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Ultimate Golf Course – Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand

By March 1, 2012December 3rd, 2014No Comments

Cape KidnappersThe sport of golf has managed to span all the way from England to Egypt and whilst for many the most picturesque golf courses are found in the United Kingdom, there are a few which are cropping up across the globe which are creating a real buzz. One of these courses is Cape Kidnappers in the North Island of New Zealand. Located on a breathtaking stretch of land which is the home of a world famous gannet colony, Cape Kidnappers was conceptualized by Wall Street legend Julian Robertson who has made New Zealand his adopted home after falling in love with the country following a visit in his early years. The course was designed by famed architect Tom Doak who has created something which is more akin to a seaside links with rugged humps and hollows using the natural undulations and setting to dramatic effect. This combined by the working farm which borders some of the holes as well as the stunning coatal scenery which frames nearly every hole on the back nine and it is easy to see why so many seek out to play a golf club such as this.

This combined with a luxury boutique hotel, award winning dining and amazing spa make this the ultimate golfing retreat for anyone looking to experience something different on their next golf holidays.

Cape Kidnappers Golf
Par-4 10th hole which falls into the Pacific Ocean

Cape Kidnappers Golf Course
The short but very memorable cliff top setting of the Par-3 13th hole, despite only requiring a short iron to the green it is a very small target

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Have travelled far and wide to be able to contribute to the 19th hole blog. Often referred to as one of the most boring people in golf due to my facts and figures about different destinations!

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