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2017 Canadian Rockies Fully Escorted Golf Tour

22 August – 07 September 2017

17 Days – 9 Rounds of Golf

The Canadian Rockies… Here, the colours are nothing less than luminous- snow white, spruce green and glacial blue. It is a land of pristine beauty, and while the sightseeing is unforgettable, the golf courses are rated amongst the most spectacular in the world. As a sightseeing tour, the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies is unforgettable, as a golfing tour it is simply sensational.

This tour takes in the world-renowned tourist destinations of Calgary, Banff, Okanagan Valley, Whistler, Victoria and Vancouver. After many tours to Canada, Go Golfing has selected the very best golf courses set amongst the most spectacular scenery. When you read the itinerary, you will quickly see this tour has highlight after highlight. Staying in luxury hotels throughout, this is the ultimate Canadian tour experience.

Iconic courses like Banff Springs, Nicklaus North and Fairmont Whistler are just a few of the courses on this star-studded tour. These golf courses are rated as the most spectacular in the world with hallmarks of their big name designers. Here is a recipe for mouth-watering golf that just keeps getting better and better.

More to see – Hailed by National Geographic as ‘one of the world’s greatest trips’, many of you will choose to travel on the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to meet up with the start of the tour in Calgary. The tour finishes with time to spare to board an Alaskan Cruise, the perfect end to a bucket-list tour.

2017 Canadian Rockies Fully Escorted Golf Tour

22 August – 07 September 2017

17 Days – 9 Rounds of Golf

DAY 1 ; CALGARY

From the moment you arrive in Calgary you’ll be struck by the opulence and true Canadian hospitality your nostalgic hotel, the Fairmont Palliser, has to offer. Located right in the heart of downtown, it’s the perfect place to discover Calgary – Canada’s most dynamic city. Relax and refresh before we meet in the morning.

Hotel: The Fairmont Palliser Hotel, Calgary

DAY 2 ; CALGARY

Enjoy a gourmet brunch where you’ll have the chance to get to know your fellow travellers. Your Go Golfing tour host will provide a tour update and explain our unique Go Golfing scoring system.

What better way to prepare for your first round of golf than with an exclusive clinic with Canada’s 7-time Long Drive Champion? Lisa ‘Longball’ will share her secret to hit the ball longer before you tee off at Heritage Pointe Golf Club. Nestled along the crest of Pine Valley Creek, this course is beautifully scenic. This is the moment when you finally realise you’ve arrived in the Canadian Rockies, Canada’s outdoor wonderland.

This evening, the city is yours to discover.

Hotel: The Fairmont Palliser Hotel, Calgary (B)

DAY 3 ; BANFF

This morning, we farewell Calgary as we travel along the scenic drive to Banff taking in the breathtaking Victoria Glacier and Lake Minnewanka along the way. We’ll continue along this stunning highway making our way into Lake Louise. Make sure you bring your camera today – this is postcard perfect!

A treat for all will be our stay at the famous Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, styled after a Scottish Baronial Castle. Few hotels in the world rival the majesty, hospitality and grandeur you will experience here. Set within a UNESCO world heritage site and built in the late 1800’s, you’ll really feel like you’re in another world. This afternoon, we enjoy a gondola ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain and experience the amazing panoramic views across the valley and surrounding mountain ranges.

Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (B)

DAY 4 ; BANFF

Today will be special, as we prepare for our second golf round playing the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course. You’ll be captivated from the moment we arrive at the pro shop and it’ll quickly become evident that focusing on scoring is going to be a real challenge. This Stanley Thompson designed classic offers perhaps the most naturally striking location for a golf course anywhere in the world, and nothing can prepare you for the excitement and sheer enormity of its Canadian Rockies backdrop. There are no holes that are anything less than stunning, and once you climb to the elevated tee on the 4th, and look across the glacial lake and down to the Devil’s Cauldron’s punchbowl shaped green you will immediately be struck by what many consider to be the finest par 3 in Canada.

This evening we dine together and raise a glass to our time in beautiful Banff.

Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (B, D)

DAY 5 ; OKANAGAN VALLEY

Another day of incredible landscapes await, as we bid farewell to scenic Banff. We’ll make our way into the province of British Columbia before stopping along the shores of Emerald Lake in the Yoho National Park, for what is sure to be one of the most picturesque picnic lunches any of us have experienced. Following lunch and time to explore the lake, we’ll continue on through Glacier National Park before arriving at Predator Ridge Resort located in the heart of the Okanagan Valley – Known as the fruit basket of western Canada and regarded as Canada’s premier wine growing district.

Hotel: Predator Ridge Resort, Vernon (B)

Day 6 ; OKANAGAN VALLEY

Following breakfast, we play the first of the Predator Ridge Resort’s two famous layouts. The Ridge Course is known internationally for its impressive blend of golf and spectacular scenery. Rolling hills, long grasses and undulating greens make for an unforgettable golfing experience. Golfers will find this course as challenging as it is scenic with views overlooking Lake Okanagan.

This evening we enjoy our first taste of the Okanagan Valley wine region, with a tasting and highlight dinner at the award-winning Gray Monk Estate Winery. Established by the Heiss family in 1972 this beautiful estate is the oldest family-owned and operated winery in the Okanagan Valley. We tour the vineyard with a tasting, before enjoying the company of friends, old and new, over dinner in the estate’s award-winning Grapevine Restaurant.

Hotel: Predator Ridge Resort, Vernon (B, D)

DAY 7 ; OKANAGAN VALLEY

Another great golf experience is waiting for us today, with the original Predator Ridge – Predator Course layout next on our list. Designed by Les Furber and first opened in 1991, the Predator course was re-designed and updated a decade later and is both picturesque and challenging. The 8th is known locally as the “Inland Pebble Beach 18th” and will be a par five to remember.

After time at the 19th and time to refresh after golf, the evening will be yours to relax and enjoy some of Canada’s finest restaurants or perhaps an evening hike to the outlook cabin – a locals’ favourite to take in the sunset with a glass of wine.

Hotel: Predator Ridge Resort, Vernon (B)

Day 8 ; OKANAGAN VALLEY

This morning, we take a short transfer to Kelowna for our round at The Harvest Golf Club. Established in 1994 and designed by Graham Cooke, this par 72 is known as a locals’ favourite. With stunning views over Lake Okanagan, the layout winds its way through neighbouring orchards and vineyards. With five varieties of apples and three varieties of grapes, it holds its harvest name for good reason. Afterward, a refreshing glass of one of the Okanagan Valley’s award winning whites at the 19th is almost compulsory.

Hotel: Predator Ridge Resort, Vernon (B)

DAY 9 ; WHISTLER

After breakfast, we make our way to the alpine village of Whistler with a very scenic drive along the Duffy Lake Road and through historic farming towns. Located in the coastal mountains, Whistler enjoys prestige for hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics and offers a fantastic atmosphere all year round.

Staying at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, this evening will be yours to get comfortable and experience one of the many world-class restaurants in the village.

Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Whistler (B)

DAY 10 ; WHISTLER

After breakfast in the magnificent Wildflower Restaurant, we make our way to the Whistler Village gondola where we ride to the summit of Whistler mountain and board the Peak to Peak gondola. The Peak to Peak takes us high above the clouds and valley below and links the summits of Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain. Here, we’ll enjoy the incredible panoramic views across the valley whilst taking in the surrounding Garibaldi mountain range. This afternoon we enjoy a round at the Nicklaus North Golf Course. Your surroundings include a brilliant emerald-coloured lake, majestic fir trees and fresh, invigorating mountain air. Located only minutes from the cobblestone walkways and street-side cafes of Whistler, Nicklaus North is regarded as one of the great courses in North America.

Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Whistler (B)

DAY 11 ; WHISTLER

This morning’s round is at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club. Carved out of the coast mountain range with elevation changes of more than 400-feet, the course provides a unique challenge whilst maintaining its reputation for fun! Designer Robert Trent Jones Jr has allowed nature to dictate the path traversing creeks, ponds, stands of ancient Douglas Fir and granite rock faces. The course is home to a variety of wildlife including black bear and deer. Ensure your camera is in your golf bag as most of last year’s touring party were lucky enough to get photos of the majestic black bears.

