, one to three bedroom, are self-contained with luxurious beds, a raised spa bath and spacious open-plan living areas.

Chalets are separate architecturally designed four to seven bedroom houses. They boast all modern conveniences and great indoor-outdoor living areas with stunning views over the golf course to Mt Hutt.


With two dining options available for your enjoyment, your taste buds will be in for a treat.

Hunters Restaurant: Sweeping views of spectacular mountain scenery are the backdrop while our chefs present a flavoursome menu. A Large open fire and warm natural tones enhance this alreay special dinning location. Open from 6pm - booking essential

The Cafe: Enjoy views of the golf course and Mt Hutt from the fireside or on the deck. offering a tasty variety of freshly prepared meals and snacks. Open daily from 8am - 6pm


Golf is not the only activity on offer at the Resort, Terrace Downs is a captivating year-round holiday destination for thrill-seekers and those who enjoy more genteel pursuits.

There's is much on offer from the Winter highlight of skiing at nearby Mt Hutt through to the slow paced peace offered at the Terrace Downs Day Spa, where you can relax and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. Take a walk to admire the local surroundings, or select from many other options.

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623 Coleridge Road
Windwhistle Darfield
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