Cape Wickham Links - hole 1
The Cape Wickham Links is getting enormous exposure around the world, and rightfully so.
All eighteen holes have ocean views, and many of the holes run right along the shoreline.
The opening hole has to be regarded as one of the great starts in golf along with the first at Machrihanish- believe me, the task ahead of you on that first tee shot commands your attention!
The ninth hole is a winding downhill par 5 which can be played many ways.
In the right conditions even the average golfer might find themselves potentially in range of the green for two- but the gorge short left, the heaving fairway and the skyline green strongly suggesting that long is not a good option.
All plead for your consideration as the critical clubbing choice is made.
The par 3 eleventh hole is a joy to play, and the setting is majestic..
The closing hole at Cape Wickham is also one of the best closing holes I have played and compares favourably to similar holes like the final hole at Pebble Beach.
The tee shot asks you to decide how much of the beach you are going to take on.
If you fail, the beach is in play and you will have a memorable recovery attempt.
If you succeed you will have a short iron in to a beautiful green setting right on the cliffside beach.
I would also rate holes 10, 12, 16 & 17 as special holes- all visually spectacular, all right on the ocean.
Given decent weather conditions, golfers will find Cape Wickham one of the most spectacular and dramatic courses they have ever played.
We rate Cape Wickham Links a "Travelling Golfer must play!"
Cape Wickham Links features in a number of Travelling Golfer tours with Ocean Dunes, and sometimes King Island Golf & Bowling Club, or as part of The King Island and Barnbougle tours.