November 2017 — The Post, serving the community of Jack's Point
Long summer of golf highlights at Jack’s Point
Jack’s Point is heading into an exciting summer of golf highlights, culminating in the New Zealand Open Jack’s Point Challenge on Saturday 3 March.
John Griffin, Jack’s Point General Manager of Golf says visitors are amazed by the long twilights in this part of New Zealand.
“From December to February players tee off comfortably between 5pm and 6pm, and still complete an 18-hole round of golf in daylight. They can make the most of golf in excellent conditions well into the evening, generally with few people or greens staff on the course,” he says.
In early December, the Southern Gem returns to Jack’s Point with 80 New Zealand and Australian players. This 4-day Premier Golf Tournament is held across three of the best golf courses in the region, The Hills, Millbrook and Jack’s Point.
The New Zealand Open Jack’s Point Challenge in March is a bonus day for teams of professionals, amateurs and celebrities who miss the 36-hole cut at the New Zealand Open.
“Our event has come a stand-out feature for many players since it was introduced six years ago,” John Griffin says.
Jack's Point Village
Enquiries are now open for the new Jack's Point Village, with stage 1 beginning soon. The new Village will offer a mix of residential homes, hotels, flexible office space, restaurants, cafes and quality retail, creating an exciting place to live, work and visit. For more information, contact the Village realestate team.
New job openings
Please check our latest listings here
Residents Christmas Function
Will be held at the Jack's Point Clubhouse on the 17th December. Tickets are $35 and include a buffet dinner and a drink on arrival. Spaces are limited and tickets are essential - please either drop down to the Clubhouse to purchase a ticket or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kawarau Bridge Update
A two lane option will be available for traffic travelling over the Kawarau River at Frankton for the busy Christmas/New Year period this year. NZ Transport Agency has recently released an update on timing for the completion of the Kawarau Bridge and traffic management on the bridge during the Christmas period. The inclusion of the pipelines in the bridge are part of QLDC’s infrastructure development to support the residential subdivisions south of the Kawarau River, including Jack’s Point. The QLDC is investing $7.2 million in the pipelines and bridge. Click here to read.
The new bus service, including the Jack's Point route is now operational. Click here for stops and timetables.
Lake Tewa Park
BBQ - Jack's Point has applied to QLDC for a public BBQ to be built at Jack Tewa Park beside the playground. The design for the BBQ has now been approved and the JPROA are working to secure funding in order to start construction.
Fencing - Following requests from residents, QLDC will extend the current fencing around the edge of the park adjoining the road. Construction is expected to start in the coming weeks.
Preserve Gate Drive
The new gate on Preserve Drive has now been installed to protect the privacy of property owners in the Preserve. This gate does not affect walking and biking access to the trail network within the Preserve area.
Clubhouse Building Rebuild Progressing
The rebuild of the section of the Clubhouse damaged by fire last year is now nearing completion. The Clubhouse Restaurant is open as usual.
Australian Golf Digest - Jack's Point Golf Course No. 2
Australian Golf Digest reviewed New Zealand's Top 40 golf courses and has rated Jack's Point Golf course as the No. 2 course in the Country.
The judging panel had this to say "breathtaking tee shots and challenging approaches are the norm here and the stretch of holes along the lake (5-8) provide stunning photo opportunities. Still a favourite with the judges and unlucky not to take top spot this year".
Meanwhile, Links Magazine rated Jack's Point Golf Course 3rd in Links Magazine's NZ Top 10. "A short drive from vibrant Queenstown on the South Island, the public Jack’s Point is a thrill ride of movement both up and down (often dramatically) and side to side. The scenery is to die for, playing between the perfectly named Remarkables mountain range and Lake Wakatipu. Sometimes over the top, always unforgettable."