Eastwood GC Open Day. Feb 18, 2024

SGA Open Golf Day. All golfers welcome. No membership required.

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Feb 18 12:16pm Two-Tee Stableford $75

Eastwood GC Open Day

February 18, 2024

Join us for this enjoyable open golf day, where everyone is welcome to play.

Play socially or choose to compete in the comp for great prizes, including golf gear and vouchers from Srixon, Drummond, The Card Network, Heathcote Winery, Garmin and more.

Entry includes:

  • 18 holes of golf (Walking)
  • Entry into the comp (Stableford)
  • Over $700 of prizes to be won
  • NTP and LD Novelty prizes
  • Full event management with results entered on GOLF Link.

Shared Carts available on a first-in-best-dressed basis ($25 per person)

Event bookings close on the Wednesday prior to the event, so book-in soon to ensure your spot.

The Ridge GC Open Day. Feb 18, 2024

SGA Open Golf Day. All golfers welcome. No membership required.

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February 18 11:30am One-Tee Stableford $74

The Ridge GC Open Day

February 18, 2024

Join us for this enjoyable open golf day, where everyone is welcome to play.

Play socially or choose to compete in the comp for great prizes, including golf gear and vouchers from Srixon, Drummond, The Card Network, Heathcote Winery, Garmin and more.

Entry is $74 and includes:

  • 18 holes of golf (Walking)
  • Entry into the comp (Stableford)
  • Over $500 of prizes to be won
  • NTP and LD Novelty prizes
  • Full event management with results entered on GOLF Link.

Shared Cart available at $25per person

Event bookings close on the Wednesday prior to the event, so book-in soon to ensure your spot.

2024 Trans-Murray Match Play

The 2024 Trans-Murray Match Play

Canberra - Feb 8-10, 2024

It's Mate v Mate and State v State in this Teams Matchplay Event.

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WHAT: 2024 SGA Trans-Murray Matchplay
WHEN:
Feb 8-10, 2024
WHERE:
Royal Canberra, Gold Creek CC and Gungahlin Lakes.
FORMAT: Team Matchplay (Pairs Better Ball, Pairs Alternate and Singles Matchplay)
WHO: Open to all golfers, regardless of skill, background, gender or age.
WHY: Cameraderie, fun, and prizes
WHAT'S INCLUDED: 54 holes of golf, Accommodation, Team Attire, Presentation Dinner and Champion Medals.
HOW MUCH: Packages start at $899 per person.

The 2024 Trans-Murray Match Play Tees off in:

The Courses

Royal Canberra

Royal Canberra

Gary Player called it "The Most Beautiful Course in Australia". And his point is hard to argue. A picturesque setting, with some truly world-class golf awaits all who are lucky enough to tread the fairways of Royal Canberra. Set amidst the magnificent Westbourne Woods arboretum, Royal Canberra offers world class facilities and a 27 hole Championship course.

Gold Creek

Gold Creek Country Club

A true 18-hole championship layout, Gold Creek CC was designed by well-known and internationally-acclaimed Australian golfer and course architect, Bruce Devlin.  Opened in 1996, the course offers a great test for golfers of all abilities and strategy is key to play well here.

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Gungahlin Lakes

Gungahlin Lakes Golf Course is an 18-hole championship course characterised by its lakes, creeks and water carries. Whether it be the water, dogleg fairways or bunkers, each hole has its own unique challenge in getting to the large bent grass greens. The course layout provides an enjoyable yet testing round for all players, rewarding those that approach it strategically. And it provides a fitting challenge for the final round of our event!

2024 TMMP Accommodation

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The Hotel - Mantra on Northbourne

Mantra on Northbourne is perfectly located a short walk from the CBD and famous attractions such as Parliament House, the War Memorial and the National Gallery, and only a few metres from the city's thriving shopping precinct, hip bars and cool cafes.  We have Quad-Share accommodation in Two-Bedroom Apartments included in the package with the option to upgrade to a One-Bedroom Apartment (Single or Twin-Share) or a Single Hotel Room.

And yes, the hotel bar will be open for post-round festivities.

2024 TMMP Itinerary

Our 54-hole event will be contested Thursday-Saturday, giving golfers the opportunity to stay over in the ACT for an extended break.

