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

Our Golf Cruises are always on luxurious small ships (Currently our Golf Cruises are limited to Seabourn, Silversea, Crystal, Tauck & Uniworld).  Trendsetter Travel Golf Tours is unique among Australian golf tour operators in offering a regular collection of golf cruises on luxurious small ships – on both river and ocean. We choose itineraries where most days are long shore days at ports with good quality (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 greens, as well as those who like to tee off only occasionally. Unless our tours offer limited golf (say 5 to 7 golf games on certain river cruises), 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.  For all our ocean cruises (Seabourn, Crystal and Silversea), you have the option to choose to play between 1 and all our scheduled golf games. You can join your partner ( or explore independently) on shore excursions at the ports you elect not to golf.

A typical golf day on our Golf Cruise includes coach transfers to and from the golf course, a fun round played with motorised carts, followed by daily prizes/included drinks in clubrooms, and then a return to the ship to often allow 1 to 3 hours free time to explore the port. 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!  However, with just about every golf game scheduled, there are sufficient golf carts for all our golfers – we no longer schedule golf at golf courses which are walking only or have a limited supply of motorised carts.  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 Golf Tours has expanded into land based luxury golf tours.   We have introduced scheduled land only tours to Cape Kidnappers and Kauri Cliffs in New Zealand,   South Africa South America and Ireland. Further land based tours planned include to Japan and Great Lakes/Chicago/Toronto.  All our land only tours and many of our golf cruises have been scheduled as a result of specific guest requests.

