If your backswing needs a little work then perhaps the secret ingredient is loading up on some of the worlds finest champagne before tee off.
The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is hosting an exclusive weekend (June 14-16) of top-shelf eating, drinking and indulging in prestige champagnes from revered houses Dom Pérignon, Moët & Chandon, along with a dash of Glenmorangie Signet.
New Zealand’s Cape Kidnappers luxury lodge is the real deal, the brainchild of hedge-fund billionaire Julian Robinson, it’s a favourite of Paul McCartney. If it’s good enough for the best Beatle…
The weekend kicks off with a chilled tasting on a Friday night, the Kidnappers team serving up a 2006 vintage Cloudy Bay Pelorus poured straight from the magnum. Dust yourself off on Saturday morning, kit up and channel your inner-Tiger to tackle the front nine.
Rated as one of the world’s top golf courses, Cape Kidnappers is built on an old 5,000-acre sheep station and borders a dramatic cliff face. Teeing off on Cape Kidnappers is the closest you’ll get to playing Scotland’s St. Andrews in the southern hemisphere.
If you’d rather spend the day pampering than putting, there are private spa services or wine tasting in nearby Hawke’s Bay. That evening, the special signature dinner will be one for the books, with a supreme line-up of vintage champagne and whiskey to finish.
While celebrated chef James Honore takes care of the five-course tasting menu, expect to sip the best of the best, including a Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2012, Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Rose 2009 and the best of 2008 from Dom Pérignon.
The encore for the night is a worth-the-wait whisky from Glenmorangie Signet. Glenmorangie Signet is the pinnacle of the Highland Single Malt range and is the first whisky to be created with a high roast ‘chocolate’ malt barley.
Safe to say this isn’t your usual golf weekend away, ensuring even a horror spell on the greens will be a good time.
Packages start from NZ$1,800+ 15% GST per person, based on double occupancy. For more information hit up Cape Kidnappers’ website.
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