Overview

At a Glance

  • Package

    1 night / 2 games / Charter Flights

  • When

    Flexible dates

  • Accommodation

    Overnight twin share accommodation (Island Breeze Hotel)

  • Eat

    Continental breakfast

  • Golf

    Cape Wickham with pull buggy

    Ocean Dunes with pull buggy

    NB. Motorised carts available for extra cost

  • Drive

    Return King Island Airport transfers

    Return daily transfers between golf and accommodation

  • Fly

    Return private charter flight from Moorabbin Airport to King Island (charges apply for other regional airports) - 8 seater Piper Chieftain

  • Pricing

    From AUD$925 per person (based on 8 golfers)

GOLFSelect can now provide your group with the ultimate golf experience to King Island (playing both Cape Wickham and Ocean Dunes). Fly direct from Moorabbin (or Essendon) Airport to King Island in your own chartered plane and take the hassle out of flying commercially!

King Island is only a 45min from Moorabbin Airport and with two spectacular golf courses to play, they will certainly need to be added to your 'Bucket List' of courses to play in Australia.

Itinerary Day-by-Day

Day 1
Notes Meet at Moorabbin Airport.
Flights Depart Moorabbin Airport on your charter flight to King Island.
Coach Arrive King Island Airport. Collect car or be transferred to golf.
Golf
Ocean Dunes (18 holes with pull buggy) 
Ocean Dunes incorporates a challenging 18 hole layout amidst rolling dunes and featuring unsurpassed views along two kilometres of majestic coastline, land made for golf and reminiscent of the links of Scotland and Ireland. Two spectacular par 3's cross the surging ocean with 360 degree ocean views on nearly every hole and exciting, risk and reward short par 4's abound with the inland variety of holes afforded by the coastal creek which flows through the course.
Coach Transfer to accommodation and check in.
Accommodation
Island Breeze Motel   
Situated on the west coast of King Island, and under new ownership, the Motel and A frame units are ideally suited for business travellers and tourists.
Day 2
Coach Check out of accommodation after breakfast. Transfer to Cape Wickham.
Golf
Cape Wickham Golf Course - King Island (18 holes with pull buggy) 
Designed by renowned US golf architect Mike DeVries, Cape Wickham sits on a magnificent piece of natural coastal land at the far north western tip of King Island, in the windswept waters of Bass Strait. Cape Wickham has already captured the attention of international golf writers and will no doubt enter the Australian golf rankings in an enviable position.
Coach Transfer to King Island Airport.
Flights Charter flight back to Moorabbin Airport.

Golf Courses

Cape Wickham Golf Course - King Island

Cape Wickham
King Island, TAS, 7256
Australia

Region: Tasmania (Launceston, Hobart, King Island)

Cape Wickham Golf Course - King Island

Designed by renowned US golf architect Mike DeVries, Cape Wickham sits on a magnificent piece of natural coastal land at the far north western tip of King Island, in the windswept waters of Bass Strait. Cape Wickham has already captured the attention of international golf writers and will no doubt enter the Australian golf rankings in an enviable position.

The Course

Cape Wickham Links is being built on 160.6 hectares (393 acres) of coastal land.

The site is unique in Australia and rare in world golf given that;

  • 8 holes are adjacent (parallel) to Bass Strait (ocean)
  • 2 other holes have greens on the coastline
  • 3 other holes have tees beside the ocean
  • All 18 holes enjoy views of Bass Strait
  • The 18th bends around the beach at Victoria Cove, which is in play.

The land is gently undulating and interspersed with giant sand dunes and ridges. The soil is either sandy or sandy loam. Occasional limestone outcrops create further interest.

Water for irrigation is sourced from ground water below the course.

The layout at Cape Wickham is made up of three basic loops;

  • Holes 1 – 5 on the Cape Farewell headland
  • Holes 6 – 13 in dune land to the south of Cape Farewell
  • Holes 14 – 18 in the Lighthouse/Victoria Cove zone

Scheduled to open in late October 2015, Cape Wickham is designed by renowned US golf architect Mike DeVries and sits on a magnificent piece of coastal land at the far north western tip of the Island, 48 kilometres north of Currie. Cape Wickham has already captured the attention of international golf writers and golf raters, and will no doubt enter the Australian golf rankings in an enviable position. The golf course meanders through towering dunes and along the beach, where the roar of the ocean and a salty breeze embraces golfers, plotting their way around one of the world's most natural golf courses. One of the great features of the course is the variability in playing conditions depending on the time of day you are playing the course. The mornings tend to offer windless playing experiences with often crisp cloudless days whereas in the afternoon the wind tends to pick up and provides challenges on many of the closing holes. All in all Cape Wickham is a great thinking person's golf course

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 72
Length (m): 6152
Architect: Mike DeVries/ Darius Oliver
Design Year: 2015
Top 100: 3

Playing Tips

1
Par 4, Length 340m

One of the more exotic 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.

2
Par 4, Length 330m

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. One of the first holes built, the 2nd is maturing well and has a healthy cover of fescue.

3
Par 3, Length 170m

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.

4
Par 4, Length 393m

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 (below).

5
Par 4, Length 329m

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.

6
Par 5, Length 447m

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.

7
Par 3, Length 137m

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.

8
Par 4, Length 384m

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

9
Par 5, Length 488m

A shortish par 5, 460 metres due west into the prevailing wind. The hole is down a valley and dunes, through convoluted land forms.

10
Par 4, Length 327m

A short par 4 of only 310 metres heading straight downhill toward the ocean.

11
Par 3, Length 136m

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

12
Par 4, Length 295m

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.

13
Par 5, Length 520m

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

14
Par 4, Length 386m

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

15
Par 5, Length 532m

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.

16
Par 4, Length 377m

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

17
Par 3, Length 164m

A glorious par 3 of 170 metres. The first photo below is taken from behind the green, with the three others taken from the tee, which is elevated several metres above the green.

18
Par 4, Length 395m

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.

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Ocean Dunes

King Island
, TAS
Australia

Region: Tasmania (Launceston, Hobart, King Island)

Ocean Dunes

Ocean Dunes incorporates a challenging 18 hole layout amidst rolling dunes and featuring unsurpassed views along two kilometres of majestic coastline, land made for golf and reminiscent of the links of Scotland and Ireland. Two spectacular par 3's cross the surging ocean with 360 degree ocean views on nearly every hole and exciting, risk and reward short par 4's abound with the inland variety of holes afforded by the coastal creek which flows through the course.

Construction is underway at this magnificent King Island location....

The course is a golfer’s dream – whether amateur or professional. The vision is to put Ocean Dunes on the list of ‘must go’ golfing destinations and achieve a top 100 ranking.

  • Covering 285 acres (115.4Ha) and incorporating rolling dunes and unsurpassed views along 2km of majestic coastline - this land is made for golf
  • Fortune favours the brave with heroic tee shots leaving simple approaches to the greens
  • Subtle, rolling greens set in picture-perfect, natural locations
  • Multiple tee blocks for players of all standards
  • Ample landing areas to accommodate even the most challenging of windy conditions
  • Two spectacular, signature par threes that cross the surging ocean
  • Future maintenance to be overseen by Graeme Grant to present the turf in the pristine condition that was his trademark at Kingston Heath.

Course Information

Par:
ACR:
Length (m):
Architect: Graeme Grant
Design Year: 2013
Top 100: 10

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