Royal Melbourne (East & West)

The West course, ranked 12th best course in the world, can be argued as Dr. Alister MacKenzie’s finest creation. The East course, also designed by Dr. MacKenzie, is a formidable partner to the West, offering a different challenge with deep bunkers and generous fairways.

This luxury hotel in a contemporary building is a 4-minute walk from Parliament Station and close to the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The refined rooms include art deco features and have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers, plus marble bathrooms. Upgraded rooms add whirlpool baths, and some include sitting areas.