On the Thursday, golfers will play the magnificent Royal Canberra, one of the best courses in Australia. Day 2 will see you playing Gold Creek Country Club, with Gungahlin Lakes hosting the final round on the Saturday as well as the presentation dinner immediately after play.

Thursday 8th Feb 1:00 Shotgun Start Round 1 Royal Canberra 2-Ball Ambrose Match Play
Friday 9th Feb 10:00am Shotgun Round 2 Gold Creek CC 2-Ball Pinehurst (Modified Alternate Shot) Match Play
Saturday 10th Feb 11:38 and 12:53 One-Tee Start off 10th and 1st tees Round 3 Gungahlin Lakes TMMP Singles (Post-Golf BBQ/Presentation)
Sunday 11th Feb Depart Check-out

The 2024 Trans-Murray Match Play Package

Standard Package

  • Thursday Golf at Royal Canberra

  • Friday Golf at Gold Creek

  • Saturday Golf at Gungahlin Lakes

  • 3 nights Accomm - Thurs-Sat at Mantra

  • Official TMMP Shirt and Cap

  • Fully-Hosted 54-Hole Event, with Medals for each player on the winning team

  • Post-Golf Presentation Dinner at Gungahlin Lakes

Optional Extras

  • Golf Course Transfers for 3 days ($125)

  • Shared Cart at Royal Canberra ($25pp)

  • Extra Night Accomm ($90-220)

Important Notes regarding Golf Carts:

  • Each course has a limited number of golf carts available. These will be allocated on a first-in-best-dressed basis, with consideration given first to those with a medical certificate, etc.
  • In the event of extreme weather (i.e. a string of days over 35 degrees), Royal Canberra may ban all carts (to protect the fairways). Players will be notified in advance. 

Quad-Share
2BR Apartment

$899 per person

  • Includes all golf and events listed above.
  • Extra nights (Wed) available from $90 per person per night

Twin-Share
1BR Apartment

$979 per person

  • Includes all golf and events listed above.
  • Extra nights (Wed) available from $120 per person per night

Hotel Room
(Single)

$1199 per person

  • Includes all golf and events listed above.
  • Extra nights (Wed) available from $180 per person per night

1BR Apartment
(Single)

$1299 per person

  • Includes all golf and events listed above.
  • Extra nights (Wed) available from $220 per person per night

Golf Only
(Single)

$610 per person

  • Includes all golf and events listed above.
  • No Accommodation included.

Book-in ASAP

2024 TMMP Sponsors

Srixon Cleveland Golf
Cleveland Golf
Garmin Australia
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The Card Network Logo
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The Card Network

Your Hosts for the 2024 Trans-Murray Match Play

This trip/event is one of SGA's Major Events each year, and will be hosted by (nearly) the entire team. With six SGA Staff in attendance all week, your trip is set to be fun, memorable and hassle-free.

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Mick David

General Manager
Matthew Pitt

Matthew Pitt

SGA Founder
Richard Fellner

Richard Fellner

Media Manager
Sheri Yu

Sheri Yu

Travel Manager
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Ricardo Walkes

NSW Tour Manager
Paul White

Paul White

Handicap Manager

Contact us about the 2024 Trans-Murray Match Play

Devilbend GC Open Day. Feb 4, 2024

SGA Open Golf Day. All golfers welcome. No membership required.

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Feb 4 7:00am Two-Tee Matchplay $79

Devilbend GC Open Day

February 4, 2024

Join us for this enjoyable open golf day, where everyone is welcome to play.

Entry includes:

  • 18 holes of golf (Walking)
  • Entry into the comp (Matchplay)
  • NTP and LD Novelty prizes
  • Full event management with results entered on GOLF Link.

Shared Carts available on a first-in-best-dressed basis ($25 per person)

Event bookings close on the Wednesday prior to the event, so book-in soon to ensure your spot.

The Coast GC Open Day. Feb 4, 2024

SGA Open Golf Day. All golfers welcome. No membership required.

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February 4 12:00pm One-Tee Stableford $114

The Coast GC Open Day

February 4, 2024

Join us for this enjoyable open golf day, where everyone is welcome to play.