All Scheduled Hosted Golf Tours in Chronological Order

Our tour commences in Paris on 27 September 2024 and ends in Cannes on 12 October 2024 and includes 9 nights cruising the Rhone and Saone Rivers. We will include 7 games of golf in the programme with 4 games in Paris and Cannes and a further 3 games while cruising on board MS Emerald. Importantly, two of our golf games are at Golf National where we play the Albatross Course, home of the French Open and venue for the 2018 Ryder Cup. We include an extra 2 optional golf games while cruising the rivers taking to 9 the total potential golf games. We have chosen this time of the year to best secure ideal golfing conditions (June to August summer months have proven very hot in France in recent years and we have avoided this timing). Pricing, including golf programme, is from AUD 16,930 pp. We have a number of available CAT 7 top deck rooms within our group allotment which offer attractive relative value. These rooms cost AUD 21,080 pp but are large at 27 sqm (next largest room is 20 sqm), include upgraded (and larger) hotel rooms in both Paris and Cannes and also have a EUR 100 on board credit (useful to use in Spa or to have your laundry processed).
Following guest demand, Trendsetter has released a luxury golf tour of Egypt and the Nile River. The tour is 17 nights and is luxury throughout. We start with 5 nights in Cairo at Four Seasons Plaza Hotel with golf at the top 3 golf courses in Cairo plus a day of extensive guided touring. We spend 7 nights on Uniworld’s luxury riverboat River Tosca sailing along Nile River visiting many of the great historic Egyptian sites including a visit to Abu Simbel. All our guests will reside in Grand Suites each with an area of 30 sqm. Post cruise, we relax for 2 days at the 5 star iconic historic Sofitel Winter Palace (1886) in Luxor before spending our final 3 nights in Somabay on the Red Sea coast. We play 6 games of golf on 5 different internationally rated golf courses including courses designed by Greg Norman, Gary Player, Peter Thompson and Nick Faldo.
You are invited to join Trendsetter Travel's Paihia/Kauri Cliffs golf tour which includes a 54 hole golf tournament at Kauri Cliffs. The tour has 7 nights of accommodation including 3 luxurious nights at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs and 4 nights in one of the leading hotels in Paihia. Apart from playing 3 rounds at Kauri Cliffs, regularly rated in the world's top 100 courses, you will also get to enjoy 2 additional games of golf at two of the local North Auckland golf courses. We include a rest day from golf including a visit to Russell and lunch at a leading local restaurant.
Who doesn’t dream of visiting Antarctica? Cruising among icebergs, stepping onto this massive landmass, interacting with penguins and seals, spotting the birdlife and reliving, albeit more comfortably, the journey of exploration heroes such as Shackleton and Scott … Trendsetter Travel & Cruise Centre invites you to turn that dream into reality and snap up currently very attractive pricing on our hosted 10-night Antarctic cruise which sailing 27 February to 9 March 2025. This cruise concludes in Santiago, Chile 1 day prior to the start of our 13 night Buenos Aires/Iguazu Falls/Rio golf tour allowing you to logistically participate in both back to back tours.
You are invited to join Trendsetter Travel Golf Tour’s inaugural South American Golf Tour, visiting Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls and Rio de Janeiro. Our tour stays in luxury accommodation in Buenos Aires (5 nights), Iguazu Falls (3 nights) and Rio de Janeiro (5 nights) – with Junior Suites for 8 of those nights. We play 7 games of golf at leading golf clubs in all locations including 2 games at the Olympic Golf Club in Rio. Our tour includes a full day’s touring of Iguazu Falls and day tours of both Buenos Aires and Rio. This tour is scheduled to commence the day following conclusion of Trendsetter Travel’s Antarctic Cruise on Silver Cloud (27 Feb/9 March 2025) with an incentive provided for those that undertake both the South America land golf tour and Antarctic cruise.
Following much guest demand, Trendsetter Travel Golf Tours has released its 25 May to 10 June 2025 (16 nights) Irish Golf Tour. This is a uniquely curated golf tour to meet the requirements of TTGT’s client base. In particular, all golf courses included have sufficient golf carts available for those (which are expected to comprise a clear majority on the tour) who do not wish (or are physically unable) to walk the courses. Further, to minimise packing/unpacking, we will base ourselves in 3 uniquely chosen hotels for 5 nights each during our golf programme. While most days offer golf, there is the option (with equitable price adjustment) to elect which golf courses you wish to play if our 12 golf course programme is considered too much golf. The tour will play a minimum of 8 famous links golf courses and play 6 of the top 15 golf courses in Ireland. This tour is not intended to be repeated and is strictly limited to a maximum of 30 golfers.
Your first opportunity awaits to sail on a golf cruise on the newly refurbished and under new management Crystal Serenity. Arguably, the most luxurious small ship in its category. Sail for 18 nights from Lisbon to Copenhagen with 10 night Lisbon to Portsmouth and Portsmouth to Copenhagen options available for those that prefer a shorter cruise. A total of up to 12 optional golf games are available to play. Many exceptional golf courses are on offer. Post cruise there is the opportunity to stay for 3 nights in Copehagen at a 5 star hotel and golf at the stunning Scandinavian Golf Club with its two top 5 golf courses. Great range of suites available from economical ocean view/balcony suites at 20 sqm. However, most suites are the impressive Aquamarine (38 sqm) to Sapphire (50 sqm) which bring a new standard to luxury suites. Single suites available with a great value 110% single supplement.