This afternoon will be yours to enjoy in beautiful Whistler Blackcomb.

Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Whistler (B)

DAY 12 ; VICTORIA

Enjoy breakfast, before heading south along the Sea to Sky Highway which follows Howe Sound. We stop at the impressive Shannon Falls, one of the tallest waterfalls in British Columbia. We then board a ferry and cruise through the Georgia Strait to Vancouver Island. After a stop in the unique town of Duncan to view some of the traditional First Nation Totem Pole Art that lines the downtown area. We then continue on to the historic capital city of Victoria and our next stop at the Fairmont Empress Hotel.

Victoria is a stunning city with historical buildings and world-famous flower gardens. This afternoon will be yours to get settled and explore Victoria.

Hotel: Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria (B)

DAY 13 ; VICTORIA

Today, our next golf round is at the Olympic View Golf Club. The layout makes fantastic use of its location surrounded by the magnificence of the Olympic Mountains, the roar of two spectacular waterfalls, and the tranquility of twelve lakes. The 17th, with its Chinese island garden and 60-foot waterfalls behind the green, is one of the most picturesque backdrops to any golf hole in the world.

Following our round, the afternoon will be at leisure to enjoy one of many fantastic restaurants surrounding our hotel.

Hotel: Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria (B)

DAY 14 ; VANCOUVER

Today, enjoy the final round of the tour at Westin Bear Mountain Course. Set in the foothills of Mount Finlayson and co-designed by Jack Nicklaus and son Steve, Bear Mountain is widely regarded as one of the finest courses Victoria has to offer. We will take on the valley course today whilst admiring the panoramic mountain, city and ocean views set within rolling fairways and lush forest. Following our round and time to toast our victors at the 19th, we make our way back to our hotel to refresh and spend another evening in magical Victoria.

Hotel: Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria (B)

DAY 15 ; VANCOUVER

Today, we’ll tour the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a 22-hectare showcase of magnificent colourful gardens. We then board our ferry to Vancouver where we’ll tour some of the city’s highlights including Gastown, Stanley Park, the waterfront and Chinatown. This evening will be yours to explore this fantastic city and discover for yourself why it has been voted one of the world’s most liveable cities.

Hotel: Fairmont Hotel, Vancouver (B)

DAY 16 ; VANCOUVER

After some time to explore the city this morning, we’ll set off to tour the Capilano Suspension Bridge, the world’s longest suspension foot bridge, and experience the ‘Treetops Adventure’ forest canopy walkway. We’ll take the famous Grouse Mountain Sky Ride above the Douglas Firs and enjoy breathtaking views of the city, sparkling Pacific Ocean, Gulf Islands and snowy peaks. At the top of Grouse Mountain see grizzly bears in the refuge for endangered wildlife, traditional Lumberjack and mesmerising ‘birds in motion’ demonstrations.

A fitting finale to celebrate our victors and relive the memories of this wonderful tour is our presentation dinner on Grouse Mountain, with the glittering cityscape playing the perfect backdrop.

Hotel: Fairmont Hotel, Vancouver (B, D)

DAY 17 ; HOME

After a hearty breakfast, this morning we’ll bid farewell to beautiful Canada. Many will be lucky enough to stay on in Vancouver, preparing to set off on our post tour Alaska cruise. Those departing this morning will be transferred to Vancouver Airport to start the journey home or continue on to their next destination. (B)

2017 Canadian Rockies Fully Escorted Golf Tour

22 August – 07 September 2017

17 Days – 9 Rounds of Golf

Inclusions

16 nights luxury accommodation at Fairmont & Delta Hotels:

  • 2 nights – Fairmont Palliser Hotel, Calgary
  • 2 nights – Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff
  • 4 nights – Predator Ridge Resort, Okanagan Valley
  • 3 nights – Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler
  • 3 nights – Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria
  • 2 nights – Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver

9 rounds of premium resort golf inclusive of motorised cart:

  1. Heritage Pointe Golf Club
  2. Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course
  3. Predator Ridge – Ridge Course
  4. Predator Ridge – Predator Course
  5. Harvest Golf Club, Kelowna
  6. Nicklaus North Golf Course, Whistler
  7. Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Course, Whistler
  8. Olympic View Golf Course, Victoria
  9. Bear Mountain – Valley Course, Victoria

