The cosmopolitan city of Melbourne, known as the “Events Capital” of Australia, will live up to it’s title this November when it hosts the 2011 President’s Cup on November 18. Home to more than 100 top courses, this ultimate golf vacation spot also boasts a bevy of beautiful hotels, every imaginable cuisine at more than 3000 restaurants, and all the cultural trappings a traveler could want - from museums and sports to performing arts, shopping and gaming. And in surrounding Victoria, a countryside of coastal villages, sprawling vineyards, beaches and rainforests, is abound with adventures and experiences that make golf just one more reason to visit Melbourne.
In an effort to help tourists experience the President’s Cup and other adventures Melbourne has to offer, Goway Travel, North America's oldest and largest travel company specializing in travel to Australia, is offering a few special packages:
- ON THE GREENS To experience The Presidents Cup in style, five- and seven-night packages tailored to golf fans are available from $2,739 double occupancy. Packages for witnessing the tournament firsthand include general admission tickets, a choice of hotels, private transportation to and from The Royal Melbourne Golf Club and entry to an exclusive spectator function at the Crown Towers on November 18.
- OFF THE GREENS Beyond The Cup, visitors will have a hard time choosing from activities both in and out of the city. To narrow the field, Goway has created a selection of two, three and five-day post-golf touring options. Choose from the iconic rock formations along Victoria’s famed Great Ocean Road or the world’s smallest penguins on parade at Philip Island. Package rates range from $419 to $989, based on twin/double share.
About The Presidents Cup
The Presidents Cup, a team match play competition featuring 24 of the world’s top golfers – 12 from the United States and 12 from around the world, excluding Europe – is held every two years, and since 1996 has alternated between United States and international venues. The Presidents Cup is a unique golf event in that there is no purse or prize money. Players are not personally paid for their participation, rather each competitor allocates an equal portion of the funds generated to charities of his choice. Since the event’s inception, nearly $22 million has been raised for charities around the world, including a record-tying $4.2 million in 2009. www.PresidentsCup.com