King Island, Australia: Troon’s International Division has entered a partnership with Cape Wickham Golf Links, one of Australia’s premier golfing destinations.
The spectacular 18-hole, par-72 course is found on the northern tip of the breath-taking King Island. As Troon continues to grow its presence in Australia, Cape Wickham is now set to benefit from Troon’s expertise and experience.
Designed by Mike DeVries and Darius Oliver and recognised as the 24th best golf course in the world by Golf Digest in 2016, this course offers an unforgettable round for all levels of player. As the course weaves through a variety of landscapes, with eight holes straddling the gorgeous coastline, the course combines long and wide fairways with undulating greens, rugged ridges and giant sand dunes.
“Few courses in the world interact with the ocean in the way that Cape Wickham Golf Club does, making it one of the central attractions for golf in Australia,” said Mark Chapleski, President of Troon International, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
“DeVries and Oliver have created an exceptional course, which with Troon’s oversight will not only grow in prestige but also quality. The property is the perfect fit for the Troon International portfolio and we will ensure that visitors enjoy the venue and the range of amenities on-site.”
Cape Wickham boasts that every hole on the course has an ocean view. The course is cleverly routed, taking advantage of Australia’s tallest lighthouse, which is located to the north of the 15th green. The routing also exposes golfers to an abundance of wildlife.
Richard Nebauer, Cape Wickham’s Company Director, said: “We are excited to be uniting with Troon International to manage the Cape Wickham Golf Links. We are confident that this collaboration will provide growth and development for our resort and we look forward to the future with this international leader in golf course management.”
Cape Wickham’s accommodation is also unique, with all 16 rooms having ocean views over the course, Victoria Cove Beach and Cape Wickham Lighthouse. Each room is 34 square metres in size with a two-metre north-facing balcony. The clubhouse also provides breakfast, lunch and dinner, showcasing King Island’s local beef, seafood and cheese produce.
With the Cape Wickham tie-up, Troon International’s portfolio in Australia has now reached eight properties.
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