Located in Arrowtown, only 20 minutes from Queenstown, The Hills has been the home of the past three New Zealand Opens for good reason. The course was laid out across a glacial valley and this is showcased by the dramatic elevation changes and rocky schist outcrops that are a feature of the area. Elevated tees make for exciting shots but also allow the golfer to take in the panoramic views around them – some of the most colourful anywhere in the world. Incorporating clever waste areas planted with native tussocks, the greens here are relatively accommodating to incoming shots. The Hills is a truly memorable experience with its state-of-the-art clubhouse even winning the Supreme Award for Architecture. If you’re lucky enough to get a game, keep an eye out for the many artistic sculptures that occupy the layout, including “The Wolves” on the 18th.