Kinloch Club

The only Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course in New Zealand, which opened in 2007, offering panoramic views of Lake Taupo. A links style course, even though you are nowhere near the ocean.

Luxury, five-star timber lodge resort on the Waikato River, less than two miles from Wairakei Golf Course. Their modern suites have terraces with river views, while their cottages come with private infinity pools. Five-course dinners are served at their fine-dining restaurant. Other amenities feature a pool, tennis course, and summerhouse with a jetty.