Australia Golf Vacations: Best Australian Golf Courses

Play some of Australia’s Top 100 Golf Courses, including Barnbougle and Kingston Heath, and discover must-see sights like the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney Opera House.

Designed by a passionate golfer, this Australia Golf Vacations: Best Australian Golf Courses package is a combination of great Australia golf courses and country highlights. We designed this luxury golf vacation for a couple from Arizona who were avid golfers. This was a bucket list trip to Australia, so they wanted to play some of the top courses while also checking off some highlights, like touring the Sydney Opera House and seeing wild kangaroos.

They started their Australia Golf Vacations: Best Australian Golf Courses package in Palm Cove, a lovely beach community near the Great Barrier Reef. While there, they did a snorkel excursion to the Great Barrier Reef and, of course, play golf at the local course. Mirage Golf Course has 2 fairways adjacent to the famous Four Mile Beach and the back nine is fringed by a panoramic and beautiful mountain backdrop.

Next, they flew to Melbourne so they could golf at Metropolitan Club and Huntingdale Golf Club. In Melbourne, they also enjoyed some boutique wine tasting and took a helicopter ride over the famous Twelve Apostles.

Next up, their Australia Golf Vacations: Best Australian Golf Courses package took them to Tasmania, where they golfed both Lost Farm and Barnbougle Dunes. The rugged northeast coast of Tasmania is one of the most ideal places in the world for a links golf course. On this coastal strip, where stark beaches fold into undulating farmlands, the 2 legendary courses of Barnbougle Golf Links have been crafted out of an extraordinary landscape. They also enjoyed some authentic local flavor with a privately guided wildlife and wilderness tour of Tasmania, complete with a gourmet campfire dinner where local wildlife wandered right up to their group.

The last stop on their Australia Golf Vacations: Best Australian Golf Courses package was sunny Sydney. Here, they played golf at New South Wales Golf Club. They also enjoyed plenty of leisure time to explore Australia’s largest city at their own pace and see highlights like the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Then it was time to say goodbye to Australia, feeling satisfied that they had tackled some of the country’s very best golf courses!

Accommodations
  • 3 Nights Reef House Palm Cove
  • 4 Nights Crown Promenade Melbourne
  • 3 Nights Lost Farm Lodge
  • 3 Nights Qt Sydney
Transportation
  • Private airport transfers
  • 7 Days Rental car
  • Private Golf Transfers
Touring
  • Private Wildlife Tour Tasmania
Golf
  • 18 Holes Mirage Golf Course
  • 18 Holes Metropolitan Golf Club
  • 18 Holes Huntingdale Golf Club
  • 18 Holes NSW Golf Club

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1
Welcome to Australia! Arrive at the Cairns airport, pick up your rental car, and drive to Palm Cove, a charming seaside community where no building is higher than the coconut palms. Spend today getting into “vacation mode” by hopping on a bicycle (available from your resort at no extra cost) and heading to the beach, or relax on your private balcony in a double love swing, sipping on a refreshing tropical drink.
Reef House Palm Cove

Day 2
Today you have your snorkeling tour of the Great Barrier Reef, getting an up-close view of this vibrant underwater icon. And you can even look for Nemo. 
Reef House Palm Cove

Day 3
You are off to golf at the Mirage Golf Course. The afternoon is at leisure to do as you please, perhaps relaxing on the beach.
Reef House Palm Cove

Day 4
Enjoy a private transfer to the airport and fly to Melbourne, Australia’s “second city” and the hub of chic style and delicious food. Pick up your rental car and make your way to the stylish Hotel Lindrum. Your evening is free to explore Melbourne’s colorful streets, indulge in gourmet cuisine, enjoy boutique shopping, and more.
Crown Promenade Melbourne

Day 5
Today you set off for some leisurely golf at the Metropolitan Club. All the Sandbelt courses are celebrated for the rugged beauty and challenge of their bunkering, And many of Metropolitan’s bunkers are cut into the greens’ edges in the most stunning way. There is simply no better hand finishing of a golf course to be found anywhere else in the world.
Crown Promenade Melbourne

