We’ve put together the ultimate Australian golf tour, enabling you to play this year’s top 6 ranked available golf courses in Australia (New South Wales Golf Club, National Golf Club, The Royal Melbourne Golf Club, The Kingston Heath Golf Club, Barnbougle Dunes, and Barnbougle Lost Farm).
They can be played in a lesser number of days than we have included, but it seems a pity not to take in some of the fantastic Australian landscape and lifestyle whilst you’re here.
We’ve shown the price here, per person, for 2 Golfers, but will give reduced prices for groups of 4 or 6 and ONE FREE TOUR IN GROUPS OF 8.
Day 1 – Arrive Sydney
Sydney, capital of New South Wales was founded in 1788 and is Australia’s oldest city and with a population of over 4.5 million it is also Australia’s largest city. Famous landmarks such as the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House make Sydney one of the most visited cities in Australia. The natural deep harbour attracts cruise ships from around the world and is the perfect venue for special events such as New Year’s Eve celebrations and Australia Day Celebrations. Sydney also has some of Australia’s best surfing beaches in Australia and a unique beach culture with famous Bondi and Manly beaches located just a few kilometres from the city centre.
On arrival to Sydney and after clearing Immigration and Customs formalities, exit into the public area where you will be met by your local guide. You are then assisted to your private air-conditioned coach and transfer to your hotel.
- Accommodation – 3 nights in Sydney at either hotel of your choice (4 or 5 star) with full buffet breakfast daily.
Dinner tonight is at your own expense. For great dining experiences we can recommend Aria or The Quay (both fine dining with harbour views), Rockpool Bar & Grill; Nelson’s Brassery at the Lord Nelson pub in the Rocks and more.
Day 2 – Sydney (B/D)
Full breakfast is included at your hotel
Join your driver for private transfer to New South Wales Golf Club. “La Perouse”, as the course is often known, is set amongst scrub covered sand hills and valleys that slope down to the Pacific Ocean at secluded Cruwee Bay. This inspiring layout is bounded by water on three sides and has many of the characteristics of true links golf.
Designers: Alister Mackenzie (1928)/Eric Apperly (1937 & 1951)
Length: 6240/ Par 72
Ranked: #33 in World
Enjoy a Seafood Platter menu dinner at Waterfront Restaurant, Campbell’s Cove, in the historic Rocks area with spectacular harbour views (beverages at own expense).
Day 3 – Sydney (B)
Full breakfast is included at your hotel. Day at leisure.
Suggestions for optional touring include:
- Afternoon cruising on Sydney Harbour
Board your vessel at Campbell’s Cove Pontoon Circular Quay to commence an afternoon cruise. Be engulfed by the beauty of Sydney as you cruise aboard your 52 foot motor yacht. Cruise the foreshores of Sydney Harbour past world famous, iconic landmarks including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House before dropping anchor in a secluded cove to enjoy lunch. Then there is the opportunity to go for a swim, kayak into the beach, try your luck at fishing or just relax. Cruise concludes at approximately 4.30pm at Campbell’s Cove Pontoon
- Blue Mountains Deluxe Private Experience
This fantastic Ecotour begins at your hotel and the historical Rocks area of old Sydney. Heading westwards across the coastal plain we make our way to the Great Dividing Range of Australia. It is here we leave the average Blue Mountains tourist behind and enter the National Park to unlock a piece of Australia you would never have known existed.We visit ancient Aboriginal sites and outstanding lookouts, examine rock formations and the unusual plants and wildlife that abound the area. From the quaint little village of Leura we skirt around Cliff Drive to Katoomba where you will find yourself looking out over the magnificent Jamieson Valley (Australia’s Grand Canyon) and the Three Sisters.We enjoy a gourmet three course lunch overlooking the valley floor, before returning to Sydney, dropping into a hidden valley where we roam the area, seeking out the many kangaroos that graze in the wild (conditions permitting). Reluctantly we leave the National Park passing through the Olympic 2000 site, arriving at your hotel around 5.30pm.
