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Introduction & Testimonials

Many of us have been on golfing holidays, however few will have experienced a golf holiday combined with a deluxe luxury cruise – a “Golf Cruise”.  Hosted by enthusiastic golfers Adrienne Witteman and David Cooper (directors of Trendsetter Travel), a range of Golf Cruises are now available for our clients.

Our Golf Cruises are always on deluxe to luxurious small to medium ships (Currently our Golf Cruises are limited to Seabourn, Silversea, Crystal Cruises, Uniworld, Tauck & American Cruise Lines).  Trendsetter Travel is currently unique in Australia in offering golf cruises on deluxe to luxurious small to medium ships – on both river and ocean. We choose itineraries where most days are long shore days at ports with good quality, and often (sometimes world famous) golf courses located nearby.  You can be confident that all golf courses are among the leading golf courses in their region.  Importantly, we’ve taken away the hassle of having to arrange things yourself.

Our Golf Cruises have been structured at a price usually below what you could organise independently and represent great value. For essentially the same product as offered by our international luxury golf cruise competitors, our golf programmes are priced at less than 50% of the cost these competitors charge. Our Golf Cruises are ideal for enthusiasts who take every opportunity to hit the green, as well as those who like to tee off only occasionally. You can choose as little or as much golf as fits your personal preference on every Golf Cruise – all with an equitable price adjustment.  Furthermore, if your partner is not a golfer, each port on our Golf Cruises promises an array of exciting shore excursions to ensure an equally enjoyable cruise experience. It is totally acceptable should you choose to play only half our scheduled golf games on each Golf Cruise at your preferred ports and join your partner on shore excursions at the remaining ports.

A typical golf day on our Golf Cruise includes coach transfers to and from the golf course, a fun round, followed by daily prizes, and then a return to the ship to allow free time for sightseeing. On some days, the order will be reversed on the Golf Cruise with sightseeing at your leisure followed by golf, and a return to your ship in time for dinner. Both cart and walking golf are available, the latter beneficial in keeping at bay the inevitable weight gain from the gourmet cuisine!  Cameraderie is guaranteed on each Golf Cruise, as is having an instant bunch of friends to ensure you enjoy your Golf Cruise even more, be that for cocktails in the evening or sharing dinner on a particular night.

Following on from the success of our luxury golf cruises and to meet client requests, Trendsetter Travel has expanded into land based luxury golf tours.  While we regularly have tours to Cape Kidnappers and Kauri Cliffs in New Zealand, we have a future scheduled tour to South Africa.   Further land based tours are planned to Morocco, Argentina, Canada and USA – including Texas and New Mexico.

Land based golf tours are either scheduled or planned to Queenstown, Perth and Hamilton Island.

Golf Tours with Availability

Luxury 16 night Golf Cruise commencing with a complimentary pre cruise night in a 5 star Melbourne hotel on the up to 596 guest Ultra Luxury Silver Muse with its 8 restaurants and excellent appointments throughout. The cruise is inclusive in terms of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, most restaurants, wifi and gratuities. In addition, there is a minimum US$250 per room on board credit. Great cruise for singles with a single supplement of only 25% (subject to availability). The golf package involves a selection of up to 8 games. Golf includes green fees, motorised carts, coach transfers, prize money and drinks post golf.
Spectacular Memphis to New Orleans Mississippi Golf Cruise, 14 Night Tour with 7 Golf Games, 12 to 26 April 2022, from USD 9,050 per person twin share. Our tour includes visits to both Graceland (including lunch) and the National Civil Rights Museum. There are 7 nights on board the 150 passenger riverboat Queen of the Mississippi, with a total of 7 nights in minimum 4 ½ star hotels in Memphis and New Orleans. We will play 3 previous longstanding PGA Tour courses. The other 4 courses include some of the best in the 3 southern states we visit.
After the success of Trendsetter’s 3 recent Paris to Normandy golf river cruises, we have re-scheduled Trendsetter Travel’s inaugural Paris to Nice golf tour to 21 July to 5 August 2022. Tour includes 9 nights cruising on the Rhone and Saone Rivers with 3 nights pre cruise in Paris and 3 nights post cruise in Nice – all at 5 star hotels. We cruise on Tauck’s MS Emerald, a magnificent river ship which takes less than 100 passengers with an average room size significantly larger than offered by its competitors. We travel through one of the great wine growing regions in Europe with much time spent off the ship during each day.

