Jack's Point is one of those rare beasts; one of those courses that beats the hell out of you, spits you out, and yet you still love it. This morning's game was a fitting way to conclude puregolf2010's maiden month, and an amazing 5 days in what must be New Zealand's golf mecca, Queenstown.
To get a sense of just how spectacular this place is, you'll need to check out the photos in our gallery. They may not do Jack's Point justice, but at least they'll give you a flavour. Quite simply it's a stunning piece of land (3,500 acres, in total), overlooking the deep blue Lake Wakatipu. This here be mountain country, and the rustic charm of the Wakatipu Basin comes through strongly when you play at Jack's Point (as it does at the other courses we have profiled in the previous few days). Tussocks and shabby bunkers play a starring role in this monster of a course, as do rocky outcrops and glassy greens. Expect a few lost balls, a few 3 putts, and a few heart palpatations.
I'd love to wax lyrical about the day, but we must now set our compass and head north to Chrstchurch, for a flying visit before we trek up to the North Island again. In the meantime, we'll leave you with a little vid that Mike has put together, which hopefully gives you an idea of just how epic Jack's Point is. A more full analysis / commentary will come shortly.
Take care for now, JP
P.S. The matchplay score for month 1 was Michael 16.5; Jamie 14.5 (after being 13-5 up!). February we'll play a stableford format, and hopefully try to play more against each course than against each other!
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