Meals:

  • 15 breakfasts and 1 brunch
  • 3 dinners including welcome dinner, Gray Monk Estate Winery gourmet dinner and Grouse Mountain farewell dinner

Experiences:

  • Exclusive one-hour clinic with 7-time Long Drive Champion
  • Vancouver Island return ferry crossing
  • Wine tasting and highlight dinner at the award winning Gray Monk Estate Winery
  • Grouse Mountain private celebration dinner

Sightseeing and Entrance Fees to:

  • Canadian national parks
  • Lake Louise
  • Banff
  • Stanley Park (Vancouver)
  • Butchart Gardens (Vancouver)
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge (Vancouver)
  • Grouse Mountain Gondola (Vancouver)

Other Inclusions:

  • Individual and team competition with prizes
  • Fully escorted by Go Golfing’s experienced tour escort
  • All transfers in luxury air-conditioned bus
  • Souvenir tour polo
Canadian Rockies Golf  Tour Pricing

Retail Package Price

Golfer – Twin Share AUD 10,550

Non-Golfer- Twin Share AUD 8,770

Golfer – Single AUD 14,820

Deposits & Final Payments

  • Initial deposit of AUD 3,000 per person must accompany your booking form (non-refundable)
  • Second deposit of AUD 3,000 per person due 05 February 2017
  • Final Payment (inc. optional extras) is due and payable on or before 15 April  2017
  • Prices calculated as at 27/10/2016 tariffs and exchange rates

2017 Canadian Rockies Fully Escorted Golf Tour

22 August – 07 September 2017

17 Days – 9 Rounds of Golf

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Rocky Mountaineer

20 – 22 August 2017

2 Nights Accommodation

Gold Leaf Service

The Golf Leaf Experience

Imagine soaking up Canada’s soul-stirring landscape from a bi-level, glass-dome luxury coach while nibbling on gourmet meals created by Executive Chefs.

A GoldLeaf Service journey means you’ll enjoy the best of the best from Rocky Mountaineer:

  • A refreshing welcome aboard toast
  • Hot gourmet breakfast and lunches from an à la carte menu
  • Morning scones and afternoon wine and cheese service
  • Meal service in the private lower-level dining room of your dome coach
  • Custom-designed bi-level dome coach with an upstairs seating area
  • An exclusive outdoor vestibule to soak up that fresh mountain air
  • Complimentary beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and gourmet snacks served throughout your journey
  • Complimentary baggage delivery to your hotel

Package Inclusions

  • One Night: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
  • Admission to the Vancouver Lookout elevator
  • Coach transfer from hotel to station
  • One way Rocky Mountaineer Gold Leaf Level – Vancouver / Banff
  • National Parks Pass
  • One night: Kamloops Goldleaf Service Accommodation
  • Private transfer to join the 2017 Canadian Rockies Golf Tour in Calgary

Your Rocky Mountaineer Itinerary Overview

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Start your journey by checking into the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Make your way to the Vancouver Lookout where you have a fascinating view of the city of Vancouver. From there, you’ll take glass elevators to the Observation Deck to enjoy a riveting and spectacular 360-degree view of Metro Vancouver’s cosmopolitan downtown and the suburbs beyond, the vast Pacific Ocean, bustling Coral Harbour, and the majestic North Shore Mountains.

Monday, August 21, 2017 

A Rocky Mountaineer Destination Host will accompany you to the station to board the Rocky Mountaineer.

Travel to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. On today’s journey, you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC Interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops. Please note all accommodation in Kamloops is considered moderate. (B, L)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Today’s highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends in the resort town of Banff. Upon your arrival into the Banff station, board your private transfer to Calgary to join the Go Golfing Canada Tour. You’ll check into the Fairmont Palliser Hotel to begin your Canadian golfing odyssey.

