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The Kinloch Club Golf Course

261 Kinloch Road, Kinloch 3377, New Zealand
+64 7-377 8484
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Out of this world

After playing Kinloch a couple of times in the past my wife and I decided to stay and play on a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jivehancock
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Tauranga
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Bucket List Golf

This is a quality golf experience, incredible accommodation, great food and a fantastic golf... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2018
paulandjaq
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Melbourne, Australia
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Designed by one of the games best strategic thinkers, Kinloch is New Zealand’s only Jack Nicklaus designed golf course. With panoramic views of New Zealand’s largest fresh-water lake, Lake Taupo and the natural beauty of rugged rural farmland, this world-class championship Par 72 course is a hybrid between a links and a Parkland course although it is often compared to the classic link courses of Scotland and Ireland. The design philosophy behind Kinloch was to enhance the natural environment – and allow the surroundings of the stunning Taupo region to shape each hole. But beware, it’s tough. The only flat lie you will have is on the tee box, so be prepared. Extensive bunkering guards the front of the greens and you’ll have to think carefully of every single hole shot. As Kinloch’s Director of Golf Tom Long states ‘’If you don’t come out of Kinloch mentally exhausted, your scores going to blow out.’’
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  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“pro shop” (9 reviews)
“great golf” (5 reviews)
“jack nicklaus” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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261 Kinloch Road, Kinloch 3377, New Zealand
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+64 7-377 8484
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After playing Kinloch a couple of times in the past my wife and I decided to stay and play on a winter refresh package. As expected the golf course was excellent with an amazing array of challenging holes and maintained to perfection. After the golf...More

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Kinloch_Marketing, Marketing Assistant at The Kinloch Club Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Jive, Thank you so much for your comments. It is great for us to know that you enjoyed every single bit of it. We would be delighted to welcome you back! Best, Christina

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

This is a quality golf experience, incredible accommodation, great food and a fantastic golf course. The course looks tough, plays tough but in reality is very fair and rewards good solid golf. Plenty of thrilling golf shots and have your camera fully charged (or plenty...More

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Kinloch_Marketing, Marketing Assistant at The Kinloch Club Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Dear Paula and Jaq, I love the title of your comment! Thank you for the great feedback and for taking time to share it. All the best, Christina

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Very impressed with the course, in excellent condition and challenging. We were short on time but the guy in the pro shop was very helpful, gave directions and went out of his way to assist. We will be back.

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Kinloch_Marketing, Marketing Assistant at The Kinloch Club Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Dear Trudi, thank you very much for the great feedback! We are happy to hear that you had a great experience! Looking forward to have you again. Best Wishes, Christina

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

Played Kinloch whilst on holiday with my family. Didn’t know what to expect given the weather had started to cool. But I didn’t have to worry the course was in terrific condition from tee to green. From the moment I arrived the team made me...More

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TheKinlochClub, Marketing Assistant at The Kinloch Club Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Hi! Thank you very much for your comments and feedback!

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

A great test of golf. 170+ bunkers on the course and very sloping greens and fairways. Best greens we've played in NZ. three best part is staying at the lodge on property. The villa' s are great.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Jack Nicklaus designed the course and initially it didn't look too enticing or even interesting. But after just a few holes, the fact that you are continually challenged by all the strategically place bunkerrs and hazards make the course more and more interesting. Every shot...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Their were a group of us that travelled to Kinloch amongst other course. I have placed several top courses around the world including, Pebble, Bethpage Black, Pinehurst #2 and Kauri Cliffs. Kinloch was right up there with the best of them! Jack clearly spent sometime...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Very slow service. Order taken relatively quickly but told that even though not a lot so people, that food may be slow. Food finally came out in dribs and drabs. Two quiche came out about 5 min apart. Both turned out to be inedible and...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Delicious food, great menu and such welcoming friendly people. Dog friendly outdoor setting which was extremely comfortable for all even with rain falling.

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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Unbelievable golf course in great condition. The views are incredible. Also the guys in the pro shop are very friendly and helpful. Thanks!

Thank Joshua T
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