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Vines Resort and WA in tourism coup

A resort in Western Australia has scored a hole-in-one by tapping into a lucrative Asian golfing market.

Mission-Hills-Golf-ClubNovotel Vines Resort and Golf Club, in the Swan Valley wine growing area, has a reciprocal agreement with Asia’s ‘cradle of golf’ – the Mission Hills club in China.

The agreement means that members of the Vines Resort Golf Club can play free of charge at seven Mission Hills courses designed by some of golf’s legends.

A first for Australia

In a coup for Western Australia and the Swan Valley, Chinese members are also able to visit the Novotel Vines Resort and play its two magnificent 18 hole golf courses.

In this way, the resort hopes to play a leading role in bringing additional Asian golfers to the picturesque Swan Valley, which is only about 35 minutes drive from Perth and is also well known internationally for its outstanding vineyards and wine production.

Vines blazes the way

The Vines is the only Australian golf club to have an exclusive reciprocal agreement with Mission Hills, which is recognised in the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest golf course in the world, covering 20 square kilometres.



About Ian Roberts (264 Articles)
Ian Roberts is a veteran Australian journalist, PR man and writer/reviewer on accommodation and travel. Over many decades, Ian has travelled widely reporting and recording his experiences. His newsy columns - including Memorable Destination - have gained a big following among people seeking suggestions and objective information about accommodation, travel and destinations world-wide. Along with wife, Sue and her camera, Ian has taken up a particular challenge to help budget conscious seniors 50 and upward with travel and accommodation ideas - including suggestions for holding family reunions. Readers in Ian's home city of Newcastle Australia may also be aware of his travel and accommodation column in a local newspaper.

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