It doesn’t take long to realise why California attracts so many visitors …
The cliff-lined beaches, the beauty of Yosemite National Park, the magic of Hollywood, the wine region of Napa Valley and the wonders of Disneyland instantly spring to mind.
But let’s put on our golfing hats for a minute and remember it’s also home to world-class courses like Pebble Beach, which will be hosting the United States Open in 2019.
The Golf Touring Company – which describes itself as “The number one bespoke golf tour operator in Australia” – has developed its “US Open, Golf and Wine Tour” to allow guests to experience all that the Golden State has to offer, on and off the golf course.
This once-in-a-life-time trip is fully escorted by PGA Professional Richard Mercer and Andrew Mercer of Tyrell’s Wines, and includes four rounds of championship golf and general admission tickets (Friday & Sunday) to the US Open.
The nine-night tour, staying in luxury accommodation, includes games at Sonoma Mission Inn, Half Moon Bay (Ocean Course and Old Course) and Pasatiempo Golf Course.
Meanwhile, away from the fairways, guests will be able to indulge in extensive Napa Valley and Sonoma wine tours, welcome and farewell dinners, daily breakfast and a wine masterclass presented by Andrew Mercer.
Packages start at $7,995 per person, twin share and the tour departs on June 8, 2019.
For more information and the full itinerary, visit www.thegolftouringcompany.com.au or call (02) 8484 2059.
ONE FOR THE LADIES
Here’s something truly unique … Golf & Tours – which offers exclusive golf tours designed for women, by women – has put together a fully-escorted ladies’ golf tour to Italy in 2019. And it’s not to be missed.
You’ll enjoy five rounds (in motorised carts) at Villa d’Este Golf Club, Golf Club Tolcinasco (pictured right), Arzaga Golf Club (pictured above), Gardagolf Country Club and Golf Club Monticello with a fun, friendly and inclusive group of women.
The tour is not just about golf, though … It also includes 10 nights’ accommodation in four- and five-star hotels, guided tours of Milan and Verona, shopping at FoxTown Factory Stores, wine tastings, a private boat tour of Lake Como and Bellagio, welcome gifts, daily breakfast and ground transfers.
Packages start at €4,825 and the tour departs on April 2, 2019.
For more information, the full itinerary and to book, visit www.golfandtours.com or call (02) 9956 3866.
Pebble Beach’s 7th hole will offer plenty of US Open drama.
The view from the 17th on the Ocean Course at Half Moon Bay.