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Cape Kidnappers Golf Course

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Address: Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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Challenging course with great views

We both really enjoyed playing this course and, thankfully, the wind had dropped on the day we played. The views are stunning and the course was very well maintained. The staff... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
LJaneW
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Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We both really enjoyed playing this course and, thankfully, the wind had dropped on the day we played. The views are stunning and the course was very well maintained. The staff were very friendly and helpful. It's expensive to play but, it was a great experience.

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United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This course is one of the most beautiful I have ever played. It was challenging, but the views made it fun to play. The staff was very good and we had a nice lunch on the patio. I highly recommend this course.

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Townsville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

My husband treated himself to a game of golf, the views are spectacular and the drive to the clubhouse quite a nice drive - lots of animals to spot. The guys felt that they were blown away by another golf location near Taupo when compared to this one. It was more of a said that they had played this course.

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Haines City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

If you ever get to New Zealand as a golfer, don't miss Cape Kidnappers, absolutely fantastic golf and staff.

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SWITZERLAND
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We played a round of golf at Cape Kidnappers. Very nice and challenging course. The green fee is much to high for what you get, you can easily play similar courses in Ireland or Scotland for halve the price. Ok for a once in your lifetime round but not for more at this price level. Staff was very attentive and... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This is the best golfing experience we have ever had! The course is very well maintained and the setting can not be topped.if we could only play one more round in our lives this would be the course we would choose to play. The staff was helpful and the after round lunch was delicious .

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Thank Norbert F
London
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

As it is rated 27th best course in the world I expected it to be outstanding. The views, particularly on the back 9, are spectacular. However I think the course is good but far from great. To be fair they warned me the greens were being worked and as a result were sandy. They gave a discount but I still... More 

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Warwick, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Despite being rather windy this was an unbelievable experience. Great course with unbelievable views. Course was recently cored but still played fantastically. Staff at the club house great. Food and alcohol good and quite reasonably priced

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

A very playable golf course for all levels. It had rained very heavy overnight so there were no carts allowed on the course. We had ordered our lunch prior to going out and stopped half way. It was beautifully presented and tasted amazing. Unfortunately couring had been done too earlier in the week and the green staff had added sand... More 

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Thank Christine W
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Its hard to describe a great golf course, you have to play it. If you love golf make a trip here a priority. A choice of 5 tee locations means even a high handicapper can enjoy the stunning course and sights. The course is in excellent condition with stunning holes each with a unique flavour. The staff were friendly and... More 

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