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Australia

The land Down Under is home to kangaroos, kookaburras and koalas; the Great Barrier Reef and Ayres Rock; Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmania. It is also convincingly among the world’s top five international golf destinations along with Scotland, Ireland, England and Spain...  Read More.

Twenty minutes south of Melbourne, Australia’s second largest and most vivacious city, is the renowned Sandbelt with more than twenty clubs. At least seven are exceptional. The sandy soil makes for firm, fast conditions characteristic of a traditional links layout differing however with the greens. Green speeds here are routinely lightning fast. Bunkering ranges from gloriously shaggy to razor sharp and deep. Waste areas abound. It is here where Dr. Alister MacKenzie turned in some of his finest work at Royal Melbourne and Kingston Heath. Royal Melbourne is a regular among the world’s top 15; Kingston Health is steady among the top 30. Like Royal Melbourne, Metropolitan was founded in 1891 but it was in 1908 that the club we play today was founded on scrub farmland that was transformed into a layout that would eventually challenge the best players in the game. Australia’s great Peter Thomson (5 time Open champion) began his brilliant career here with a win in the 1951. Lee Westwood defeated Greg Norman in the 1997 Australia Open. Commonwealth's origins can be traced to 1914. The clubs here go to great lengths to create and maintain their spaces without grass. At Commonwealth, you’ll enjoy seeing some of the finest Australian bush trees in all of Victoria. Across the street from Royal Melbourne is Victoria, another of the country’s top 10 clubs in the area. It opened in 1927 after Dr. Alister MacKenzie added exquisite bunkering to an already exception layout.

Tasmania is next, a seventy minute flight from Melbourne but now there is a stop to make in the middle of the Bass Strait. This is home to Cape Wickham and Ocean Dunes. If you like stunning golf in remote settings by the sea, like Bandon and Cabot, you will treasure King Island. Cape Wickham opened in 2015 with an instantaneous top 25 world ranking. It is a remarkable course with eight holes hugging a crazy rugged coastline, but of course it has to be. It’s on the northern tip of King Island, Tasmania. Ocean Dunes opened in 2016 with similarly serious resources and the same mandate: reward the site and those who visit with a golf course worthy of both. See for yourself on Google Earth.

Now on to Tasmania where Tom Doak’s and Michael Clayton’s Barnbougle Dunes has been a world top 50 since it opened in 2004. Ever the naturalist, the route follows wherever the 100 foot dunes lead and of course along the shore. This is a classic true links layout represented with three holes Doak counts among his all-time top 24– 4, 7 and 13. Next door is Barnbougle Lost Farm by Coore & Crenshaw that opened in 2010 and is a comfortable regular among the top half of the world 100. Bill Coore who isn’t known for hyperbole says, “I've never seen two landforms so completely different on contiguous courses. The existing course plays like a classic seaside links, with holes nestled down in the dunes, on a small property. Our site is shaped like a square doughnut and has huge perimeter dunes. Inside the doughnut hole is rumpled terrain, like at St. Andrews." It’s interesting to read deeper detail about these courses to how the designers are so obviously thrilled to have had such an opportunity.

Finally in Sydney, you will play the great New South Wales designed by Dr. MacKenzie during his unimaginably productive 1926 visit that included Royal Melbourne, Kingston Heath and Victoria. The course overlooks Botany Bay where Captain James Cook landed in 1770. No. 6 is a famous par 3 with most of its 195 yards played over the Pacific with a left to right “breeze”. That sounds good since land is right but it can require you to aim well out over the ocean which is somewhat disconcerting. It’s funny how with all that water and wind, the playing tip on their website cautions you about avoiding the greenside bunkers! The Lakes is located 15 minutes from the CBD and within 5 from SYD Airport. It’s a top 20 here and a familiar host to the Australian Open, coming up again in 2018 but most recently from 2010 to 2012 including Tiger’s participation in 2011. Eleven of the 18 holes feature water, most of which comes into play on the inward nine.

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PerryGolf has delivered seamless customized trips to the world’s premier international golf destinations since 1984. We are uniquely qualified to arrange every aspect of your vacation including overseas air. Our Golf Travel Experts always welcome the opportunity to assist you personally but if your interest right now is more casual we invite you try QUICK QUOTES℠, a new way to use our exclusive online trip calculator. The selection below features several of our most popular custom trips. Each itinerary has been PRE-CONFIGURED needing only your GROUP SIZE and TRAVEL DATES to produce an instantaneous quotation. Dozens of additional itineraries featuring all eleven of our destinations may be found at See More. 


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Additional PerryGolf Vacations to
Australia & New Zealand

CUSTOM TOURS

Custom golf tours are available for Australia and New Zealand including the example(s) below which you can price entirely online using our exclusive online trip calculator. Of course, we always welcome the opportunity to assist you personally at 800.344.5257 or Information@PerryGolf.com.

The Best Golf of Sydney, Melbourne & Tasmania
8 Nights | 7 Rounds including New South Wales, Royal Melbourne, Cape Wickham & Barnbougle Dunes | Travel October - March
 
New Zealand Deluxe ~ Queenstown, Napier, Taupo & the Bay of Islands
8 Nights | 4 Rounds Travel October to March
 
ESCORTED TOURS

2018 The Best Golf of Australia ~ Sydney, Melbourne & Tasmania
9 Nights | 9 Rounds | January 31 – February 9
 
2018 The Best of New Zealand 2018 ~ Taupo, Napier and Queenstown
13 Nights | 7 Rounds | November 5-18
 
CRUISES

2018 New Zealand & Sydney Golf Cruise
13 Nights from Auckland to Sydney on Azamara Journey | 5-6 Rounds | February 22 - March 7

POST-CRUISE OPTION ~ Sydney with Golf at New South Wales & The Lakes
 
2019 New Zealand & Sydney Golf Cruise
16 Nights from Auckland to Sydney on Azamara Quest | 5-6 Rounds | Jan 22 - Feb 7

POST-CRUISE OPTION ~ Sydney with Golf at New South Wales & The Lakes
 


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