Adam Scott - Luxury Travel Magazine

5 Great Golfing Holidays

Adam Scott, Professional Golfer

There's nothing like teeing off at one of Australia's world-class golf courses. For the non-golfing there are also diversions nearby. Here are Adam Scott's picks.

Barnbougle Dunes, TAS
“Two classic links golf courses not to be missed. They are as good as anything in the world. The new course at Lost Farm has great accommodation and spa. Down the road to try some wonderful Tasmanian wines, perhaps some lovely vintage Kreglinger champagne?”
WHERE TO STAY Lost Farm Lodge, Bridport;
Melbourne, VIC
“Make sure you play at Royal Melbourne and Kingston Heath golf courses, two of the best in the world. Classic designed courses with great tournament history and a treat to play. Do the trip in January and take in the Australian Open tennis at the same time. Have a great steak at Vlado’s in Richmond, and take in the Stokehouse at St Kilda Beach for a meal with a view.”
WHERE TO STAY Cosmopolitan Hotel, St Kilda;
Gold Coast, QLD
“Golf courses everywhere, every imaginable style of accommodation, shopping centres, beaches and a casino. Pretty easy to find plenty to do after or before a round of golf. Sanctuary Cove and Hope Island are good courses to play, stay at the Hyatt Sanctuary Cove and enjoy the village and marina a short walk away. Hire a car to drive to the casino to lose the money you won on the golf course!”
WHERE TO STAY Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove, Gold Coast;
Dent Island, QLD
“Play a round of heli-golf on the spectacular Dent Island in Queensland, a 15-minute helicopter flight from Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays. Designed by five-time British Open winner Peter Thomson, Dent Island features two nine-hole circuits, a magnificent clubhouse and is Australia’s only island golf course.”
WHERE TO STAY Hamilton Island Yacht Club Villas, Hamilton Island;
Sunshine Coast, QLD
“A fantastic part of the world, great beaches, cafes and restaurants at Noosa, Eumundi Market is around the corner and the Hinterland areas are a great drive and just beautiful. Golf at Hyatt Coolum [now Coolum Golf and Spa], Twin Waters and Peregian Springs in the morning, surf in the afternoon.”
WHERE TO STAY Coolum Golf and Spa, Coolum;