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. Awesome!
I would also rate holes 10, 12, 16 & 17 as special holes- all visually spectacular, all right on the ocean.
Having visited the site early in the year, and now having played the course, I am still unwilling to be too critical of anything given that it is clearly early days, and some things will evolve. At this stage walking paths are problematical, and it is very difficult to pull a trolley, but carrying a bag is not too bad, and motorised carts are available
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. These trips can also be added to our tours of the Melbourne Sandbelt. Please refer to Destinations: Barnbougle Dunes & Lost Farm
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