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The Cairns Golf Course

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Picturesque and challenging

This 9 hole course was interesting, challenging and generally in great condition. The fairways did... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Hamilton, New Zealand
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Great 9 hole course with the most amazing views

The most amazing views of any course in New Zealand. An alpine course that can be pretty much... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
Marty D
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20 Aug 2018
“Picturesque and challenging ”
1 week ago
“great views and tricky design but still work in progress”
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Mt John Historic Homestead | 48 DÁrchiac Drive, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
+64 3-680 6952
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have waited a few years to try out The Cairns a new golf course right in Lake Tekapo township supporting local property development. Some things are great. Like the stunning lake and mountain views, and the green fee is fair at $30. The design...More

Thank Gilmores2014
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

This 9 hole course was interesting, challenging and generally in great condition. The fairways did have some rabbit damage, but the greens, although slow, were true. The rough was harsh, with the tussock making the balls hard to find. We were advised to arm ourselves...More

1  Thank 701blairf
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The most amazing views of any course in New Zealand. An alpine course that can be pretty much played all year round. 9 holes of picturesque Central Otago country to put you off. Carts available and I used one this time although it is a...More

Thank Marty D
Reviewed 3 June 2015

After playing a few times at Akaroa Golf course (which is our favourite golf course), we thought Cairns golf course was an easy peasy. But it turns out it's a bit challenging. We lost many balls at Hole 5 and 6, and had to drive...More

3  Thank DarumaDaruma
Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

If you're into golfing without the big amenities, this is the place for you. The course is nice overall with fast greens and big fairways. There's no clubhouse or carts so be prepared to carry your clubs. There are rentals available from a place just...More

2  Thank lamer14
Reviewed 4 January 2015

My husband played 'millionaire's' golf here whilst we stayed 4 nights at the Chalet in Tekapo. There was no one else on the course. He would say it was probably just as well as he lost 2 balls on the first hole! The rough really...More

2  Thank AnneChester
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Not a bad wee course, good elevation and some challenging holes. Bit rough in places heaps or rabbit poo and diggings. Some fantastic views of the lake and surrounding mountains. For state of course a bit pricey at $20 for nine holes.

Thank LyleChristine
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Great course. The team at the Cairns were very helpful. Lost a few balls in the water hazards but one of the most exciting nine hole courses I have played. Spectacular views. Great price. A must for visitors to Lake Tekapo

1  Thank TranquilLandscapes
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22 August 2016|
Response from thecairnsnz | Property representative |
Good morning Jessica We are open 7 days, from 9am to 5pm, please call into the Balmoral Farm Shop for club hire, green fees and cart hire. No bookings needed at this time of year. Many thanks Lisa The Cairns Golf Club
24 December 2015|
Response from thecairnsnz | Property representative |
Hi there, yes you can hire clubs and golf carts from the Balmoral Farm Shop, located at 19 Tekapo Highway, just next to Peppers Bluewater, the shop is open 7 days from 9am to 5pm. Thank you