Category: Golf Travel

Tabulam golf course’s infamous seventh hole

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 [...]

July 1, 2014 More
Mount Coolum Golf Club

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 [...]

May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Murray Downs Golf & Country Club

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 [...]

May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Noosa Springs

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. [...]

May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More
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 [...]

February 25, 2014 | 0 Comments More
The landing strip alongside the 2nd hole at Barnbougle Dunes

The ultimate Tassie and King Island Golf Adventure

It’s the sort of “Rock Star” treatment that’s usually enjoyed by the ultra-wealthy or PGA TOUR pros. But now, it’s available to everyday golfers. And once you try it out, you may never want to go back to commercial air travel again. IMAGINE your dream golfing trip: You rock up to the airport, find a [...]

October 8, 2013 | 0 Comments More
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 [...]

June 25, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Legends Golf Gourse

My South African VIP treatment: Legends Golf Course extreme 19th

“Any nervous flyers among us?” asked the helicopter pilot as we took off to descend Hanglip Mountain. My sister yelled “NO!” which gave him the nod to take off and soar down over the cliff, followed by the most extreme acrobatics that gave us an incredible adrenalin rush. Firmly belted in, headphones on, and eyes [...]

February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Big winners at 2012 RACV Ultimate Skins Challenge

Club Golfers are the big winners at RACV Ultimate Skins

Amateur golfers will compete for more than $10,000 in cash and prizes when the Ultimate Skins event returns to the Gold Coast at RACV Royal Pines from 30 June – 4 July 2013.

February 27, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Travel: A Turkish Delight

Travel: A Turkish Delight

Turkey is fast becoming one of the most popular countries to travel to, and has an enormous amount to offer its visitors. Its past history of rulers, invaders and conquers have left a legacy of fascinating and interesting history and sights that will keep you wanting to learn and discover more. Istanbul is the first [...]

February 26, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Norfolk Island Golf Course

Norfolk Island – A Bounty of treasures awaits

A world away from the hustle and bustle of Australia, a visit to Norfolk Island is like stepping back in time. A journey to the quintessential ‘Small Town Australia’ and the simple, honest and organic way of life. Plus, there is some fantastic island golf!

October 2, 2012 | 1 Comment More
Baggage excessive: travelling with golf clubs can be costly

Baggage excessive: travelling with golf clubs can be costly

While carrying more that 14 clubs in your bag can earn you a penalty in most golf tournaments, it can apparently cost you much more when checking your bag on an airline in the US. Airlines like U.S. Airways are beginning to enforce strict penalties if you include things like clothes, hats and the like [...]

January 10, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Greg Norman

Join The Shark at the 2012 US Masters Tour

Ultimate Sports Tours has announced that they have signed Greg Norman for their Ultimate US Masters Tour in April 2012. 16 guests of Ultimate Sports Tours will get the amazing opportunity to play a round of Golf with Norman on the members only Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida. The course designed by Norman himself, is [...]

December 9, 2011 | 0 Comments More
The Lost Farm

Barnbougle Dunes and Lost Farm

Since it opened in 2004, Barnbougle Dunes has very quickly been rated by many as among the great golf courses of the world. With the opening in 2010 of its sister course, The Lost Farm, the facility has become an essential golfing destination for every golf tragic. Like many golfers, I have been intrigued to [...]

June 23, 2011 | 1 Comment More
The 8th Tee at Calderwood

Wollongong to the Sapphire Coast

The Princes Highway stretching from Wollongong to the Sapphire Coast is arguably one of the best golf trails in the country.

January 27, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Hunter Valley

A mix of NSW golfing magic

Whether you choose the Hunter Valley, Newcastle or Port Stephens you will have hit on a region rich in golfing treasures.Each region can boast numerous top-quality golf courses and venues and over the next few pages we feature a selection of the finest in these areas. From the championship layouts of Pacific Dunes, Hunter Valley [...]

January 25, 2011 | 1 Comment More
Great golf in Kuala Lumpur

Great golf in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia is a well kept secret in the golfing world. Those “in the know” regard many of its world-class courses as a true challenge, while the mixture of spectacular scenery in the mountains, rainforests and sea-side settings is, to some, second to none.

January 25, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Gold Coast: a destination golfers have really warmed to

The Gold Coast is the place to go if you want to get away from it all – play some golf at some of the best courses the country has to offer and maybe engage in some of the other niceties life has to offer.

January 25, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Drive for show along the Great Ocean Road

Drive for show along the Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is a great drive, literally and golfing wise. Stretching from Torquay, near Geelong, the 300-kilometre “journey of a lifetime” snakes past cliffs, waterfalls, rainforests – and a great array of golf courses, where you can drive … and chip and putt in style. On the Bellarine Peninsula at the mouth of [...]

January 7, 2011 | 0 Comments More
The par-3 17th at The Dunes

Mornington Peninsula: Australia’s golfing playground

Visitors to Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula are spoiled for choice when it comes to golf. With so many world-class courses on offer, mapping out a golfing itinerary for this wonderful part of Victoria is tough. So what course to play? The best part about the Mornington Peninsula’s golf courses is that they’re almost all open to the [...]

March 27, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Natadola Bay's 4th hole

Natadola Bay, Fiji

It could be pretty handy: a little white-painted village church located between the third green and the fourth tee of the spectacular new Natadola Bay championship golf course on Fiji’s Coral Coast. After the first trio of challenging holes, some players could be tempted to make a quick diversion inside the church to pray for [...]

February 10, 2010 | 0 Comments More
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