2018 World Cup of Golf in Melbourne, Australia

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The 2018 World Cup of Golf returns to Melbourne, bringing together the greatest players from around the world to compete for their respective country. First played in 1953, the World Cup of Golf is one of the most prestigious golf team events in the world, inviting two-man teams from 28 nations to play “For the Honour” of representing their country. The 2018 World Cup of Golf will be the 59th staging of this event and the third-consecutive playing of the World Cup of Golf in the famed Melbourne Sandbelt region.

Watching golf is great.  Playing golf is even better; so you will have the opportunity to play Australia’s top two courses:  Royal Melbourne and Kingston Heath.  These two courses are consistently ranked in the world’s Top 20 courses, and should be on every golfer’s bucket list.

You will stay in downtown for 4 nights at The Langham, Melbourne, situated conveniently on the banks of the Yarra river.   You will also enjoy a walking tour of Melbourne’s famed laneways and arcades.  On your last day, following morning golf, you will head down to the Mornington Peninsula, wine tasting along the way to one night at the Jackalope Hotel, a new property that is setting the new standard in luxury accommodation.

Named the world’s most livable city for the past seven years, Melbourne is a leader in staging international sporting and cultural events. It’s friendly people welcome visitors from around the globe to their city which is famed for its laneways and cafe culture, known as Australia’s coffee capital, and home to a vibrant arts, music and fashion scene.

Melbourne’s culinary credentials are attracting global attention and the city is the gateway to the State of Victoria, including 21 wine regions, the stunning Great Ocean Road scenic drive and abundant native Australian wildlife.

Victoria’s landscapes offer everything from international surf beaches, islands and coastal experiences to Alpine mountain ranges and inland lakes. Victoria is also a popular destination for domestic and international golf tourism, famed for its Sandbelt and home to picturesque, challenging courses that suit every ability.

Melbourne: Australia’s Golfing and Culinary Capital

Day 1 – Thursday, 22 November 2018
Welcome to Melbourne.  Upon arrival, your driver will take you downtown Melbourne to your hotel – The Langham on the banks of the Yarra river.  In the afternoon, you will join Hidden Secrets for a unique walking tour of the Laneways and Arcades of this unique city.
The Langham, Melbourne

Day 2 – Friday, 23 November 2018
Today you will play the number one golf course in Australia – Royal Melbourne Golf Club.  Designed by renowned Scottish architect Dr. Alister MacKenzie (Augusta Golf Club was another of his designs), Royal Melbourne has been the preferred venue for the big tournaments including the Australian Open, the World Cup, Bicentennial Classic and The Presidents Cup, which returns here in 2019.  It is consistently ranked among the top 15 courses in the world.
The Langham, Melbourne

Day 3 – Saturday, 24 November 2018
Enjoy your day as a spectator at the World Cup of Golf at The Metropolitan Golf Club, watching top golfers from around the world compete in this special event on the PGA Tour’s calendar.  The course that enamored Gene Sarazen in 1934; Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Gary Player in 1968; Greg Norman in 1979; and Brad Faxon in 1993 will likely still command a dominating presence when competitors arrive for this year’s World Cup of Golf.  More than 100 years since it became part of the majestic Sandbelt golf landscape in and around Melbourne, Australia, The Metropolitan GC remains a sensation.
The Langham, Melbourne

Day 4 – Sunday, 25 November 2018
The final round of the tournament will conclude today at the World Cup of Golf, and you will be on hand to witness the raising of the trophy at The Metropolitan.
The Langham, Melbourne

Day 5 – Monday, 26 November 2018
Today will be jam-packed excitement, as you begin your morning at Kingston Heath, another Australia course ranked in the world’s top 20.  Since the 1948 Australian Open, Kingston Heath has regularly hosted national and international tournaments, including seven Australian Opens and one Women’s Open. The Club marked its centenary in 2009 with a new clubhouse and by staging the Australian Masters, won by Tiger Woods.  After golf, you will make your way to the Mornington Peninsula, wine tasting and enjoying the vineyards and rugged coastline along the way.  Your final stop is the Jackalope hotel.  Set on a pristine property amid the world-renowned Mornington Peninsula wine region, an intoxicating vineyard acreage frames the Jackalope, a luxury hotel unique in both destination and design.

Day 6 – Tuesday, 27 November 2018
Following your delicious breakfast at Jackalope, it’s time to say goodbye to Melbourne.  your private driver will transfer you back up to the Melbourne airport for your journey onward.

  • 4 Nights at The Langham, Melbourne
  • 1 Night at the Jackalope Hotel in the Mornington Peninsula
  • 1 round of golf for two people at Royal Melbourne Golf Club
  • 1 round of golf for two people at Kingston Heath Golf Club
  • 2 tickets for Saturday and Sunday at the 2018 World Cup of Golf at Metropolitan Golf Club
  • Lanes and Arcades walking tour of Melbourne
  • 1 Afternoon of Wine tasting
  • All transfers to and from the Melbourne Airport and hotels
  • All transfers to and from the Golf Courses (exclusionary of the World Cup of Golf)

Pack light, as Royal Melbourne and Kingston Heath’s pro shops are filled with some of the coolest golf gear you’ll ever run across in your travels.  And because they are both private clubs, and very difficult for most Australians to get onto, the shirts and jackets will make a statement when you wear them.  Also make sure you build in a little extra time for a cold beverage at both places after your round.  They are special places.
-Doug, Down Under Endeavours