Open: 1/9/18 thru 30/6/19
Welcome to CAPE WICKHAM LINKS
EXPERIENCE the out of this world SCENERY
Immerse yourself into a rare and dramatic mix of coastal holes cleverly routed around Cape Wickham Lighthouse on the northern tip of King Island, with some holes leaning gently toward the ocean (Bass Strait), and others set atop a rocky headland. The 11th is almost “in” the sea and the 18th is built directly above the beautiful beach at Victoria Cove, which comes into play as bunker on the final hole. Few courses in the world, if any, interact with the ocean quite like this.
What makes CAPE WICKHAM LINKS so
The iconic Cape Wickham Lighthouse was built in 1861, and at 48 meters high, is the tallest elevated lighthouse in the southern hemisphere. Over the past century and a half, she has guided numerous ships to safety. Nowadays, she serves as a fantastic tee shot alignment target, guiding numerous shots to safety on several holes as you play your way around the course.
The topography of the land is dramatically undulating and interspersed with giant sand dunes, rugged ridges and rocks along the shoreline. The soil beneath is either sandy or sandy loam, occasional limestone outcrops create further features of interest.
The routing of the course takes you up high in the dunes with panoramic views as well as right down low along the rocky shoreline. Golfers enjoy ocean views from every hole on the course, with 8 holes that are adjacent (parallel) to Bass Strait (ocean), another 2 holes that have greens on the coastline, and 3 more holes that have tees beside the ocean.
Cape Wickham Links is also home to an abundance of wildlife, such as short tailed shearwater mutton birds, copperhead and tiger snakes, wallabies and even wild turkeys. Keep an eye out for seals basking in the sun on the rocks beside the 2nd green, or whales breaching as they pass by Bass Strait.
Accommodation at Cape Wickham
All 16 rooms have superb ocean views over the course, Victoria Cove Beach and Cape Wickham Lighthouse. Each room is 34 square metres in size with a two-metre north-facing balcony.
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 Cape Wickham
Tee off on one of the most spectacular opening holes in the world of golf. Stroll along the coastline of Cape Farewell as you play your way around the first 5 holes, before heading up into a dramatic dune-scape to complete the first leg of 13 holes. Then stop to have a quick break and a snack in the clubhouse prior to playing the final 5 hole stretch by Cape Wickham Lighthouse, finishing on the 18th above Victoria Cove Beach.
Eat at Cape Wickham
Our temporary Clubhouse provides breakfast, lunch and dinner (dinner to in-house guests only). Lunch service is available for visiting golfers, together with sandwiches and snacks. Our menu showcases King Island’s local beef, seafood and cheese produce. Non-golfers are welcome but must book in advance.