Go back to the enewsletter The Lodge at Kinloch

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >The Lodge at Kinloch, scheduled to open in October 2015, will offer new heights of golfing escape complementing an onsite 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.“Having just played Kinloch for the first time I can honestly say this is the number one golf course in New Zealand. For those unable to play the great links courses of Scotland, Kinloch compares with the best of them. A true Links experience with Jack Nicklaus at his best,” said professional golfer Sir Bob Charles.Created by Treetops Lodge & Estate, The Lodge at Kinloch will feature one-bedroom junior suites and luxurious one- and two- bedroom villas in an exclusive, landscaped setting with views over the course to Lake Taupo, the scenic hub of New Zealand’s North Island. The villas were designed by Andrew Patterson, while interiors are the work of NZ’s design doyenne, Virginia Fisher.“My brief for the main lodge was to emulate a version of the Kinloch region’s namesake Scottish castle, but with a truly modern 21st-century feel. My vision was a baronial feel of lush textures – velvet, fox fur, brass and copper but upon modern calm of whitewash, light and airy. The Bar which harks back to a time of leather and rock surfaces, cowhide, goat fur and burnt wood flooring is masculine and intense. For private dinners or meetings, The Den is regal – soft and warm with silver and golds, slate floors and lush New Zealand-designed wool rugs. In contrast, a short stroll from the lodge are the luxury villas which are ‘quiet’ in design and harmonise with the magnificent natural setting of this 18-hole lakeside links course,” said Virginia Fisher.A  restaurant using produce reared from the private 2000ha owners’ estate adheres to the ‘Estate to Plate’ organic philosophy where possible. An onsite spa specialising in sporting therapeutic and organic wellness treatments, featuring an infinity pool, a gym and tennis courts is also available to guests.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img