New Zealand Prime Minister John Key tees off at a novelty
par 3 golf hole on Cecil Peak on Saturday afternoon. Photo
by Tracey Roxburgh.
Queenstown's newest, and arguably the world's most
scenic, par 3 hole was officially opened by Prime Minister John
Key on Saturday afternoon.
Overlooking Queenstown, the fantasy golf hole has been built
on Cecil Peak by The Golf Warehouse for Over The Top
More than 30 people, including the prime minister, New
Zealand professional golfer Phil Tataurangi, golf course
designer Greg Turner and Sir Michael Hill were flown up to
the site on Saturday afternoon for the unveiling of the
resort's rather quirky newest tourism attraction.
The idea for the hole came from an old calendar depicting
fantasy golf holes.
Eric Faesenkloet, of The Golf Warehouse, said it had taken
about four years for the idea of the hole to become a
The 285m-long hole features four tees - Over The Top Rock,
The Money Shot, The Key Hole and The Ladies Tee - with a
vertical drop of about 450m.