Cape Kidnappers Resort

Destination: Napier / Hawkes Bay

Cape Kidnappers Golf Course is in Hawke's Bay in the North Island of New Zealand. A one hour flight from Auckland Airport to Napier followed by a one hour drive. Approximately 2 hours drive from Taupo or five and a half hours drive from the Auckland City.

Designed by Tom Doak

 Built on a 5000 acre sheep farm just outside of Napier on the eastern coast of the North Island. Cape Kidnappers is not true links terrain, with the wrinkles of sand dunes; instead the land tilts toward the sea as a series of ridges jutting out toward the edge of the cliffs. Yet, the play is seaside golf at its finest. The surface is firm and fast, the conditions can be windy, and the player who can control his trajectory will be master of the course. You'll hit shots over the tops of the tea trees, and play along the edges of deep ravines. If you stray on your approaches, you'll actually hope to get caught up in bunkers hanging off the green's edge, some of them deeper than you've ever seen before. Three times, you'll have to make the perilous leap from the end of one ridge to the end of the next. And at the sixth and fifteenth holes it's possible to pull your approach off the very end of the earth, though it will take nearly ten seconds of hang time for your ball to reach the ocean below.


Par 71
Blue Tees – 6525 metres / 7137 yards
White Tees – 6114 metres / 6686 yards
Green Tees – 5708 metres / 6242 yards
Red Tees – 5310 metres / 5808 yards
Yellow Tees – 4739 metres / 5182 yards

Facilities Include:

Well equipped Pro Shop
Mens & Ladies Locker Rooms
Full Dining Room
Accommodation at The Lodge at Cape Kidnappers

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