We couldn’t come up with the ideal golf tour! Each spot has its own unique qualities — so combine the modules for YOUR perfect trip!
MELBOURNE has the world renown ‘sand belt’ with 6 of the world’s top 100 courses! SYDNEY is the oldest and liveliest city. CAIRNS has the Great Barrier Reef. The GOLD COAST is Australia’s playground!
AUCKLAND is the harbor city. ROTORUA has towering geysers and the Maori culture. QUEENSTOWN is the tourist capital of the South. CHRISTCHURCH is more English than England!
Australia is rapidly being discovered as a golfer’s haven! From the white, sandy beaches of the Gold Coast on to Sydney with its famous bridge and Opera House and finally to Melbourne’s renowned “Sand Belt” (with six of the world’s top100 courses). Enjoy playing the spectacular courses with the well-known tradition, along with the outgoing, friendly “G’ day” of the Aussies.
SYDNEY (4 Nights)
Day 1 — Arrive in Sydney, capital of New South Wales, and Australia’ s oldest, biggest and liveliest city. Sydney was established in 1788 as a convict settlement and from this humble beginning grew into one of the great cities of the world.
Day 2 — Today a round at, New South Wales GC a course of prime significance in the history of Australia. T he site of the course, on Botany Bay, is where Capt. Cook first landed and claimed Australia for England. Scenically spectacular, it is one of the world’s finest courses.
Day 3 — Today is free to sightsee, visit the Koala Sanctuary, join a luxury cruiser on the waters of the famous Sydney Harbor, and much more. You might enjoy an evening at the Sydney Opera.
Day 4 — Play a round at the Lakes GC. Founded in 1928, the course demands accurate tee and approach shots and its main hazards are aptly described in its name!
Day 5 — Depart this exciting city!
MELBOURNE (4 Nights)
Day 1 — Arrive in Melbourne, the capital of Victoria, a gracious and seemingly tranquil city noted for its parks and gardens, wide tree-lined streets, theaters, galleries, restaurants, and excellent golf.
Day 2 — A round on the Yarra Yarra GC, one of famous sandbelt courses. Dating back to the 1890′ s, Yarra Yarra is renown for its par threes.
Day 3 — Free day. You may want to drive out to Phillip Island, where every day at dusk the lovable penguins come out of the sea to the same spot on the beach. Or venture out to the Dandenongs, where you can visit the wineries and the MacKenzie Wildlife Sanctuary.
Day 4 — Your venue today is Kingston Heath GC. Established in 1925, the course is rated in the top 100 in the world. The layout was remodeled by Dr. MacKenzie, who incorporated similar designs on his famous Royal Melbourne course, which is near by.
Day 5 — Depart Melbourne for your next venue!
GOLD COAST (4 Nights)
Australia’ s Playground
Day 1 — Arrive in Brisbane, Gateway to the Gold Coast. Travel the short distance to Australia’ s tourist mecca with its sun-soaked beaches, casinos, and great golf!
Day 2 — Golf today is Coolangatta/Tweed Heads GC. The course has a beautiful backdrop with 36 excellent holes. The West Course is a stiff test and the River Course is slightly easier. Tonight you might want to try your luck at the casino or take in an international show.
Day 3 — Free to relax on the beach, take a drive into the country or play another round of golf.
Day 4 — More challenging golf at Indooroupilly GC. The course was founded in 1925; the name is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning ‘Gully of Running Water.’ Here you have 36 holes in a unique layout with four loops of nine holes.
Day 5 — It is time to leave this sun-soaked playground for your next venue.
CAIRNS (4 Nights)
Great Barrier Reef
Day 1 — Arrive in Cairns, gateway to Australia’ s Great Barrier Reef. This is the world’s largest single reef system harboring an incredible array of marine life.
Day 2 — Golf on the course at Paradise Palms Resort, this championship course was designed by Graham Marsh. You have 6 lakes and 96 bunkers coming into play throughout, requiring a high degree of accuracy, however there are 4 tee positions on each hole making it enjoyable for everyone.
