The Kinloch Club Golf Course


A Top 100 golf course, The Kinloch Club is a Championship inland links style Jack Nicklaus signature design. Measuring 6519 yards off the white tees, and 7363 yards off the Championship tees, Kinloch offers an exceptional golfing experience.

The Kinloch Club golf course, New Zealand’s only Jack Nicklaus 18-hole Signature course, adds yet again to its awards by being recognised ‘2023 World Golf Awards - New Zealand’s #1 Golf Course’.

One of the golfing world's most prestigious awards, World Golf Awards determines it’s winners by using course peers, PGA professionals, specialist golfing travel companies and global golfing enthusiasts. Adding to a long list of awards, in June this year, The Kinloch Club was acknowledged in USA GOLF Magazine’s ‘2023 Top 100 Courses in Asia-Pacific’, and The Kinloch Club featured in the top 10 Nicklaus Design list.

The perfectionist-inspired design of the course, overseen directly by Jack Nicklaus, is often compared to the classic links courses in Scotland and Ireland. However, many well-travelled golfers will instead witness traditional New Zealand scenes looking across a world-class championship-level Par 72 with greens positioned between panoramic views of Lake Taupō, New Zealand’s largest fresh-water lake and the natural beauty of rugged rural farmland. 

Kinloch cleverly merges aspects of links and parkland golf course design. Its undulating fairways and roughs are sewn with fescue grasses, whilst the USPGA specification sand-based green complexes are immaculately carpeted with creeping bentgrass. Kinloch is the best-conditioned year-round golf course due to the exceptional drainage system that underlies the golf course, and is open for play 365 days of the year.


Sir Bob Charles, on playing Kinloch for the first time, stated "Having just played Kinloch for the first time I can honestly say this is the # 1 golf course in New Zealand. For those unable to play the great links courses of Scotland, Kinloch compares with the best of them. A true links experience with Jack Nicklaus at his best." A must-play on any golfing itinerary for visitors to New Zealand, Kinloch is a world-class championship design from top golf course architect Jack Nicklaus (18 times Major winner). Located in the central North Island, luxury lodge accommodation is offered course side with the award winning Kinloch Manor & Villas offering superb views over the golf course to Lake Taupo and beyond-a dedocated spa onsite, tennis

Opening times

Business hours
Months of operation
All Year


High Season (October 1 - March 31)
$350 - $500 (Adult)
$225 (Child)
Low Season (March 1 - October 31)
$250 - $375 (Adult)
$175 - $175 (Child)

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+64 7 377 8482
Physical address:
The Kinloch Club - Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course
261 Kinloch Road
New Zealand

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