Japan Golf Tour with Robert Stock

15
Nights
2019
Nov 16
From
$8995
Including accommodation, guided
sightseeing, tours, meals, golf club entries

Come and join Travelrite and Robert Stock Golf on a golf odyssey to the Land of the Rising Sun, where surprises are to be expected and the quality and beauty of the courses the norm. The Japan Golf Tour is a completely unique experience and one that you and your friends will remember for a lifetime. With ten games of world-class golf to enjoy this is one golf holiday not to miss!

You can’t mention sports in Japan without talking about golf. Japan is full of golf enthusiasts (more than 12 million golfers) and golf is the most popular sport. At present there are over 2,400 golf courses, more than the whole of Asia put together. Many of the courses are known for their beauty, high strategic characteristics and perfect course maintenance. A round of golf in Japan usually includes a caddy for your group’s enjoyment and a memorable Japanese style lunch after nine.

Visiting Tokyo, Chiba, Izu and Miyazaki

Highlights Include

  • The famous Ginza shopping district
  • The Imperial Palace East Gardens
  • Skyway Country Club
  • Oak Hills Country Club - designed by renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr
  • Taiheiyo Narita Golf Club one of the finest examples of golfing legend Gary Players designs
  • Travel halfway up Japan’s highest mountain, Mt Fuji, to enjoy a spectacular view from a height of 2,300 metres followed by a Japanese-style lunch
  • Enjoy a ride on the Hakone Ropeway’s aerial cable car and then take a cruise on Lake Ashi
  • Kawana Resort
  • Rainbow Sports Land Golf Club
  • Tom Watson Golf Course - Miyazaki
  • Aoshima Golf Club
  • Phoenix Country Club home of the Dunlop Phoenix tournament since 1974
  • A farewell dinner and presentation of prizes
Japan Golf Tour with Robert Stock map

Includes

  • Return economy-class flights from Australian capital cities to Tokyo.
  • Return economy-class flights from Tokyo to Kyushu.
  • Accommodation in 4-star hotels in Tokyo, Kawana and Miyazaki including breakfast.
  • Confirmed tee times on 10 outstanding golf courses.
  • Lunch at Skyway, Oak Hills, Glen Oaks and Rainbow Sports.
  • Golf carts at all courses except Fuji, Tom Watson, and Phoenix Course.
  • Caddies at all courses except Oshima and Rainbow Sports.
  • Prizes for winners in the daily, friendly stableford competitions.
  • Travel in luxury coach as per itinerary.
  • Dinners on tour as listed in the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing and general entrance fees as detailed in the tour itinerary.
  • Tour leadership by Robert Stock, P.G.A. Golf Professional.
Robert Stock

Robert Stock

Robert Stock was born in the UK and has been a P.G.A. Golf Professional for 20 years. Robert has used his Diploma in Education to further improve his golf teaching skills, and takes pride in the successes of his many students. He has lived and worked in France, Belgium, Spain, Italy and Australia, making travel a very important part of his life. Robert has played tournament golf throughout Europe, and currently resides in Melbourne, Australia. He is delighted to be the Golf Travel Manager for Travelrite International, the leader in exclusive golf tours for over 20 years.

Testimonials

California Dreaming Golf Tour 2018
– “The tour was most enjoyable. An experience of a lifetime”.

Exotic Asia Golf Cruise 2017
“Very enjoyable tour. Robert Stock was good and provided an entertaining time for the group”.

British Isles and Open Golf Cruise 2017
“The most amazing golf tour. Robert Stock organised the trip to perfection without making it a military exercise. Excellent tour leader! Hard to imagine a better golf trip.”

New Zealand Golf Cruise 2017
“We enjoyed the golf tour and Robert’s personable approach and sense of fun and group management”.

UK Golf Cruise 2016
“Robert Stock did an excellent job looking after the group”

Golf Tour of Europe 2016
“The tour was fantastic. The itinerary was brilliant. Robert was an excellent tour leader.”

South Africa Golf Tour 2015
“An excellent tour, well organised and well managed. Robert Stock involvement with group was excellent”.

Golf Tour of Britain 2014
“Robert Stock was absolutely marvellous”.
“Very happy with the tour and Robert Stock – helpful and fun!”
“We enjoyed the golf tour and Robert’s personable approach and sense of fun and group management”.

Golf Tour of Italy 2013
“Robert Stock was amazing best holiday ever”.
“Our tour leader Robert Stock was excellent. He made everything run smoothly from the very beginning to the end”.

Day 1 Saturday 16 November 2019 Departure
Today you will depart Australia for Tokyo.

Day 2 Sunday 17th November 2019 Tokyo
This morning we arrive in Tokyo, Japan’s capital, which mixes the ultra-modern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples. The group will meet Robert Stock on arrival, followed by a sightseeing tour of Tokyo with a local guide. We visit the famous Ginza shopping district, renowned as the most expensive real estate in the world. We then visit the Imperial Palace East Gardens, which is part of the Royal residence, and a superb example of traditional Japanese landscape design.

