The Hills was designed by Darby Partners and opened in 2007 to host the New Zealand Open. Set over 500 acres of land across a glacial valley the layout highlights the dramatic elevation changes and rocky schist outcrops that are a feature of the area.
This championship layout provides a serious challenge for accomplished players while thoughtful and considerate design means that the golf course is equally enjoyable for golfers of all abilities. The beauty of the courses lakes, waterways and wetland areas are complimented by a stunning array of sculptures. Natural embankments provide excellent vantage points for spectators to view the action.View Course tour
The Hills Sculptures
A keen sponsor of the arts, Sir Michael believes we are only limited by the extent of our imagination. Sir Michael has created this contemporary sculpture park to house a diverse range of works. Pieces to date are mainly Australasian, but 'The Wolves are Coming', a major work from China is the start of expanding the collection internationally.view sculpture tour