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Australia is a golfer's dream destination, with world-class courses in some of the world's most spectacular locations. Enjoy golf experiences that will last a lifetime on the wild coastline of north-east Tasmania, alongside the sandstone sea-cliffs of southern Sydney or on a tropical island in the Great Barrier Reef.  Off the golf-course, Australia will seduce you with World Heritage wonders and cities vibrant with culture, food and wine, sporting events and easy natural beauty. Relax on the pristine coastline, venture into the vast outback, meet native animals and experience the world's oldest culture with an Aboriginal guide.

A good golf trip to Australia is built around playing the country's top courses as ranked by Golf Digest Australia (GDA) and other leading international golf publications.  The rankings you see in our package descriptions are based on GDA published world rankings.  Make sure you carve out time to visit some of Australia's world renown attractions like Sydney Harbor, Melbourne, and for the adventurous at heart, the Great Barrier Reef.       

High Season: December - May
Low Season: June - August
Value Season: September - November



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THE SANDBELT
Melbourne and Tasmania

Start by playing top golf in Launceston, Tasmania on both Barnbougle Dunes designed by architects Doak & Clayton and Barnbougle Lost Farms designed by Coore & Crenshaw.

- Transfer to Melbourne to play at 16th ranked Kingston Heath and 12th ranked Royal Melbourne Golf Club, world-class clubs that have hosted major professional tournaments such as the Australian Open and Presidents Cup.

- Stay in Luxurious hotels: Peppers Seaport Hotel and Crown Towers Melbourne.

Deluxe Room + Full Breakfast + Porterage
- Golf course green fares 
- Private transportation to all locations
- Specified meals and beverages


Preferred rates on roundtrip flights to Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand can be arranged by The Golf Connection upon request.





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Best of Australia
Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney

- Start in Melbourne and play the 16th ranked Kingston Heath course and the 12th ranked Royal Melbourne Golf Club which have hosted the Australian Open and Presidents Cup respectively.

- Next stop in Adelaide and play Royal Adelaide Golf Club. A collection of golf course designers from H.L. Rymill & C.L. Gardiner to Alister Mackenzie to Thomson & Perrett have left their mark overtime and contributed to the making of this must-play course which has hosted a variety of international championships, including nine Australian Opens.

- End in Sydney to play at the New South Wales Golf Club, regularly rated among the top 50 courses in the world, featuring a backdrop of the Pacific Ocean that lines the course for a stunning view. 

- Stay in Luxurious hotels: Crown Towers Melbourne, Sebel Playford Adelaide and Shangri-La Hotel Sydney

- Deluxe Rooms + Full Breakfast daily
- Golf course green fares 
- Private transportation to all locations
- Specified meals and beverages


Preferred rates on roundtrip flights to Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand can be arranged by The Golf Connection upon request.





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Great Golf Courses
Melbourne and Sydney

- Start in Melbourne with play at Kingston Heath and Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Royal Melbrourne's Composite Course is ranked sixth in the world outside the US, with a combination of 12 holes on the East Course and 6 from the West Course.

- Then go to Sydney and play at the New South Wales Golf Club, rated in the top 50 courses in the world. Designed by Mackenzie and Apperly and set amongst hills and valleys, with the Pacific Ocean lining the course.

- Stay in Luxurious hotels: Crown Towers in Melbourne and Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney

- Deluxe Rooms + Full Breakfast daily
- Golf course green fares 
- Private transportation to all locations
- Specified meals and beverages


Preferred rates on roundtrip flights to Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand can be arranged by The Golf Connection upon request.





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Top 100
Adelaide, Melbourne, Tasmania and Sydney

- Take the full journey through Australia, experiencing all four locations.

- First stop in Adelaide and play a round with a pull trolley at the Royal Adelaide Golf Club, host to a variety of international championships as well as nine Australian Opens.

- Second stop, Melbourne to play a round the first day on the 16th ranked golf course at Kingston Heath. The next day play a round the 12th ranked golf course in the world, Royal Melbourne Golf Club.  

- Third, board a private air charter over to Launceston, Tasmania for a round at Barnbougle Lost Farm, featuring fairways that roll along the coastline and dunes. The next day, play the adjacent Barnbougle Dunes course where breathtaking views and thrilling golf come together for an amazing experience.

- Lastly, end in Sydney to play a round at the New South Wales Golf Club, the only Sydney course ranked in the top 100 courses in the world.  It is set amongst the hills and valleys that hug the rugged Pacific Ocean coastline boasting magnificent ocean views as backdrop.

- Stay in Luxurious hotels:  Sebel Playford Adelaide, Crown Towers Melbourne, Peppers Seaport Hotel and Shangri- La Hotel Sydney

- Deluxe Rooms + Full Breakfast daily
- Golf course green fares 
- Private transportation to all locations
- Specified meals and beverages


Preferred rates on roundtrip flights to Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand can be arranged by The Golf Connection upon request.





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Example of Detailed Itinerary 
THE SANDBELT
Melbourne and Tasmania, Australia

Below the southern outskirts of Melbourne, is a rich vein of sandy 
loam subsoil upon which are situated eight of the best golf courses
in Australia known throughout the world, as the famous Melbourne
Sandbelt.
These Clubs have played host to countless great

championships including The Australian Open, The Johnnie Walker
Classic, The Australian Masters, The World Matchplay Championship,
The Australian Women's Open, and The President's Cup.


