Monday, December 22, 2014

Australia/ New Zealand 13 day Sampler

Australia/ New Zealand 13 day Sampler
Our 10-day Australia and New Zealand sampler will give you a taste of some of the great golf courses of these two countries and have you wanting to come back and play more (and believe you me we can offer you plenty of additional golf experiences for next time).

Our 13 day Australia and New Zealand sampler will give you a taste of some of the great golf courses of these two countries and have you wanting to come back and play more (and believe you me we can offer you plenty of additional golf experiences for next time).

The itinerary starts in the Olympic city where you play the best course in Sydney - the spectacular NSW Golf Club located at La Perouse. From here you head to Melbourne and an veritable feast of wonderful golf. Over the next six days you will play three of the famed Melbourne Sandbelt courses and then head down to the golf rich Mornington Peninsula where you will experience another two highly regarded courses.

From here you cross the Tasman and over to New Zealand where some truly spectacular cliff top courses - Kauri Cliffs and Cape Kidnappers awaits you. And at the end of this you have to head home where no doubt planning will have already begun for your next trip "Down Under".

Package Details

No. Days 10
GOLFSelectRef: T265
Starting Price: Enquire Now

Sights Arrive in Sydney and spend part of day sightseeing
Accommodation Westin Hotel Sydney 
Golf 12:30 PM New South Wales Golf Club (4 golfers with motorised cart) 
Accommodation Westin Hotel Sydney 
Flights Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in the morning
Golf 01:00 PM The Royal Melbourne Golf Club (West Course) (4 golfers with pull buggy) 
Accommodation The Langham, Melbourne 
Sights No golf planned. Sightseeing option.
Accommodation The Langham, Melbourne 
Golf 10:00 AM The Metropolitan Golf Club (4 golfers with pull buggy) 
Accommodation The Langham, Melbourne 
Golf 08:30 AM Kingston Heath Golf Club (4 golfers with pull buggy) 
Coach After golf drive to Mornington Peninsula (80 min)
Accommodation Peppers Moonah Links 
Accommodation Peppers Moonah Links 
Golf 09:00 AM The National Golf Club (Old Course) (4 golfers with motorised cart) 
Accommodation The Langham, Melbourne 
Flights 12:00 PM Flight NZ0006 Melbourne to Auckland (arr 5:20pm). 6:55pm Flight NZ8409 Auckland to Napier (arr 7:55pm). Transfer to accommodation (30 min)
Accommodation Harvest Lodge 
Golf 10:00 AM Cape Kidnappers Golf Course (4 golfers with motorised cart) 
Accommodation Harvest Lodge 
Flights 04:25 PM Flight NZ8414 Napier to Auckland (arr 5:25pm). 6:55pm NZ2668 Auckland to Kerikeri (arr 7:35pm)
Accommodation The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs 
Golf 10:00 AM Kauri Cliffs (4 golfers with motorised cart) 
Accommodation The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs 
Flights 02:30 PM Flight NZ2665 Kerikeri to Auckland (arr 3:10pm). 7:30pm NZ0006 Auckland to Los Angeles (arr 10:25am - same day)

Golf Courses

Cape Kidnappers Golf Course

448 Clifton Road, Te Awanga, Hawke's Bay, NZNORTH, .
Region: Hawke's Bay

Cape Kidnappers Golf Course

Cape Kidnappers is a Tom Doak designed golf course which is amongst the world's most spectacular courses. The clever use of the layout is best seen from the air where Doak has used the natural landscape to craft some magnificient, memorable and challenging golf holes.

Par (Length): 72 (6525m)
Design: Tom Doak (2004)

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


The Dunes Golf Links

Browns Road, Rye, VIC, 3941.
Region: Mornington Peninsula

The Dunes Golf Links

The Dunes Golf Links is in a links style and many of the holes could be plucked straight from Scotland or Ireland. The Dunes is one of very few links style courses in Australia. All the holes are played through and over rolling sand dunes on what is known as the "Cups Country" of the Mornington Peninsula. The championship course features a number of different styles of holes, some with elevated tees hitting down to wide fairways, a number which are generally flat with subtle undulations and some great par 3s where bunkering, wind and large, uneven putting surfaces are the norm.

