Golfing Getaways Blog

31 October 2014

Australia offers so much to the golf traveller

Australia offers so much to the golf traveller and is world renowned for its great golf courses, vibrant cities and laid back lifestyle.

Where are some of the best golfing destinations in Australia … here are a couple of our favourites!


The mighty sand-belt region of Melbourne offers some of the best and challenging golf courses in the world. Courses such as Royal Melbourne, Kingston Heath and Victoria are all rated as world Top 100 courses and offer year round playability. Getting on these prestigious courses is the tricky part, as they are private golf clubs, however some access is provided through reciprocal and golf tour operator arrangements. Alternatively, a trip to the Mornington Peninsula just a one hour drive away is a great golfing experience at many top notch public access courses. The National Golf Club at Cape Schanck has three excellent golf courses. The ‘Moonah’ (Greg Norman), the ‘Old Course’ (Robert Trent Jones Jnr.) and the ‘Ocean’ (Thomson, Wolveridge & Perrett), are three magnificently designed, world-class, championship courses currently ranked within the Top 100 courses in Australia. The Dunes and St Andrews Beach are also “must play” Mornington Peninsula championship courses with top designers such as Tom Doak and Tony Cashmore.


Hop across the Bass Strait into Launceston, Tasmania and make the one hour leisurely drive to the spectacular golf precinct of Barnbougle Dunes. Two 18 holes world-rated courses, The Dunes and Lost Farm await your golfing delight. Recently rated #11 & #23 in the world Top 100 courses, you will be beguiled by the natural beauty of these links courses … straight out of the greatest links courses of Great Britain … but only 10 years old!!! You will be finding a reason to stay a little longer and play these courses over again!

International Golf Specialists has special golf tour operator rates at all the above Australia golf courses, and can tailor a special golf package to your requirements. To arrange your golf tour to some of Australia’s best