Reflections of Great Golf in Australia

Cape Wickham Links - King Island -
Cape Wickham Links – King Island

For a variety of very positive reasons, golf in Australia is enjoying heightened profile. While the country is home to unquestionably some of the true classics of the game such as Royal Melbourne, New South Wales and Kingston Heath; recent activity only serves to further enhance Australia as one of the world’s great golf destinations…worthy of a seat in the premier league.
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A New Definition for Remote

Cape Wickham Golf Course, King Island
Cape Wickham Golf Course

Cape Wickham Golf Course

I have been aware of a new golf course under construction on King Island in the Bass Strait, off the southern coast of Australia, which is getting very strong initial reviews from the golf industry. Read more “A New Definition for Remote”


New 2014 Escorted Tour to Australia Combines World 100 Golf with Iconic Sightseeing

We know, this has to be good. It’s a long way to Australia.

Fair enough; have a look below at “The Best of Australia 2014 (Escorted)”. If you like your vacation golf chosen from the upper echelon of world 100 clubs, and combined with fully escorted luxury itinerary that includes an equally impressive schedule of sightseeing, wine touring and spectacular natural beauty, we suspect you’ll agree this experience stands out.

You’ll play two of Dr. Alister MacKenzie’s most important four layouts; Royal Melbourne which is GOLF Magazine’s world 13 and New South Wales ranked 34 (pictured left). You’ll play the club that put Tom Doak on the map, in Tasmanian, at Barnbougle Dunes ranked 41.  Next door at Barnbougle Lost Farm we’ve got world 82 by Coore & Crenshaw.  Royal Melbourne neighbor Yarra Yarra is a founding member of the famed Sandbelt clubs whose design was shaped heavily by Dr. MacKenzie. We’ll see Doak’s work again at St Andrews Beach found in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula’s Cups Country.

Our tour begins officially with the Welcome Cocktail Party and Dinner on the day of arrival.  Sightseeing on Day 2 includes the famous Sydney Harbor Cruise (pictured top right) plus a guided tour of the spectacular Opera House.  Both are included in the price of the tour, along with four (4) additional sightseeing excursions.   Welcome and Farewell dinners plus six (6) additional “choice of menu” evening meals are included as well.  You’ll spend 11 nights in first class hotels like Tasmania’s The Lodge at Lost Farm, Melbourne’s Park Hyatt Hotel (pictured below), and Sydney’s Radisson Plaza Hotel.


About the Author: Harrison Gould is the Social Media Marketing Manager of PerryGolf, the leading provider of international golf vacations. You can find him on Google+


Cyclone in Cairns not as Destructive as Predicted

I have been watching the news of cyclone Yasi with interest as I recently visited the town of Cairns.  I found it to be a lovely area with a very chilled out atmosphere.  The vicinity has been well prepared for the arrival of Yasi and the emergency services in Queensland have certainly had their work cut out for them over the last few months!  

I am glad to hear that the damage predicted over the last few days has not been as bad as expected and thank goodness there has been no loss of life.  Cairns is a great base as it is from here that most people visit the Great Barrier Reef, but it also has some excellent courses nearby such as Mirage Country Club, Sea Temple and (my favourite) Paradise Palms.  I can also recommend a trip on the Kuranda Rail and Skyrail Tour which is very impressive.  You can see full details of the storm by clicking here.

Sun loungers are weighed down in a hotel pool in Cairns in preparation of Yasi's arrival

By Alastair Niven.  Alastair has been with PerryGolf for over 9 years and handles our South Pacific programs.


Plane Hotel

After having travelled to Australia a couple of years ago and having a great time there, I can easily say the biggest problem is the journey – spending nearly 2 days travelling is not much fun no matter where you are sitting on the plane!  With this mind I was amazed by the article below as, after travelling to Australia, the last place I would want to stay would be on a plane!

Each to their own I guess?

Click here to read about the Plane Hotel.

By Alastair Niven.  Alastair has been with PerryGolf for over 9 years and is responsible for our South Pacific programs.