Getaways Australia: Great Golf Courses of Australia

Enjoy a true taste of Australia with this magnificent golf vacation. Play some of the Great Golf Courses of Australia, from Royal Melbourne to Barnbougle Dunes, and discover country highlights, including Brisbane, Melbourne and Tasmanian wilderness.

This Getaways Australia: Great Golf Courses of Australia vacation was designed for a couple from Georgia who loved golf. They wanted to play some of the great golf courses of Australia and see the country’s natural beauty. We sent them to some of our favorite Australian golf courses, featuring captivating views and intriguing holes.

They started their Getaways Australia: Great Golf Courses of Australia vacation in Brisbane, where they enjoyed a few rounds of golf and got themselves acclimated to the local Australia culture.

Then the couple took their Getaways Australia: Great Golf Courses of Australia vacation to Melbourne. The second-largest city in Australia, Melbourne is the country’s cultural and arts capital and also the home of 2 of the best courses in Australia: Royal Melbourne and Kingston Heath. They played both legendary courses and also found time to explore the city’s quirky bar culture.

Next for their Getaways Australia: Great Golf Courses of Australia vacation, they flew to scenic Tasmania to play the 2 magnificent courses at Barnbougle, The Dunes and Lost Farm. They decided to spend some time enjoying the local wildlife.  So they drove to Scottsdale to begin a multi-day wildlife and wilderness adventure with our mates at Pepper Bush Adventures. With the help of a friendly naturalist guide, they explored some of Tasmania’s most rugged, remote, and secluded regions, far off the beaten path, and were rewarded with spectacular views and exceptional wildlife encounters.  Then flew to Kings Island for a quick round of golf and an overnight stay at Ocean Dunes Golf Club.

Finally for their Getaways Australia: Great Golf Courses of Australia vacation, they ended in Hobart for a few days of relaxing, capped off by a awe inspiring scenic flight to Freycinet and Maria Island.

They loved the variety of challenging courses on their golf vacation, and the amazing views of different Australian landscapes were an unexpected treat. They decided they would come back to Australia in 10 years to revisit their favorite golf courses from this wonderful getaway.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1
Welcome to Australia! Your golf vacation begins in Brisbane.  The laid-back capital of Queensland offers beautiful riverside parks, boutique shops, fabulous restaurants, and lots of local characters.
Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane

Day 2
Enjoy a day of golf at Brookwater Golf Course. The Brookwater golf course layout is all thanks to Greg Norman’s inspired design, with each hole a perfect mix of challenge and playability. Thanks to recent renovations restoring the course to its original design, the Brookwater golf course layout is now even better than ever.
Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane

Day 3
Enjoy another round of golf at Royal Queensland Golf Club. The Royal Queensland Golf Club was founded in 1920 by a group of prominent citizens of Brisbane who obtained a lease of land occupying 420 acres (in today’s terms 170 hectares) – since reduced to around 240 acres (97 hectares) – fronting the Brisbane River in an area known as Parker Island. The original course was designed by Carnegie Clark, the Australian Open Champion of the day, and was opened by the Governor-General Lord Forster in 1921. It is said that he had a handicap of +3.
Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane

Day 4
Today fly to Melbourne, the vibrant capital city of Victoria. A hub of creativity and culinary innovation, Melbourne is heaven for lovers of art, wine, and cuisine. This evening, explore Melbourne’s world-renowned bar and restaurant scene with a well-connected local guide. Meet the characters, break bread, and hear strange and curious stories from Melbourne. Whisky, cocktails, foie gras—it’s all possible as you enjoy a tailored experience to match.
Savoy Hotel on Little Collins

Day 5
Today, you will enjoy a round of golf at Royal Melbourne Golf Club, ranked No. 1 Golf Course in Australia. Royal Melbourne’s 2 courses, the East and West Courses, are both ranked among the best in the world, and this renowned course is a popular venue for Australian and international golf events, including the Presidents Cup. Follow in the steps of the greats by teeing off at this prestigious club that has hosted the World Cup of Golf 4 times.
Savoy Hotel on Little Collins

Day 6
Today is your day at leisure to explore the city of Melbourne. Take the free circle tram car of the city to visit galleries, gardens, museums, and cafes.
that has hosted the World Cup of Golf 4 times.
Savoy Hotel on Little Collins

