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Sep 15, 2021

Golf Supported In Tasmania From the Top

For Americans taking their first trip to Australia there are aspects of the country which can be confusing or opposite to our own experience. A few of the differences you...

Aug 04, 2021

Australia currently in Phase "A" for its Covid Response

The Australian government has released a high-level four point plan for combatting Covid-19. This blog post is to outline where the country stands today and a few notes as to...

Aug 02, 2021

Update- The Australian Border and Covid-19 (August 2021)

Our team at Best of Australia Golf wants to provide to you the best possible golfing vacation to Australia and the South Pacific. We remain as up to date as...

Jul 12, 2021

Bougle Run

Ok. That's it. We are officially tired of reading about news pertaining to closed borders and snap lockdowns in Australia due to Covid. So how about some good news?

There...

Feb 03, 2021

Seven Mile Beach Golf Course Starts Construction in 2021

Golf in Tasmania

Golf in Tasmania was first recorded to have been played (and thus likely to have been enjoyed many years prior) in the 1850s. Scottish immigrants (read: convicts...

Feb 01, 2021

7 Mile Beach Golf Course Development Announced

It wasn’t long ago that the best land for golf was thought to have been either discovered or already accounted for. Improvements in earth moving equipment lowered the cost to...

Dec 16, 2020

Australian Golf Improves with Recent Renovations

The Covid-19 pandemic has prevented international visitors to Australia since early 2020. And while the borders to the country are closed, the state of its golf is looking brighter! The...

Dec 07, 2020

Sandringham Completes Redesign

Sandringham Golf Club, a public golf course originally built in 1937 and located directly next to Royal Melbourne, has been completely redesigned and is now open for play! This is...

Feb 13, 2020

Cape Wickham with Riggs from Barstool

In tandem with the President's Cup 2019 (held at Royal Melbourne) we helped a few clients with trips to visit some of the courses in Australia.

The video below...

Nov 20, 2019

Course 11: Victoria GC

The revelation of this trip was @VICGolfClub. It has the most interesting terrain of the Sand Belt courses we played and endless charm. The recently redone greens are as pure...
Nov 19, 2019

Course 10: Kingston Heath

Kingston Heath! This Sand Belt classic is such a fun, playable test. Lovely bunkering by the good Dr. MacKenzie and many tremendous green complexes. Also features one of my new...
Nov 19, 2019

Courses 8&9: Barnbougle Comments

Lost Farm @Barnbougle is utterly charming, a leisurely stroll through exceptionally varied terrain. It's the kind of place where you quick step to the next tee, eager to see what...
Nov 17, 2019

Course 7: Ocean Dunes Surprises With Charm

On King Island there is a second epic course, Ocean Dunes. It feautres breath-taking holes along (and across0 the water and a clever routing, over through and around heaving dunes...
Nov 16, 2019

Course 6: Cape Wickham Takes Golf to New Level

For the 6th course visited on the "Golf Trip of a Lifetime" the guys took the pilgrimage to Cape Wickham on King Island. Those of you who have traveled with...

Nov 13, 2019

Course 5: Royal Melbourne Awes on the Golf Trip of a Lifetime

Red letter days are marked when something monumental happens in one's life. October 29th was one of those days for Golf.com's Alan Shipnuck and Golf Channel's Matt Ginella.

Why?

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