Koalas, beaches, fine wine & elite golf: Book your trip to the 2016 World Cup of Golf in Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne, Victoria, AUS – Whether staying downtown, enjoying the tremendous food, relaxing at the beach, playing any number of world-class golf courses on the Melbourne Sandbelt, or just enjoying the world famous hospitality that Australia offers, the world’s best golfers shared their favorite memories of visiting Melbourne, as tournament officials announced travel packages are available for the 58th edition of the World Cup of Golf at Kingston Heath Golf Club from 23 – 27, November 2016.

Matt Kuchar, who helped capture the United States’ record 24th World Cup victory, boasts an impressive resume in the event. He and teammate, Gary Woodland helped author the country’s most recent triumph in 2011. Kuchar has since added four prestigious PGA TOUR titles to his burgeoning resume and is currently ranked in the top 20 in the world. He’s hoping to represent the United States for the third time. “There were so many amazing restaurants and fun activities right down the street from where we stayed,” Kuchar said.

“Melbourne is a great lively city from beaches to restaurants to bars. My family did some really cool activities like going to the zoo and going on an incredible helicopter ride over the Sandbelt region. Visitors should go to any sort of sports activity. It’s just a great place to be.” Aside from exploring the city and all that it has to offer, Kuchar raved about the famous Sandbelt. “Melbourne has some of the best golf courses in the world. The golf courses in Melbourne are just remarkable,” added Kuchar.

The 2016 tournament will return to a 72-hole, stroke play, two-man team event format. The first and third days of competition will be the foursomes (alternate shot) format and the second and final days are fourball (best ball) play.

A fantastic selection of options are available for those looking to travel to the event with three and five night tournament travel packages offering accommodation, souvenir merchandise and coach transfers to Kingston Heath Golf Club. Visitors to Melbourne’s World Cup of Golf have the choice of General Admission tickets, the premium sports bar environment of the MacKenzie Club or, an all inclusive hospitality experience in the The Federation Club.

To view the full range of travel package options for The World Cup of Golf visit worldcupofgolf.com/travel