Australian Golf Digest readers can take advantage of an exclusive deal to play prestigious Yarra Yarra Golf Club in an all-inclusive package.

Interstate golfers visiting Melbourne – perhaps for the upcoming World Cup of Golf, Spring Racing Carnival, AFL Grand Final, Formula 1 Grand Prix, Australian Open tennis, next year’s Presidents Cup or for any reason – can experience one of the elite courses in the country. Golfers can secure a tee-time at Yarra Yarra, be transported to and from their accommodation and enjoy food and beverages during the day for $999 per group of four. This offer is valid for Australian Golf Digest readers only and to the first 20 groups to book; thereafter the price reverts to $1,299.

Depending on the time of day, the food and beverage component will generally include egg-and-bacon rolls, coffee, a mid-round snack, lunch and beverages for a morning round or lunch, a mid-round snack, charcuterie board and beverages for afternoon rounds.

Tee-times are subject to availability, with weekend times only possible when the club has enough notice. This package is not subject to a letter of introduction from a home club but a GolfLink handicap is recommended for each player.

Yarra Yarra is one of the elite courses in Melbourne and a proud member of the esteemed Sandbelt collection of world-class layouts. Known for its quartet of magnificent par 3s, the Alex Russell design is about far more than its shortest holes. ‘Yarra’ is a complete test throughout the 18 holes.

RELATED: Yarra Yarra completes first phase of Alex Russell restoration

The course is partway into a redesign at the hands of Tom Doak, which initially concentrated on the early holes. Doak’s work has so far entailed a re-routing of the early holes so that the old par-4 sixth became the first hole, followed by the former fifth hole then holes 1-4 becoming holes 3-6 before moving on to what was and still remains the seventh. Other work involved the reinstatement of the original bunkers and expanded tees on holes one, two and six plus a restoration of the original fairway widths. Phase 2 of the work is slated to begin later this year.

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