Five day Melbourne and Yarra Valley Itinerary
Day One: Arrive Melbourne
Take the time to explore the city and settle in at your hotel.
Day Two: Melbourne
AM Depart your hotel for The Melbourne Sandbelt.
Golf at Yarra Yarra Golf Club
The primary architect of this renowned Sandbelt course was Alex Russell who, in 1926, had formed a partnership with the famed Dr Alister MacKenzie during his brief visit to Australia. Today, Yarra Yarra remains substantially the same as the original layout and, like all great golf courses, has stood the test of time.
Many of the world's greatest golfers have competed in tournaments here. This includes, Greg Norman, Ian Baker-Finch, Karrie Webb, Annika Sörenstam, Jan Stephenson and Rachel Teske. What's more, Robert Allenby and Stuart Appleby both launched their professional careers from their membership as amateurs at Yarra Yarra.
- DESIGNERS: Alex Russell, Dr. Alister MacKenzie
- LENGTH: 6155m
- PAR: 72
PM Enjoy golf followed by lunch in the Private Dining Room. Post golf and lunch, transfer to the Yarra Valley Wine Region. Explore one of the local vineyards before checking into your accommodation at The Eastern Golf Club.
Overnight Yarra Valley (The Eastern Golf Club)
Day 3: Enjoy a buffet breakfast in the restaurant before teeing off at The Eastern Golf Club.
The Eastern Golf Club is a Greg Norman designed course located just 45 minutes from Melbourne in the Yarra Valley Wine Region. The Eastern offers golfers a beautiful country estate within a peaceful environment on the doorstep of some of Victoria's best wineries, eateries and tourism experiences.
Positioned in the stunning Yering Gorge, where bushland intersects with the Yarra River against the backdrop of the Christmas Hills and Dividing Ranges, the 27-hole championship course has welcomed golfing enthusiasts and visitors from far and wide.
PM Transfer back to Melbourne city.
Take a tour of Melbourne's famous laneways.
Melbourne is famous for its graffiti adorned laneways and hidden bars. Give 'Main Street' a miss and head down alleyways to find walls covered with stencil work, light boxes and sculptures that point you to the door of quirky bars. Check out Bar Americano in Presgrave Place, Section 8 in Tattersalls Lane, Croft Institute in Croft Alley and Cherry Bar in ACDC Lane. Find addresses that reveal themselves to be velvety jazz clubs and flashy wine bars, or bare-bone student hangouts and dimly lit hideaways.
Day 4: Golf at Kingston Heath Golf Club
Kingston Heath Golf Club is one of Australia's best golf courses. Ranked #19 in the world by US Golf Digest, Kingston Heath enjoys an enviable reputation for its superb conditioning all year round. Kingston Heath has hosted many major national and international tournaments including the 2009 and 2012 Australian Masters and the 2016 World Cup of Golf.
- Designers: Dan Soutar (1925)/Alister Mackenzie (1926)
- Length: 6436/ Par 72
PM Post golf explore the city and its fabulous museums and galleries including the National Gallery of Victoria.
The National Gallery of Victoria has two magnificent galleries located a short walk for each other, both with free entry to the permanent collection.
NGV International houses a whole world of international art, displaying the National Gallery of Victoria's collections of European, Asian, Oceanic and American art. Since the National Gallery of Victoria opened in St Kilda Road in 1968, the total collection has doubled in size to more than 70,000 works of art. A truly iconic Melbourne building, the gallery has been totally redesigned to house one of the most impressive collections in the Southern Hemisphere.
Day 5: Golf at Metropolitan Golf Club
Tucked away quietly 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)
- LENGTH: 6430m
- PAR: 72
Post Golf enjoy a final evening in Melbourne
Day 5: Depart
Tee off in Melbourne
Melbourne Sandbelt and Yarra Valley
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