The dramatic beauty of Cape Kidnappers
Photographs by Joann Dost

The North Island of New Zealand has arrived as a major golf destination. These remote peninsular headlands, rich in both Maori and European history, now feature two golf courses capable of standing among the very best in the world. The debut of Cape Kidnappers, the latest from Tom Doak, provides a fascinating counterpoint to Kauri Cliffs, a course that has been a fixture in the world rankings since it opened in 2001.

At Cape Kidnappers, the otherworldly beauty of the rugged, volcanic landscape works in concert with commanding views of the Pacific to make for an unforgettable golfing experience. And visitors will find that the lodgings, spa and other amenities are on par with the usual high standards of developer Julian Robertson.

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