We have compiled a wonderful 7 game golf itinerary, starting in Paris including play at the Albatross Course at Golf National (venue of the recent Ryder Cup). We finish with playing Terre Blanche’s highly rated Chateau Course. During the cruise, we play 3 of the best golf courses in south east France. The tour, including cruise, is luxury throughout and importantly, for the first time for a Trendsetter golf tour, singles can travel with ONLY A $400 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT (but numbers are limited with this offer).
Luxury 18 night Golf Cruise from Copenhagen to Southampton, includes return economy class air travel (upgradable to business class) and return home to airport limousine transfers. Cruise on the up to 596 guest Ultra Luxury Silver Moon with its 8 restaurants and excellent appointments throughout. The cruise is inclusive in terms of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, most restaurants, wifi, gratuities and selected shore excursions. A highlight of the tour will be a stay of 3 full shore days in St Petersburg with Silver Moon berthed up river near the Hermitage. In addition, we are able to provide a minimum US$300 per room on board credit. The optional golf package involves a selection of up to 11 games of golf. Golf includes green fees, motorised carts, coach transfers, prize money and drinks post golf. 1 to 3 night pre cruise optional hotel and golf packages will be offered in Copenhagen.
New Orleans to Memphis Mississippi Golf Cruise, 14 Night Tour with 7 Golf Games, 17 September to 1 October 2022, from USD 9,205 per person twin share. There are 7 nights on board the185 guest Paddle-Wheeler riverboat America with a total of 7 nights in minimum 4 ½ star hotels in New Orleans and Memphis. We will play two PGA Tour regular courses - TPC Southwind & TPC Louisiana and two PGA Tour golf courses which formally held the annual PGA Tour event in each city – English Turn (New Orleans) and Colonial Country Club (Memphis). The other 3 courses are all highly rated in their respective states.
Luxury 14 night Golf Cruise on the 450 passenger Seabourn Sojourn, a luxury ship offering world class dining with 4 different restaurants and excellent appointments throughout. The cruise is inclusive in terms of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, all restaurants, unlimited wifi and gratuities. Single fares are available upon request. Cruise fares, including package terms, offered by Seabourn are dynamic and subject to change without notice at any time until a room has been deposited. Current cruise fares are from AUD 10,169pp (inclusive of 10% discount if paid by 30 November 2021 or any extension date) . An optional golf package is offered whereby you can elect to play anywhere between 1 and 9 games of golf with golf games through Spain (4), Portugal (2), Morocco (1) and the Canary Islands (2). Golf is inclusive of green fees, motorised carts, coach transfers, prize money and drinks post golf. Trendsetter will release a 3 to 4 night post cruise golf package in the Canary Islands no later than December 2021.
King Island Golf Tour 2021
Invitations are open to join Trendsetter Travel's 5 night King Island Golf Tour which includes staying at the Villas at Cape Wickham – considered the best accommodation on King Island. You will travel on Rex Air, which operates the largest commercial aircraft flights to King Island (twin engine with up to 34 passengers). The tour will include a 72 golf hole tournament (plus daily 4BBB and singles competitions) with 3 rounds at Cape Wickham (#2 ranked course in Australia after Royal Melbourne West) and 1 round at Ocean Dunes (ranked in top 15 courses in Australia).

Your tour includes return flights from Melbourne Tullamarine Airport to King Island, 5 nights of accommodation, breakfasts, 2 dinners (including standard drinks), 4 games of golf (including shared cart), coach transfers, drinks post golf and prizes. Tour is strictly limited to 15 rooms – maximum of 30 golfers. Singles, couples and pairs welcomed.
20% FARE REDUCTION ENDS ON 30 NOVEMBER 2021 - Luxury 12 night Golf Cruise commencing with a complimentary pre cruise night in a 5 star Auckland hotel and includes return business class air travel. Cruise on the up to 596 guest Ultra Luxury Silver Muse with its 8 restaurants and excellent appointments throughout. The cruise is inclusive in terms of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, most restaurants, wifi, and gratuities. In addition, we are able to provide a US$300/room on board credit. Great cruise for singles with a single supplement of only 25%. As part of our group, whether a golfer or non-golfer, your cruise fare is reduced by 5% from that shown on the Silversea web page. The golf package involves a selection of up to 7 games of golf including 6 games in New Zealand and 1 game in Tasmania. Golf includes green fees, motorised carts, coach transfers, prize money and drinks post golf. Still to be released is a 3 night post cruise extension in Melbourne including accommodation in a 5 star hotel + 2 or 3 games of golf.
Due to expected continued border restrictions, Trendsetter has rescheduled to February 2023 its land only South African golf tour including 8 games of golf, 3 nights at the luxury Jock’s Safari Lodge in the heart of the Kruger Game Park, 2 nights on the luxury Rovos train from Pretoria to Cape Town with luxury 5 star accommodation throughout. Two rooms have become available on this tour.