- Evening at Sydney Opera house
50 years ago a young Danish architect, dreaming of Bennelong Point, designed a masterpiece which pushed the boundaries of creativity and science – and put Sydney on the map forever. Dine inside the world’s most recognizable sails. Experience this miracle of architecture and engineering. A work of art that came into existence against impossible odds – to become one of the busiest performing arts centres in the world. Includes performance tickets; interval drinks and dinner.
Day 4 – Sydney /Melbourne/Mornington (B/D)
Full breakfast is included at your hotel. Join your driver for transfer to the domestic airport/ Depart Sydney (flights not included).
Arrive Melbourne. On arrival you will be met by your driver for transfer to Mornington Peninsula.
The Mornington Peninsula is only an hour’s drive from Melbourne, but it seems a world away. In fact, the Peninsula now has an air that’s reminiscent of the Mediterranean, with its vineyards and olive groves. Its historic country house retreats and intimate hotels.
The Mornington Peninsula is rapidly becoming known for some of the world’s best natural golf terrain, with gently rolling sand-hills creating perfect contours and fast-draining sandy soils providing excellent year-round golf. This region, now known as ‘The Cups’, has 18 golf courses that range from nine holes in a very relaxed country atmosphere to public courses and clubhouses that are equal to the best private clubs. So the play is as good as it gets – and so are the vistas that surround you.
- Accommodation – 2 nights at Peppers Moonah Links Resort with full buffet breakfast daily
The Moonah Links Golf Complex is the largest golf tourism development in recent Victorian history and consists of two world class courses – the Open Course and the Legends Course.
In addition, a fully integrated Golf clubhouse provides conference facilities, Spike Bar, Members’ Lounge, Pebbles Restaurant as well as men’s and ladies’ locker and change rooms. The clubhouse also includes the Pro Shop. Run by friendly, professional staff, it stocks a wide range of excellent golf equipment and apparel.
‘The Championship Course’ at Moonah Links is the first ever 18 holes built and prepared for a national championship, with exceptional viewing platforms for spectators. It was the venue for the 2003 Australian Open and is one of the longest courses in Australia, and probably in the world in this category.
Relax this afternoon or you may wish to take in an optional game at Moonah Links resort.
Day 5 – Mornington Peninsula (B)
Full breakfast is included at your hotel. Join your driver and depart Peppers Moonah Links for transfer to The National Golf Club.
Arrive at The National Golf Club, The Cups Drive, Cape Schanck. 1 round of golf at The National Golf Club – including share electric carts.
The National Golf Club is a 54 hole private members’ golf club, providing three distinct golfing challenges (Old Course, Moonah Course and Ocean Course). The three courses have been designed by 3 of the world’s leading golf architects – Greg Norman, Robert Trent Jones Jr and Peter Thomson. As such the 3 courses, although located very closely to one another, offer the golfer a range of golfing experiences (Ranked # 90 in the World Top 100 – Moonah course).
After golf, join your guide and driver for private transfer back to your resort.
Remainder of the day is at your leisure.
After golf why not unwind at the tranquil Peninsula Hot Springs or visit one of the wineries where more than 50 cellar doors quickly reveal why the Mornington Peninsula has such an enviable reputation for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay (now closely followed by other varieties including Shiraz, Pinot Gris, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot).
Fine wine is always a magnet for fine food and here you will be tempted with dishes that are the perfect complement to the regional wines. Just a few of our recommendations would be Montalto Vineyard and Restaurant; Port Phillip Dining; Ten Minutes by Tractor the Long Table.
Day 6 – Mornington to Melbourne (B)
Full breakfast included in Pebbles restaurant at your hotel. Join your driver for transfer to Royal Melbourne.
Play at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Royal Melbourne’s two courses, the East Course and the West Course, are each ranked amongst the best in the world. Royal Melbourne has hosted numerous national and international events, most famously the 1959 Canada Cup, and the 1970 World Cup. It was selected by the PGA Tour to hold the Presidents Cup for the first time outside the United States in December 1998 and again in 2011.
