PHOTO:SUPPLIED/STUFF Hiroshi Hasegawa, the owner of Terrace Downs resort, died in April from Covid-19 in Japan.

The luxury Terrace Downs golf resort in Canterbury is for sale after its owner died from Covid-19.

Japanese investor Hiroshi Hasegawa bought the resort, near Mt Hutt in Mid-Canterbury, in 2012 after gaining Overseas Investment Office approval.

Hasegawa died in Japan on April 22 from coronavirus, aged 59.

The resort will be auctioned on September 17.

The property covers 250 hectares of land at Windwhistle by the Rakaia River.

It has an 18-hole golf course with 10 lakes, a clubhouse building with a restaurant, bar, cafe, and day spa, and wedding and conference rooms.

There is also privately owned holiday accommodation on the property, some of which is leased back to the resort. Along with 52 apartments there are 26 free-standing chalet-style homes.