Corporate Golf FAQs
How do I organise a golf day?
Whether you would like GOLFSelect to help you run your golf day, or whether you would like to "do-it-yourself", there are plenty of things you need to get right for it to be a success.
Is there a minimum or maximum number of golfers for GOLFSelect-managed golf days?
Realistically, we can organise golf days for as few as 24 golfers. As a maximum, our largest golf day has been for 156 golfers. Our event management charge is based on a fixed cost as well as a cost per head. The more golfers you have the more cost effective it becomes on a per head basis to involve GOLFSelect.
What days of the week are available to hold our golf day?
Most corporate golf days are run Monday to Friday. Availability will vary according to your preferred golf course. Many of the private golf courses allow corporate golf days on only one day of the week, whereas the resort-style courses generally allow corporate golf seven days per week.
Can we run our golf day on the weekend?
Most private courses in Australia do not allow weekend corporate golf days. If you are interested in holding a golf day on the weekend then your best bet is to hold it on a resort-style golf course (Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Perth, or the Mornington Peninsula).
How far in advance do we need to book the golf course for our golf day?
This will depend on your preferred golf course. The private Melbourne and Sydney courses often need 12 months advance notice (six months is the norm). Resort-style golf courses that allow golf day bookings on a wider range of dates generally require two months or less advance notice.
Why should we use GOLFSelect to run our golf day?
GOLFSelect is a corporate golf day specialist. The running of corporate golf events is different to other events that your company may organise. We run golf days every week of the year on average and have long established relationships with the key golf clubs in Australia. Our use of technology before, during, and after the day will help to ensure your golf day is remembered by all participants long after the event is over.
Do all golf clubs in Australia allow corporate golf days?
Most golf clubs do allow corporate golf days on certain days of the week. In Sydney, there are two private member courses that do not allow corporate golf days, and one in Queensland. Aside from this, the vast majority of golf courses welcome corporate golf with open arms.
What format of golf is traditionally used for corporate golf days?
is the generally accepted corporate golf day format. Many of the participants in corporate golf days do not play golf on a regular basis and so a friendly format such as Ambrose
is the preferred format. Other acceptable formats include Stableford
, Par, Texas Scramble
Can GOLFSelect assist us with giveaways and prizes for our golf day?
GOLFSelect has access to a wide range of player giveaways and prizes. We have Australia's guaranteed cheapest price on logoed golf balls
, a wide range of promotional merchandise and an extensive selection of high quality prizes and trophies.
Does GOLFSelect offer any other products or services that can make our golf day stand out?
Yes. We have a range of products and services including Golf Trick Shot Artists, Golf Professionals on the course, digital photography services
, swing sequence photography, celebrity speakers and post-game entertainment, on-course masseurs, hole-in-one insurance
, and more.
Can GOLFSelect assist us to run a charity golf day?
Definitely. Each year, GOLFSelect organises a number of fund-raising golf days for charitable organisations, including the Heart Foundation, Mental Illness Fellowship, Southern Health, and Youth Alive. All of these organisations have managed to raise significant sums from running their golf day (up to $100,000 in the case of an event we ran for the Heart Foundation in 2004).
Does GOLFSelect have any testimonials from satisfied clients?
Golf Holidays FAQs
Can GOLFSelect help us to plan a golf holiday that includes weekend golf?
Weekend access is generally difficult on the Melbourne sandbelt and private Sydney golf courses. However, other good alternatives do exist for weekend golf. GOLFSelect can assist you to plan a golf holiday that will allow you to play golf on all days of the week.
What is GOLFSelect's cancellation policy with respect to golf holiday bookings?
The private nature of the majority of the top quality golf courses means that strict cancellation policies are in place. GOLFSelect will advise you of any such policies at the time of booking. Note: the cancellation charge can be as high as 100% of the total charge once the booking is made. The more notice you can give regarding a cancellation, the lower the cancellation charge is likely to be. In some cases there may be no cancellation charge.
Which credit cards does GOLFSelect accept for golf holiday bookings?
GOLFSelect accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Diners Club for Australia-based golf holiday bookings. Depending on the card used this is a credit card surcharge which the financial instituations pass onto us. In the case of international golf holidays that originate in Australia, such as the US Masters, GOLFSelect does not accept credit card payment. In such cases, we prefer direct deposit into our bank account.