Play socially or choose to compete in the comp for great prizes, including golf gear and vouchers from Srixon, Drummond, The Card Network, Heathcote Winery, Garmin and more.

Entry is $114 and includes:

  • 18 holes of golf (Walking)
  • Entry into the comp (Stableford)
  • Over $500 of prizes to be won
  • NTP and LD Novelty prizes
  • Full event management with results entered on GOLF Link.

Shared Cart Available at $20pp

Event bookings close on the Wednesday prior to the event, so book-in soon to ensure your spot.

Woodlands GC Open Day. Jan 19, 2024

Woodlands GC Open Day

SGA Open Golf Day. All golfers welcome. No membership required.

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Jan 19 8:00am Shotgun Stableford $249

Woodlands GC Open Day

January 19, 2024

Join us for this enjoyable open golf day, where everyone is welcome to play.

Play socially or choose to compete in the comp for great prizes, including golf gear and vouchers from Srixon, Drummond, The Card Network, Heathcote Winery, Garmin and more.

Entry is $249 and includes:

  • 18 holes of golf
  • Range Balls
  • Breakfast
  • Light Lunch after golf
  • Entry into the comp (Stableford)
  • Over $1000 of prizes to be won
  • NTP and LD Novelty prizes
  • Full event management with results entered on GOLF Link.

Event bookings close on the Wednesday prior to the event, so book-in soon to ensure your spot.

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Join the 2024 SGA Tour

Be part of something special, and battle for EXTRA glory with an SGA Tour Membership. Compete for bonus prizes, trophies and honourboard recognition, Plus, get free golf swag and pre-sale priority.

More upcoming 18-Hole Open Day events you may like:

Campbelltown GC Open Day. Jan 14, 2024

The Coast GC Open Day

SGA Open Golf Day. All golfers welcome. No membership required.

The Coast GC Open Day
January 14 7:25am One-Tee Stableford $69

Campbelltown GC Open Day

January 14, 2024

Join us for this enjoyable open golf day, where everyone is welcome to play.

Play socially or choose to compete in the comp for great prizes, including golf gear and vouchers from Srixon, Drummond, The Card Network, Heathcote Winery, Garmin and more.

Entry is $69 and includes:

  • 18 holes of golf (Walking)
  • Entry into the comp (Stableford)
  • Over $500 of prizes to be won
  • NTP and LD Novelty prizes
  • Full event management with results entered on GOLF Link.

Shared Carts available on a first-in-best-dressed basis ($25 per person)

Event bookings close on the Wednesday prior to the event, so book-in soon to ensure your spot.

2023 SGA Queenstown Golf Week

The 2023 SGA Queenstown Golf Week

Queenstown, New Zealand - November 12-18, 2023

Queenstown Golf at its finest!

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Regarded as “The Adventure Capital of the World”, the beautiful Queenstown, New Zealand will play host to the 2023 Queenstown Golf Week, an exciting 72-hole, week-long golfing adventure, full of fun and excitement.

WORLD-CLASS COURSES

You’ll enjoy an amazing assortment of New Zealand’s best golf courses: Queenstown Golf Club – Ranked #39 in NZ, Jacks Point Golf Club – Ranked #2 in NZ, and both Millbrook Resort's Coronet and Remarkables Golf Courses – Ranked #7 and #10 in NZ. There is also a rest day with an optional round of golf available at the stunning The Hills – Ranked # 6 in NZ.

TOP-QUALITY ACCOMMODATION

Ramada Queenstown is perfectly located a short walk from the centre of Queenstown and some of the city’s most popular attractions. We have twin-share accommodation included in the package with the option to upgrade to a single room or Studio Apartment.

...or, read on for more information about this exciting event!

YOUR ITINERARY: 2023 SGA Queenstown Golf Week

With stunning landscapes, and a raw, natural beauty, New Zealand and its courses evoke awe and wonder by all who visit. And the city of Queenstown “cranks it up to 11” in this regard. Considered the “Adventure Capital of the world”, the city has no shortage of excitement and buzz. It is a city like no other on Earth!

