"The flattish of land along part of the clifftops were ready-made fairways grazed by sheep. I played 15 of the 18 holes with my crew one day before we had built anything"
Cape Kidnappers features eighteen holes of golf designed by world renowned golf architect Tom Doak of Renaissance Golf Design, Traverse City, Michigan. The course has stunning sea-views, playing high above the ocean atop dramatic cliffs. It is built on a ridge-and-valley landscape and has been hailed as one of the great modern marvels in golf. The course played host to the PGA TOUR’s Kiwi Challenge in 2008 and 2009, and has received numerous accolades and awards including a ranking among the Top 100 Golf Courses in the World.
Location: Te Awanga, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Year founded: 2004
Courses: Cape Kidnappers, 6533 meters
Architect: Tom Doak
Hole #15 - 594 meter par 5
“Pirate’s Plank” which plays alongside a 500ft. cliff
Course played: Cape Kidnappers
Date played: 14th November, 2011