CAPE WICKHAM LINKS UP FOR GRABS

HK Golfer - - Advertorial -

It has only been open for just over a year but al­ready Cape Wickham Links has made huge waves as one of the most spec­tac­u­lar cour­ses to have opened any­where in the last decade or more. Sit­u­ated in the mid­dle of the Bass Strait on the north­west­ern tip of re­mote King Is­land, a tiny dot of land that lies three quar­ters of the way be­tween main­land Aus­tralia and Tas­ma­nia, Cape Wickham Links of­fers up glo­ri­ous coastal views, in­cred­i­ble scenic va­ri­ety and tow­er­ing sand dunes and val­leys.

The work of Amer­i­can de­signer Mike DeVries and noted Aus­tralian golf writer and course con­nois­seur Dar­ius Oliver, Cape Wickham might not be all that easy to get to - it’s a 45-minute flight in a small tur­bo­prop from Mel­bourne - but it is cer­tainly well worth the ef­fort. In­deed, like Ban­don Dunes, for many its off the beaten track lo­ca­tion is un­doubt­edly part of its al­lure. Cape Wickham Links has been de­scribed as Aus­tralia’s an­swer to Peb­ble Beach, but that is far too sim­plis­tic. More rugged in na­ture and more playable in char­ac­ter (thanks largely to the width of the land­ing ar­eas), Cape Wickham Links is al­ready con­sid­ered one of the finest strate­gic tests in a coun­try that al­ready boasts a hand­ful of the world’s best cour­ses. Add jaw­drop­ping vis­tas into the mix and, for golf­ing purists at any rate, this surely ranks among the most im­por­tant cour­ses to have opened in liv­ing mem­ory.

The rat­ing panel at Golf Di­gest cer­tainly agreed and ranked the course a stag­ger­ing #24 in the world in 2016. Now, this mod­ern gem is up for sale of­fer­ing a once in a gen­er­a­tion chance to buy a global top-25 track.

For in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Michael Hede on +61-418 670 499

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