For this year’s event, we have chosen an amazing assortment of the top Queenstown golf courses (among the best in New Zealand), and arranged accommodation at the centrally located Ramada Queenstown. In addition, we have partnered with an on-ground supplier to assist with golf and transfers.

In essence, we've done the hard yards for you. All you need to do is have fun!

(Speaking of fun, click here to see some photos of the 2022 Event!)

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DAY 1 - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2023

ARRIVAL IN QUEENSTOWN

Depart your Capital City

Arrive Queenstown. Transfer to Ramada Queenstown. Optional extra nights are available for those who would like to arrive earlier.

Commercial flights from around Australia fly in to Queenstown and taxis are available for transfer to Ramada Queenstown from the airport.

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DAY 1 - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2023

Welcome Dinner

That night, enjoy a sumptuous buffet dining experience at Skyline’s Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar at the top of the Gondola in Queenstown. Meet your fellow travellers (and their non-golfing partners) as you take in the panoramic views of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains.

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DAY 2. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2023

Millbrook Resort (Coronet Course) – Ranked #7 in NZ

Set in a natural, alpine amphitheatre, the Millbrook Resort course (Home of the New Zealand Open) is one of the most impressive international golf arenas in the world. Featuring impeccably groomed fairways and greens, demanding hazards and meandering water courses, surrounded by the alpine backdrop of the Remarkables Mountain Range, golf at Millbrook Resort is an exhilarating experience. The 18-hole, par 72 championship course was designed by renowned professional and master golfer, Sir Bob Charles, and features four different tee positions for complete enjoyment at all levels of playing expertise.

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DAY 3. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2023

Millbrook Resort (Remarkables Course) – Ranked #10 in NZ

Meandering between tarn-like ponds with spectacular 360-degree vistas of Millbrook, the Remarkables and Arrow nines have combined to form Remarkables 18, providing a truly memorable golfing challenge. Fast and true greens, fine turf quality and a stunning alpine setting combine to provide the golfing experience for which Millbrook is renowned. With the Crown Range and Arrow river valley providing mesmerising backdrops, focusing on the golf can be quite the test.

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DAY 4. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2023

REST DAY - OPTIONAL GOLF - The Hills – Ranked # 6 in NZ

The Hills, opened in 2007, is set over 250 acres of former deer farm on the outskirts of Arrowtown in Central Otago. Sir Michael Hill’s Private Course, it is regarded as New Zealand’s most exclusive golf club. Laid out on 250 acres on the outskirts of Arrowtown, The Hills has hosted several NZ PGA and Open tournaments since opening in 2007. Its stunning surroundings and condition of the course make it ideal to host major tournaments.

(Note: this optional round is strictly limited to the first 8 players who reserve and pay their deposit)

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DAY 5 - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2023

Jacks Point Golf Club – Ranked # 2 in NZ

Set within a 3,000 acre nature preserve on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Jack's Point is an 18-hole par-72 golf course bounded by the Remarkables Mountain Range and Lake Wakatipu. It traverses through wetland to the Lake edge encountering steep bluffs, indigenous vegetation and wildlife. It is designed to work with nature, not against it. Fairways are designed with minimal excavation and careful plantings to complement the natural environment, but also to give the golfer a fighting chance.

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DAY 6 - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2023

Queenstown Golf Club – NZ's Most Scenic Course

Queenstown Golf Club at Kelvin Heights was recently voted New Zealand’s most scenic golf course and is internationally regarded as one of the World’s most picturesque. It is set in the amphitheatre of the famous Remarkable Mountain Range and surrounded by the pristine waters of Lake Wakatipu. The Course is ‘truly awesome’, offering not only a course that will test your skill but provides a golfing experience you will never forget. Queenstown Golf Club provides a unique challenge with undulating fairways framed by well-established Pine trees. The signature 5th hole playing across the Lake is one of New Zealand’s finest and most photographed.

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DAY 6 - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2023

Presentation and Farewell Dinner

Later that evening, enjoy a presentation ceremony and farewell dinner (location TBC), where you will share laughs, stories of the week and a few beverages with your new golfing friends.

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DAY 7 - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2023

TRAVEL DAY

Transfer to airport for flight home.