Day 1: Private transfer to the Peppers Seaport Hotel in Launceston, Tasmania.


Day 2: Travel
through farmlands to the North East coastal town of Bridgeport to Barnbougle Dunes. Enjoy a round of golf with a pull trolley on a course situated on 200 acres of undulated coastal dunes with breathtaking views.




Barnbougle Dunes is a Links Golf Course unlike anything ever seen in Australia, designed by American golf architect Tom Doak & Australian Mike Clayton. 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. It's strong enough to test gifted golfers, yet fair enough to be enjoyed by the average player, while the 18 holes championship layout rivals the great courses of Britain and Ireland.  This Par 71 course with a length of 6148, it is ranked fourth in Australian Golf Disest 2010 and 45th in the World's Top 100.





Day 3:  Join your driver for transfer to Barnbougle Lost Farm, , the course is situated on Barnbougle Farm adjacent to the Barnbougle Dunes.




This course was designed and constructed by world renowned US golf course design company Coore & Crenshaw. Lost Farm features 20 holes (par 78), all of which are playable during any given round. There is also the option of playing only 18 holes (par 72), whilst the layout of holes at Lost Farm also offer a more diverse routing compared to Barnbougle Dunes, with fairways that roll both along the coast and inland. The length falls between 6503m and 6263m depending.





Day 4: Private transfer from your hotel to the airport where you will fly from Launceston to the Crown Towers Melbourne in Melbourne, Victoria.



Day 5: Indulge in a breakfast buffet provided by the Crown Towers. After fueling up for the day, you will join your driver for a well-worthy 45 minute drive to the 16th ranked golf club in the world; Kingston Heath.






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.






Day 6: Breakfast buffet and a full day of leisure.

Day 7: Treat yourself to the breakfast buffet before you head off for you third and final day on the links.






Enjoy a round of 18 holes at Royal Melbourne Golf Club, ranked number 12th in the World. The Royal Melbourne been a host to 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. The Club hosted the Presidents Cup again in 2011. 






Day 8: Depart with your private driver from the Crown Towers Melbourne to the airport.

Detailed itineraries such as this are provided for all Australia trips as well as other multi-city golf trips organized by The Golf Connection. 

Preferred rates on roundtrip flights to Australia, Tasmania. and New Zealand can be arranged by The Golf Connection upon request.



North Island Golf Adventure
Auckland and Taupo

- Arrive in Auckland, the "City of the Sails", home to one of the world's most magnificent harbors.  Your first round will be at Formosa Country Club, a cliff top layout designed by legendary New Zealand golfer Bob Charles, which is New Zealand's longest golf course from the Pro tees.

- The next day you'll play Gulf Harbour Golf Club, an excellent Robert Trent Jones Jr. design, with spectacular views of the Hauraki Gulf and Auckland in the distance. 
 
- Transfer from Auckland to Taupo by private charter via Rotorua.  Along the way make stops at the Te Puia Thermal Reserve and enjoy a guided tour of Whakarewarew, an authentic Maori village.

- Play the Wairakei International Golf Course, ranked in the Top 10 of all New Zealand courses.  Set amidst a mountain forest, the course climbs and dips along side lakes and streams.

- Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Taupo before boarding your private charter coach to Auckland and your return flight to the USA.

- Featured hotels: Rendezvous Hotel (Auckland) and Bayview Wairakei Resort

- Deluxe Rooms + Full Breakfast daily (4 nights)
- Green fees & Cart
- Two guided tours in Taupo
- Private transportation to all locations
- Specified meals and beverages

Packages From:  $2,675 Double; $3,150 Single

Additional golf rounds can be added to any itinerary. 
Preferred rates on roundtrip flights to Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand can be arranged by The Golf Connection upon request.





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New Zealand: North & South
Auckland, Taupo, Rotorua and Queenstown

- Arrive Auckland, explore the old inner city suburbs of Parnell and Ponsonby which feature exclusive shops, galleries and lively cafes. The next day, tee off at Muruwai, New Zealand's only true links course, located on the rugged west coast of the North Island. 

- Fly from Auckland to Taupo, the film location for Lord of the Rings, and a region blessed with world class natural attractions such as volcanic wonderlands, Tongariro National park, and the famous Hula Falls.  In the morning, play Wairakei International Golf Course.

- Transfer from Taupo to Rotorua by private charter.  Along the way you'll make stops at the Te Puia Thermal Reserve and enjoy a guided tour Whakarewarew, an authentic Maori Village.  

- After some rest and relaxation in Rotorua, fly to Queenstown on New Zealand's South Island for the last leg of your journey.  Queenstown is the Southern Hemisphere's premier four season alpine and lake resort destination.

- In the morning, play the Millbrook Resort's unforgettable course.  Called one of the most scenic courses in the world, Millbrook features three championship caliber nines and an array of vistas at every turn.  Celebrate your last day in New Zealand with a guided cruise and buffet lunch on the Milford Sound.  You won't want to leave!

- Fly from Queenstown to Auckland for your return flight to the USA.  

- Deluxe Rooms + Full Breakfast daily (9 nights)
- Green fees & Cart
- Three tours in Rotorua; Cruise on Milford Sound in Queenstown
- Private transportation to all locations
- Specified meals and beverages

Packages From:  $4,099 Double; $5,325 Single

Additional golf rounds can be added to any itinerary. Preferred rates on roundtrip flights to Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand can be arranged by The Golf Connection upon request.






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