Picton Golf Club
A nice 9 hole course which isn't too hard. The first hole is a par 4 tricky dog leg left and the next a par 3 hitting down hill. There are a couple of par 5's that are not too long and most of the trouble is on numbers 1, 3 and 4 (unless you hook then also watch out for 6 as well.
The views of the surrounding hills are quite nice and the course is normally kept in good condition. The are often swirling winds due to the hills so you may find yourself playing into the wind more than you though thtat you might.
The websire below has plenty of pictures so you can get a feel for the place. The cost was $15 (though the website says $10!). You will need your own clubs though the club may be able to help you here if you ring ahead.
Often the entry point to the South Island.
"Port for the inter-island ferries."
Picton is a really lovely little town, nestled at the end of the Queen Charlotte Sound in the Marlborough Sounds. Surrounded by lovely hills, it is quite picturesque even though normally ports are a bit ugly.
Found at the north end of the South Island many people come and go from this port. There is a bustling town surviving around the port, tourism, fishing and other services.
As well as the previously mentioned aspects of life in Picton it is very popular for recreational boating as well. Many South Islanders have a boat here, and or a holiday home situated out in the Sounds.
"Surrounded by hills."
Once again, the hills make this down really lovely, and even the port area is not too harsh on the eyes. Even when the clouds are lurking down low, there is a certain appeal about Picton.