Saturday, August 02, 2014

Melbourne Sandbelt (6 nights / 5 games).

Melbourne Sandbelt (6 nights / 5 games).
The Melbourne Sandbelt is a world renowned golf region comprising 15 quality golf courses located within 35 minutes of the Melbourne CBD. This package allows you to experience 5 of these courses spread over 6 nights, providing an extra day to sightsee and see all that Melbourne has to offer.

Inclusions

Golf:
5 games of golf with pull buggy
Accommodation:
6 nights twin share accommodation
Transport:
Self drive, Car Hire or Luxury Transfers
Other:
GOLFSelect Survival Pack

NB. Other golf courses are available and your itinerary can be tailored to your specific needs and budget.

Package Details

No. Days 6
GOLFSelectRef: T1594
Starting Price: From $1,879.00 per person

Flights Arrive in Melbourne and transfer to accommomdation.
Accommodation Caroline Serviced Apartments Brighton 
Golf 10:00 AM Huntingdale Golf Club (18 holes of golf with pull buggy) 
Accommodation Caroline Serviced Apartments Brighton 
Golf 10:00 AM Kingston Heath Golf Club (18 holes of golf with pull buggy) 
Accommodation Caroline Serviced Apartments Brighton 
Golf 01:00 PM Commonwealth Golf Club (18 holes of golf with pull buggy) 
Accommodation Caroline Serviced Apartments Brighton 
Golf 10:00 AM The Royal Melbourne Golf Club (West Course) (18 holes of golf with pull buggy) 
Accommodation Caroline Serviced Apartments Brighton 
Golf 10:00 AM The Metropolitan Golf Club (18 holes of golf with pull buggy) 
Accommodation Caroline Serviced Apartments Brighton 
Check out of accommodation and transfer to airport for return flight home.

Golf Courses

Commonwealth Golf Club

Glennie Avenue, Oakleigh South, VIC, 3167.
Region: Melbourne Sandbelt

Commonwealth Golf Club

Commonwealth Golf Club is a par 73 golf course which combines a collection of strong par 3 holes with mid to long par 4's and four par 5's - 2 of which are realistically reachable in 2. Commonwealth was, until recently, ranked in the Top 100 golf courses in the world. Why it fell out is anyone's guess but, with the plethora of new courses being developed worldwide each year, it is getting harder to maintain a position in this highly subjective list.

Par (Length): 73 (6380m)
Design: Sam Bennett (1921)
Top 100: 31

*Letter of introduction required


Huntingdale Golf Club

Windsor Avenue, Oakleigh South, VIC, 3167.
Region: Melbourne Sandbelt

Huntingdale Golf Club

Huntingdale is a private members course located in the middle of the world famous Melbourne Sandbelt. It was the host of the Australian Masters for 30 years and has hosted the world's best golfers.

Par (Length): 72 (6184m)
Design: Charles H. Alison (1941)
Top 100: 38

*Letter of introduction required


Kingston Heath Golf Club

Kingston Road, Cheltenham, VIC, 3192.
Region: Melbourne Sandbelt

Kingston Heath Golf Club

Kingston Heath Golf Club is perfectly manicured and its bunkering and clever use of dips and hollows visually fools the non-observant golfer. Many people would argue it is a more aesthetically pleasing course than Royal Melbourne, however if you wildly deviate from the fairway, the rough (comprising long grass, tea tree and sandy scrapes) will test your ability to get the ball back into play.

Par (Length): 72 (6352m)
Design: Dan Soutar (bunkering by Alister Mackenzie) (1925)
Top 100: 2

*Letter of introduction required


The Metropolitan Golf Club

Golf Road, Oakleigh, VIC, 3167.
Region: Melbourne Sandbelt

The Metropolitan Golf Club

Metropolitan Golf Club is one of Australia's premier golf courses. Tucked quietly in Melbourne's south eastern suburbs it is one of the renowned "sandbelt courses" and widely recognised as one of the finest golf courses in Australia. It has also been described as the Australian equivalent of Augusta National. The perfect fairways, marbletop greens and blindingly white bunkers all combine to offer a test of golf not seen previously in Australia. Metropolitan is a tough but fair test of golf.

Par (Length): 72 (6427m)
Design: J.B. Mackenzie (1906), Dick Wilson (1959) (1906)
Top 100: 10

*Letter of introduction required


The Royal Melbourne Golf Club (West Course)

Cheltenham Road, Black Rock, VIC, 3193.
Region: Melbourne Sandbelt

The Royal Melbourne Golf Club (West Course)

The Royal Melbourne Golf Club's West Course forms the majority of holes contained within the main boundaries of the golf course aside from 4 holes (13 to 16) which are played across the road in an adjoining property. The par 5 holes are not long and all are reachable in two for the longer hitters. The difficulty of these holes is not so much in the length of the holes but rather the harsh penalties which exists for a less than perfectly struck shot. The style of the holes is similar and MacKenzie has used the peaks and troughs in the slope of the land to maximum benefit. The course is not hilly by any stretch of the imagination however additional challenges are created on selected uphill approach shots.

