Welcome to a unique collection of coastal holes cleverly routed around Cape Wickham Lighthouse, this is a testament to pure links golf that you will not forget.

Construction of the course was completed in late 2015, under the watchful eye of co-designers Mike DeVries (USA) and Darius Oliver (AUS), and quickly gained international recognition in the world rankings. Since then avid golfers have continued to travel from all around the globe to visit King Island in order to experience Cape Wickham Links for themselves.

Every hole on the course has an ocean view, which is extremely rare, and no 2 holes are the same. The undulating course normally plays firm, allowing the imagination to go wild with limitless shot-making possibilities. Tees, Fairways and Greens are all seeded with fescue grass, following in the footsteps of the old traditional links courses in Scotland and Ireland.

Couse Info & Flyovers

1st Hole, Par 4, 340 Meters

One of the most spectacular opening holes in world golf, the 1st at Cape Wickham is a short par four that appears more difficult than it really is. Provided you don’t slice your opening tee shot into Bass Strait a simple par should await.

2nd Hole, Par 4, 330 Meters

Constructed along a lower ledge of the Cape Farewell headland, the 2nd is a mid-length par four with a wide fairway that heads toward the site’s western tip. A small central bunker forces golfers to choose their preferred line carefully.

3rd Hole, Par 3, 170 Meters

The 3rd is a strong par 3 that heads straight toward a pair of distant offshore islands. Plays into the prevailing south-west winds, and longer than its yardage suggests.

4th Hole, Par 4, 393 Meters

The first hole away from the coastline, the 4th is a long par 4 that turns back inland toward the imposing Cape Wickham lighthouse. Those who aim their drive at the lighthouse are rewarded with a simpler approach into a partly obscured green site.

5th Hole, Par 4, 329 Meters

Drivable with the summer easterlies at your back, the short par four 5th is an unheralded but dangerous hole with a tight fairway and smallish green that leans away toward the rear.

6th Hole, Par 5, 447 Meters

The short par five 6th plays around a sizeable dune ridge, toward an elevated dell green site. Pin position is crucial here in order to determine your best playing strategy.

7th Hole, Par 3, 137 Meters

To prove Cape Wickham is not all ocean and crashing waves, the short par three 7th is played across a diagonal valley with the lighthouse looming large in the distance.

8th Hole, Par 4, 384 Meters

Initially blind across sandy scrub, the 8th is a beautifully natural inland hole set down in a valley.

9th Hole, Par 5, 488 Meters

A shortish par 5, due west into the prevailing wind. The hole is down a valley and dunes, through convoluted landforms.

10th Hole, Par 4, 327 Meters

A short par 4 heading straight downhill toward the ocean

11th Hole, Par 3, 136 Meters

A genuine talking point, the 11th is a short-iron par 3 set right down onto the rocks along the shoreline.

12th Hole, Par 4, 295 Meters

There are a number of short par fours at Cape Wickham, but none better than the drivable 12th. The rewards for those who attack the green site are enormous, but so too are the very obvious risks.

13th Hole, Par 5, 520 Meters

A strong par five heading east through sand dunes and linking the western coastline with the northern (lighthouse) section of the course.

14th Hole, Par 4, 386 Meters

A charming right-to-left bending par four, the 14th plays from an elevated tee toward a natural punchbowl green site.

15th Hole, Par 5, 532 Meters

A long, downhill par five, the 15th is the closest hole to the Cape Wickham Lighthouse. The first part of the hole heads semi-blind across a bunkered crest while the final part is played along a broad split level fairway. Those able to hug the more dangerous left side with their second shots are rewarded with a far simpler approach.

16th Hole, Par 4, 377 Meters

One of the last holes built at Cape Wickham, and perhaps the most dramatic, the 16th is a mid-length par four with a steep fairway that runs left to right along the rocky coastline. The scenery from tee to green here is magnificent.

17th Hole, Par 3, 164 Meters

A glorious par 3 heavily guarded by 7 greenside bunkers. Back pin positions challenge players to carry a large mound in the middle of the green.

18th Hole, Par 4, 396 Meters

Destined to become an icon, for the simple reason that the beach on the right is in play (and in bounds) for both the tee shot and the approach. Those able to hug the beach with their drive are rewarded with a shorter and simpler second shot. The green here is narrow and guarded by one of the world’s largest bunkers.

Mike DeVries

Darius Oliver

Course Architects

Mike DeVries is based in Michigan, USA. Mike spent months on site in the early days developing and planning the layout. Cape Wickham is one of those wonderful natural sites where there are literally hundreds of potential golf holes. The great dilemma was to extract the best layout which was also consistent with the owner’s requirement that this be pure golf – easily walkable with each hole flowing from one to the next.

Local Australian golf aficionado, Darius Oliver collaborated with Mike on the design of the course and supported Mike while he was in the USA. Darius is the author of a number of golf books including Planet Golf. He also operates the popular Planet Golf web site. It was Darius who recognised the potential of the site and convinced both previous owner Duncan Andrews and Mike to get involved. All three believe that the Cape Wickham site is the best for golf they have ever seen.

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