Golf Travel

Tee it up for Hawaii International Golf Week

Tee it up for Hawaii International Golf Week

The Hawaii International Golf Week, now in its 7th year, has become an annual must-do for many golfers and their non-playing partners. Held August 18th – 24th 2019, the event features world-class golf courses, luxury beachfront accommodation and plenty of entertainment. The event takes place on the idyllic big Island of Hawaii, a short 30-minute […]

The golfing delights of Danang, Vietnam

The golfing delights of Danang, Vietnam

I recently had the opportunity to spend a week in Danang, Vietnam with a group of friends. We stayed at Hoi An and on the last day I was sitting on the beach and this lady came up to me with a form, asking a few questions about our time in Danang. As I was […]

The Mornington Peninsula: Australia’s Golfing Playground

The Mornington Peninsula: Australia’s Golfing Playground

Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula is one of Australia’s most popular golfing destinations. Featuring some of the country’s highest-rated courses along with jaw-dropping scenery, golfers are spoiled for choice.   Portsea Golf Club Portsea Golf Club consistently ranks in the top 50 golf courses Australia wide and with its new modern clubhouse, hotel and course upgrades, it […]

Great Golf in Canberra and the NSW Southern Highlands

Great Golf in Canberra and the NSW Southern Highlands

We explore some of our favourite country golfing gems in and around NSW and the ACT       Gold Creek Country Club Outfitting a new golf shop, launching a new on-line booking system and even a new menu at their popular restaurant, Trevino’s, things have never looked brighter for Gold Creek Country Club. The […]

Golf in Thailand: You’ve never been spoilt like this before

Golf in Thailand: You’ve never been spoilt like this before

Imagine how much you’d look forward to golf if every round played out like this: A private transfer takes you to the golf course and on arrival there’s a chorus of immaculately groomed caddies lining the entrance to welcome you with calls of “Sawadee Kha” – a traditional welcome. Your caddie, sporting a caddy bib […]

Singles Golf Week: new, fun and coming soon to Pattaya!

Singles Golf Week: new, fun and coming soon to Pattaya!

  Thailand’s famed holiday playground of Pattaya will host a week of golf, fun and entertainment for singles from 16 to 22 September 2018. Open to all singles, you don’t have to be off single figures, you just have to be single. Australian-based Go Golfing started hosting golfing get-togethers for singles more than 10 years […]

Tee off on a 12-day Thailand golf adventure

Tee off on a 12-day Thailand golf adventure

JOHN Dunphy’s 12-day golf tour of Thailand is perfect for the passionate golfer. Enjoy rounds of golf on five of Thailand’s most beautiful and spectacular golf courses and experience the tropical climate, mouth-watering food and friendly people in The Land of Smiles. Thoroughly researched by your host, a lifelong golfer and experienced traveller, the destination […]

A world in one country: South Africa

A world in one country: South Africa

  With its amazing variety in nature, wildlife and culture, South Africa certainly stands up to its slogan “a world in one country.” It also has some of the world’s most exciting golf courses. There is a wealth of phenomenal courses throughout the African continent’s southern tip to challenge the skills and senses. Of course, […]

Bali’s Bukit Pandawa: ‘Best in the World’

Bali’s Bukit Pandawa: ‘Best in the World’

Situated on a limestone cliff-top overlooking the world-famous surf breaks of Bukit Peninsula, Bali’s Bukit Pandawa Golf & Country Club has quickly established itself as one of the world’s unique golfing venues. Opened in October 2016, the club is the centrepiece of an expansive development that will eventually include several luxury five-star hotels, including a […]

HAWAII Golf Adventures and FIJI Pro-Ams

HAWAII Golf Adventures and FIJI Pro-Ams

Whether you enjoy the world class resort courses and magnificent beachfront hotels in Hawaii or traveling to Vietnam, Cambodia or Thailand and challenging yourself playing some of the best championship courses in Asia, Pacific Golf Management has a tour for you. Or maybe closer to home would suit, playing in the South Pacific’s biggest four-round […]

Your Murray River Magic adventure awaits

Your Murray River Magic adventure awaits

If you’re looking for a unique adventure that combines fantastic golf with the calm and relaxing character of houseboating, then Golf & Gourmet’s Murray River Magic might be just the ticket for you. Golf & Gourmet Founder and Principal, Fred Sparksman, a 48-year tourism industry veteran, launched Murray River Magic five years ago and has […]

