Australia Sample Tour Package
EGT Golf offers a 5-star package to Australia to include the top hotels and the absolute best golf courses “Down Under”. Stay at top hotels like The Crown Towers in Melbourne or The 5-star Intercontinental Sydney and golf the famous private clubs like Royal Melbourne, Kingston Heath, and New South Wales, all world top 50 ranked golf courses. Sooner or later you have to experience the great lifestyle that Australians cherish so much!
You can play a great course every day for two weeks in Melbourne alone! Good, better and best hotels to fit any budget. A visit to the enthralling Great Barrier Reef and Queensland. A visit to Adelaide and Mackenzies famed Royal Adelaide GC. Extend to New Zealand, and the great Kauri Cliffs Lodge and Kauri Cliffs GC, or Cape Kidnappers. Call for a custom quote!
Sample Package Itinerary
DAY 1 – Arrive Melbourne, Victoria, and pick up rental car. Transfer to the Crown Towers Hotel (5*) located on the Yarra River downtown Melbourne, within walking distance of their Crown Casino and all the riverfront restaurants and activities.
DAY 2 – Melbourne – today golf at Kingston Heath GC(#13 Golf Magazine World Top 100). This classic Alistair Mackenzie course is considered to have some of the finest bunkering in the world and true, fast greens. (B)
DAY 3 – Melbourne – golf is scheduled for Metropolitan GC, one of the great “sandbelt golf courses” and always ranked in the top 5 or 6 in the country. (B)
DAY 4 – Melbourne – Royal Melbourne is your golf course today and depending on day of play, you will play either the East or West Courses (#13 Golf Magazine World Top 100) which best holes are combined for the Composite Course, which hosted the Presidents Cup and many other tournaments including The Australian Open many times. These are classic Alistair Mackenzie layouts and superb! (B)
DAY 5 – Melbourne – free day in Melbourne for sightseeing or an optional round of golf can be scheduled. (B)
DAY 6 – Mornington Peninsula – drive south to the gorgeous Mornington Peninsula for a round of golf at Moonah Links Open Course, designed by Peter Thompson specifically for the Australian Golfing Union to host the Australian Open (’03 and ’05). After golf, check into the Peppers Resort (4* boutique) for 2 nights. (B)
DAY 7 – Mornington Peninsula – Golf today at Moonah Links Legends Course, or nearby at one of the other seaside Mornington Peninsula courses such as The National Cape Shanck, St Andrews Gunnamatta, National Moonah, The Dunes, (higher green fees may require a supplement). (B)
DAY 8 – Drive to Melbourne Airport, turn in car, and fly to Sydney (flight not included) and pick up new rental car. Check in at The Intercontinental Sydney (5*) located downtown near the historic “Rocks” district near the Circular Quay waterfront and the famed Opera House. Free day for sightseeing around beautiful Sydney. (B)
DAY 9 – Sydney – golf today at New South Wales GC, the #34 ranked course in the world located on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. A links style course, the turf is fast and hard and the wind and cliffs can play havoc with your shots! (B)
DAY 10 – Sydney – totally free day in Sydney to enjoy the plethora of activities from the Bondi or Manly Beach, Hunter Valley wine country, climbing the Harbour Bridge, or just enjoying the café life in the city. (B)
DAY 11 – Sydney – Depending on the day of the week, today’s golf will be at one of Sydney’s exclusive private clubs including The Australian GC, Elanora GC, or The Lakes, all which have hosted tournaments such as The Australian Open. (B)
DAY 12 – Check out of hotel, turn in car, and depart. (B)
CROWN TOWERS – Melbourne – Beautifully located on the southern bank of the Yarra River in Melbourne, Crown Towers sets the benchmark for luxury hotels in Australia. All of Crown Towers’ 482 luxuriously appointed oversized guest rooms have spectacular views to the city or Port Phillip Bay. For those wanting to relax, hotel guests have access to the spectacular Crown Spa, the culinary delights of our superb signature restaurants and the amazing Crown Entertainment Complex with its cinemas, nightclubs, bars, shopping, indoor entertainment theme park and the 24 hour excitement of the world renowned Crown Casino. Few hotels in the world can match this level of opulence and excitement. If you’re seeking luxury in Melbourne, Crown Towers is the hotel for you. EGT Grade: A+
