Australia is a big country and whilst this offers amazing diversity in our golf experiences, it’s also important to ensure you allow enough time to achieve all the activities in your itinerary. The table below is a handy reference tool that provides approximate drive times between airports, major cities and the courses.
|Drive time from airport||Drive from CBD|
|Royal Melbourne||Victoria||MEL||45 mins||35 mins|
|Kingston Heath||Victoria||MEL||45 mins||30 mins|
|The National||Victoria||MEL||1 hr 25 mins||1 hr 15 mins|
|Victoria||Victoria||MEL||45 mins||35 mins|
|Metropolitan||Victoria||MEL||35 mins||25 mins|
|Woodlands||Victoria||MEL||45 mins||35 mins|
|Peninsula Kingswood||Victoria||MEL||55 mins||40 mins|
|Commonwealth||Victoria||MEL||45 mins||25 mins|
|Yarra Yarra||Victoria||MEL||40 mins||30 mins|
|Huntingdale||Victoria||MEL||40 mins||25 mins|
|NSW Golf Club||New South Wales||SYD||15 mins||25 mins|
|The Lakes||New South Wales||SYD||5 mins||20 mins|
|Hamilton Island||Queensland||HTI||Ferry Ride||Ferry Ride|
|Barnbougle Dunes||Tasmania||LST||1 hr||20 mins|
|Barnbougle Lost Farm||Tasmania||LST||1 hr||20 mins|
|Cape Wickham||Tasmania||KNS||1 hr||1 hr|
|Royal Adelaide||South Australia||ADL||10 mins||18 mins|
|The Grange||SA, Adelaide||ADL||14 mins||20 mins|
|Royal Adelaide||SA, Adelaide||ADL||3 mins||15 mins|
About golf in Australia
Letters of Introduction
Many of the clubs in the Great Golf Courses of Australia Collective are private member clubs. As such, some of the clubs require travelling golfers to present a letter of introduction from your home club to secure your tee time reservation. This letter is usually prepared by your director of golf and will detail your member status and handicap, acting as an introduction from one club to another. If you would like more information on the clubs which require a letter of introduction and the details that should be included, please feel free to contact us.
Walking or Driving? Carts at Australian courses.
Golf in its traditional form, from Scottish and Irish origins, is played without carts and many of the great courses in Australia have inherited this tradition. However, should a golfer be physically unable to walk a course, carts may be made available on provision of a Medical Certificate which can be obtained from your doctor. Please be sure to enquire about cart hire with the golf club in question when planning your itinerary.
Australia's great golf routes vary in difficulty depending on the style of course, the topography and of course, the weather! As a general rule, golfers are required to submit their handicap during the golf booking process. This will enable the Director of Golf at each course to best recommend which tee's you should play from during your visit, ensuring that you are presented with a challenge that aligns with your golfing ability. Please be sure to have your handicap ready during the booking process.