Day 3 Monday 18 November, 2019 Tokyo
Your introduction to golf in Japan is at the Skyway Country Club where bold shots are rewarded and errant shots will often find the many water hazards and bunkers protecting each hole. At 6829 yards the course is not overly long but after nine you will replenish your energy with an included Japanese lunch. Stopping for lunch half-way is just one of the surprises to look forward to on this unique tour.

Day 4 Tuesday 19 November, 2019 Tokyo
World renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr has designed the Oak Hills Country Club in the Japanese countryside in the region of Chiba just outside Tokyo. As you would expect from a designer of the calibre of Trent Jones Jr the course at Oak Hills Country Club is a real challenge and a design masterpiece. The large undulating greens will not be the only hazard to test your character as you navigate perfectly placed bunkers, mounds and lakes at each and every hole.

Day 5 Wednesday 20 November, 2019 Tokyo
Today you will play Glen Oaks Country Club a course extending to 6972 yards. It demands accuracy from the tee and to score well you will need to avoid the strategically placed bunkers and the water hazards guarding the greens. Enjoying superb views of the beautiful natural landscape, the Glen Oaks Country Club is indeed a gem of a golf course.

Day 6 Thursday 21 November, 2019 Tokyo
Today you will play The Taiheiyo Narita Golf Club one of the finest exam-ples of golfing legend Gary Players designs. The course is blessed with an incredibly natural and unassuming quality. Large swathes of rolling, natural terrain blend seamlessly into the surroundings, almost improving on what mother-nature had already put there. In June 2019 many of the greats of the game will challenge themselves at Narita in the PGA TOUR Champions, Mastercard Japan Championship.

Day 7 Friday 22 November 2019 Kawana Resort
Today we travel by private coach halfway up Japan’s highest mountain, Mt Fuji, to enjoy a spectacular view from a height of 2,300 metres followed by a Japanese-style lunch. In the afternoon we travel through the Owakudani Valley, enjoy a ride on the Hakone Ropeway’s aerial cable car and then take a cruise on Lake Ashi. In the evening we will make our way South West to the Kawana Resort.

Day 8 Saturday 23 November, 2019 Kawana Resort
Known as the Pebble Beach of Japan, The Kawana Hotel is rightly considered to be one of the Top 100 Golf Resorts of the World. Its two golf courses are built along red cliffs facing the Pacific Ocean. This morning you will play the Oshima Course designed by one of Japan’s first course designers, Otani Komyo. This course is ranked in the top 50 in Japan and although short in length it’s narrow fairways and changes in elevation will test every facet of your game.

Day 9 Sunday 24 November, 2019 Kawana Resort
The Fuji course at Kawana was designed by British golf architect Charles H. Allison in 1936 and the panoramic view of Mt. Fuji from the greens is simply breathtaking. Dense Japanese woodland, rolling clifftop holes and incredible vistas from almost every point on the course will live long in the memory. Maintained to the highest of standard, The Fuji course is without doubt a must play when visiting Japan for golf. In 2016 The Fuji Course was ranked #64 in the World’s Greatest Golf Courses.

Day 10 Monday 25 November, 2019 Miyazaki
Today is a travel day when we take a flight to Kyushu, the third largest island in Japan and the most southwesterly of its four main islands. Just minutes from the Miyazaki Airport we will stay at the Sheraton Grande Seagaia Resort.

Day 11 Tuesday 26 November, 2019 Miyazaki
Today you will experience the unique 18 holes at Rainbow Sports Land Golf Club spread over the base of Kirishima Mountains. The overall layout is relatively flat, but lakes and traps are strategically placed throughout and the excellent design makes each hole impressive and a challenge to play. It will be a round to remember for a long time.

Day 12 Wednesday 27 November, 2019 Miyazaki
Today you will play the Tom Watson Golf Course. Lined by black pine groves in a beautiful resort coastal setting, bordering the Philippine Sea. This parkland delight is the only 18 holes named after the five time British Open winner. The course rewards accuracy rather than length and today may be a day for you to keep the driver in the bag and to hone your course management skills.

Day 13 Thursday 28 November, 2019 Miyazaki
An ocean view course, Aoshima Golf Club is blessed by fantastic vistas from every hole. The wide, rolling fairways will tempt you to open your shoulders, but errant shots may lead to poor positioning and tricky long approaches to the superbly maintained, two-tier bent grass greens. Aoshima Golf Club is home to a prestigious ladies event on the JLPGA.

