Despite only opening in 2015, this stunning links is already a world-class track, with spectacular views and the kind of design that sets great courses apart from merely good ones.
The first few holes wind their way around Cape Farewell before moving inland; you return to the ocean on the 14th, and make your way toward the 18th and the Cape Wickham lighthouse.
It’s wide enough off the tee not to scare the mid-handicappers, but you still have to pick a careful line to really get the most out of it.
Getting there & doing it
King Island is only accessible by air, from either Melbourne, Burnie-Wynard or Launceston. Rex Airlines departs from Tullamarine once a day, with additional flights sometimes available in the summer. Sharp Airlines fly out of Essendon Airport twice a day.
When to do it
The course is open all year round, seven days a week, and you can play any time of year. Because it’s on a remote island with only 2,000 people, it’s never too busy – but be sure to book your tee time ahead of arrival.
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