World Cup of Golf 2016

Be part of the action as some of the best golfers in the world team up in pairs to contest one of the sport's biggest events. World Cup of Golf 2016
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World Cup of Golf 2016 23 - 27 November

Be part of the action as some of the best golfers in the world team up in pairs to contest one of the sport's biggest events. 


By Jac Taylor

Known as one of the world's most spectacular golf courses, loved by golf pros and amateurs alike, Kingston Heath Golf Club in Melbourne is the location for the 2016 World Cup of Golf. Each November the World Cup of Golf welcomes pairs of players from all over the world to represent their countries in a strategy-rich tournament that is a treat to watch. Tickets are available for individual days, or in packages from Ticketmaster.

Where: Melbourne
When: 23 - 27 November, 2016
Price: $ - $$$$$

THINGS TO DO

Look out for the best of the best
Some of the best golf players on the planet are competing in the 2016 World Cup of Golf. This year's line-up includes 27 Olympians, three past World Cup of Golf champions and two major champions from this year: American Jimmy Walker, who won the US PGA Championship, and England's Danny Willett, who won the Masters. You'll also see Adam Scott (Australia), Rickie Fowler (US), Lee Westwood (England) and Vijay Singh (Fiji).

Watch the Pro-Am
Though the tournament officially starts on Thursday 24 November, the day before there's a pro-am (professional and amateur) event that promises great off-the-cuff action and vicarious excitement as you watch amateurs step up to play with the professionals during their practice round. Many golf events around the world feature a pro-am event on the Wednesday prior, and tickets are sold for spectators. This can be a chance to see your favourites play with lower spectator numbers, as the players settle in to the course for the official event the next day.  

Visit the tournament village
The public village area of the tournament site will include exhibitions, a pop-up laneway-style cafe and international food trucks, plus interactive family activities. Get your golf swing analysed by professionals, or 'virtually' play famous courses all around the world on Golf Australia's golf simulator. Children under 16 get entry to the World Cup of Golf free (including entry to the tournament village) if they're with an adult with a ticket. Those looking for a more exclusive atmosphere can buy an extra ticket and enter the clubhouse environs of the MacKenzie Club, where you can find excellent dining, a bar and big screens.

DON'T MISS

The US PGA Tour website has a fabulous pictorial tour of the course online, complete with expert hole-by-hole commentary from 1989 World Cup of Golf champion Peter Fowler, so you can get an insider's tips on Kingston Heath before you go, and make the most of your spectator experience.

HOW TO GET THERE

Kingston Heath Golf Club is in the suburb of Cheltenham, about 20 kilometres (12 miles) south-east of Melbourne's centre. Catch a train to Cheltenham from Melbourne's city centre, then it's a 10 minute walk to Kingston Heath Golf Club. You can fly to Melbourne International Airport from many international and domestic airports.

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