The Kinloch Club
The Kinloch Club,
261 Kinloch Road,
Kinloch, Taupo 3377,
Owner – John Sax
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Paul Jordaan – General Manager
Paul Jordaan is the general manager or both Kinloch Club & our sister property Treetops Lodge & Estate in nearby Rotorua.
After spending the last two decades in regional and senior management roles in iconic global luxury brands such as Aman Resorts and Sixth Senses (Asia). Paul was most recently General Manager of the multi award winner The Slate (Thailand), a member of design hotels. Prior he held management positions at experiential luxury lodges such as Elewana, Mont Rochelle Hotel & Vineyard & The Grootbos Private Nature Reserve (Africa) and Point Grace Hotel (Turks & Caicos Is).
Having twice collected the prestigious World Travel Award “Caribbean Leading Boutique Hotel” as hotel manager for Point Grace. Paul appreciates the drive, team work, and attention to detail luxury lodgings must provide to attain the ultimate guest experience.
Paul attended Cape University & Granger Bay Swiss Hotel Management School.
Luxury Lodge – a Member of Luxury Lodges of New Zealand, Signature & Select Hotels
We are a new property, There is plans for construction of more villas, a larger golf club house & café and a Pool, Spa, Sauna and gym complex.
The Kinloch Club
History & Story
Newly opened in January 2016 The Kinloch Club offers irresistible new heights of golfing and uber-luxury lodgings to discerning lovers of natural beauty and of cutting-edge lodge design – complementing a spectacular, on-site, 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, The Kinloch Club is voted twice, #1 Golf Course in New Zealand by a select team of PGA New Zealand Golf Professionals.
Set in tranquil 254ha grounds of The Kinloch Club, on the shores of New Zealand’s Lake Taupo is the uber-luxury Lodge at Kinloch designed by multi-award winning Andrew Patterson of Patterson Architects and interior designer Virginia Fisher, renowned for her work involving luxury lodges and hotels in New Zealand and around the world.
A short stroll from the lodge at Kinloch are 10 luxury villas which were inspired to harmonise with the serene natural setting of this 18-hole lakeside links course. Patterson and Fisher have applied their formidable skills on the exterior and interior design creating expansive accommodation spaces of junior suites, 1 and 2 bedroom villas. All feature stunning designer elements including vista windows of the lake and golf course, huge log fireplaces, sensational marble bathrooms and secluded furnished terraces.
The world-class restaurant uses organic reared produce adhering to The Lodge at Kinloch’s ‘Estate to Plate’ philosophy, matched with the very best New Zealand and international wines.
Complementing the championship golf course is a resort offering excellent in-lodge and villa entertainment facilities, an on-site spa specialising in sporting therapeutic and organic wellness treatments, and two tennis courts.
ARCHITECT: ANDREW PATTERSON
INTERIOR DESIGNER: VIRGINIA FISCHER
Date added extensions
End of 2018 – Planned additions of a new entrance,
Spa complex with swimming pool, gym and Sauna.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
The Architecture at Kinloch Club has been briefed as a modern version of a Scottish Castle with an inland Links golf course surrounding the lodge and villas. Attention to detail at every corner with both the architecture and interior design of the main lodge and villas. We have an onsite Day spa, 4 helipads, 2 tennis courts as well as New Zealand’s only Jack Nicklaus signature championship 18-hole Golf course.
Kinloch Club is nestled in the township of Kinloch, a 20-minute drive from Taupo centre or 30 minutes from Taupo Airport.
Taupo is under one hour from Rotorua and just over one hour to the Tongariro National Park, home of the Tongariro Crossing and Mordor film location from Lord of the Rings.
Key sites/activities in the area
Taupo known as “Natures ultimate playground” is an amazing place to base yourself for a wide range of iconic activities.
Adventure: hiking, mountain biking, Skiing (winter), skydiving, bungy jumping, white-water rafting, jet boating,
Soft Adventure: Short Walks, Glass Blowing, Geothermal hot pools, lake cruises, Trout fishing, Golf.
Taupo is the 2nd largest super volcano on the globe – the crater / caldera is the same land mass as Singapore.
The Tongariro National park is a dual world heritage area just on the southern edge of Lake Taupo. This is home to Mordor and other various scenes from the Lord of The Rings movies, The Tongariro Crossing (rated by Lonely Planet as the number 1 day walk in NZ and in the top 10 in the world) and NZ’s largest ski area at Mt Ruapehu.
Children of all ages are welcome at The Kinloch Club.
Under 3’s stay free. Cots are available free of charge also.
Our chefs can organise a Kids menu specific to the children that are staying.
Tennis rackets and children’s bikes are available for guests. Golf practise facilities are free of charge for lodge guests, the putting green is a favourite for the slightly more competitive.
TV lounge onsite in the main lodge for evening movies.
Number of suites:
• 12 (made up of 1 bedroom & 2 bedroom)
Number of Luxury rooms:
Number of rooms, (keys) in all:
• 20 rooms in total
8x Junior Suites
8x One-Bedroom Apartments
2x Two Bedroom Apartments
• All rooms have walk-in wardrobes & an ensuite – (deep stand-alone tub, multi-head shower, dual sinks)
• 1 & 2 bedroom villas have full kitchen, Washing machine & dryer, lounge and terraces
• 8 villas include a “Den” room with pull out sofa bed, desk and second fire place.
Restaurants & Bars
• Estate to Plate dining philosophy. We have our own gardens, orchards, honey production and breed our own animals on the property.
• Rates are either Bed & Breakfast or Dinner, Bed & Breakfast.
• Cocktail hour is included in all rates – drinks and canapes.
• Public café open 7 days a week at the Golf Club house.
• On-site day spa – Kinloch Solar including 2 treatment rooms and a separate spa lounge.
Corporate & Celebration Events
• Event space for up to 100 pax
• Golf club house available in evenings for exclusive use
• High Tea
Extra Notable Features
• 18-hole Golf Course – New Zealand’s only Jack Nicklaus Signature course
• Lake Taupo – 2 mins from lodge. (Trout fishing, lake cruises, kayaking)
• Mountain biking – 2 sections of the Great Lake Trail are either side of the lodge
• Geothermal Hot pools and thermal walks
• Taupo is one of New Zealand’s Adventure capitals. It is home to a range of activities from Bungy Jumping to Skydiving, white-water rafting, jet boating, to Geothermal hot pools and hiking trails.
• Tongariro National Park is just over an hour’s drive away – Tongariro Crossing Great walk & Ruapehu ski fields.
Hotel and restaurant Awards
New Zealand Architecture Award – “Sir Miles Warren Award” for Best Commercial Architecture
Best Golf Resort, New Zealand by Golf Digest
Number of employees