Par (Length): 72 (6409m)
Design: Tony Cashmore (1997)
Top 100: 16

The National Golf Club (Old Course)

Cups Drive, Cape Schanck, VIC, 3939.
Region: Mornington Peninsula

The National Golf Club (Old Course)

The original National course (Old Course) was open for play in 1988 and was designed by leading golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jnr. This course is a generally hilly course combining amazing coastal views, challenging ball carries and slick, undulating putting surfaces into a test of golf not previously seen in Australia.

Par (Length): 72 (6313m)
Design: Robert Trent Jones Jnr (1988)
Top 100: 12

*Letter of introduction required


Kauri Cliffs

Matauri Bay Rd, Matauri Bay, NZNORTH, .
Region: Northland

Kauri Cliffs

Kauri Cliffs is one of those surreal golf experiences that avid golfers should experience at least once in their lifetime. Fifteen holes view the Pacific Ocean, six of which are played alongside cliffs which plunge to the sea. The beautiful inland holes wind through marsh, forest and farmland.

Par (Length): 72 (6510m)
Design: David Harman (2000)

New South Wales Golf Club

1528 Anzac Parade (Botany Bay National Park), La Perouse, NSW, 2036.
Region: Sydney

New South Wales Golf Club

The NSW Golf Club is rated in the top 50 golf courses in the world. In fact, it is the only Sydney Course rated in the top 100 best golf courses listing. The character of the course is unique, a links style course set amongst the hills and valleys that hug the rugged Pacific Ocean coastline boasting magnificent ocean views as backdrop.

Par (Length): 72 (6227m)
Design: Alister Mackenzie (1928), Eric Apperly (1932 and 51) (1928)
Top 100: 5

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

Harvest Lodge
23 Havelock Road, Havelock North, NZNORTH, .
Region: Hawke's Bay
Rating: 4.5 star
Harvest Lodge

Harvest Lodge is ideally located 4.5 star accommodation in the upmarket village of Havelock North near Hastings - in the heart of Hawkes Bay Wine Country. Its close proximity to Cape Kidnappers Golf Course makes it the ideal base for golfers visiting the region.


Mangapapa Petit Hotel
Napier Road, Hawkes Bay, NZNORTH, .
Region: Hawke's Bay
Rating: 5.0 star
Mangapapa Petit Hotel

Mangapapa Petit Hotel was originally built in 1885 and is regarded as one of Hawke Bays most prestigious properties. Located on 20 acres of lush, manicured gardens, the homestead has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment bringing more modern and luxurious facilities to the hotel.


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.


Peppers Moonah Links
Peter Thomson Drive, Fingal, VIC, 3939.
Region: Mornington Peninsula
Rating: 5.0 star
Peppers Moonah Links

Located on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, Peppers Moonah Links Resort is one of Australia's most unique leisure resorts, featuring luxury accommodation, two 18 hole championship golf courses and an endota spa.


The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs
Tepane Tablelands, Bay of Islands, NZNORTH, .
Region: Northland
Rating: 5.0 star
The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

Kauri Cliffs consists of eleven outlying guest cottages, each with two guest suites providing twenty-two accommodation units at Kauri Cliffs.


Westin Hotel Sydney
No.1 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW, 2000.
Region: Sydney
Rating: 5.0 star
Westin Hotel Sydney

The Westin Sydney is an award winning, five star hotel set in the heart of Sydney's CBD. Part of the redevelopment of Sydney's historic General Post Office on Martin Place, this luxurious hotel is surrounded by Sydney's most exclusive designer shopping, best restaurants, theatres and nightlife, and is close to attractions like Darling Harbor, Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.


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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GOLFSelect is strongly committed to assisting children who are not as fortunate as our own. We enjoy a very strong association with Door of Hope Australia Inc. This child-focused, non government organisation was established to help alleviate the suffering caused by poverty in developing nations. Their vision is that children in every nation will have access to education, clean water, nutrition, medical care, and protection from war, abuse and exploitation. As part of our association, a donation is provided to Door of Hope for every holiday that we organise on behalf of you, our client. We thank you for supporting this initiative and helping to make an important difference to those who do not always have a voice.

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Great Golf Down Under
Great Golf Down Under by Gary Lisbon

Great Golf Down Under 2 is the new book by Gary Lisbon. Over 400 new images, 122 courses from the best golf courses including: Royal Melbourne, Kingston Heath, Metropolitan, New South Wales, The National, Kauri Cliffs, Cape Kidnappers, and Barnbougle Dunes/Barnbougle Lost Farm.

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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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