INTERCONTINENTAL SYDNEY – The Intercontinental Sydney is a long time favorite executive hotel situated near Sydney Harbour overlooking the Opera House. Located adjacent to “The Rocks” and Circular Quay, Sydney’s most desirable location, and in close proximity to the central business district and shopping area. Most rooms have views or the harbour. There are restaurants and a beautiful lobby, and this 5 Star hotel features a pool and gymnasium, and is undoubtedly one of the top hotels in Sydney! EGT Grade: A
Australia Sample Package Courses
KINGSTON HEATH GOLF CLUB: Par 72, 6,813 yards “The Heath” was designed by Dr. Alister Mackenzie and is ranked #27 in the world by GOLF Magazine. Sometimes called the top Australian course, this championship layout has hosted many international competitions including the Australian Open on many occasions. The first hole sets the tune for the course with a par 4 (460 yards) opening that plays to the top of a hill with many bunkers awaiting the ball -WWG Grade: A+
ROYAL MELBOURNE GC: Par 72, 6,875 yards Although the club started at another location in 1891, and Queen Victoria granted the “Royal” title in 1895, the East and West Courses officially opened in 1901 but were later redesigned (1926) by Dr. Alister Mackenzie (West Course #13 in world) and Alex Russell (East Course), who was an assistant to Dr. Mackenzie. The Composite Course is rated as Australia’s foremost layout and encompasses holes from both East (6) and West (12) courses. Host to many Australian Opens (won by Player, Watson and Norman), and other tournaments such as the 1998 Presidents Cup won by the International squad. WWG Grade: A+
NEW SOUTH WALES GOLF CLUB: Par 72, 6810 yards Situated on the panoramic south coast of Sydney, this windswept links style course was designed by Dr. Alister Mackenzie in 1928. This is the course where Greg Norman and President Clinton played together in 1998, and is ranked #34 in the world by GOLF Magazine. The wind is almost always a major factor. It has a certain links feel to it and the 6th is an unusual island tee on a rock spit out in the ocean. Look for the shipwreck on the rocks, and remember to bring your camera. There is a beautiful new clubhouse and pro shop with plenty of courteous members around willing to talk over a pint of lager (Steve Elkington and Norman are members). WWG Grade: A
Sample Tour Prices
Your Tour Includes: 11 nights in select hotels / Daily breakfast in the hotel and other meals as listed on the itinerary / 7 prepaid rounds of golf (carts or caddies if available are not included and paid on site) / Self drive automatic transmission car or van depending on group size (a bus and driver available for larger size groups) (comprehensive insurance and additional drivers incur extra charge paid at airport) / Full documentation package including detailed itinerary, travel vouchers, driving directions, luggage tags, contact lists etc / All taxes and service charges for inclusions listed / Services of EGT Golf.
Deluxe Room Version: $3970 per golfer double occupancy / $2755 non-golfer double occupancy, utilizing Crystal Club rooms at Crown Towers, suite at Peppers, and Harbour View Executive Club at Intercontinental. Crystal Club lounge rooms include pre dinner drinks, breakfast and snacks throughout the day.
Standard Room Version: $3245 per golfer double occupancy / $2935 non-golfer double occupancy, utilizing deluxe rooms at Crown Towers, standard room at Peppers, and City View at Intercontinental.
All Tours shown are based on 4 people sharing a self-drive van; price may decrease or increase for more or less people. For your comfort—add a luxury van or motorcoach with driver to any Tailor Made Tour™ for an additional fee! Airfare is not included. Due to the rapid and frequent exchange rate changes between the US$ and most foreign currencies, the rates shown for this package may not be up to date and may not reflect current exchange rates. Be advised that because of these daily fluctuations, tour package rates shown herein are always subject to change, but tour prices will be guaranteed at receipt of deposit.