The par 71 Cape Kidnappers golf course, masterfully designed by the esteemed architect Tom Doak, extends an engaging challenge across 7,147 yards (6,569 metres).
Celebrated as a modern marvel since its completion in 2004, this remarkable New Zealand course, nestled in a ridge-and-valley landscape with arresting sea views, perches gracefully atop dramatic cliffs.
“Cape Kidnappers is not a true links terrain, with the wrinkles of sand dunes. Instead, the land tilts toward the sea as a series of ridges jutting out toward the edge of the cliffs,’ explains Doak.
The cliff-edge fairways, lofted 140 metres above sea level, offer holes of singular character, their firm and swift surfaces playing alongside deep ravines and intimidating golfers with cliff-top bunkers and vertiginous drops to the ocean.