Jack Nicklaus’ much-anticipated signature Kinloch course opened in 2007 and has been a huge draw for discerning golfers ever since. Located just 20 minutes from Taupo, it is a very testing inland links course that flows over rolling countryside with fescue and heather grasses. To really enjoy this true championship course you must select the right tees from which to play and drive the ball well. Having your short game in order will help you navigate the sloping greens, too. The front nine offers a good mix of short and long holes but it’s standing on the par-4 10th where the real beauty of the site hits you – you are presented with a wonderful vista overlooking the back nine with Lake Taupo in the background. The multiple shot options afforded to all golfers regardless of ability and the character of the land makes The Kinloch Club a big favourite in New Zealand’s premium golf market.