Memphis to New Orleans Mississippi Golf Cruise, 14 Night Tour with 7 Golf Games, 25 April to 9 May 2023, from USD 9,205 per person twin share. Trendsetter Travel Golf Tours welcomes you joining us on this spectacular Memphis to New Orleans cruise. There are 7 nights on board the150 passenger Paddle Wheeler Queen of Mississippi with a total of 7 nights in 4 to 5 star hotels in Memphis and New Orleans. We will play two PGA Tour regular courses - TPC Southwind & TPC Louisiana. The other 5 courses are among the best in the 3 southern states we visit.
Luxury 14 night Golf Cruise from Southampton to Lisbon and includes return economy class air travel (upgradable to business class) and return home to airport limousine transfers. Cruise on the up to 596 guest Ultra Luxury Silver Moon with its 8 restaurants and excellent appointments throughout. The cruise is inclusive in terms of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, most restaurants, wifi and gratuities. In addition, we are able to provide a minimum US$300 per room on board credit. Great cruise for singles with a single supplement of only 50% (subject to availability). The optional golf package involves a selection of up to 10 games of golf. Golf includes green fees, motorised carts, coach transfers, prize money and drinks post golf. A 3 night post cruise hotel and golf package will be offered in Lisbon.
Invitations are open to join Trendsetter Travel Golf Tour’s 17 night Ryder Cup Tour in Italy which will run from 23 September to 10 October 2023. The tour includes staying at a 5 star luxury hotel in Rome during Ryder Cup – totalling 7 nights. Pre Ryder Cup, our tour will visit a Tuscany Golf Resort and post Ryder Cup we will visit Naples and Puglia. A total of 9 games of golf are offered.
Luxury 10 night Golf Cruise from Lisbon to Barcelona and includes return economy class air travel (upgradable to business class) and return home to airport limousine transfers. Cruise on the up to 596 guest Ultra Luxury Silver Dawn with its 8 restaurants and excellent appointments throughout. The cruise is inclusive in terms of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, most restaurants, wifi and gratuities. In addition, we are able to provide a minimum US$300 per room on board credit. Great cruise for singles with a single supplement of only 50% (subject to availability). The optional golf package involves a selection of up to 8 games of golf. Golf includes green fees, motorised carts, coach transfers, prize money and drinks post golf. 3 night pre and post cruise optional hotel and golf packages will be offered in Lisbon and Barcelona.
Luxury 14 night Golf Cruise commencing with a complimentary pre cruise night in a 5 star Auckland hotel and includes return business class air travel and return home to airport limousine transfers. Cruise on the up to 596 guest Ultra Luxury Silver Muse with its 8 restaurants and excellent appointments throughout. The cruise is inclusive in terms of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, most restaurants, wifi and gratuities. In addition, we are able to provide a minimum US$300 per room on board credit. Great cruise for singles with a single supplement of only 50% (subject to availability). The golf package involves a selection of up to 9 games of golf including 5 games in New Zealand and 4 games in Australia. Golf includes green fees, motorised carts, coach transfers, prize money and drinks post golf.

Golf Tours – Wait List Only

  • Congratulations to Trendersetter Travel - specifically Adrienne and David - for a wonderful cruise experience. Combining golf and a cruise is the best way to enjoy Europe if you are a golfing fan. Easy access each day to a coach, load up your clubs and off to somewhere new to explore the variety of golf courses in France, Spain and Portugal. The group was a mixture of personalities, all of whom melded perfectly, and provided an environment of fun and endless good humour and laughter. The competitions (2BBB, individual scores etc) provided good natured hilarity and ribbing to finish off the day. We have done a number of cruises but the added activity of golf almost every day (or not if you wanted a day off) was addictive and now we cannot think of travelling anywhere if golf is not a part of the trip. The standard of organisation for the trip has been set high!

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    Louise and Stephen CordaiySydneyMembers of Elanora Golf Club and The Australian Golf Club respectively
  • Trendsetter Golf Tours never disappoint. David and Adrienne are perfect hosts who attend to every detail. We have been all over the world on their golf tours, and have relished their knowledge, research and organisation. The golf cruise is particularly seamless and of a high quality - we are already signed-up for another around the Mediterranean.

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    Greg and Nancy IncollSydneyMembers NSW Golf Club
  • A wonderful Silversea Cruise with the added dimension of Trendsetter golfing component that was superbly organised and great fun.

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    Ian &/or Jenny CollinsSydneyMembers of Roseville Golf Club
  • Sara and I have travelled with David and Adrienne of Trendsetter Travel on four separate international golfing holidays (Scotland, Ireland, Florida and the Mediterranean golf cruise in 2016). All of these trips have been exceptional well organised with highly rated golf courses, quality accommodation and easy travel arrangements. A key feature is the attention to detail which makes for hassle free travel both on and off the golf course. We thoroughly recommend Trendsetter Travel and look forward to our next golf trip with them.

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    Denis & Sara WoodAuckland, NZMembers of Royal Auckland and Grange Golf Club