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Millbrook named Australasia’s leading golf resort

Millbrook named Australasia’s leading golf resort
October 6, 2011

Queenstown's five-star Millbrook Resort has been lauded as Australia and New Zealand's leading golf resort at week's World Travel Awards.

After months of intense voting featuring more than 2,000 organisations, nominees across all divisions were whittled down to an elite few, including Raffles Hotels & Resorts, Cathay Pacific, Mandarin Oriental, Qantas Airways and The Ritz Carlton.

Millbrook Director of Golf Brian Spicer said the award placed Millbrook among the elite golf resorts of the world and recognised its highest standards of course design and delivery, as well as Millbrook's standing as one of the most scenic golf courses in the world.

Spicer explains "our new 27-hole championship course with three interchangeable nines has been a huge success with visitors and locals alike.

"People come from all around the world to play at Millbrook and never cease to be amazed by the sheer beauty of the course, surrounded by the mountain ranges of The Remarkables and Coronet Peak, and the dramatic terrain that challenges all levels of players.

"Golfers have the option to play three separate 'nines', choosing from The Remarkables Nine, Coronet Nine and Arrow Nine or a differing combination of the three, where any two out of the three 'nines' can be played together.

"The awards reflect the fact that our recent multi-million-dollar investment in the golf course and its outstanding facilities, including our innovative covered driving range converted from a former woolshed, has been recognized by visitors who play some of the best courses around the world."

Spicer believes that the Millbrook Resort offers some of the very best golfing in New Zealand, located alongside its multi-award-winning boutique hotel with a range of luxury accommodation, an award-winning day spa, conference venues, and range of restaurants.

The multi-award-winning resort has picked up many major accolades in recent months, including being named the 'World's Best Golf Resort' by a prestigious Australian travel magazine in April, and winning this award for the second year in a row.

Millbrook joins a prestigious list of Australasian winners of the World Travel Awards 2011 such as Air New Zealand, the French Polynesian resort of Bora Bora and Sydney's Sheraton on the Park, all of whom now progress to the World Final in Doha, Qatar on 29th November.

Votes are cast globally by industry professionals in over 1,000 different categories.

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