A combination of holes (12holes from West and 6holes from East) is called the Composite Course and in 2007 Golf Digest magazine ranked the Composite Course as the sixth best course in the world outside the United States.
Designer: Alister Mackenzie (1931)
Length: 6061/Par 72
Ranked: # 12 in World
Walking only course. Motor-carts only available with medical certificate.
After golf, rejoin your driver for transfer to your city hotel.
- Accommodation – 2 nights in Melbourne hotel of your choice ( 4 or 5star) with full buffet breakfast daily
Day 7: Melbourne (B)
Full breakfast is included at your hotel.
Your driver will meet you in the hotel lobby for private transfer to Kingston Heath. Play at Kingston Heath Golf Club.
Kingston Heath Golf Club is one of Australia’s best golf courses. Ranked as the number one course in Australia and the 27th best course in the world, Kingston Heath enjoys an enviable reputation for its superb conditioning all year round.
Kingston Heath has hosted many major tournaments including 7 Men’s Australian Opens, 1 Women’s Australian Open, 7 Australian Match Championships, 2 Tournament Players Championships, 7 Victorian Opens, 4 British Open Qualifying & the 2009 Australian Masters. It has just undergone major clubhouse renovations and we are now showcasing an amazing new clubhouse.
Designers: Dan Soutar (1925)/Alister Mackenzie (1926)
Length: 6436/ Par 72
Ranked: #18 in the World
Walking only course. Motorcarts only available with medical certificate.
After golf, rejoin your driver for transfer back to your hotel
Day 8 – Melbourne to Barnbougle (B)
Full breakfast is included at your hotel. You will be transferred by private vehicle to the domestic airport. Depart Melbourne for flight to Launceston (daily direct services – flights not included).
- Optional – Direct air charter services operate from Moorabbin (approx 45mins from city or 15mins from Royal Melbourne) which land directly onto Barnbougle Dunes. Flight time approx 1hour 15mins. However there are restrictions with luggage they can carry. Golf bags are re-packed into custom bought travel bags (pencil bags) for the flight over. Top of the range golf bags are then provided at Barnbougle Dunes for duration of your stay. Further information and rates on application.
On arrival at Launceston, you will be met by your driver and travel through farmlands to the North East coastal town of Bridport to Barnbougle, situated on 200 acres of undulated coastal dunes with its breathtaking views.
- Accommodation – 2 nights at Barnbougle Lost Farm including breakfast daily
Day 9 – Barnbougle (B)
Full breakfast is included at your hotel. Today enjoy a round of golf at Barnbougle Dunes.
Barnbougle Dunes is a Links Golf Course unlike anything ever seen in Australia. Meandering over, across and between towering coastal dunes; breathtaking views and thrilling golf come together in a dramatic setting on Tasmania’s North East coast.
Strong enough to test gifted golfers, yet fair enough to be enjoyed by the average player, the 18 holes championship layout rivals the great courses of Britain and Ireland.
Designer: Tom Doak & Michael Clayton (2004)
Length: 6148/ Par 71
Ranked: # 30 in the World
Day 10 – Barnbougle to Melbourne (B/D)
Full breakfast is included at your hotel. 1 round at Lost Farm.
Barnbougle Lost Farm is a 20 hole Links Golf course on Tasmania’s north east coast. Designed and constructed by world renowned US golf course design company Coore & Crenshaw, the Lost Farm course is situated on Barnbougle Farm adjacent to the Barnbougle Dunes.
Lost Farm features 20 holes all of which are playable during any given round, whilst the layout of holes at Lost Farm also offers a more diverse routing compared to Barnbougle Dunes, with fairways that roll both along the coast and inland.
Par: 78 (20 holes)
Par: 72 (18 holes)
Length: 6503m / 6263m
Ranked # 85 in the World
Late this afternoon, join your driver for transfer to Launceston airport. Depart Launceston to Melbourne (direct flights daily – flights not included).
Arrive Melbourne. Join your driver for private transfer to your hotel.
Farewell dinner at fine dining restaurant – Donovan’s in St Kilda includes 3 course menu and return transfers (beverages at own expense).
