84 Hobbs Road, Methven, Ashburton
The Methven Golf Club is known as one of the finest country courses in New Zealand.**
Nestled under the Southern Alps at the head of the Canterbury Plains, Methven’s course offers an intoxicating combination of stunning vistas, beautiful tree lined fairways and wonderfully kept fairways and greens. Just an hours drive from Christchurch International Airport, the course is easily accessible and with Methven located on the Inland Scenic Route 72, getting to and from the course is worth the trip alone - be it a day trip, weekend away or a place to begin your holiday around the South Island. Being situated in rural Canterbury means the interesting and easily walked course lacks the madding crowd of clubs in more populous areas and, more often than not, you’ll have the place pretty much to yourself. This, combined with the green fees, beautiful scenery and wonderfully kept course makes a visit to the Methven Golf Club a must do for any golfer in the neighbourhood. While the 18 hole course rewards the straight hitter, it offers enough room to encourage plenty of full swings from the tee box. No matter what the state of your game, the course will offer a fair test of your abilities. Being in mid-Canterbury means four distinct seasons grace the region, so the look, feel and the way the course plays is always moving with the months – so one visit won’t tell you the whole story and makes a return visit almost mandatory. As with any self-respecting golf course, Methven’s 19th is almost an institution and the clubhouse is available for weddings, a family get together, conferences and just good old fashioned fun after a round on one of New Zealand’s finest country courses. The array of accommodation in Methven, which is literally just around the corner from the golf course, can cater to any taste or budget. So if you’re travelling through the region there’s always a place to stay. Either as a destination in itself, or as a stop off on your way through New Zealand’s majestic South Island, the Methven Golf Club deserves to be atop your list of country clubs to play.
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