Day 6
Another day, another round of golf, this time at the Huntingdale Golf Club. Also a Melbourne Sandbelt crouse, Huntingdale has hosted the Australian Masters 31 times and known for manicured fairways, strategic fairway bunkering and large undulating greens. 
Crown Promenade Melbourne

Day 7
Today is yours at leisure. You may wish to enjoy some unique Australian experiences in and around Melbourne. Visit Healesville Sanctuary for exclusive wildlife interactions, like cuddling a wombat or wading with a platypus; take a helicopter flight over the famous Twelve Apostles; fly to King Island for a day tasting gourmet cheeses and wines; or head to Philip Island to see the penguin parade at dusk.
Crown Promenade Melbourne

Day 8
Cross the ocean to Tasmania to continue your amazing Australian golf vacation! This island-state is a unique corner of Australia, known for its ruggedly beautiful landscapes and wild coastline. Arrive at the island’s north for a 3-night stay at Lost Farm Lodge next to the famed Barnbougle Dunes. Explore Tassie’s spectacular natural attractions with short, scenic hikes, and stop in at Pub in the Paddock to enjoy a drink with the locals (including a beer drinking pig). Back at the lodge, you can enjoy fine Tasmanian food and wine.
Lost Farm Lodge

Day 9
Today, enjoy a round of golf at the highly acclaimed Barnbougle Dunes, which mirrors the wild, coastal links courses of Scotland, following undulating dunes. Golf at Barnbougle is a game of strategy, where each shot requires tactical thought, and a little creativity can be very rewarding. It’s strong enough to test gifted golfers, yet fair enough to be enjoyed by the average player.
Lost Farm Lodge

Day 10
Today, play Barnbougle’s other famous course, The Lost Farm. With a reputation for minimalist course design and a philosophy that traditional, strategic golf is the most rewarding, head architect Bill Coore created the 20-hole Lost Farm with the intention of complementing the canvas provided by the dramatic Anderson Bay coastline. This course’s coastline fairways present a different challenge than Barnbougle Dunes, and will excite golfers of all abilities.

After your game, you’ll have a chance to discover the wildlife and wilderness of Tasmania with a local character who’s truly one-of-a-kind. Discover the natural beauty of Tasmania as your private naturalist guide provides insight into the flora and fauna. Then enjoy a gourmet “bushtucker” dinner prepared on the campfire, along with fantastic Tassie wines and beers. Relax as the sun sets and watch the unique creatures of Tasmania come right to you.
Lost Farm Lodge

Day 11
Time to say goodbye to Tasmania and head to sunny, cosmopolitan Sydney. Your boutique hotel is unlike anything you’ve seen before, showcasing the quirky, cheeky nature of Australia. Take a stroll along Circular Quay, soak up some sun on gorgeous beaches, enjoy designer shopping in the city, and discover some of the world-class restaurants and bars in Australia’s largest city.
QT Sydney

Day 12
Private transfers are provided today to the New South Wales Golf Club. New South Wales (NSW) is one of the most spectacular courses in Australia and it’s one of the toughest tests of golf in the country. The panoramic views that will leave you spellbound.
QT Sydney

Day 13
Today is completely at your leisure to enjoy Sydney however you please. Perhaps you’d like to add a day tour to the Hunter Valley wine country in a classic Bentley. Or you can take a seaplane to a romantic, gourmet lunch in one of Sydney’s northern harbors. Maybe you’d like to tour the famous Sydney Opera House, or try a private surfing lesson on Bondi Beach. Whatever your tastes, we can arrange the perfect adventure for you.
QT Sydney

Day 14
A private transfer brings you to the airport, where you’ll begin your journey home with some of Australia’s top golf courses under your belt. Perhaps on your next vacation, you’ll take on the top golf courses of New Zealand!

About this vacation
Cost Per Person

Does not include the cost of airfare


Based on
14 day stay
2 travelers

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