Home' QT Magazine : QT Summer Magazine Contents Tucked beneath the dramatic backdrop of the
Remarkables Mountain range, a few kilometres
from Frankton, is one of the Wakatipu's best-kept
Overlooking Lake Tewa, the Jack's Point Clubhouse
and Restaurant is where internationally-acclaimed
Michelin-trained chef Vaughan Mabee works his
Surrounded by alpine scenery the elegant
woolshed-style building blends perfectly into the
rugged landscape, with dining both inside and on
the outdoor lakefront terrace. It is the ideal location,
with its idyllic setting, to hold a private dinner or
Vaughan is passionate about fresh seasonal produce
and foraging and regularly goes hiking in the
backcountry on foodie expeditions. Expect freshly-
foraged elderflowers and berries, raspberries and
blackberries, bramble, wild watercress, snow pea
flowers, wild garlic and native herbs, incorporated
into his mouth-watering dishes.
All-day menus don't come more local than the
Jack's Point's exciting summer line-up - Catlin's
paua, West Coast whitebait, Stewart Island salmon,
Otago merino lamb, and wild fallow deer and
Arrowtown rocket. A golf menu provides classic
clubhouse options, great coffee and fresh juices.
The restaurant is open daily from 7.30am-8.00pm
for breakfast, lunch and supper. Bookings essential
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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, Kiwi golfing
greats Bob Charles and Lydia Ko and Tiger Woods'
former caddie, Steve Williams, have all given their
stamp of approval to the world-class Jack's Point
championship golf course, 20 minutes' drive from
Jack's Point is rated number one in the South Island
and is ranked in the top five for New Zealand.
Golfers on the 6538m, 72-par course can expect to
encounter steep bluffs, fairways winding among
dramatic rocky outcrops, matagauri scrub and grazing
sheep. Scenically Jack's Point is out on its own with
sweeping views of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding
Jack's Point's GM of Golf, John Griffin, says the
course's four-tiered teeing options make it accessible
to all levels. "It's a championship golf course with four
different tee locations, so players can choose a longer
or shorter tee according to their ability."
The condition of the fairways and course presentation
is highly regarded by the world's leading golfing
experts. Chief Executive of The R & A and secretary
of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews in
Scotland, Peter Dawson, recently visited Jack's Point,
describing it as "simply unforgettable".
"I haven't seen such an exciting layout for a very
long time and the condition of the fescue fairways
is unmatched in my experience," says Peter who
believes the course is amongst the best in the world.
John attributes the outstanding presentation of the
course to the management of Jack's Point greens by
Superintendent Simon Forshaw. Simon has worked for
all the world's major championships during his career,
including the British and US Open championships and
US PGA and is recognised as a leader in his field.
Player numbers have doubled at Jack's Point during
the past five years. There's been dramatic growth in
the overseas market, particularly from Australia, and
Jack's Point is a "must do" on all New Zealand golfing
tour itineraries, says John.
"Initially it's a bucket list thing. People may come to
Queenstown for a game at each of the courses in the
area, but then often return for more."
This summer Jack's Point is offering a special replay
rate of $99, including cart and range use, for ten days
after any initial $195 per round including cart and
"We welcome local, national and international visitors
and with first-class food and beverages on offer at our
Clubhouse and Restaurant seven days a week, it's a
great day out," says John. "We want to encourage
people to truly get a feel for this magnificent place.
Jack's Point is all about experiencing amazing golf
amongst some of the most spectacular scenery
Mother Nature has to offer."
BY SUE FEA
WAKATIPU'S BEST KEPT SECRET
Prime Minister John Key
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