- Accommodation – 1 night in Melbourne hotel of your choice ( 4 or 5star) with buffet breakfast
Day 11 – Depart Melbourne (B)
Full breakfast is included at your hotel. You will be transferred by coach from your hotel to the International Airport Terminal. Depart Melbourne (flights not included).
Based on twin sharing. Nett per person in $US Dollars. Valid to 31st March 2013 (excluding event dates) and subject to confirmation at the time of booking.
5 star deluxe hotels (standard rooms)
- 3 nights Sydney: Park Hyatt (Rocks)
- 2 nights Mornington Victoria: Peppers Moonah Links Resort
- 2 nights Melbourne: Park Hyatt (central CBD)
- 2 nights Barnbougle: Lost Farm Lodge
- 1 night Melbourne: Park Hyatt (central CBD)
Confirmed on Request
4 star hotels: (standard rooms)
- 3 nights Sydney: Amora Jamison Hotel (near Rocks)
- 2 nights Mornington Victoria: Peppers Moonah Links Resort, Open rooms
- 2 nights Melbourne: Crown Promenade Hotel, Southbank
- 2 nights Barnbougle: Lost Farm Lodge
- 1 night Melbourne: Crown Promenade Hotel, Southbank
Confirmed on Request
- Accommodation – Twin share based on the hotels as specified in the itinerary or similar
- Meals / beverages as specified in the itinerary
- Tours and transfers as specified in the itinerary by private vehicles /coach
- English speaking driver / guide where specified in the itinerary
- Hotel porterage
- Golf course green fees at 6 golf courses as mentioned or similar standard
- Green fees include 18holes golf including either share motor-cart or pull buggy. Please note: Royal Melbourne; Kingston Heath; Barnbougle Dunes and Lost Farm are all walking courses so pull buggies only are included. The National; New South Wales all include motorised carts
- Admission fees and park fees on tours as specified
- GST at 10% (Goods and Services Tax)
- Airfares (domestic and international)
- Airport porterage
- Personal expenses such as drinks, laundry, phone calls etc.
- Meals and beverages (soft or alcoholic) other than those specified
- Tips and gratuities
- Travel insurance
- Optional tours
- Other government taxes that will be imposed after submission of this proposal
- Fuel levies and other supplier levies that are imposed after submission of this proposal
- Early check in or late check out
- Surcharge for Special Event periods
Block out / event dates
- Melbourne – Spring Racing Carnival 2nd – 8th November 2012
- Melbourne – Australian Open Tennis 19th – 30th January 2013
- Sydney or Melbourne – New Years Eve 30th Dec 2012 – 2nd January 2013
- Melbourne – Grand Prix – weekend in March 2013 (dates to be announced)
Latest Issue 2nd Aug 2012
- The hotel and other services mentioned in this itinerary are not booked and are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. If we are unable to confirm services quoted on, we will endeavour to find a substitute and therefore may need to re-cost this programme.
- Cancellation fees will be kept to a minimum. Any cancellation fees levied by the hotels and/or our subcontractors will be passed on. Cancellation fees generally apply from approximately 45- 30 days prior to arrival, unless otherwise advised.
- We are not liable for any additional TAXES and LEVIES from the government and/or our suppliers after the submission of this proposal. Additional costs will be advised once known. You may then have the option to (1) pay for additional costs directly on arrival in Australia, (2) have us re-cost the tour for you reflecting the additional cost, or (3) have us send you an additional invoice for this cost.
- Check in time at hotels is usually between 14:00 and 15:00 hours. Should accommodation be required prior to these times, we suggest that you pre-register the group for the night before which is equivalent to one nights cost of the room.
- Check out time at hotels is usually between 10:00 and 11:00 hours. If a later check out is required, an additional cost on a per hour basis until 16:00 hours will apply. Any check out after 16:00 hours will be equivalent to one nights cost of the room.
- Some tours may be subject to weather conditions or minimum number of passengers before they operate. Occasionally, suppliers may cancel or postpone the date of the tour at short notice. Any changes shall be notified to you at the earliest opportunity.