Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hawke's Bay
Hawke's Bay , North Island
Tel: 64 6 875 1900
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:
This golfers' magnet provides plenty for those who think golf a good walk spoiled. A five-mile road winds through farmland and bush to the property, on a 6,000-acre peninsula abutting the Pacific, and from the moment of arrival every whim is catered to. The main lodge features soaring ceilings and rustic artifacts such as old farm tools, and while the 22 suites and a cottage are broadly based on farm dwellings, bathrooms have underfloor heating; the gym, a personal trainer; and the wine cellar, master tastings. Diversions beyond golf include ATVs and guided nature tours. The verdict? Well above par.2008 Hot List
When to go: December through February, the warmer summer months.
Which room to book: Ridge Suite 20 for its privacy and views.