With outdoor activities and being out in the fresh air at the top of everyone’s minds, we’ve put together a list of top golf travel experiences ideal for everyone from the golf rookie to the pro to practice their strokes against breath-taking scenery.
Located less than an hour from Singapore, The Sanchaya is ‘the’ convenient escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, allowing golf enthusiasts to practice their strokes against breath-taking scenery. The Sanchaya Open is inclusive of one round of golf per stay at Ria Bintan Golf Club, one of the most picturesque courses in the world, and consistently named one of the best golf courses in the region. Designed by Gary Player, the 27-hole championship course consists of an 18-hole Ocean Course – which boasts uninterrupted views of the South China Sea – and a 9-hole Forest Course.
Following their time on the stunning course, guests will be transported back to The Sanchaya, where they will be able to take a refreshing dip in the ocean-facing infinity pool or spend time in the Indonesian-inspired spa. The Sanchaya Open experience also includes a private Wine and Cheese Discovery in the estate’s glass-walled wine cellar with Estate Sommelier, Jeroen L’abèe. Jeroen will introduce guests to the estate’s envy-inducing collection of award-winning wines, taking time to learn the individual tastes and preferences of each guest in order to determine the best wine suggestions for them. Introducing connoisseurs and amateurs alike to his menu of discovery wines, Jeroen expertly pairs each glass with savoury delights such as Port-Infused Stilton, Camembert au Calvados, truffled Brie and Vacherin Mont D’or.
One of the most luxurious hotels in the region, Capella Singapore has launched a new experience aimed to offer an escape from the stress of the city. Residing on 30 acres of lush rainforest, the resort’s setting is a serene destination to relax and rejuvenate, and the new The Sentosa Golf Getaway allows guests to enjoy a golf game at the award-winning Sentosa Golf Club, voted the “World’s Best Golf Club”, then retreat to the privacy and luxury of Capella Singapore, voted Condé Nast Top Hotel in Singapore 2019. The stay includes one round of golf game for two at Sentosa Golf Club, two-way transfers from Capella Singapore to Sentosa Golf Club for two persons and daily breakfast for two.
New South Wales
The New South Wales region is full of scenic golf courses, including the Leura golf course (est. 1902), which is the oldest course in the Blue Mountains and where players are presented with the most spectacular views of the Jamison Valley while enjoying 18 holes of fine golf. Enjoy the ambience of Leura’s club house which overlooks the course and has everything players need. Another highlight is the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort, which is recognised as Australia’s number one golfing destination. Situated three hours’ drive from Melbourne and hour from Albury it is the ideal location for an individual or group golfing experience, wedding & reception, conference, dining experience, short stay accommodation or a long relaxing holiday. Additionally, the Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort is located in the beautiful wine district of the Hunter Valley and proudly ranked as Australia’s Best Golf Hotel, Cypress Lakes is a picturesque 6,487 meter par 72, 18-hole championship golf course ranked among the very best in the Hunter Valley thanks to its pristine fairways, manicured greens and unique layout.
Each tee and green offers stunning panoramic views of the Hunter Valley’s famous vineyards and the surrounding Brokenback mountain range. This championship layout boasts dramatic fairway shapes and elevation changes, 60 strategically located bunkers and generous greens that are in superb condition year round.