Four day Melbourne Mornington Peninsula golf itinerary
Day One: Arrive Melbourne
Melbourne, capital of Victoria, is perhaps best known for its fine parks and gardens, gracious tree-lined streets, international restaurants, fashion, and its famous sporting events. The city hosts the Melbourne Cup horse race, Formula 1 Grand Prix and the Australia Open Tennis Grand Slam. Melbourne is also famous for its wonderful Sandbelt corridor – making golfing a must.
Below the southern outskirts of Melbourne is a rich vein of sandy loam subsoil, upon which are situated eight of the best golf courses in Australia, known throughout the world as the famous Melbourne Sandbelt. These clubs have played host to countless great championships including the Australian Open, Johnnie Walker Classic, Australian Masters, World Match Play Championship, Women’s Australian Open, and the Presidents Cup.
Accommodation: Two nights in Melbourne at either hotel of your choice (4 or 5 star) with full buffet breakfast daily.
Dinner is included tonight at one of Melbourne's fine dining restaurants – Donovan’s at St Kilda. Includes three course menu and return transfers. Beverages at own expense.
Day Two: Golf at Victoria Golf Club
Join your driver for private transfers to the 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 beach side suburb of Cheltenham. It offers a sporting experience on par with the world’s best.
Victoria GC played host to the 2002 Australian Open Championship and the 2010 and 2011 Australian Masters.
- Designer: Oscar Damman, William Meader & Alister Mackenzie (1927)
- Length: 6278/ Par 72
After your game, join your driver for private transfer back to your hotel.
Step out to dine at one of Melbourne fine restaurants or explore the city's hive of laneways, bustling with activity and creativity. Wander down stencil-covered alleyways and follow the light boxes, graffiti and sculptures to find hidden bars, hole-in-the-wall cafes and boutique nightspots. Visit galleries, specialty stores, and try tasty delights everywhere from upscale eateries down to quick-bite lunch bars.
Day Three: Golf at Royal Melbourne Golf Club
Join your driver for your transfer to Royal Melbourne Golf Club
Royal Melbourne’s two courses, the East Course and the West Course, are each ranked among the best in the world. Designed by Dr. Alister McKenzie, Royal Melbourne West is possibly the most famous of Australia’s golf courses. However both the East and West tracks are renowned as some of the best golf layouts in the world (both are ranked in the US Golf Digest World Top 100). Royal Melbourne has hosted numerous national and international events, most famously the 1959 Canada Cup, the 1970 World Cup of Golf and the Presidents Cup in both 2008 and 2011. In 2019 the Presidents Cup will return to Royal Melbourne, providing international players with the challenging route of the Composite Course – a combination of the best holes (12 holes from West and 6 holes from East) from each course.
- Designer: Alister Mackenzie (1931)
- Length: 6061/Par 72
After golf, you will be transferred to the Mornington Peninsula.
Accommodation: Overnight on the Mornington Peninsula at hotel of your choice with full buffet breakfast daily.
Dinner on day three is included at your hotel
Day Four: Golf at The National Golf Club, Mornington
Join your driver for private transfer to The National Golf Club.
The National Golf Club, a 54-hole private members golf club located at Cape Schanck on Victoria's spectacular Mornington Peninsula, is one of Australia's ultimate golfing experiences. A short drive from Melbourne, The National boasts three championship courses, all listed in Australia's top 40. The Old, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr, The Moonah, designed by Greg Norman and The Ocean, designed by Thomson, Wolveridge & Perrett, are remarkably unique, and all offer a most incredible golfing experience.
The original National Course (Old Course) was open for play in 1988 and was recently included, for the first time, in the US Golf Digest World Top 100 ranking (2016). Boasting spectacular views, the stunning topography of the Old Course is enhanced by magnificent coastline views – which are particularly evident on the Old Course’s seventh hole.
Enjoy a late lunch at Montalto Winery with its beautiful sculptures dotted throughout the vineyard. Sample some of their award winning wines. There are more than 50 cellar doors on the Peninsula offering wine tasting and tasting plates.
The Mornington Peninsula is also home to spectacular Peninsula Hot Springs the perfect place to recover after 18 holes of golf.
Day Five: Depart