Accommodation

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Ramada Queenstown Central

Ramada Queenstown Central hotel is perfectly positioned in the heart of Queenstown, with spectacular views that include Lake Wakatipu, The Remarkables Mountain Range, the Queenstown Golf Course, Walter Peak and many other parts of the iconic Central Otago landscape Queenstown is famous for. The property is just 15 minutes’ drive from Queenstown Airport, and within easy walking distance of Queenstown’s central shopping, entertainment and restaurant precinct.  Ramada offers a combination of Hotel rooms and well-appointed Apartment style rooms which feature air-conditioning, the latter having in-room kitchenettes with stovetop, microwave, refrigerator/freezer as well as in-room laundry facilities. All guests have free unlimited Wi-Fi, as well as access to a 24-hour Gym and on-site paid valet parking is available. 

Your Queenstown Golf Courses + Accommodation

The 2023 SGA Queenstown Golf Week Package

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Your Queenstown Golf Tournament Package Includes:

  • 6 night's accommodation (twin-share or a single) at The Ramada Queenstown
  • 4 tournament rounds of golf (72 holes) at 4 different golf courses with cart at each golf course
  • All private transfers from hotel to golf courses
  • Welcome dinner at Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar (including Gondola)
  • Event Apparel
  • Tournament scoring and daily leaderboards
  • Event trophies and prizes
  • Farewell dinner
  • Fully-digital Tournament Program
  • Event personally hosted and professionally managed by SGA staff

Package pricing

(All prices in Australian dollars and are per person, unless noted)

Hotel Rooms

Standard Twin Share Hotel Room (per person)
$2699

6 nights plus golf, carts and transfers to golf 

Extra Nights: $120 per person per night

$2699
Standard Single Room (per person)
$3299

6 nights plus golf, carts and transfers to golf 

Extra Nights: $240 per night

$3299
Standard Hotel Room - Golfer & Non-Golfing Partner
$3699

6 nights accommodation, plus golf, carts and transfers to golf (Price is for entire registration)

Extra Nights: $240 Per Room per night

$3699

Upgrade to Studio Apartment

Studio Apartment - Twin Share (per person)
$2999

6 Nights plus golf, carts and transfers to golf 

Extra nights: $145pp/pn

$2999
Studio Apartment - Single (per person)
$3599

6 Nights plus golf, carts and transfers to golf 

Extra Nights: $290 per night

$3599
Studio Apartment - Golfer & Non-Golfing Partner
$3999

6 Nights plus golf, carts and transfers to golf.  (Price is for entire registration)

Extra Nights: $290 per room/night

$3999

Optional Extras

OPTIONAL GOLF - THE HILLS
$699

Wednesday Rest Day, Golf at The Hills including carts

$699
Extra Nights
From $120pp/pn

Some people may choose to arrive earlier or depart later and we can arrange extra nights accommodation and additional rounds of golf as required. If you wish to extend your stay and fit in another game, just let us know when you book and we can make arrangements for you.

Additional golf options re on application. To discuss tailoring the package to suit your needs, contact Dean Miller or Mick David from SGA. Contact details are listed below. All prices in Australian dollars.

From $120pp/pn

This spectacular trip is strictly limited to the first 40 golfers to book-in. Reserve your spot today to lock-in your place.

Online Bookings, Prices & Payments

Entry in the event is subject to accepting the SGA Terms & Conditions of entry. Bookings and payments are made directly to SGA.  Once you have completed the online booking, we will contact you with booking confirmation and payment information. Payment can be made by direct deposit or by credit card over the phone. Note that payments for the land package are made to Social Golf Australia and payments for airfares are made privately.

To register and make payment Click the link above or EFT (with YOUR name in the payment reference) to:

Social Golf Australia
Bendigo Bank
BSB: 633000
Account Number: 130203821

For credit card payments (add 2%), call Mick David on 0402 488 253

SGA Queenstown Golf Week Sponsors

Srixon Cleveland Golf
Cleveland Golf
Garmin Australia
Heathcote Winery logo
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The Card Network Logo
Pub and Bar card

Contact us about the 2023 SGA Queenstown Golf Week

Call or e-mail one of our team members or fill out the form below.