Day 7
It’s off to play Kingston Heath Golf Club, another treasure of Victoria. Ranked as one of the Top 100 Golf Courses in Australia and the world, this 18-hole course is built on only 50 hectares, while most modern courses are built on over 100 hectares. Its bunkering and clever use of dips and hollows can fool the non-observant golfer.
Savoy Hotel on Little Collins

Day 8
Today you fly to Launceston in Tasmania.  Pick up your rental car and drive up to Scottsdale, your home for the next two nights. Enjoy the hunt for the elusive platypus, relax to the afternoon sounds of the bush chorus from nearby birds and enjoy a campfire dinner with a Tassie beer or wine and capture the timeless ambience of Tasmania’s forest, As the sun goes down, hear the chuckling of kookaburras and take an enchanted walk under the stars for an understanding and appreciation of wildlife movements in the Tasmanian bush. Experience the excitement and magic as nocturnal creatures appear from the bush and trees and go about their business in looking for their nightly tasty forest meal. Features Benny’s Bettongs.
Beulah Heritage Bed & Breakfast

Day 9
Depart Scottsdale for Ben Lomond National Park, a spectacular mountain of dolerite columns and scree slopes. Impressive views and a magnificent array of alpine vegetation are on offer. After a picnic lunch we travel to Evercreech Forest Reserve (seasonal visit) and visit the world’s tallest white gum trees and walk amongst ancient tree ferns before culminating with a gourmet campfire bush tucker dinner and wildlife spotting on private acreage. Sit by the campfire and enjoy a Tassie beer or wine and experience one of natures best after dark wildlife shows going around.
Beulah Heritage Bed & Breakfast

Day 10
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 4-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 11
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 12
Today is yours at leisure to enjoy the beautiful scenery.  Take your glass of wine outside and soak up the natural beauty of Tasmania.
Lost Farm Lodge

Day 13
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.
Lost Farm Lodge

Day 14
Rise early today and board your private jet for a scenic flight from Launceston to King Island. Here we’ve arranged a tee time for you to play the Ocean Dunes Golf Course. Designed by Graeme Grant, the former superintendent of Victoria’s Kingston Heath, and opened in 2016, the course couples large, rolling dunes and the coastline to form a thrilling 18-hole ride.  After your round of golf, retire to your hotel on the island for the night.
Ocean Dunes

Day 15
Today you return to the main island Tasmania and drive to Henry Jones Art Hotel in Hobart.  Enjoy 3 luxurious nights in Tasmania’s first dedicated art hotel. The Henry Jones merges one of Tasmania’s most significant industrial heritage sites with modern design and contemporary art to create a unique and luxurious experience. Located on the waterfront, you’ll have easy access to Hobart’s best attractions.
Henry Jones Art Hotel

Day 16
Today you embark on a special scenic flight journey. Home to Tasmania’s most iconic white sands beach – Wineglass Bay, the aerial view is something truly spectacular and an unforgettable experience. Leaving the peninsula, you’ll fly over the seal colony of Ile Des Phoques and continue towards your destination – Maria Island, where you’ll land and set off on an exploration of the island’s national park. Take in the natural beauty and tranquillity, with rare wildlife, crystal clear waters and the impressive scenery of Mt Maria and Bishop and Clerk peaks. Wander through the forests of great blue and white gum trees, some over 400 years old and unique to the area. Famous for its abundance of wildlife, Maria Island is home to rare and endangered species like the swift parrot and Cape Barron goose, wombats, kangaroos and of course, the Tasmanian Devil. Enjoy an hour and a half exploring the island including a sumptuous lunch with local Tasmanian seafood and wine, before returning by air to Hobart.
Henry Jones Art Hotel

Day 17
Today is at your leisure to explore the capital city of Tasmania. Learn about Hobart’s convict history, see what’s on at the Museum of Old and New Art, visit quirky shops, and dine on some of Australia’s best seafood. Be sure to get a good sleep this evening to prepare for tomorrow’s adventures!
Henry Jones Art Hotel

Day 18
Today, your Australian golf adventure comes to an end. A private transfer brings you to the airport, where you’ll begin your journey home.

About this vacation
Cost Per Person

Does not include the cost of airfare

Based on
18 day stay
2 travelers

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