I can say without doubt this is one of the best golf resorts I’ve had the pleasure of staying at. A stay at Cape Kidnappers is an unforgettable experience, from the 8 kms drive from entrance to hotel, to the amazing views across Hawke’s Bay, every aspect of Cape Kidnappers inspires a wow factor. The golf is one of the best I’ve ever played, it has a really natural feel to it and maturity beyond its years. The design fits in perfectly with the dramatic landscape. For anyone wanting a golf holiday with a difference, a trip to Cape Kidnappers should be at the very top of your list.
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The most amazing sense of golfing isolation is achieved at Cape Kidnappers, which, as its name suggests, is a truly spectacular destination. To give an insight into the seclusion and privacy at the Cape, the drive from the gates to the clubhouse takes a full twenty minutes!
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Describing the landscape on the North Island's most spectacular golf course is difficult with words alone; the back nine features holes that are laid out across fingers of land that are demarcated by cavernous gorges and gullies. The architect, Tom Doak, also responsible for the Pacific Dunes course at Bandon Dunes, has carefully manipulated this remarkable terrain to produce a once-in-a-lifetime challenge.
Doak is a highly individualistic creator; his courses do not reflect the time-honoured traditions of golf design. Rather, Doak places the utmost emphasis on using the inherent character of the land presented to him. It is for this reason that the decision makers at Cape Kidnappers rightly called upon him to formulate a course that merited the location, and he has certainly succeeded in completing a course that will soon be renowned the world over.
Cape Kidnappers has already shown its tournament creditials in hosting the Kiwi Challenge in October 2008. The event, which was won in a playoff by Hunter Mahan who defeated Ryder Cup hero Anthony Kim, adds yet further kudos to one of the world's most spectactular golf courses.
Accommodation at Cape Kidnappers
- Golf Buggies
- Driving Range
- Pro Shop
- Putting Greens
- Club House
- Championship Standard Course