Sydney & the Sandbelt in Melbourne

8 Nights | 4 Rounds

Day 1 & 2

This evening depart the United States. You will travel over the International Date Line and arrive in Australia two days after your departure.

Day 3

On arrival at Sydney Airport you will be met by EGT Golf personnel who will assist you with your luggage and transfer to your transportation.

Today enjoy a cruise of  Sydney Harbour and a Tour through the Sydney Opera House. Commence a Highlights Cruise on Sydney Harbour is commonly referred to as the most beautiful natural harbour in the world. A large harbour with many bays, inlets and secondary harbours, it has not been built out like many of the world’s great harbours. Although there are exclusive homes dotted around the water’s edge, there are large tracts of parklands, reserves and gardens that balance the harbour environmentally. At completion of Cruise walk to the Sydney Opera House. Join a tour through the Opera House, one of the architectural master pieces of the century. Designed, by the Danish Architect, Jorn Utzon. The first performance was in the Opera Theatre in 1973. The Opera House would be more aptly named the Sydney Performing Arts Centre as most evenings its theatres offer a combination of world class music, dance, and drama and opera performances. This 45-minute tour offers the opportunity to experience the Sydney Opera House in its daily operation, and, learn about the fascinating history and architecture. At the completion of the tour, walk to the hotel. Operates Daily. (This tour has been included in the package price)

Overnight: Park Hyatt Sydney: Opera View Room – including breakfast

Day 4

Today play New South Wales. Designed by Dr Alister MacKenzie, this course is one of the greats, ranked number 5 in Australia. Situated at the site of Captain Cook’s landing in Australia at La Peruse it is not only a superb course but also offers some outstanding views of the Pacific Ocean. Holes 5 and 6 will long be remembered.

Enjoy dinner with the Chef at the Park Hyatt Sydney. A 7 course degustation menu with matching wines. Watch the chef prepare, experience the drama and happenings in the kitchen and then have chef sit with you and discuss the meal and various wines.

Today sightsee in Sydney. Some of the many options viewable click here.

Overnight: Park Hyatt Sydney: Opera View Room – including breakfast

Day 5

Wine Tour – Hunter Valley. Commence a private tour of the Hunter Valley with private vineyard inspections & tastings. Lunch at Escas at Bimbadgen Estate offers a distinctive experience and four distinct working areas all in one stunning destination – old vineyards, open plan, state of the art winemaking facilities and award winning restaurant. The original vines were planted in the 60’s and have been producing grapes that continue to be heavily in demand by the Hunter Valley’s classic wineries. These vines still produce premium quality grapes, full of flavour depth and intensity as reflected in Bimbadgen’s current range.

Overnight: Tower Lodge: Lodge Room – including breakfast

Day 6

Play today at Cypress Lakes. Opened in 1992, and designed by Steve Smyers of Florida. From the blue championship markers, the layout is a length of 6,359m par 72. The front nine is tree lined with sloping fairways and the back nine is a links style layout. Not to mention, over 60 huge bunkers and dramatically shaped and elevated greens. As well as each tee and green having stunning panoramic views of the valley’s famous vineyards and surrounding mountains.

Enjoy dinner at Roberts Restaurant. The perfect choice when seeking out the best Hunter Valley has to offer in fine food & wine. This is Australian food & wine at its best.

Overnight: Tower Lodge: Lodge Room – including breakfast

Day 7

Today fly to Melbourne Airport.

Overnight: Park Hyatt Hotel Melbourne: Park King Room – including breakfast

Day 8

Play Royal Melbourne West Course. Continually rated as the number 1 golf course in Australia and has been as high as number 5 in the world. It is the most recognised golf course on the world famous Melbourne Sandbelt. The site remains one of the finest ever found in world golf, full of dramatic undulation with fertile sandy soil and a natural rugged appearance. Designed by Dr Alister Mackenzie, the bunkering is spectacular while the rough areas around the tees and bunkers are a mix of native grasses which beautifully and naturally frame each hole, providing great definition and contrast without distracting from the strategy. The greens provide the finest putting surfaces in Australia. Large and beautifully contoured they are built to accommodate approaches from a number of angles with each progressively more difficult the further the tee shot strays from the perfect line.

