Visiting "The Hills" Golf Course in Arrowtown, New Zealand
"It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place this world is when one is playing golf." ~Robert Lynd
During my New Zealand Photo Adventure I had the wonderful opportunity to visit
"The Hills" Golf Course which opened in Arrowtown, New Zealand in 2007 by Sir Michael Hill. The course hosted The New Zealand Open in 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2014. It is famous for the beautiful flora, views, and especially the sculptures. Sir Michael Hill has always loved the arts and wants young people in New Zealand to be exposed to the arts the same way they are in Europe. "The Wolves are Coming" exhibit is on the 18th fairway and was designed by a Chinese sculptor named Liu Ruowang. Sir Michael was originally only going to purchase 5 of the pieces, but ended up purchasing the entire 111 piece set. The horse exhibit on the 7th tee titled "The Frolic and the Fancy" was designed by Max Patte in 2013. Max is based in Wellington, New Zealand. Each of the horses weigh about 1.5 tons and are about 9 feet (2.7 meters) tall.
My photos don't do this fabulous golf course and beautiful sculptures justice, but what a wonderful place to practice one's photography skills!
"The Wolves are Coming" reminded me of several scences in the "Twilight" movie series.
Me in the morning before coffee ;)
I loved the landscaping throughout the course!
Here is "The Frolic and the Fancy"exhibit:
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