Day 1: Arrive Melbourne
Take the time to explore the city and settle in at your hotel.
Day 2: Commonwealth Golf Club
Located on the Melbourne Sandbelt, just 25 minutes from the central business district, Commonwealth Golf Club is revered for its challenging driving holes and subtle sloping greens, which call for accurate shot making when playing from the fairway. Designed by club professional Sam Bennett, the first 12 holes opened early in 1921 with the full 18 in play by 1924. In 1926, Charles Lane, the Club Captain, travelled abroad to study golf architecture and met British designer Harry Colt, a former partner of Alister MacKenzie.
Designer: Sam Bennett
Length: 6380m/Par 73
PM- Take a tour of Melbourne’s famous laneways.
Melbourne is renowned for its excellent food and coffee! Enjoy dinner in one of the many wonderful restaurants in the city.
Day 3: Royal Melbourne Golf Club
Royal Melbourne’s two courses, the East Course and the West Course, are each ranked amongst the best in the world. Royal Melbourne has hosted numerous national and international events, most famously the 1959 Canada Cup, and the 1970 World Cup of Golf. It was selected by the PGA Tour to hold the Presidents Cup for the first time outside the United States in December 1998 and again in 2011.
A combination of holes (12 holes from West and 6 holes from East) comprise the Composite Course and in 2007 Golf Digest Magazine ranked the Composite Course as the sixth best course in the world outside the United States.
Designer: Alister Mackenzie (1931)
Length: 6061/Par 72
West Course Ranked: #1 in Australia and #11 in World
Day 4: Metropolitan Golf Club
Golf at Metropolitan Golf Club
Tucked away in Melbourne’s southeast, just 25 minutes from the CBD, The Metropolitan Golf Club enjoys a reputation as one of the best-conditioned and most beautiful courses in the country. Pure couch grass fairways with large, fast bent-grass greens, hand-mown to the edges of the greenside bunkers, add greatly to the challenge of the course. Throughout its rich history Metropolitan has challenged the best players in the world. In total the Club has hosted seven Australian Opens, five Australian PGAs, ten other professional tournaments and in 2001 hosted the Australian Amateur Championship for the fifth time.
Designers: J B MacKenzie (original); Dr Alister MacKenzie, Peter Thomson (previous modifications); Ogilvy Clayton Golf Design (current)
Day 5: Victoria Golf Club
Golf at Victoria Golf Club
Victoria Golf Club is situated in the heart of Melbourne’s rolling sandbelt country, close to Metropolitan and Kingston Heath, in the beachside suburb of Cheltenham. It offers a sporting experience on par with the worlds best.
Victoria was the host club for the 2002 Australian Open Championship and the 2010, 2011 Australian Masters.
Designer: Oscar Damman, William Meader & Alister MacKenzie (1927)
Length: 6278/ Par 72
PM- Experience the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in all its glory with an Australian Rules Football Game at the ‘G.
Day 6: Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club (North or South Course)
Located 40 minutes from Melbourne, toward the Mornington Peninsula, Peninsula Kingswood underwent some radical redevelopment of its two golf courses (North and South) and onsite facilities. Australian Architects, Ogilvy Clayton Mead (OCM) were tasked with redeveloping the courses and the results are nothing short of spectacular. With wide-open fairways lined by natural shrubbery and quite possibly the best greens in the land, Peninsula Kingswood is a must play by any avid golfer.
Enjoy dinner in the modern Clubhouse restaurant and stay overnight at Peninsula Kingswood’s onsite accommodation.
Day 7: Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club
Enjoy a second round of golf followed by lunch in the clubhouse or on the outdoor terrace before travelling back to central Melbourne.