Golf tours can be the perfect golf travel package when you are looking to indulge in your golf passion and to enjoy new cultural experiences. Golf vacations to far-off places immerse you in the culture as you make the most of the golf, food and culture to the entertainment and landmarks. If you’re an enthusiast golfer then how much better can it get?
A leisurely Saturday morning taking in the sights of downtown San Diego before tackling Maderas golf course north of the city in the late afternoon. Our first (and only) rain of the tour could not detract from the scenic beauty of this course which, like every other course on our schedule, was in pristine condition with a layout as good as any we have struck on tour.
Last sign-off had us at the Meritage Resort in the Napa Valley and preparing for a spot of fine wine tasting with our PGA Tour Pro and Sommelier Greg Anderson. Lovely way to settle into a wonderful resort followed by a sojourn into the town of Napa for R & R before tackling Eagle Vines golf course the next day. Nice picturesque course threading its way through the vineyards (no go areas – very frustrating when you can see your wayward ball amongst the vines). Luckily no fruit on the vines otherwise I think some illegal incursions may have occurred!
Our welcome dinner gave everybody a chance to mingle before we attacked Half Moon Bay golf course the following morning. A beautiful course with immaculate greens and fairways overlooking San Francisco Bay. Scores were a little low but there were valid reasons for that – a very fresh howling wind off the Pacific Ocean and playing in 4 layers. The Clam Chowder and other delicacies in the clubhouse were very welcome after the game and the delivery of a Fish & Chip snack during the round was a nice touch.
A group of 20 golfers and partners recently returned from Go Golfing’s tour to Japan. The tour was timed to coincide with Cherry Blossom season and right on cue they bloomed on the day our guests arrived. The cherry blossoms add rich colour to the landscape and made the golf courses postcard perfect. Lunch with Sumo wrestlers, dinner with exotic Geisha, Ninja demonstrations, a lesson in the art of Bonsai – you won’t find a tour with such diversity in any travel agency. And when our final round was cancelled because it was snowing (first time in 90 years it has snowed in April) we pulled some strings to arrange a French degustation in the restaurant of the original Iron Chef (tv series), Hiroyuki Sakai.
Go Golfing in partnership with Ladbrokes has launched a golf tipping competition that has $65,000 in prizes guaranteed to be won. Top prize is a $40,000 VIP tour to the 2016 British Open and golf at Open rota courses.
Tasmania may be well known as the Apple Isle, but it was Bananas in Pyjamas that stole the show during a fortnight of tournaments for club golfers in Tasmania in January. Allocating team colours was a new innovation for the Barnbougle Challenge and ‘yellow’ team members Jeff Canning and Bob Cameron from Sydney were a sensation coming dressed as B1 and B2 to the opening night dinner.
After 20 years of staging successful World Masters tournaments in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand, Go Golfing has partnered with Golfasian to host the inaugural Accor Vietnam World Masters in Danang from 6 to 12 September 2015.