Cape Kidnappers Golf Course

Cape Kidnappers features eighteen holes of golf designed by world renowned golf architect Tom Doak. Completed in 2004, our spectacular New Zealand golf course has been hailed as one of the great modern marvels in golf.

18 Holes
Par 72


  • Ranked no. 16 in the world
  • Tom Doak designed course
  • Dramatic holes and vistas


Best time of year

October - May

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The course has stunning sea views, playing high above the ocean atop dramatic cliffs. It is built on a ridge-and-valley landscape and has been hailed as one of the great modern marvels in golf.

The course played host to the PGA TOUR’s Kiwi Challenge in 2008 and 2009, and has received numerous accolades and awards including its current ranking among the Top 100 Golf Courses in the World. The accompanying Farm at Cape Kidnappers offers spectacular accommodation and is considered to be among the nicest hotels in the world.

The Golf Course

Expected playing time is 4:15; Tee time Interval is 15 minutes
5 sets of tees

Signature hole

The par 5 15th hole, named Pirates Plank. This hole plays 800 ft. above the Ocean with perilous drops on both sides. Go long over the green and your ball will sail for 14 seconds before splashing into the Pacific Ocean.

Mens tee Womens tee
NZGA slope 134 - 145 125 - 139
Course rating 70.8 - 75.4 70.6 - 74
Course length 5708 - 6530m 4739 - 5310m


All amounts are in $NZ and include GST

Price per round
Adult (18 holes) $546 (Oct - Apr) / $360 (May - Sept)
Inhouse guest 15% discount ($464)
Replay rate In-House guests replay for free; for casual guests 50% of green fee
NZ golf club member $272 (Oct - Apr) / $215 (May - Sept)

Find out more


  • Walking caddies
  • Forecaddies
  • Electric Club Car golf carts
  • Trundlers
  • Premium rental clubs


  • International Golf Resort of the Year 2013; International Association of Golf Tour Operators
  • Ranked #38 in the world by GOLF Magazine 2013 - 2014
  • Ranked #6, "Top 100 Courses in the World Outside the USA" by Golf Digest 2012-2013
  • Ranked #24 in the world by Today's Golfer (UK) 2010
  • Ranked #1 golf course in the world by The Daily Telegraph (UK

Where to stay

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