Forget bungy-jumping, play Jack’s Point.

Forget bungy-jumping, play Jack’s Point.

Queenstown is known for its extreme sports options and Jack’s Point is as close to a golfing adrenaline rush as you’ll ever have on a golf course.

 

THE STORY BEHIND JACK’S POINT

Jack’s Point got its name from Jack Tewa who, in 1862, capsized with two other men in a boat crossing Lake Wakatipu. Jack was able to swim ashore and tow the boat behind him- saving one of the men in the process and earning a medal from the Royal Humane Society of Britain. The medal remains at a nearby museum and Jack got a golf course named after him.

 

THE COURSE

Enjoy the out-and-back layout complete with infinity greens, stone walls (which players will need to carry) and generally wide fairways. Certain sections of the course can present a challenge especially with the wind blowing off of the lake, but all playing surfaces are always immaculately maintained.

 

THE SIGNATURE

8th: There are many holes which one may refer to as “signature” on this course, but this par-5 plays alongside Lake Wakatipu. With the length to clear the fairway bunkers on the left side, the approach is to a raised green.

 

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