Trendsetter Travel Golf Tours invites you to join us on a Toronto to Chicago golf cruise/tour on-board Ponant’s Le Champlain. Our 7 night cruise is book-ended with 3 night stays in Four Seasons hotels in both Toronto and Chicago. While in Toronto, we’ll take a trip to Niagara Falls and our cruise of the Great Lakes visits Cleveland, Detroit, Mackinac Island and Muskegon. We sail extensively on 4 of the Great Lakes (Ontario, Erie, Huron and Michigan) and travel 42 km through the Welland Canal to enter Lake Erie from Lake Ontario. Six golf games are included but with the option to reduce to 4 or 5 golf games if you prefer sight-seeing tours in one or both of Cleveland and Detroit. Our tour is ideal for golfing couples, golfer/non golfer couples, and singles with a single supplement of approximately 140% of the per person twin share rates.
Trendsetter Travel Golf Tours has released its inaugural St Lawrence Golf Cruise – Montreal to New York – 2 to 14 September 2025 (12 nights) Golf Tour. The cruise commences in Montreal and follows the iconic St Lawrence River before heading south along the coast of USA. There are 8 port days– 6 in Canada (including an over-night stay in Quebec City) and 2 in the USA – with up to 8 golf games on offer for you to play as much or as little golf as is your preference. The cruise is on the highly inclusive up to 450 guest Seabourn Sojourn, one of Seabourn’s ultra luxury fleet of ships. Your cruise fare includes a ship board credit of between USD 2,200 to USD 2,400 per suite. A 3 night accommodation and golf package will be offered pre cruise in Montreal. Our golf programme is now full and is wait list only. That is you can join our golf group but we cannot guarantee we can offer golf at any of our scheduled 8 golf games during the cruise.
Trendsetter Travel Golf Tours has released a 2nd St Lawrence Golf Cruise for September 2025 (the earlier 2/14 September 2025 cruise being sold out) – New York to Montreal – 14 to 26 September 2025 (12 nights). The cruise commences in New York and travels north east up the coast of USA before sailing west along the iconic St Lawrence River finishing in Montreal. There are 8 port days– 5 in Canada (including an over-night stay in Quebec City) and 3 in the USA – with up to 8 golf games on offer for you to play as much or as little golf as is your preference. The cruise is on the highly inclusive up to 450 guest Seabourn Sojourn, one of Seabourn’s ultra luxury fleet of ships. Your cruise fare includes a ship board credit of USD 200 pp courtesy of Virtuoso/Trendsetter Travel. Importantly, our group fare on this cruise is over AUD 5,000 pp less than the Seabourn web page cruise fares in selected categories of staterooms. Thus, our golf cruise offers exceptional value.
Trendsetter Travel Golf Tours invites you to join its much-anticipated 2025 Japan Golf Tour. In selecting where to stay and play, our journey concentrates on 4 key golf/tourist regions in central Japan to minimise travelling time and maximise your Japan experience, with ample time for both golf and sightseeing. Our tour begins in the exciting metropolis of Tokyo (4 nights – 2 golf games), then travels to beautiful Hakone where views of Fuji are ever-present (4 nights – 2 golf games). After Hakone, we travel to the Izu Peninsula proper, home of the famous Kawana Golf Resort (3 nights – 2 golf games) to finally conclude with Lake Biwa, 30 minutes from downtown Kyoto (5 nights – 3 golf games). This tour sold out within 48 hours and subject to sufficient interest we will repeat this tour.
  • 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
  • We cruised the Baltic and played golf all the way.  We are Brits and found Trendsetter through friends in Australia.  From the beginning the level of communication was exceptional, always helpful, informative and clear, which meant we felt confident in dealing with a company on the other side of the world.  Our hosts David and Adrienne were truly brilliant. Their organisation and attention to detail was second to none, every aspect was covered, which meant this was a totally stress-free experience.  David‘s humour was appreciated by all, irreverent, funny and always relevant.  The golf courses chosen were excellent, all different, some were easier than others and some challenging ones.    We had huge waste bunkers, lakes and ditches and tight fairways, thankfully not all at once! We received regular updates every day throughout the cruise, handicaps were revised to give all a chance to win the prize pot and to reflect play.  The group was very friendly and it did not take long to get to know everyone . The coaches used were new, on time, had careful drivers who knew how to find the courses! I would thoroughly recommend Trendsetter to anyone and we are already telling all our friends.

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    Francesca and Roger Freeland
  • 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
  • We joined the Trendsetter Group based purely on the concept of mixing golf and travel on what we loosely termed a golf cruise.   Little did we realise what a wonderful, fun and enjoyable experience this would be!   David and Adrienne had every aspect of the trip down to a fine art. From the moment we joined the group in Copenhagen we were welcomed as part of the Aussie ‘family’.  Golf games had been organised in every port, all at highly rated and some spectacular courses but the choice of how many we played had been ours to make prior to the trip.   Trendsetter Travel/ David and Adrienne took care of everything including golf storage, coach transport to and from games, team selection and of course post golf drinks and prizes! The banter and humour made it a really fun and memorable trip and we’d totally recommend it to all Brits thinking of joining an Aussie group with golf at its heart.” Vicki and David  

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    Vicki and David
  • 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
  • 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