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Millbrook's Coronet Nine golf course, Queenstown, New Zealand Millbrook's Coronet Nine golf course, Queenstown, New Zealand CREDIT: Dave Comer

Millbrook swings Leading Golf Resort

Wednesday 20 October 2010, 5:36PM
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QUEENSTOWN

Its official, Millbrook has been confirmed as the leading Golf Resort in Australasia, recently taking out the title at the prestigious World Travel Awards.
 
The award places Millbrook among the elite golf resorts of the world and is a “tremendous” boost to the team behind the resort's recent multi-million dollar investment in the facilities, according to General Manager David Onions.
 
“The timing's perfect with our new 27-hole course completed with the opening of the final four new holes this Labour Weekend,” said Mr Onions.
 
Paying tribute to his entire team, Mr Onions said the major revisions to the course had taken golf at Millbrook to another level.
 
“When considered alongside the extensive refurbishments of our accommodations and new property releases, it's easy to see why the 183,000 travel agents that voted on these awards were so impressed,” he said.
 
 “Millbrook golf course offers some of the very best golfing in New Zealand. It’s set in a beautiful location, with some exceptional holes and outstanding facilities.”
 
Course designer Greg Turner of Turner Macpherson Golf Design was equally pleased.
 
“We’re lucky enough to be involved in design projects in some extraordinary places around the world, but none have been more spectacular than Millbrook. It's great to know that our golf facilities are seen to be in-keeping with that splendour.”
 
Millbrook joins a prestigious list of winners such as Air New Zealand, Palazzo Versace Gold Coast and Tourism New Zealand in the Australasian awards, all of whom now progress to the World Final in London on November 7.
 
Earlier this year New Zealand Prime Minister John Key officially opened the course and described it as “beautiful” and “a great addition to this high quality resort.”
 
“It has been tremendous to have the opportunity to play it,” he said.
 
Golfers have the option to play three separate ‘nines’ - The Remarkables Nine, Coronet Nine and Arrow Nine or a differing combination of the three, where any two out of the three 'nines' can be played together.
 
More about Millbrook
 
Set in a natural, alpine amphitheatre against a backdrop of snow-capped mountain ranges on the outskirts of world-renowned tourism destination Queenstown, Millbrook was formerly a wheat farm with a 150-year history. It’s retained many heritage features including the original Millhouse, rustic buildings and a majestic avenue of trees.
 
Millbrook features five-star accommodation, world class dining, the Spa at Millbrook (ranked among the Top Ten in the World), a health and fitness centre, a championship 27 hole golf course, covered driving range, swimming pool, outdoor spa pools, tennis courts and several kilometres of biking and walking trails.
 
Millbrook’s numerous neighbourhoods range from Butel Villas to 2, 3 and 4 bedroom cottages and luxurious Fairway Homes. 
 
Nearby you can enjoy the gold rush era village of Arrowtown with its many restaurants, museums and shops. Queenstown’s attractions include a wide range of activities, wineries, easy access to five ski areas, great nightlife and award-winning restaurants and bars.