Michael David

Mick David

General Manager
0402 488 253
mick@sgatour.com.au
Dean Miller

Dean Miller

Major Events
0416 208 281
dean@sgatour.com.au
Matthew Pitt

Matthew Pitt

SGA Founder
0425 742 501
matt@sgatour.com.au

2023 William Buckley Classic

The 2023 William Buckley Classic

13th Beach Golf Links

October 20-22, 2023

William Buckley Classic

Battle for Bushranger Glory in the 18th Annual William Buckley Classic!

Tee it up for 36 holes of two-person Ambrose golf at the spectacular 13th Beach Golf Links (the home of the Vic Open) on the Bellarine Peninsula.

Play 18 holes (in carts) on both the Beach and Creek courses as you battle for trophies, prizes, and the all-important bragging rights. You'll also enjoy two nights of high-quality on-course accommodation at the well-appointed 13th Beach Golf Lodges.

Most importantly...you'll have heaps of fun!

ALL GOLFERS WELCOME!

2023 William Buckley Classic - Event Info

2023 is the 18th running of the William Buckley Classic, with the event returning to the magnificent Bellarine Peninsula.

Golfers will play on both the Beach and Creek courses, and stay on course at the 13th Beach Golf Lodges. The format for the weekend is an exciting 2-ball Ambrose for stableford points.

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13th Beach Golf Links

Set on the stunning Bellarine Peninsula, 13th Beach Golf Links is the home of the Vic Open, and famously known for its two award-winning courses. With a modern Clubhouse and great facilities, 13th beach is a must-play for golfers of all skill levels.

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13th Beach Golf Lodges

Located on course, just a 2-minute stroll to the Clubhouse, these lodges feature luxurious and spacious Studio Rooms (with private patio area overlooking the stunning Beach Golf Course and Lake Murtnaghurt) as well as stunning 2 Bedroom Suites featuring 2 bathrooms, lounge/dining area, kitchenette and large outdoor patio area.

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William Buckley Classic Event format

Day 1 (The Advance)

Optional Warm-up

Get your weekend started early, (and scout the upcoming field of battle) with an optional warm-up round.

Day 2 (The Ambush)

Ambrose Stableford (Pairs)

The two-person teams play Two-Ball Ambrose Stableford. A rodeo rule is applied (minimum number of drives).  The day's stableford score is recorded as Round 1.

Day 3 (The Assault)

Ambrose Stableford (Pairs)

Team members battle together (side-by-side!) in an all-out assault, playing two-person team Ambrose Stableford, with a Rodeo rule applied. The day's score is added to Saturday's team score to create a two-round total.

2023 William Buckley Classic Itinerary

Friday October 20 From 1pm Casual (Optional Warm-up Game) 13th Beach short course Fun and casual. NTPs on all 9 holes.
Saturday October 21 8:48 - 10:09 One-tee 1-tee Round 1 13th Beach (Beach Course) 2-Person Ambrose
Sunday October 22 8:48 - 10:09 One-tee 1-tee Round 2 13th Beach (Creek Course) 2-Person Ambrose

The 2023 William Buckley Classic Package

Quad Share, 2-Bedroom Suite

$695 per person

  • 36 holes of golf, in carts, on Saturday & Sunday
  • Two nights' accommodation at 13th Beach Golf Lodge
  • Tournament entry fees, trophies and prizes
  • Complimentary Bushranger Accessories
  • Full event management, online portal and leaderboard

Twin Share
Deluxe Studio

$675 per person

  • 36 holes of golf, in carts, on Saturday & Sunday
  • Two nights' accommodation at 13th Beach Golf Lodge
  • Tournament entry fees, trophies and prizes
  • Complimentary Bushranger Accessories
  • Full event management, online portal and leaderboard

Single
Deluxe Studio

$975 per person

  • 36 holes of golf, in carts, on Saturday & Sunday
  • Two nights' accommodation at 13th Beach Golf Lodge
  • Tournament entry fees, trophies and prizes
  • Complimentary Bushranger Accessories
  • Full event management, online portal and leaderboard

OPTIONAL EXTRAS (Friday Golf)

$40 per person

  • Warm-up Round of golf on Friday
  • 9+ holes of golf on the 9-hole short course at 13th beach (option to play more)
  • NTPs on all holes, with a fun and relaxed atmosphere

A $250 deposit secures your place in this exclusive field.