Golf Cruises: The Great Golf Links of Britain Cruise with Robert Stock 2018

Golf Cruises: The Great Golf Links of Britain Cruise with Robert Stock 2018

  There are about 150 golf links in the world and Great Britain has the best of them, with the most exciting dunes and exhilarating golf designs matured through the years. A links is the oldest style of golf course, first developed in Scotland. The word “links” comes via the Scots language from the Old […]

The Hobart Masters: a holiday with a difference

The Hobart Masters: a holiday with a difference

Each year in January, over 300 golfers congregate in Hobart to spend a week of golf, fun and relaxation in picture-perfect weather during the Wrest Point Masters Golf Championship. Your holiday starts as you land on the tarmac at Hobart International Airport. You don’t think much of the airport, there is one terminal, one baggage […]

Ocean Dunes: Raw, rugged and remarkable

Ocean Dunes: Raw, rugged and remarkable

The once sleepy and secluded King Island has been making global headlines of late, most notably for the fact that it is now home to two of Australia’s (and perhaps the planet’s) most exciting and awe-inspiring golf courses. Last month saw the official opening of the island’s latest golfing gem, Ocean Dunes. Four years in […]

Rock Star treatment: Fly to King Island and Barnbougle in style

Rock Star treatment: Fly to King Island and Barnbougle in style

Travelling to golf tournaments by private jet has become very common practice for golf pros around the world with the likes of Jason Day, Jordan Speith and Rory McIlroy flying to and from events by private jet every week. Since the arrival of Barnbougle in Tasmania and, more recently, King Island, Australian golfers are now […]

Gold Coast World Masters turns 21

Gold Coast World Masters turns 21

Few events have stood the test of time like the World Masters Golf Championship on the Gold Coast each October. This event for club golfers aged 35 years and over has attracted big numbers from all over Australia, New Zealand and around the world for more than 20 years. This month, we go behind the […]

King Island – Australia’s newest golf destination

King Island – Australia’s newest golf destination

In most golfing circles these days, King Island is spoken about with much excitement. Home to two of Australia’s newest (and arguably most exciting) golf courses, the tiny island is on the verge of a major boom in golf tourism, as the courses, services, accommodation and food are all becoming renowned across the globe.   […]

Ocean Dunes unveils six new holes

Ocean Dunes unveils six new holes

Ocean Dunes on King Island has unveiled six brand-new holes on the back nine to complement its front nine, which has been enjoyed by golfers from all over the world since October. The unveiling of the back nine holes will now give golfers the opportunity to play 18 holes on the spectacular coastal course. The […]

Western Australia, where golf sizzles

Western Australia, where golf sizzles

IF you play golf and travel, chances are you’ve heard the news – golf in Western Australia is hot. Yes, the golf courses in Perth and surrounds and out to Kalgoorlie are sizzling hot. In the West, they weave intriguing layouts, quality resorts, soothing spas, gourmet dining and blend urban cool with raw natural beauty. […]

Rolling on the river: Golf along the Mighty Murray River

Rolling on the river: Golf along the Mighty Murray River

A recent report by the Australian Golf Industry Council revealed that the Murray River region is the most frequently visited golf destination by the core golf tourist in Australia. And for good reason, with spectacular weather, picturesque surroundings and some truly memorable golf, the area has something for players of all levels. Inside Golf recently […]

Save the date: Sixth Annual Mornington Peninsula Golf Classic

Save the date: Sixth Annual Mornington Peninsula Golf Classic

Where else can you play three courses in Australia’s Top-20 in a fun, friendly and great value tournament? Only in the Sixth Annual Mornington Peninsula Golf Classic! So, be sure to save the dates of 5-8 October 2015. Once again, the Mornington Peninsula will be on show to golfers across the country as they play […]

Golf on the NSW South Coast

Golf on the NSW South Coast

Narooma Golf Club A visit to Narooma is not complete without a hit on Narooma’s famous golf course. Described as “incredible” and “unique” the course is a challenge for serious golfers and a pleasure to play for the not so serious. Consistently rated in Australia’s Top 100 and a home to Hogan’s Hole, Narooma Golf […]

Golf along the glittering Gold Coast

Golf along the glittering Gold Coast

With breathtaking beaches, spectacular scenery, thrilling theme parks and some of Australia’s most enjoyable golf courses, the sun-drenched Gold Coast is a prime destination for golfers and holiday makers from across the globe. From Coolangatta to Coomera, and everywhere in between, this part of Australia has long been known to golfers for its diversity of […]

