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From King Island to Kangaroo, the Cape Wickham team are set to build another coastal gem on pristine Kangaroo Island after the South Australian Government granted Development Authorisation for a new golf resort. Known as The Cliffs, Kangaroo Island the course will be constructed on a premium 600-acre parcel of ocean front land in Pelican Lagoon and take full advantage of the areas rolling sand dunes and sweeping coastal views. A number of holes are set atop 25-metre high cliffs and played directly adjacent the Southern Ocean.


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Construction started earlier this month, on a 9-hole, par three golf course at The Hills Golf Club in Queenstown, New Zealand, designed by Planet Golf’s Darius Oliver. Playing partly atop, along and then across the decades-old water race that flows from the Arrow River down through much of the Wakatipu Basin, the course is set on rolling farmland immediately beneath the iconic 18th hole at The Hills. The land was previously used by Sir Michael Hill and his family to run cattle and walk their dogs.


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