If you are needing a weekend break from your work-a-day schedule, then planning a short golf holiday is the ideal type of escape. In Australia, you can plan a three-night sojourn at golf resorts located in such places as Melbourne, the Fleurieu Peninsula, Hamilton Island, Barnbougle, and the Mornington Peninsula.
Staying at the Barnbougle Dunes Golf Club
If you choose to stay in Barnbougle, you can opt for a three-night stay at the Barnbougle Dunes Golf Club. Here, you will find 22 comfortable and tastefully designed two-bedroom cottages, all of which highlight such hotel standard amenities as outdoor decks, with each offering panoramic views of the Bass Straits and the surrounding golf course.
Bedrooms in this 3.5-star accommodation can be arranged in a variety of configurations to meet the requirements of your stay, with each cottage comfortably holding up to four people. Whilst in Barnbougle, you can either play at the Barnbougle Dunes Golf Club or the Lost Farm Golf Club.
The Barnbougle links were rated number two in the country by Australian Golf Magazine in 2013, and number eleven in the world by the U.S. publication Golf Digest. Showcasing beautiful vistas of Tasmania’s North East Coast, the dunes are a stunning example of a traditional golf course. Tom Doak and Mike Clayton are the architects credited with designing this 18-hole championship course.
Golf Australia Magazine ranked the Lost Farm Golf Club #2 among public courses in Australia. The course was also rated in the twenty-third spot by Golf Digest. This public golf course provides plenty of challenge to golfers of all levels. The course, whose dunes are steeper than those at Barnbougle, make the site a remarkably different golfing venue. So, if you are reviewing golfing weekend packages, you will want to make sure to keep Barnbougle in mind.
The Mornington Island Peninsula
Another short holiday to consider is the one featured on the Mornington Island Peninsula. Golfers who visit the island regularly stay at the Peppers Moonah Links Resort, which is part of Victoria. Convenient to golfers, the resort is only a 1 ½ hour drive from Melbourne. The site is considered one of the country’s one-of-a-kind golf properties as it combines two 18-hole championship links in its featured offerings.
Other amenities include soothing spa treatments and outdoor thermal bathing at nearby Peninsula Hot Springs. On-site, guests can enjoy a recreation lawn, gymnasium, tennis courts, and a solar heated pool as well. If you select a short Mornington holiday, you will have access to the Legends Course and the Open Course, both at Moonah Links.
The Legends Course and the Open Course
The Legends Course, which features generous fairways, is defined by ancient woodlands and open areas of land. Whilst the putting surfaces are gentle, the bunker style is bold in appearance. This particular golf course was recently voted and named the fourth-best resort course in Australia.
Designed by the five-time winner of the British Open, Peter Thomson, the Open Course is configured for the hosting of major golf tournaments. The course is defined by broad, undulating fairways and a natural stadium layout, all of which is underscored by pot bunkers and multi-tier-type greens.