Can GOLFSelect get us access to the top Australian golf courses?
GOLFSelect has unrivalled access to the vast majority of Australian golf courses. Some of the more exclusive private member golf clubs may require a letter of introduction for each player from their home golf club outlining their current handicap. We will notify you of any such requirement prior to making a booking.
Can GOLFSelect get us access to the Melbourne sandbelt courses on the weekend?
GOLFSelect has excellent relationships with all of the Melbourne sandbelt courses. In some limited cases, we are afforded exclusive weekend access, but this is not common. The weekends are traditionally reserved for member play. Availability is determined at the time of enquiry.
When is the best time of the year to visit Australia to play golf?
This will depend on which parts of Australia you intend visiting. If you are coming to Victoria (Melbourne Sandbelt and Mornington Peninsula) or NSW (Sydney) then September to May is the best time. If your trip is in the northern state of Queensland (Gold Coast/Sunshine Coast and Tropical North Queensland) then May to September is best (outside of these months it can be very warm and rainy).
What is the currency of Australia?
The Australian dollar otherwise known as AUD$. One dollar is made up of 100 cents. The cost of a Big Mac is around AUD$4.00 and a cup of coffee from AUD$3.00. For currency conversion, go to XE.com
Which side of the road do cars drive in Australia and how fast can you drive?
The left hand side of the road is the norm! Steering wheels within cars are on the right hand side. General maximum speed limits are 50 km/h (30 miles per hour) in residential streets, 60 km/h to 80 km/h (37 miles to 50 miles per hour) on main roads, and 100 km/h to 110 km/h (62 miles to 70 miles per hour) on freeways and open roads.
Is there a minimum number of players that GOLFSelect requires in order to accept a golf holiday booking?
We can tailor a package including golf, accommodation, car hire, and other sightseeing options for up to 150 golfers. Even for groups of 1 and 2 golfers we will endeavour to provide you with the best possible information for whatever length of trip you are considering.
Can GOLFSelect assist with our other travel arrangements in addition to golf bookings?
Whilst golf is our speciality and we can arrange access to the best golf courses in Australia, we can also assist with car hire, accommodation and other non-golf activities, such as sightseeing, winery tours, ballooning, tickets to sporting events, and more. If there's something in particular you want to do, let us know.
Does GOLFSelect organise golf holidays outside Australia?
Yes. We can arrange holidays to a large number of overseas golf destinations. Each year, we send golfers to the US Masters (and they have a great time) and a variety of other places, including Scotland and Ireland, South Africa and China. New Zealand is also proving to be a very popular golfing destination. For a complete review of the International golf destinations take a look at our International Destinations area
What's the public transport situation in Australia?
Each capital city in Australia is well serviced by public transport (e.g. trams, trains, or buses). In relation to getting to golf courses, a hire car or escorted transfer is generally the best way to go. Public transport is best suited to general sightseeing.
Does GOLFSelect offer self-drive and escorted golf tours?
Yes. We understand that all visitors are different. Accordingly, we have put together a range of self-drive options to allow you to explore more than just the golf courses. Comprehensive driving instructions are provided for each golf course on your itinerary. If you feel uncomfortable about driving then we also offer a range of escorted tours with our fleet of luxury vehicles.
Is it possible to customise GOLFselect's holiday packages to better suit my needs?
Of course. We pride ourselves on our ability to mix and match client requests. One of our areas of expertise lies in being able to negotiate the limited private golf club availability to streamline your itinerary. The end result is a memorable golfing holiday that you will be talking about for years to come.
Do I need to bring my own golf clubs?
Not if you don't want to. We can provide you with a choice of the latest technology golf clubs to use for your entire golfing holiday. Whilst we can't promise good scores we will make sure you are fully equipped.
Does GOLFSelect have some general information on golf in Australia?
Yes we can. Our website contains a wealth of information relating to the key golfing regions in our country. You are welcome to download this information for your personal use. If GOLFSelect can assist in helping you to tailor a golfing holiday then we would be delighted to assist.
How many days do I need for a decent Australian golf holiday?
