Cape Kidnappers, view across 12 and 13 greens, 15 beyond
Te Awanga, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Opened: January, 2004
The five thousand acre sheep station that became Cape Kidnappers is one of the most glorious places on earth, and it was a privilege just to come to visit there. From the cliffs 400 feet above, waves rolling into Hawkes Bay look like ripples on a pond. Our challenge was to design a course that could fit comfortably into this epic scale, while remaining playable enough to establish New Zealand as a must-see golf destination.