Par (Length): 72 (6030m)
Design: Alister Mackenzie (1931)
Top 100: 1

*Letter of introduction required


NOTE: A number of private golf clubs require that visitors have a registered handicap and are members of a recognised interstate or overseas golf club. Documentary proof is generally required. In such cases, GOLFSelect will request that each member of the group supplies a letter of introduction from his or her golf club. Golf clubs that have this requirement are listed with the comment "Letter of introduction required".

Suggested Accommodation

The Langham, Melbourne
1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank, VIC, 3006.
Region: Melbourne City and Suburbs
Rating: 5.0 star
The Langham, Melbourne

The Langham, Melbourne is the Official 5 Star hotel of The Australian Masters, and affords five star service and quality in a five star location - the south bank of the Yarra River. With 387 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, The Langham Melbourne offers every facility the discerning guest could want also including all day dining with Melba Brasserie, Tisane Lounge and a state of the art Health and Fitness Centre.


Best Western The Buckingham International
1130 Nepean Highway, Highett, VIC, 3190.
Region: Melbourne Sandbelt
Rating: 4.0 star
Best Western The Buckingham International

Best Western The Buckingham International is a 4 star Boutique Hotel, boasting 67 rooms and 4 apartments, pool and barbeque, set in quiet, immaculately groomed gardens.


Caroline Serviced Apartments Brighton
3 Male Street, Brighton, VIC, 3186.
Region: Melbourne Sandbelt
Rating: 4.5 star
Caroline Serviced Apartments Brighton

Our Brighton property provides a fabulous accommodation experience right in the heart of Melbourne's most desirable bay-side suburb. From cutting-edge studios, through to designer one, two and three bedroom apartments our modern interiors, ample balconies, and high quality finishes are designed to meet the needs of short stay leisure visitors as well as relocating executives and their families.


Travelodge Southbank Melbourne Hotel
9 Riverside Quay, Southbank, VIC, 3006.
Region: Melbourne Sandbelt
Rating: 3.5 star
Travelodge Southbank Melbourne Hotel

Travelodge Southbank is not only the winner of 2006 and 2007 HM award for Best 3.5 Star Accommodation, it also offers an ideal location to experience the vibrant city of Melbourne.


GOLFSelect Contact Details

For more information about this itinerary, please contact:

Consultant: Gary Lisbon
Telephone: +61-3-9563-6776, +61-418-465-337 (mobile)
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Car Rental

Car rental deals through Europcar and GOLFSelect

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Custom Golf

 

Sometimes a standard itinerary just does not work! GOLFSelect prides itself on being able to tailor an itinerary to suit your specific needs. Use our Custom Golf Questionnaire to let us know what you want and we will prepare a custom itinerary just the way you want it.



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Client Testimonials
Dear Matthew, The golf trip was fantastic. The drivers were helpful the courses were wonderful the accom was fine and the transfers were fine. We have already mapped out next years tour but no doubt Gary will be on to you about this. I think GOLFSelect's service is wonderful. We just had a wonderful week. Thank you for all your help. Kind regards, John.
John M, Auckland, NZ
Both the Taupo courses were great, quite different – had my best score at Kinloch! The resort courses were wonderfully presented, excellent service and facilities. Difficult to say which 2 were the best. All 3 resorts were excellent but the service/staff at Kauri Cliffs and Cape Kidnapper was exceptional. Would use you guys again and recommend you to anybody thinking of doing something similar. Very happy customers! No improvements, just great and thank you for all your efforts on our behalf.
Carl D, Melbourne.
We really enjoyed our trip down under and appreciate the quality of the arrangements you made. Really just a positive experience all around and full of great memories. We have several friends who we have spoken to about doing a golf trip down under and we will certainly refer them your way for arrangements. Chris and I look forward to you visiting for a round with us on our home course so we can earn our money back. Once again thanks for the wonderful memories and friendship.
Scott H, York, PA, USA
We had an absolute ball. I cant thankyou enough for help through out the whole booking process. The transfers were very professional. As for the golf...Spectacular. Royal Melb was a little under-conditioned with the new fairways but the course layout was great. Kingston Heath-The course was impeccable. It is a day that we will all rememeber till we die. The Heritage-The greens were the best we played all weekend. Woodlands-Bunkers are sensational as are the greens.
Scott M., Sydney, Aus
What can I say about GOLFSelect? We keep coming back. This is the fifth trip I've been involved in (two Masters, Melbourne, Barbougle and New Zealand). From a personal point of view, I was delighted and very grateful for your help and advice. In the unlikely event that you need further references, tell potential clients to talk to me!
Joe H, Brisbane


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