Enjoy a private tour around Queen Victoria Market, a thriving and vital place pulsating with life. The friendly competition between stallholders, and their concern for customers, is what gives the Market its Old World charm and the addictive power to draw millions of visitors each year. The vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere of this historic site has endeared the Market to Melburnians for 130 years. The Market is probably best known for its huge variety of fresh produce. Almost 50% of the Market area is dedicated to the sale of fresh produce, including fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, chicken, seafood and delicatessen products.

Our dinner suggestion for this evening is Vue du Monde. Classical modern French fine dining in an ambience of understated luxury. Rich warm colours are highlighted by Spanish pendant lighting, velvet curtaining and bronze mirrors. The table setting itself is a celebration of the highest level of dining.

Overnight: Park Hyatt Hotel Melbourne: Park King Room – including breakfast

Day 9

Wine Tour – Yarra Valley. With a rich history stretching back to the first settlers, the Yarra Valley is not only one of Australia’s oldest wine producing regions, but also one of the most diverse, containing large commercial enterprises and small boutique producers. It is the home to over 40 wineries and is best known for its succes with Pinot Noir, fine Chardonnays and also Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz varietals. The Yarra Valley offers a unique wine and food experience. Enjoy a private tasting in the Trophy Room at family owned De Bortoli Winery. Visit Domaine Chandon Australia producing premium quality Methode Traditionelle sparkling wines from the classic Champagne grapes, chardonnay, pint noir and pinot meuniere. Domaine Chandon is dedicated to producing quality Australian wines.

Overnight: Park Hyatt Hotel Melbourne: Park King Room – including breakfast

Day 10

 

Today play Victoria (tbc). Acclaimed by many golfers the world over for it’s fine hospitality, Victoria is steeped in tradition and the site of many major tournaments. Always a joy to play with gently contoured fairways that flow through avenues of magnificent trees, it is designed to challenge both the amateur and professional golfer. Certainly a traditional style course of great quality and variety. Peter Thomson was several of many notable members to start their careers here. The course had 3 designers, amongst them, Alister MacKenzie, and is rated in Australia’s top 10.

 

Our dinner suggestion for this evening is the Rockpool Bar and Grill . The latest offering from Neil Perry and Trish Richards of world renowned fine dining. The driving philosophy for this restaurant was to create a great dining experience, a fusion of the Rockpool (of Sydney) ethos and a classic steakhouse, with reference made to the grand brasseries of Paris. Voted Age restaurant of the year for 2008 the restaurant has been praised by diners and critics alike. Despite the ‘laid back’ name this is a fine diner in every sense and diners can indulge in delicacies such as premium Wagyu beef, sterling caviar and a plethora of upmarket crustaceans.

Overnight: Park Hyatt Hotel Melbourne: Park King Room – including breakfast

Day 11

Depart Australia from the Melbourne Airport. You will cross the International Date Line and arrive in the US on the same date as departing Australia.

 

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 NOTE: This Sample Itinerary is provided for guidance purposes. You are entirely welcome to book it as shown but it may be adjusted or completely customized in any way you wish.

Tour Includes;
Accommodation in hotels listed with room category and dining basis as detailed in the schedule.
Green fees for rounds of golf as listed in schedule.
Ground transportation throughout as detailed below.
Assistance of EGT Golf’s local office at your destination.
Travel pack with useful information on areas visited in your tour.
Local taxes.

Conditions Of Quote
It is priced in United States Dollars (US$).
It neither implies nor provides any assurance of availability for the above inclusions
To guarantee these rates we require a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the agreed land cost per person, subject to a minimum $1,500 deposit, their name and golfer’s handicap and home club at the time the reservations are requested.
To make a reservation please contact a Golf Travel Specialist .

