Crews from three fire engines and two helicopters are fighting a large grass fire at the Jacks Point golf course on the outskirts of Queenstown.
It is believed the fire was started by a spark from a ride-on lawnmower.
The Queenstown and Frankton brigades are fighting the fire.
The 18-hole course is at the centre of a 1200-home subdivision.
It is understood no houses have been evacuated at this stage.
- The Southland Times