CAPE WICKHAM LINKS UP FOR GRABS
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