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Australia Golf Vacations

Take a trip down under to play some of the world’s best golf

The land down under is one of the great vacation destinations on the planet, and the golf across this iconic continent does not disappoint.

Melbourne’s Sandbelt offers the greatest collection of World Top 100 courses, including Royal Melbourne and Victoria Golf Club. This great sporting city is also home to the 100,000-capacity stadium The MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground), the Australian Open tennis tournament, and the annual Australian Grand Prix.

Venture outside of this great city to the iconic natural bay city of Sydney, and experience the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, and Bondi Beach. Golf at New South Wales Golf Club, another Australian great, is located right on the ocean at the mouth of Botany Bay.

The hidden gem of Australian golf is the state of Tasmania, with the remote King Island’s Cape Wickham, and the renowned Barnbougle on the main Island.

The Best Golf Destinations in Australia

Victoria Golf Club elevated green


The Melbourne Sandbelt, lying southeast of the city on the shores of Port Phillip Bay is world-renowned for excellent golf. This natural sand foundation lends itself to extensive and often spectacular bunkering, one of the reasons Australia’s great golfers have a reputation for being exceptional bunker players.

Beyond the famed courses of Royal Melbourne, Victoria Golf Club, and Kingston Heath, the metropolitan city offers an exceptional vacation experience. Enjoy the array of live sports on offer, sample some of Australia’s best wines, or visit the native penguin population on Phillip Island.

New South Wales areal view


Australia’s most famous city is one of the most geographically spectacular metropolises on the planet. Centered around a natural harbor created as the Parramatta River reaches the Pacific Ocean, Sydney offers beauty at every turn. Take time out on one of the iconic surfing beaches of Manly, Coogee, or Bondai. Explore the exotic botanical gardens, or climb the harbor bridge for the ultimate city view.

The finest course in the region is New South Wales Golf Club, an oceanfront layout that offers dramatic scenery in the coastal southern city suburbs.

Barnbougle Dunes beach and ocean


The state of Tasmania is located off the southern coast of Australia’s mainland. Split across two islands, accessing golf here can be a little more challenging, but well worth the effort.

With Cape Wickam and Barnbougle’s course designers including Tom Doak, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw, and Mike DeVries, this is the ultimate remote golf destination in the southern hemisphere. Without the historic prestige of Melbourne golf, Tasmania has only made its name in the 21st century, however is now an unmissable addition to an Australian golf tour.

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Best time to visit: October to March

Australia’s Best Golf Courses

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Royal Melbourne

Like The Country Club outside Boston, Royal Melbourne GC has three recognized championship courses among the 36 holes on property. There is the West, the East, and the Composite – made up of 6 holes from the East and 12 from the West that are utilized in prestigious competitions.

Victoria Golf Club Drone


Completed in 2019, along with its neighbor Royal Melbourne, Victoria Golf Club is rated among the Top 100 Golf Courses in the World, quite an oddity for true city courses.

Green by the ocean at New South Wales GC

New South Wales

New South Wales GC features breathtaking views overlooking the Tasman Sea and Bounty Bay, where Captain Cook on the Endeavor first sailed into Sydney. The area is part of the National Park Kamay Bounty Bay region.

Cape Wickham Golf Links

Cape Wickham

There is something special about remote island golf and King Island, located in the Bass Strait halfway between Victoria, Australia and Tasmania boasts one of the world’s best courses and is worth the journey to experience.

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The golf world stood up and took notice of little-known Tasmania as a links golf destination when the original Barnbougle Dunes course opened in 2004. It was the brilliant vision and collaboration between Tom Doak and ex-Australian professional, Mike Clayton.

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Kingston Heath

Kingston Heath Golf Club was founded in 1909, and rivals its famous next-door neighbor for the No.1 Course in Australia ranking over the West Course at Royal Melbourne.

Explore Australia

Australia is a great sporting nation, the active outdoor lifestyle and culture of competition breed many world-class athletes. With popular national sports including cricket, rugby, their own ‘Aussie Rules’ football, and of course golf. A trip Downunder is one of the great golf adventures, both for the quality of golf and the experiences on offer.

In addition to golf, enjoy the iconic culture influenced by the indigenous population. Sights include the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, the Great Ocean Road, and the Blue Mountains.

Direct flights into Melbourne and Sydney make an Australian golf tour accessible. Regular, good-value internal flights, similar to the U.S., make multi-destination itineraries very achievable, despite the long distances.

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Book your Australia golf vacation with Premier Golf

Premier Golf has been planning spectacular golf vacations and tours since its founding in 1988, so you can rest assured our experts will tailor your next experience to meet your specific wants and needs.

Representatives will be on hand to help fulfill your dream Australia itinerary and ensure you have the most spectacular golf trip down under.

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