Pricing

Twin share AUD 3,239

Single – Please enquire

Deposits and Payments
  • Deposit of $700 is required at the time of booking
  • Final payment is due 15 April

Holland America Alaska Inside Passage Cruise

Nieuw Amsterdam

09 September 2017

7 Day Round Trip Vancouver Cruise

Cruise Ship Information

  • Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam
  • Tonnage: 86,700 GT
  • Length: 936 ft
  • Decks: 11
  • Capacity: 2,106 passengers
  • Crew: 929
  • Bars
  • Lounges
  • Casino
  • 36-seat cinema

Your Cruise Overview

Saturday 09 September 2017- Departs Vancouver, BC 4.30pm

Your Alaska Inside Passage Cruise leaves at 4:30pm from the Vancouver cruise ship terminal.

Sunday 10 September 2017- First the Inside Passage

The fabled Inside Passage is one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world, and one of the few where deep-draft vessels can sail close to steep mountain walls. The scenery is unbelievable, with forests in a hundred shades of green, tumbling turquoise glaciers, and evocative towns loaded with history, culture and adventure.

Monday 11 September 2017 – Next Step Tracy Arm, Alaska

Nestled between 3,000-foot high granite walls, the narrow, twisting slice of ocean called Tracy Arm Fjord weaves through the Tongass National Forest for roughly 35 miles. The shoreline is spotted with waterfalls created by melting snowcaps and trees sprouting at odd angles from rocky outcroppings. The dramatic Sawyer Glaciers at the end of Tracy Arm are framed by mountains on either side, and are often bathed in a light mist that amplifies the blue hue of the ice. The glaciers also are home to black and brown bears, wolves, deer and moose, and seals and whales make their home in the fjord’s icy waters.

Then onto Juneau, Alaska

No roads lead to Juneau, which gives the Alaskan capital a misty inscrutability. You need to come by air or water, but when you arrive, the place will delight you with its bounty of water, forests, and mountains. Squeezed between the Gastineau Channel and Coast Mountains, Juneau offers a lot of variety in close proximity. The massive Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau Icefields are at its back door. The vast Tongass National Forest stretches away to the northeast. You can shop downtown or get out and kayak, dogsled, raft, hike, whale watch, flightsee or fish. The adventures are as bountiful as the daylight.

Tuesday 12 September 2017 – Skagway, Alaska

Some of the aspiring Klondike gold rushers who made it to Skagway took a look at the 500-mile journey that still lay ahead of them and decided a change of profession was in order. So many of them set up shop as provisioners that Skagway was the largest city in Alaska by the end of the 19th century. Booms fade and dreams move on, but the glory days still reverberate through the town. Ride the antique White Pass & Yukon narrow-gauge railway, step into the Red Onion Saloon or peruse the restored buildings and wooden boardwalks of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

Wednesday 13 September 2017 – To Glacier Bay, Alaska

If you didn’t know any better, you’d think Glacier Bay ostentatious for the way it flaunts its ice. The glaciers practically terminate in your lap. A cruise to Glacier Bay National Park with Holland America Line will show you a UNESCO World Heritage Site that protects a unique ecosystem of plants and animals living in concert with an ever-changing glacial landscape.

When a monumental chunk of ice splits off a glacier and thunders into the sea the impact shoots water hundreds of feet into the air. You hold your breath as you catch the moment on film. Then you wait for it all to happen again. And it does: Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anyplace else in the world.

Thursday 14 September 2017 – And Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan clutches the shores of the Tongass Narrows, with many shops and houses built right out over the water. The stairways are weathered and the vibe is cheerful in the town that calls itself the Salmon Capital of the World. Besides the main attractions – Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village – try a flightseeing trip to Misty Fjords National Monument. These deepwater fjords were gouged out by retreating glaciers, leaving granite cliffs towering thousands of feet above the sea and countless waterfalls plunging into placid waters.

Friday 15 September 2017 – Return Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage
Saturday 16 September 2017 – Vancouver, BC. Arrive 7.00am
Pricing

Obstructed Ocean View Cabin (CAT G) – From AUD 2098 pp Twin Share

Verandah Cabin, Midship – From AUD 2948 pp Twin Share

2017 Canadian Rockies Fully Escorted Golf Tour

22 August – 07 September 2017

17 Days – 9 Rounds of Golf

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