Review for Cape Wickham

Reviewer Score:


After playing over 400 courses on five different continents, it is not often that I add a course to my top ten. After playing four rounds at Cape Wickham, I am ready to add it. The property on which the course is built provides the crucial foundation for such a high rating. Rugged coastline separated by a horseshoe-shaped beach as the centerpiece. Cape Wickham Golf Course - Photo by reviewerThe elevated land appears to one massive monolithic sand dune structure. The dune blowout left of the 14th fairway gives a hint to this. Sand-based, costal setting, interesting topography provides the canvas. The routing takes full advantage of the land. The holes go from strength to strength, avoiding any letdowns that sometimes even plague the most elite courses. Every tee shot heightens anticipation. Options, angles, the fun factor are all there. Every one of the four rounds were unique with changing weather conditions – the charm and seduction of seaside golf. While all the holes are strong, some of my favourites were #1, #10, #11, #12, #16, #17, and #18. The course still has some maturing. Fairways will benefit when a little more bounce develops over time. Also, hopefully some of the edges will soften a bit so that windy conditions don’t ravage players. Also, looking forward to see some on-site accommodation on my next visit. - Mark Jasayko

Date: March 12, 2016

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