Friday, December 07, 2007

A golf course to dream for

from w
When I saw this photo I thought it was some kind of abstraction then I realized it is a kind of freaky golf course design near Napier New Zealand. (Photo in travel story in today's Age newspaper). Well, I could play a game of golf on that one, stop at every tee-off, do a quick painting then have a bash at the ball. But apparently there are cliff-tops also so if you hit the ball over them, you don't say to your pet dog, 'Spot, go fetch!'

I was intrigued by the design and googled Cape Kidnappers golf course and found this info and more photos.

Tom Doak
Course length: 18-hole, Par 72 6,520 metres / 7,137 yards
The American designer of Cape Kidnappers, Tom Doak, who is also well known for his prize-winning courses in the US, has said that, 'If Cape Kidnappers were a book it would be an epic. Enjoy your game and enjoy the setting (because) you may never play golf somewhere like this again' Like Kauri Cliffs, Cape Kidnappers plays above the ocean, atop dramatic cliffs. But unlike Kauri Cliffs, where the shape of the land dictates play along the shoreline, this course runs to and from the edge. Cape Kidnappers is built on a ridge-and-valley landscape with spectacular sea views.

Peceli plays golf in Geelong - maybe Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays some weeks, mainly at Barwon Valley Club.



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