Day 14 Friday 29 November, 2019 Miyazaki
Your game today is at the Phoenix Country Club home of the Dunlop Phoenix tournament since 1974. The beautiful Japanese Pine that line each fairway are kept in immaculate condition and provide the main obstacle to good scoring. On most holes you will hit through corridors where club selection is paramount to navigate the many doglegs. This is a world renowned championship course and were you to win today’s competition you would join the names of Seve Ballesteros, Tom Watson and Tiger Woods who have all enjoyed multiple successes here. Tonight we will enjoy a farewell dinner and presentation of prizes.

Day 15 Saturday 30 November, 2019 Departure
The morning will be free for last minute sightseeing and shopping before we are transferred to the airport for our flights back to Australia.

Day 16 Sunday 1 December, 2019 Australia
Tour members arrive back in Australia. The tour concludes.

Twin Fare Single Fare
$8,995 $9,985
Air Taxes & Surcharges $240 $240
Total Price $9235 $10,225
Non-golfer discount: $1,800 $1,800

INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

  • Return economy-class flights from Australian capital cities to Tokyo.
  • Return economy-class flights from Tokyo to Kyushu.
  • Accommodation in 4-star hotels in Tokyo, Kawana and Miyazaki including breakfast.
  • Confirmed tee times on 10 outstanding golf courses.
  • Lunch at Skyway, Oak Hills, Glen Oaks and Rainbow Sports.
  • Golf carts at all courses except Fuji, Tom Watson, and Phoenix Course.
  • Caddies at all courses except Oshima and Rainbow Sports.
  • Prizes for winners in the daily, friendly stableford competitions.
  • Travel in luxury coach as per itinerary.
  • Dinners on tour as listed in the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing and general entrance fees as detailed in the tour itinerary.
  • Tour leadership by Robert Stock, P.G.A. Golf Professional.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Travel insurance which is strongly recommended.
  • Passport and visa fees.
  • Tips.
  • Beverages unless specified.
  • Meals not specified.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Caddie fees or carts not specified.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Golf Courses and Tee Times:
Golf bookings have been made for all the courses and tee times are confirmed.

DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT:
Travelrite International has to pay substantial deposits up-front to secure dates on these elite golf courses as well as to book accommodation in the high quality hotels. You are therefore required to pay a non-refundable deposit of $800 per passenger, at the time of booking. The final balance is due within 60 days of departure. Cancellation by you within 60 days of departure will result in the loss of all monies paid. The Tour is based on arrangements which do NOT allow for refunds for any services not utilised, once the Tour has commenced.

Maximum Handicaps:
Japanese golf courses require a handicap and you should bring your current handicap certificate with you.

Exchange Rates:
Tour prices are based on the average exchange rates as at the end of November 2018. Travelrite International reserves the right to add a surcharge if the Australian dollar weakens against the Japanese Yen. No change will be made within 60 days of departure.

Minimum Numbers:
The Tour has been based on a minimum of 12 passengers, (including Robert). If less than this minimum has booked 60 days prior to departure, Travelrite reserves the right to cancel the Tour, giving a prompt refund of all monies paid, or to offer arrangements to proceed at a modified cost. Travel Documents: All travellers must be in posses-sion of a valid passport. No Visa’s are required.

BAGGAGE:
Passengers qualify for a 30kg free baggage allowance on international flights to join or return from the tour. Upgrades or Any Other Travel: For any additional arrangements contact Travelrite International Travel Insurance: Adequate travel insurance is strongly recom-mended; insure your clubs to the maximum Responsibilities: Travelrite International acts only as agents in making arrangements with carriers, hoteliers and others for the Tour. As a result we cannot accept liability for any act or omission whatsoever, whether negligent or otherwise of those carriers, hoteliers or other persons providing services in connection with the tour over whom we have no direct or exclusive control. We do not accept responsibility for any injury, damage, loss, delay, change of schedule or any other events which are beyond our direct control, such as, but not limited to, war, flood, fire, civil disturbance, terrorism, acts of God, acts of Government or any other authorities, accidents to or failure of machinery or equipment, or industrial action. The passage contract in use by the carriers concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the transportation companies or firms and the purchasers of these tours and the passengers. Baggage is at own risk throughout the tour. The contract shall be construed in the accordance with the laws of State of Victoria and any legal action must be undertaken in the state of Victoria.

HOW TO BOOK:
Bookings can be made by completing a booking form and sending it with a deposit of $800 per person to:

Travelrite International Pty Ltd
182 Canterbury Road Heathmont, Victoria 3135

Further information can be obtained by telephoning
Toll Free: 1800 033 436
Phone: (03) 9729 8722
Fax: (03) 9729 0682
Email: heathmont@travelrite.com.au

About Travelrite International:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a well-established travel company which has been marketing throughout Australia for over 30 years and operating in Victoria for more than 35 years. It has two fully ATAS accredited offices at Balwyn and Heathmont which are also accredited with IATA. As such they directly represent the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international hotel, tour and transport operators. Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a full member of Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA.

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