Ultimate Golf Australia Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney, Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Barnbougle Dunes, New South Wales Golf Club
9 Nights / 8 Days From $6,626 per person
Golf some of the world’s most renowned courses at New South Whales Golf Club, Barnbougle Dunes, and Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Tour the Opera House and Sydney Harbor, explore Melbourne’s downtown, view unique wildlife and spectacular scenery on Tasmania’s Freycinet Peninsula, and enjoy the ultimate in 5-star luxury accommodation along the way!
Two nights 5 star accommodation in Melbourne, including breakfast daily
Two nights Lost Farm, Golf Course Room including breakfast daily
Two nights Saffire Freycinet, Luxury Suite including breakfast, lunch & dinner daily, mini-bar and selected beverages until dinner, Saffire activites and an AU$100 spa credit per suite
Three nights 5 star accommodation in Sydney with Harbor Bridge view and breakfast daily
One round of golf for 2 people at the Royal Melbourne Golf Course including green fees, private transfers from Sydney and pro shop check-in and tee off service
One round of golf for 2 people at Barnbougle Dunes (course fee only)
One round of golf for 2 people at the New South Wales Golf Club including green fees, private transfers from Sydney and pro shop check-in and tee off service
Half-day Melbourne City Sights tour
Four days car rental, pick-up Launceston, drop-off Hobart
Sydney Opera House Tour
Sydney Harbor Cruise Like a Local Tour
Round-trip airport/hotel private transfers in Melbourne and Sydney
Meals, except where noted
Day 1: Arrive in Melbourne Arriving in Melbourne, you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your centrally located 5-star hotel. From here, you will have access to the city’s major attractions, entertainment, and shopping facilities. Use today to relax and unwind or take a walk and explore the architecture, theatres, galleries and gardens that make Melbourne the ‘Arts and Culture’ center of Australia.
Day 2: Golf Royal Melbourne Golf Club After breakfast, a private transfer will collect you for your first round of golf. The Royal Melbourne Golf Club is recognized as one of the pre-eminent golf courses in the world and offers two courses - the East Course and the West Course - each ranked amongst the best in the world. Royal Melbourne has hosted numerous national and international events, most famously the 1959 Canada Cup, the 1970 World Cup and the 1998 and 2011 Presidents Cup. Royal Melbourne is the only golf club outside the United States to be selected by the PGA tour to host the Presidents Cup more than once. The West Course is ranked number one in Australia and is consistently rated as one of the top 15 courses in the world.
Day 3: Melbourne City Sights Tour – Barnbougle This morning you’ll embark on a guided tour of Melbourne. See Captain Cook’s Cottage, Queen Victoria Market, Fitzroy Gardens and Albert Park - home to the Australian Grand Prix. Stroll the Royal Botanic Gardens, see the Royal Exhibition Buildings and Federation Square. Visit the Shrine of Remembrance and see the Southbank waterfront precinct. Admire the architecture, including St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Princess and Regent theatres. Then cross the Bolte Bridge for some great city views.
This afternoon a private transfer will take you to Melbourne Airport for your flight to Launceston. You’ll collect a rental car and make your way to Lost Farm, your accommodation at Barnbougle Dunes for the next two nights.
Day 4: Golf Barnbougle Dunes After breakfast, you’ll step out for your second round of golf. Barnbougle Dunes is set upon 200 acres of undulating coastal dunes with breathtaking landscapes that mirror the wild coastal links courses of Scotland and Ireland. Designed by famed golf architect Tom Doak and Australia's Michael Clayton, the course is still in its youth, though it continues to gain a reputation as one of the world's top links golf courses. It is ranked Australia's #1 public golf course, the World #7 public access course, and 35th best course in the world.
Day 5: Barnbougle – Saffire Freycinet This morning you will make your way south to the Freycinet Peninsula, where you will spend the next two nights at Saffire Freycinet. Saffire Freycinet is a premium luxury lodge overlooking the wide expanses of Great Oyster Bay, where migrating whales and dolphins come to play; calamari and squid in-season spawn in the rocky outcrops; local farms produce fresh, succulent oysters in some of the world’s cleanest waters; and fishing boats and trawlers bring in their daily catch of rock lobster, scallops and deep sea fish, dripping and salty-sweet straight from the ocean. The dominant view from Saffire’s every window is the pink-hued granite of the peninsula’s Hazards Mountains, providing a spectacular and ever-changing backdrop from morning to nightfall.
Day 6: Saffire Freycinet – Day at Leisure Today, take time to discover Freycinet National Park, walk to Wineglass Bay Lookout and admire one of the World’s Top 10 beaches. Visit Cape Tourville Lighthouse, photograph the pink granite rocks of The Hazards or explore the coast in a sea kayak. At nearby Bicheno see Fairy Penguins on an evening penguin tour.
Saffire Freycinet offers a range of signature and complimentary touring experiences, including a Freycinet Marine Farm tour where you will don waders and taste oysters freshly plucked from the ocean accompanied by fine Tasmanian sparkling wine.
Day 7: Saffire Freycinet – Sydney This morning you’ll make the drive back to Launceston for your flight to Sydney. Arriving in Sydney, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your centrally located 5-star hotel. From here you’re just steps away from the Central Business District, the historic Rocks area, leading shops and boutiques, and some of the finest restaurants Sydney has to offer.
Day 8: Opera House Tour & Sydney Harbor Cruise After breakfast, it’s a short walk past the ferry terminal to Sydney’s most famous landmark, the Opera House. Enjoy an inside look at this architectural masterpiece, while learning about its colorful history on your guided tour.
Then head down the street to the Commissioner’s Steps to meet Sea Sydney Cruises for departure on your small group cruise. You’ll see Sydney Harbour from onboard Calypso, a 52-foot luxury motor yacht, and pass Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House before dropping anchor in a secluded cove for a barbecue lunch. Go for a swim, kayak into the beach for an ice cream, try your luck fishing or just relax on the expansive sunbeds soaking up the Sydney sunshine. Whatever your desire, this is your chance to cruise like a local and truly enjoy this quintessential Australian experience.
Day 9: Golf New South Wales Golf Club This morning set out for your final round of golf. A private transfer will collect you for the short drive across town to New South Wales Golf Club. Designed in 1926 by Alister MacKenzie, the NSW Golf Course is situated on the northern headland of historic Botany Bay. Located in the Sydney suburb of La Perouse, it is flanked by the rugged cliffs of Henry Head and the prominent headland of Cape Banks. "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. Occasionally benign and at the mercy of the "young guns", this sleeping giant, with its undulating fairways and small greens, calls for great skill in shot making when the sea breezes blow. It has been written that golf had its origins on unique seascapes similar to this one, where the wind is a dominating factor and the direction from which it blows making any of the eighteen holes comparatively easy or extremely difficult. The course consistently ranks among the top 50 golf courses in the world.
Day 10: Depart Sydney
Note: Pricing is based on double occupancy for departures from January 1, 2014 - November 30, 2014. This itinerary can be customized to suit. All pricing is subject to change without notice. Surcharges apply Sydney New Year's Eve.