Melbourne, capital of Victoria is without a doubt Australia’s spiritual home of golf and the main destination for any serious golfer visiting Australia. The sandbelt is a 30 minutes’ drive from the city centre and has been described as the finest grouping of courses anywhere in the world. The National Golf Club is in the Mornington Peninsula region and is a 2 hour’s drive from the city. Melbourne is also home to some of Australia’s most famous sporting events including the Melbourne Cup – an annual horserace, the Formula 1 Grand Prix and the Tennis Australian Open.
Destination Highlights and Inclusions
06 Mar 2017 Day 1
Free at leisure. Explore the beautiful city of Melbourne, well known for its friendly people, cultural creativity, sophisticated dining, hidden laneway bars, shopping and nightlife.
* Dinner included ** Check-in time at hotel is after 3pm.
07 Mar 2017 Day 2
Yarra Yarra Golf Club
In Tom Doak’s ‘Confidential Guide’, a review of the architecture of the best courses on the planet, the four par 3s at Yarra Yarra are rated seventh (Yarra Yarra is the only course in this category in the Southern Hemisphere). The 11th hole, described by Peter Thomson as a ‘national treasure’, is invariably in the experts’ collections of the best 18 holes in Australia.
* Dinner included
08 Mar 2017 Day 3
The National Golf Club
The National Golf Club is located a short drive south of Melbourne, at Cape Schanck on Victoria’s spectacular Mornington Peninsula. The club has 3 exceptional and highly regarded 18 hole golf courses, the Old Course, the Moonah Course and the Ocean Course, ensuring that it ranks as the best piece of golf real estate in the country.
09 Mar 2017 Day 4
Metropolitan Golf Club
Metropolitan is probably the most difficult of the sandbelt courses and its strength is the sum of its parts. Few members can agree on the best hole. Some pick the medium length par 4 5th hole. The 2nd is a beautiful sandbelt par three and a favourite of many.
Metropolitan is the flattest of the sandbelt courses and so cannot rely on the nature contour of a great piece of land to make a stunning hole, however at almost every hole the complex greens dictates that the middle of the fairway is hardly ever the best line into the flag. That principle is what makes Metropolitan such an interesting essay in golf course strategy.
10 Mar 2017 Melbourne
After breakfast, free at leisure.
** Check-out time at hotel is before 10am
The golf clubs are subject to change in cases of non-availability.
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