TOURING the best British links courses usually entails an overland route, but there is another way.

This northern summer, Trendsetter Travel & Cruise Centre is offering a 14-night golf tour that includes a spectacular 12-night luxury cruise stopping at nine ports with golf at some of the great courses of England, Scotland, Walesand Ireland. On ‘deck’ are seven bucket-list courses: Castle Stuart, Royal Liverpool, The European Club [above], Royal St David’s [below], Cork Golf Club, North Berwick and Gailes Links. Four of these rank in the world’s top 100 courses.

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Pre-boarding, spend two nights near Southampton at the Meon Valley Marriott Resort, playing a round on its championship course.

The tour’s home-away-from home is the 1,250-passenger vessel Oceania Marina, a luxury ship offering superb culinary experiences in both the main and specialty restaurants, the highest standards of fine wines and spirits and excellent entertainment. The Oceania includes in-suite dining and 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi, $US600 in cabin/on-board credit, transportation from pier to town and return at each port, open seating for meals with four restaurants including specialty steak, Italian and French restaurants and more.

Golfers with non-playing partners can enjoy their golf, knowing those partners are having an equally fine time checking out the sights, or relaxing on-board.


July 30 to August 13, from $9,890 per person

Phone: (02) 9428 5900, (02) 9427 6666