Australia is a large country. The minimum travel distance between capital cities is one hour flight time. In a number of cases, the flight times might be two or more hours. As a guide, if you are looking at spending one (1) week in Australia, then your best bet is to focus on a single golf region (such as the Melbourne Sandbelt and Mornington Peninsula, or the Gold Coast/Sunshine Coast/Tropical North Queensland, or Sydney/Hunter Valley). If you have more time then you can add extra golf regions to the mix.
How many Australian golf courses are ranked in the World Top 100?
What price should I expect to pay for green fees in Australia?
18 holes of golf is available for as little as AUD$10 in some places. This is certainly not the norm: you should expect to pay between AUD$50 and AUD$100 for a good quality public course, and as much as between AUD$250 to AUD$350 for the top Australian courses.
How do we carry our golf clubs on Australian golf courses?
There are a variety of options. Caddies are not normally used in Australia but can be arranged for the Melbourne Sandbelt courses. Pull trollies are the most common form of bag carrying on the private Melbourne and Sydney golf courses. Motorised carts are not generally allowed on the Melbourne Sandbelt unless the golfer can provide a medical certificate. Motorised carts are in abundant supply on the Mornington and Bellarine Peninsulas, the Hunter Valley, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast resort courses as well as in Perth. Barnbougle Dunes in Tasmania is a walking course (due to its unsuitable terrain) however caddies can be organised.
Does Australia have daylight saving?
All states of Australia (with the exception of Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory) observe one (1) hour of daylight saving during summer months. This is generally from 31 October to 31 March. During these times golfers can play from as early as 6:00 a.m. until as late as 9:00 p.m.
What are the dress regulations on Australian golf courses?
This varies according to the golf course in question. Most golf courses have adopted a non-metal spike policy for golf shoes. Additionally, generally accepted golfing attire is required. The one common variation to this is in the wearing of socks. Many golfers from the United States are used to wearing short, anklet socks. Anklet socks are generally NOT acceptable in the more conservative private golf clubs. Shorter white socks or knee length socks are generally acceptable. GOLFSelect will advise you of full details of dress regulations at the time of booking.
My golf club has reciprocal rights with a number of golf clubs in Australia. How does GOLFSelect handle this?
GOLFSelect can facilitate discussions with reciprocal golf clubs on your behalf. In a limited number of cases the reciprocal club requires that the member discusses golf arrangements directly. In all cases a letter of introduction is required from your golf club to verify your membership.
Will I be able to purchase food and drinks at the golf club?
Most golf clubs will allow you to purchase food and drink prior to your round, during your round, and at the conclusion of your round. Most golf clubs accept both cash and credit card payments.
Does GOLFSelect have any testimonials from satisfied clients?
Yes. We have a large number of testimonials from satisfied clients that you can view on this page.
Golf Shop FAQs
Which credit cards does GOLFSelect accept?
GOLFSelect accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Diners Club for all golf shop items purchased from our website. Alternatively, you may deposit funds into our bank account prior to the delivery of goods.
Can I shop with confidence on the GOLFSelect website?
Absolutely. Payments are processed by DirectOne
Does GOLFSelect ship outside Australia?
Yes we do. We use a variety of shipping methods, including Global Express, UPS, Fedex, and Australia Post.
What is the usual delivery time from when I place an order through the GOLFSelect website?
This will depend on a variety of factors. If the product is in stock (in most cases it will be) then we will ship the same or next day. If you have ordered for delivery within Australia you will receive the product overnight or in two to three business days. If you have a special urgency regarding delivery then let us know and we will do our best to ensure you receive your order when you require it. If we are shipping to an address outside Australia then delivery times will vary. Air mail will generally take 7 to 10 working days and EPS (Priority shipping) will generally take 5 to 7 days.
Do I have to order over the internet?
No you do not. Please feel free to call one of our friendly staff on either +61-3-9563-6776 or +61-3-9563-6843. Alternatively, feel free to fax your order to +61-3-9563-5771.
What is GOLFSelect's returns policy?
In accordance with ACCC requirements, we will consider all return requests. Our general policy is that we will accept returns if the goods are faulty, non-conforming, or damaged. We generally will not accept returns simply because you have changed your mind. Contact our friendly customer service area on +61-3-9563-6776 for more information.
Does GOLFSelect offer gift vouchers?
Yes, GOLFSelect can organise a gift voucher for any value. Contact our friendly customer service area on +61-3-9563-6776 for more information.