Situated in the far north of King Island, approximately a 45-minute drive from the airport lies Cape Wickham Links. As you pass the Cape Wickham lighthouse (the tallest in the Southern hemisphere) and enter the unpretentious property down a stony track, the golf course gradually unveils its splendour to you as if rewarding you for making the effort to visit. By the time you get out of the vehicle your jaw will be on the floor. For the rest of your day, the smile will not leave your face.
Golf travel is about making memories and Cape Wickham delivers 18 holes full of them.
The golf course itself thrills and then immediately demands attention in quick succession and equal measure. Although every shot, hole and backdrop will have you reaching for the camera, the course is far from ‘all show’. Indeed, it is a few of the necessary inland holes that might be among Cape Wickham’s best (#8, #9 and #14).
And then there’s hole #18. You’ll see the photos everywhere for evermore but take it from The Golf Travel Agency team – nothing can prepare you for standing on a tee that forces you to carry your ball over the crescent beach of Victoria Cove. But if you fail this unique test (or just for fun, as most do) you can walk down the steps from the fairway and play your second as it lies on the beach!
Another Cape Wickham and King Island memory made. By the time you’re looking through your camera roll post-round, surveying the scene and sharing stories with a drink in hand, you’ll have planned your next golf adventure to this remarkable course and island.