The real Zeal: Great golf in New Zealand

The real Zeal: Great golf in New Zealand

BOASTING the world’s second highest number of golf courses per-capita (behind only Scotland) New Zealand is a true golfer’s paradise. With over 400 courses on offer, from family-friendly 9-hole facilities to spectacular world-class championship layouts, there is no shortage of variety and challenge for the budding golf traveller. And don’t forget the scenery! With some […]

The beauty of Peregian Springs

The beauty of Peregian Springs

OPENED in 2003, Peregian Springs Golf Club on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast is building a reputation as a must-play golf course and must-visit golfing destination in the region. The club’s chief executive officer Declan McCollam said Peregian Springs started life as a private members club, but now welcomed green fee players seven days per week. […]

Southern Charm: Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula

Southern Charm: Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula

RACV Torquay Resort Located at 1 Great Ocean Road, RACV Torquay Resort sits at the start of Victoria’s premier tourist drive destination and is a leisurely 75 minutes’ drive from Melbourne. Perched within the backdrop of the Torquay and Jan Juc beaches, the resort is set on an expansive golf course with spectacular ocean views and beach access. Opened […]

Murray River Magic 2015

Murray River Magic 2015

Golf & Gourmet have launched the new 2015 program with more departures, new innovations and a new vessel from All Seasons Houseboats. The interest in the Murray River Magic has blossomed with calls being received from across Australia and New Zealand. Where else could one stay on board a luxury houseboat with ensuite cabins which […]

See the best at Augusta: 2015 US Masters Tour

See the best at Augusta: 2015 US Masters Tour

For most golfers, a trip to Augusta National to see the US Masters is the ultimate dream trip. Many Australians are turning this dream into a reality via Teed-Up Golf Tours’ US Masters Golf Tour. This once-in-a-lifetime “bucket list” event is a trip that EVERY golf lover must take: being up close to such amazing talent is […]

Bali Bliss: Nirwana Bali Golf Club

Bali Bliss: Nirwana Bali Golf Club

Unlike many Australians, I had never been to Bali. I’d seen and heard plenty about it in the news – most notably the good (surfing & beaches), the bad (Schapelle Corby) and the ugly (loud and obnoxious Aussie travellers in Kuta). But I’d also recently heard some exceptionally great things about the golf. And that […]

Golf in a small, NSW rural village

Golf in a small, NSW rural village

Inside Golf’s DAVID NEWBERY ventured off-the-beaten-track and discovered a nine-hole golf course where serenity rules even at Death Valley, Pinball Alley and the Bermuda Triangle IT’S 8.25 on a heavenly Wednesday morning when I drive into Tabulam Golf Club’s car park and pull into a parking spot just metres from the “clubhouse”. Well, truth be […]

Zone in on the Sunshine Coast

Zone in on the Sunshine Coast

Whether it’s warm winter sunshine, championship golf courses, sandy-white beaches or wilderness walks there’s something for everyone on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, writes DAVID NEWBERY (For a Google map of the courses in this feature, click here) ASK most New Zealand golfers their idea of the ideal winter golfing escape and the majority will say, “Queensland’s […]

Magic along the Murray River

Magic along the Murray River

Famous for its championship golf courses, idyllic blue skies, 300 days of sunshine each year, world-class wines, historic sites and picturesque landscape, the Murray River Region has long been a top destination for golfers looking to experience some of Australia’s best country layouts. This month, INSIDE GOLF explores some of our favourite destinations across this […]

The Great Aussie Golf Getaway

The Great Aussie Golf Getaway

Whether you’re planning a quiet getaway for two, or a massive annual golf weekend for the entire gang, Australia has myriad possibilities for a successful and enjoyable adventure. This month, we look at the top destinations across this fantastic golfing landscape of ours, evaluate some amazing Aussie courses, and check out some great tour operators. […]

Swing along the Mornington Peninsula Golf Trail

Swing along the Mornington Peninsula Golf Trail

Golf Mornington Peninsula has launched the inaugural Golf Trail for the Mornington Peninsula with the support from their Premier Partner – Yamaha Golf Cars. The Mornington Peninsula (only 75 minutes from Melbourne) is quickly gaining national and global recognition as a golf destination the equal of anywhere in the world. Golf enthusiasts are discovering that […]

Decadent Dubai

Decadent Dubai

Arabian nights, belly dancing beauties and sandy sultans aside, a visit to the gleaming city of Dubai will indulge your senses. A fusion of old and new harmoniously entwined hits you from the moment you step off the plane. Men wearing dishdash, driving Mercedes and Porsches on their way to their ultra-modern office skyscraper. But […]