The 18 hole, 72-par championship golf course was designed by John Darby, of Darby Partners. John Darby also designed The Hills, Millbrook and Clearwater golf courses.
The 7150 yard (6538 metre) course is bounded by the Remarkables mountain range and Lake Wakatipu. It traverses through wetland to the lake edge encountering steep bluffs, indigenous vegetation and wildlife. It is designed to work with nature not against it. Fairways are designed with minimal excavation and careful plantings to compliment the natural environment, but also to give the golfer a fighting chance.