Monday, October 5, 2015

Tee Off – Australian Golf Is Nearing

From the 26 - 29 November, if you’re a putting buff, then the Emirates Australian Open is a must attend event, especially since this is the 100th so the organizers are bound to go wild with this celebratory tournament. 
The planet’s greatest golfers are returning back for another round, namely 18, and the tournament is attributed by the greats in golf history including Jack Nicklaus and Nick Faldo. In 2012, Peter Senior was the oldest ever winner and battled the ball in gale force winds, a well documented feat. 

If you’re looking to compete and an amateur player, with a handicap limit of GA 2.0, then for $115 you can enter. Closing deadline is 5.00pm AEDT on the 5th November. For all professional players, you’ll need to contact the OneAsia committee directly. The Qualifier will be over 18 holes stroke play on 23rd November and only eight spots will be available in the Championship for non exempt players.

For anyone else who’s a super fan but isn’t going to get their clubs out anytime soon, the general admission tickets for 24 - 25 November is free. The 26 - 29th November prices are a reasonable $39 for adults or a weekend 2 day pass at $70. Kids under 16 years old attending with a paying adult receives free admission. Calling all business travelers in Sydney during this time, if you’re feeling the urge to show off to clients, then for $14,995 you can book the hospitality package which includes a multitude of typical attributes you’d expect for paying such a rate. It’d be worth it and remember, you’re expensing it all.

The Australian Golf Club is only 30 minutes from downtown Sydney and a rapid 10 minutes from Sydney International airport. Attracting golf lovers from all around the country, the organizers have mastered the transportation system, by not allowing public car parking but providing free shuttle buses to and from Mascot train station. Only taxis and limos are allowed to run drop offs, to avoid congestion.

This golf course is one of the country’s most exclusive and quite possibly the oldest, founded in 1882. If you truly need to know the twists and turns of each hole, the website features this alongside historic events that took place at most. We’re quite fascinated by Hole 2 which is one of the trickiest short holes in the country.
If you’re looking for affordable, historic accommodation while you’re in town for the Open, you’re looking in good shape as Cremorne Point boasts one of Sydney’s oldest hotels. Cremorne Point Manor’s heritage four star hotel is the best spot in town. Take off your shoes, grab a glass of wine, sit on the guest balcony and look at the sun set over the Opera House. The only birdie you’ll need to see is the one flying by the Harbour Bridge or when you tweet #AusOpenGolf during the event.

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