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Where to play golf in Queenstown on windy and rainy days

Updated: Oct 29, 2023

What do you see when you picture one of the beautiful golf courses around Queenstown Lakes District?


Probably sunshine and mild weather, the perfect conditions for playing a great game of golf.


So, what are your options when you’ve got to itch that golfing scratch but the weather doesn’t want to play ball?


Here’s some insider tips to help you navigate our local courses in Queenstown and Arrowtown depending on the weather conditions.


Where to play on windy days


When it's windy here in Queenstown and you're on the golf course, you’re going to know about it.


Courses like Jacks Point and Queenstown Golf Club are the most exposed to the wind thanks to their location on the peninsular and in the middle of Lake Wakatipu. On the plus side, you might forget about the strong southerlies with the amazing views you get at both courses.


Meanwhile, courses like Arrowtown and Millbrook can be less exposed to the elements thanks to the amphitheater mountain setting surrounding them.


Where to play on rainy days


Now we all know that golfing in the rain isn't much fun at all. If you strike it unlucky with the rain, we don’t have much option but to recommend our own indoor golf simulators in

Queenstown centre (we might be a little biased).

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Golf Queenstown on a rainy day

You can take comfort in staying warm and dry when the weather is crap and having your pick of 250+ courses to play from all over the world.


If you want to be certain you won’t run into bad weather, Golf Federation is the place for you. Here, people are known to “practice inside until the sun shines”.


And if you’re keen enough to still get out there when the weather is risky, call in first to Golf Federation to shop our wet weather golf gear including rain jackets and golf umbrellas.


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