Millbrook Resort

Four years of planning, appeals, hearings and zone changes have come to fruition for Millbrook Resort. Philip Chandler looks at how the golf course resort is expanding westwards into a neighbouring farm. Millbrook development boss Ben O'Malley quips that golfers...
It's not Queenstown's cheapest club to join but it sounds like one of the best. With Millbrook Country Club to the fore in organising two events this week to celebrate the golf resort's 25th birthday, Philip Chandler asks what drives it.  For 48 golfers playing Arrowtown's Millbrook Resort on Tuesday, it wasn't...

Millbrook green light

Arrowtown's high-end Millbrook Resort has won planning approval to add nine golf holes and 42 home sites on neighbouring farmland. Millbrook's $45 million expansion – expected to start early next year – is hailed as a game-changer for Queenstown as...

Golf resort sales tee off

Arrowtown's Millbrook Resort is proof that the slowdown in Wakatipu property sales isn't affecting high-end product. Sales at the well-established golf resort reached a record $64 million over the 12 months till the end of September, up almost $20m over...

Spies jet in for meeting

Top US spies flew into Queenstown yesterday for what might be history's most unsecret ''top secret'' meeting. The Otago Daily Times snapped FBI director James Comey emerging from a Gulfstream G550 jet - which had flown directly to Queenstown from...

Hush-hush cop op

A police security operation for the visit of a major political figure to Queenstown this weekend is expected to swing into action tomorrow after months of hush-hush preparation. Several well-placed sources have told the Otago Daily Times the operation to...
Golf heads might have been scratched when the New Zealand Open announced a deal with the Japan Tour in 2013. But the strategy's working, tournament boss Michael Glading tells David Williams People are getting it, Michael Glading says, and last year's New Zealand...

Pros rekindle rivalry

There's a competition within a $1 million competition at this week's NZ Open golf tournament near Arrowtown. As the event's final rounds move from The Hills to Millbrook Resort, Millbrook pro Peter Smith and his counterpart Craig Palmer, from The Hills,...
Two water-surrounded golf holes at Arrowtown's Millbrook Resort are expected to add drama to the finishing stage of this year's New Zealand Open. In a new deal, Millbrook will stage the final two days of the Open instead of co-host...
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