Australia

Stuart Appleby of Australia waits to play his fairway shot on the 5th hole during the second round of the 2009 Australian Open at New South Wales Golf Club on December 4, 2009 in Sydney, Australia.

Australia is a relatively new country but its golf pedigree is among the finest in the world. Evidence of golf here dates back to 1839 when the game was reported to have played in what is now the city of Sydney. The longest standing club in the country is The Australian Golf Club, but in the early 1900s more courses began to sprout up, including designs by Dr. Alister Mackenzie at 36-hole Royal Melbourne. It anchors the "Sandbelt" courses on the southern coast, a tour that is considered to be one of the most coveted in the world. In addition to 2019 Presidents Cup host Royal Melbourne, other notables are Commonwealth, Huntingdale, Kingston Heath, Metropolitan, Victoria and Yarra Yarra.

In Sydney, the golf is highlighted by the utmost scenic links, New South Wales, while up the eastern coastline, Queensland is home to a collection of popular resort areas with golf like Sanctuary Cove and Hamilton Island.

The country has produced a long list of champions. Peter Thomson won five Open Championships between 1954 and 1965. Greg Norman because an international superstare in the 1980s, winning two Opens as well as a collection of infamous near-misses in majors. Recent players including Adam Scott and Jason Day carry the torch for the country on the men's side. On the women's side, Jan Stephenson and Karrie Webb are among the most decorated.

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Matt Ginella shares the Ultimate Itinerary for golfers visiting Melbourne in Australia, including adding visits to King Island and Tasmania.
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Check out these scenes on, off, and way above the course from the upcoming episode of Golf Advisor Round Trip: Australia, hosted by Web.com winner Ewan Porter.
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Australian golfer Ewan Porter takes you on a tour of his home country on Golf Advisor Round Trip: Melbourne
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Queensland is often called Australia's "Vacation State," where residents from other parts of the country come for holiday and visitors from around the world come to visit such sights as the Great Barrier Reef. There is a lot to discover both on and off the golf course in Queensland. Here are a handful of Brandon Tucker's favorite shots from a recent week spent there.
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Hamilton Island Golf Club, located in Queensland's Whitsunday Islands, has spectacular views at practically every turn. The back nine is especially jaw-dropping, including a closing stretch of holes that play along the sea. To reach the golf club, you must take an "Island Links" ferry from the Hamilton Island ports across to Dent Island. It's worth the trip.
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The uncut interview between Matt Ginella and Ogilvy from Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale.
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It's a 14-hour flight from Los Angeles to Sydney. The journey to Australia's popular vacation state of Queensland affords you the opportunity to taste new foods, hear new sounds and get close to strange new animals. Brandon Tucker recently spent a week playing golf Down Under, and he has 10 new experiences to prove it.
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Preview the latest episode of Golf Advisor Round Trip as we head to Australia for golf and much more.
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