 

 

HOTEL INFORMATION

 

PARK HYATT HOTEL MELBOURNE
Park Hyatt Melbourne is a world-class hotel, and its location is as distinctive as its design and interior. Conveniently situated in one of Melbourne’s most historic areas, at the top of Collins Street and opposite St Patrick’s Cathedral, Park Hyatt Melbourne overlooks district of Victorian architecture and is bordered by Melbourne’s delightful Fitzroy Gardens. Just 13 miles from Melbourne Airport and convenient to the city’s attractions, this boutique-style Hyatt hotel provides a warm ambience and exceptional levels of personalised service to its guests. Capturing the very essence of Melbourne today, the hotel’s facilities are sophisticated and contemporary, offering spacious and beautifully presented accommodation, in a wide choice of hotel rooms and suites. Park Hyatt Melbourne also offers fine and elegant, extensive meeting facilities and function rooms, a luxurious hotel Health Centre and Day Spa, and a fully appointed Hyatt Business Centre.

 

PARK HYATT SYDNEY
Seated majestically in the dress circle to one of the world’s most glittering harbours, Park Hyatt Sydney is located in the historic Rocks district, just five minutes from the central business, cultural and shopping districts of Sydney. Park Hyatt hotels known throughout the world for its exceptional design and elegant style, Park Hyatt Sydney opened in 1990, quickly earning a reputation as Australia’s most luxurious hotel, welcoming royalty, heads of state, corporate leaders, & celebrities Park Hyatt Sydney offers a sanctuary of privacy and refined unobtrusive service with most of the hotel’s 158 guestrooms enjoying private balconies with views overlooking Sydney’s spectacular harbour, Opera House and/or Harbour Bridge.

 

TOWER LODGE
Tower Lodge is located on the Tower Estate at Pokolbin in the heart of the Hunter Valley wine region of New South Wales, 170 km north west of Sydney. The Lodge is an exclusive haven that boasts 12 extraordinary guestrooms, plus an intimate lounge and bar, baronial dining room, cosy library, state-of-the art meeting room plus impressive recreational facilities. These include an 18-hole pitch and putt golf course, a 1.6 km walking track, a heated pool, a sauna, gym as well as a massage treatment room. Radiating out from Tower Lodge’s central courtyard along portico passageways are just 10 individually decorated lodge rooms, plus the Oriental and the Chairman’s Suite. All are furnished with antiques, treasures and collectables, rich fabrics and recycled old timbers. The rooms vary in size, but each features a bedroom area, lounge space and desk. In every room there is a music system, IDD telephone, television with pay channels and DVD, plus tea and coffee making facilities, all are non-smoking.
AIRLINE & TRAVEL PROTECTION INFORMATION

EGT GOLF AIRLINE DEPARTMENT EGT Golf offers a full service air department to assist in the planning and coordination of airline travel. We encourage you to consider traveling on one of our Preferred Airlines; British Airways or Delta Air Lines which collectively provide an extensive route network to all of our destination cities. For further details on our air travel services and competitive rates please call or email info@executiveglobaltours.com
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Changes: After deposits have been received and confirmation has been issued, any changes requested by the client are subject to an administrative fee of $50.00 per change per person in addition to any charges which may be made by suppliers for cancellations. In most cases, changes cannot be made less than 60 days before travel.

Handicap Certificate: Most courses require visitors to be a member of a recognized golf club and to hold official handicaps, with some courses imposing a maximum handicap restriction. PerryGolf endorses this viewpoint and recommends that players travel with a valid handicap certificate from their golf club which they may be required to produce.

Golf Carts & Caddies in New Zealand & Australia: With the exception of Cape Kidnappers, Kauri Cliffs and Royal Melbourne, caddies (including bag carriers) are not available in New Zealand & Australia. The majority of golf courses have (riding) golf carts (except most of the sandbelt courses around Melbourne). All golf courses have good access to pull carts (trundlers). Your golf travel specialist can answer any specific questions you may have regarding caddies & carts on your tour.