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Cape Wickham Links

Cape Wickham,

King Island, Tasmania 7256

  • Office

    +61 (0)3 6463 1200
  • Pro shop

    +61 (0)3 6463 1200

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Seaside links. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal duneland alongside the Southern Ocean.

  • Designer:

    Mike DeVries (based in Michigan, USA) in collaboration with Australian golf writer Darius Oliver.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6150
5774
4754
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
137
134
127

Location

Latitude:

-39.596351

Longitude:

143.935513

How to get there:

43 km N of Currie / 40 km N of King Island Airport / Approx 1-hr flight from Melbourne (Moorabbin or Tullamarine Airports) to King Island.

Cape Wickham Links

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.

Est. 2015

Cape Wickham Links on King Island burst onto the scene in late-2015 as the "next big thing" for links golf enthusiasts to travel to. It joins Barnbougle's Dunes and Lost Farm courses (on nearby Tasmania), Kauri Cliffs and Cape Kidnappers (in New Zealand) and Pinnacle Point (in South Africa) as world-beating oceanside layouts in the southern hemisphere.

Sublimely scenic and as wickedly wind-exposed as Ireland's Old Head of Kinsale, the spectacular clifftop location and excellent Mike DeVries layout provide a jaw-dropping combination. In a fabulously natural oceanside setting, this linksland course majestically sweeps through the dunes and alongside the rocky foreshore of Cape Farewell. There’s not a tree, a house, a road or even a railway line in sight. The clubhouse and the impressive Cape Wickham Lighthouse are the only constructions you'll see.

Designed by American golf architect Mike DeVries the course offers nine directly oceanside holes, and nine more that also create a terrific links golf challenge ... also with wonderful views into the bargain. The bunkering here is "minimalist", mimicking the sand blown hollows that naturally occur in the rugged surrounding terrain. Providing a fitting climax to this unforgettable golf experience, the par-4 18th doglegs left to right around the beach of Victoria Cove. Naturally enough the beach is in play!

Pick of the holes: without the merest hint of cliché, there is certainly a case to say all 18. Perhaps the par-3 11th will linger in the memory. This "wee-demon" short hole plays across a rocky cove to a green surrounded by high grassy dunes. A picture postcard ocean inlet behind the green completes the captivating coastal scene.

Stay & Play at Cape Wickham Links: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends during the golf season (Sept thru' June). Course closed July/Aug.

Must book in advance; recommended that you secure your accommodation at the club or elsewhere on King Island before booking a tee time.

Green fees

Overseas visitor fee, 18-holes: A$230; Australian residents A$175. Day tickets: A$260/A$220.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Golf carts available for hire.

Did you know?

The iconic Cape Wickham Lighthouse, which stands sentinel over the golf course, was constructed in 1861. At 48 meters high, it is the tallest elevated lighthouse in the southern hemisphere. The lighthouse was built in response to the sinking of the "Cataraqui", a British three-masted sailing ship that was cast onto the rocks off King island in 1845. The disaster resulted in the loss of 400 lives; only eight of the 41 crew, and one of the 369 emigrants survived.

Published ranking

World: 60th best course in the world (GOLF magazine, 2020/21).
Australia: 2nd best course in Australia (Australian Golf Digest, 2020).

Where2Stay

  • Cape Wickham Links Guest Rooms

    Cape Wickham, King Island TAS 7256

    +61 (0)3 6463 1200

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    Cape Wickham offers golfers onsite accommodation in 16 well-appointed cabins, all with superb Southern Ocean views. Each room is 34 sq metres in size with a north-facing balcony. The rooms can accommodate up to two people in 2 separate king single beds, or a single double bed for couples. Reverse cycle air conditioning, TV, fridge, safe, WiFi and an ensuite bathrooms are all included.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Cape Wickham

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Ocean Dunes (40 km); King Island (9-hole) (45 km).

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