Anyone for Golf ? Tailored Touring to some of Australia's most fabulous fairways
From the famous Sandbelt courses of Melbourne to remote coastal links and spectacular desert courses, fairways lined with kangaroos or greens enjoying endless ocean vistas, Australia has one of the highest number of golf courses per capita in the world .. and with Southern Crossings, visitors are never far from the opportunity to swing a club.
When in Melbourne, Southern Crossings can arrange access to some of the nation’s most prestigious golf courses from Royal Melbourne to Kingston Heath, the Metropolitan, the Commonwealth and Huntingdale – which between them have hosted the Presidents Cup, the Australian Open, the Australian Masters, Johnny Walker Classic and the World Cup and are rated by Tiger Woods “(among) the best in the world and some of my favourite to play”. (Look out for the President’s Cup – and Tiger Woods – returning to Royal Melbourne in 2019, December 9-15)
For a more relaxed vibe, but no less tempting fairways and challenging greens, head to the Mornington Peninsula for the very inviting combination of great food and fabulous local wines, stunning beaches, pampering day spas, luxury boutique accommodation and championship coastal links golf courses including Moonah Links, The National and the Dunes (to name only 3 of the 19 courses in the region !).
Alternatively, we can arrange a day trip from Melbourne by private jet to play one of Australia’s top-rated courses – Cape Wickham or Ocean Dunes - on the remote and windswept, scenically spectacular, King Island.
Or be lured by fine wines and more great golf to continue on to Tasmania’s wild and rugged north coast (though only 1.5 hours from Launceston, your private jet can deliver you here, landing mere metres from the first tee). Challenging rounds of golf at the 20-hole Lost Farm and internationally top-rated Barnbougle Downs can be rewarded with wine tasting in the picturesque Tamar Valley, zipling through towering Tasmanian forests or walking the white sandy beaches of the beautiful Bay of Fires.
For a complete change of scenery, head north to Queensland’s glittering Gold Coast where golfers are truly spoilt for choice – Palm Meadows, Gainsborough Greens, Parkwood International and Paradise Springs are joined by resort courses such as Sanctuary Cove and Hope Islands; avid golfers look out for the new Swissotel Gold Coast Hope Island resort opening in 2019 !
Turn the heat up by travelling further north to the beautiful Whitsundays to enjoy a hit on Dent Island. The Peter Thomson designed course, just a short water transfer from Hamilton Island, occupies its own tropical island and offers spectacular views from every hole.
Returning to the bright city lights of Sydney, Southern Crossings can arrange for a casual game of golf with the locals or for a real Golf UltraLuxe experience, provide access to some of the nation’s most prestigious member-only courses.
And even in the remotest parts of the continent, from Christmas Island to Rottnest Island, Alice Springs and the vast Nullabor, there is always an opportunity to take a swing or have a knock .. simply contact firstname.lastname@example.org to tailor Australian golfing experiences to complement any golfing enthusiasts’ travels.