Day 3 — Free day to enjoy the wonder of the Barrier Reef. Take a cruise to the outer reef where you can snorkel, ride the Kuranda rail to the Atherton Tableland, join a wilderness safari into the Daintree Rainforest and much more.
Day 4 — A round today on one of Australia’ s finest resort courses — Mirage GC. Peter Thompson and Wolveridge designed the course, situated on the coast, with lots of bunkers and several holes featuring water.
Day 5 — Depart for your next venue!
Also available is Cairns GC set in a magnificent tropical setting.
FURTHER GOLF OPTIONS
Blue Mountains, Alice Springs, Tasmania and much more!
New Zealand has it all for the golfer… excellent courses set amidst magnificent scenery and warm, hospitable “Kiwis.” Two major islands with an incredible range of scenery, from beaches to the thermal eccentricities of Rotorua—where you see signs on a golf course saying “Beware of Thermal Activity”! On to the southern Alps and the world-renowned Lakes.
An unforgettable experience.
AUCKLAND (3 Nights)
Day 1 — Arrive in Auckland, Gateway to New Zealand. This is the largest city, as well as the commercial and industrial center of this spectacular country. In contrast you will enjoy the greenness and uncrowded atmosphere as it spreads over the narrow isthmus with two harbors and distinctive volcanic cones.
Day 2 — Auckland has a fine selection of courses, today tackle Titirangi GC, designed by Dr. MacKenzie, it is New Zealand’ s most famous course. It has the best selection of par threes in the country, set amongst native and exotic trees. After golf you might like to take a harbor cruise for a panoramic view of this lovely city.
Day 3 — Golf will be played on Muriwai GC, the Pebble Beach of New Zealand. This is the only true links course in Auckland, a testing course in the true Scottish tradition. Afterwards, maybe visit the summit of Mt. Eden for a panoramic view of the city, the scenic Waterfront Drive, the War Memorial Museum and more.
Day 4 — Time to Depart.
ROTORUA (3 Nights)
Day 1 — Welcome to Rotorua, with towering geysers, bubbling mud pools and the cultural center for the Maori, the native people of New Zealand. This evening you may want to attend a Hangi — a traditional Maori dinner, followed by a concert with chants and action songs which tell stories of Maori mythology and life.
Day 2 — Golf one of the world’ s most unique courses, Arikikapakapa, where thermal activity occurs within the playing area. After golf visit Rainbow Springs, where you can feed trout at arm’ s length, and the Agrodome to see sheep displays.
Day 3 — Road signs warn: “Beware of the Steam” as you skirt the shores of Lake Taupo on your way to Wairakei International — considered to be New Zealand’s best course. Beware of the 14th, known as ‘ the Rogue’ after a violent thermal crater which erupted during construction.
Day 4 — Depart this unique golfing area!
CHRISTCHURCH (3 Nights)
Day 1 — Arrive in Christchurch, often called “more English than England.” Here you find a blend of modern and traditional architecture. Enjoy wandering around this picturesque city.
Day 2 — A round is planned for you at Russley GC, with fairways lined by huge pine trees, always in excellent condition. This course has played host to many national championships. Continue sightseeing around the city and the Canterbury Plains.
Day 3 — A second shot at the Christchurch courses, either the Shirley GC, home club for Bob Charles, or Waitikiri GC, famous for its trees and flowering shrubs.
Day 4 — Depart this beautiful city for your next destination.
QUEENSTOWN (3 Nights)
Tourist Capital of the South
Day 1 — Queenstown is truly one of nature’ s scenic gems! You will find yourself beside a glacial lake and flanked by majestic mountains—the Remarkables!
Day 2 — Today marvel at the scenic beauty of Kelvin Heights GC on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. The course abounds with trees adding to the beauty of the setting. OR — Millbrook GC designed by Bob Charles and the only resort golf course in New Zealand.
After golf there are other activities: jetboat rides, helicopter sightseeing, cable car experience, and more.
Day 3 — You may want to play an optional round, or maybe take a trip to Milford Sound and visit the fijord area of New Zealand.
Day 4 — Time to leave this splendid setting!
FURTHER GOLF OPTIONS
Dunedin, Wellington, Bay of Islands and much more!
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