Entries due NOW.

The William Buckley Classic Format

  • The William Buckley Classic is a 36-hole siege for teams of two playing two-ball ambrose.
  • Each team will be assigned a handicap by the organisers on the basis of official Australian handicaps and information supplied by the Bushrangers. The handicapper will be governed by a commitment to rewarding good play according to a player’s ability.

Rules:

  • Each member hits their shot, then chooses the best of the two, and continues play from there. Teams play their chosen best ball on each shot and may place their ball half a club length (about 50cms) from where the chosen ball lay, no nearer the hole. Balls must be placed in the same cut as the chosen ball. In the interests of fast play from tee to green, teams are NOT required to mark with a tee and precisely measure from the chosen ball as they play each shot. Once on the green, Bushrangers should mark near the chosen best ball so both team members play from near enough to the exact same position.
  • The event features a Rodeo Rule, which requires a minimum number of drives for each team member. Each team’s rodeo requirements will appear on their scorecard.
  • Nearest-the-Pin & Longest Drive: will be held as some usual tasty ‘side action’ between teams.

Playoffs:

  • In the event of a tie, a sudden-death playoff will be conducted. Teams play together as a twosome (taking alternate strokes playing one ball). Teams can determine the order as each member takes their first shot. This order is then continuous and carries over from one hole to the next until the playoff is decided.

The 2023 William Buckley Classic Sponsors

Srixon Cleveland Golf
Cleveland Golf
Garmin Australia
Heathcote Winery logo
The Card Network Logo
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Contact us about the William Buckley Classic

Call or e-mail one of our team members or fill out the form below.

2022 Trans-Murray Matchplay

Mick David

General Manager
0402 488 253
mick@sgatour.com.au
Dean Miller

Dean Miller

Major Events
0416 208 281
dean@sgatour.com.au
Matthew Pitt

Matthew Pitt

SGA Founder
0425 742 501
matt@sgatour.com.au

2023 SGA Championships – Gold Coast, Qld

The 2023 SGA Championships

Gold Coast, Queensland - August 27- Sept 1, 2023

THE 2023 EVENT TEES OFF IN:

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Tee it up on the country’s top golf courses and battle for over $30,000 in prizes, in SGA’s annual flagship event, the 2023 SGA Championships.

Regarded as a must-play event on most clubs’ Social Golf calendars, the SGA Championships sees golfers and social clubs from across Australia converge upon the Gold Coast for a week of spectacular golf, energetic competition and, most importantly, a ton of fun.

WORLD-CLASS COURSES

You'll tee it up at the magnificent RACV Royal Pines, Sanctuary Cove (The Palms course), The Glades and Palmer Gold Coast courses. PLUS, there are optional bonus rounds at Lakelands and Brookwater GC if you want even MORE golf!

TOP-QUALITY ACCOMMODATION

For the 2023 tournament,  we have once again chosen the Mantra Legends Hotel as our home base for the event, with entrants getting an SGA-established price for the week.

OVER $30K IN PRIZES!

Our 2023 event will again feature great prizes totalling over $30,000, including Srixon and Garmin golf products, vouchers from The Card Network and Drummond Golf, and SGA Shiraz from Heathcote Winery. We also are offering vouchers for discount entry in the 2024 SGA Championships.

RAFFLE: WIN FREE ENTRY INTO A FUTURE SGA TOURNAMENT ($2400 VALUE)

At the 2023 SGA Championships, all entrants receive a ticket in the prize draw to win free entry to one of our events (including airfares) valued at over $2400.

2023 SGA Championships Itinerary

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ARRIVAL

Arrival on The Gold Coast

Upon arrival at the glittering Gold Coast, you'll transfer to your home base for the week, the Mantra Legends Hotel. Featuring 4-star rooms, the hotel is right in the heart of the action, and provides everything you need for a fun and relaxing stay.

"It was a great experience, especially as a first-timer. Great people, very relaxed and inclusive atmosphere, and fantastic golf. Just what I hoped for.

David

2022 Entrant
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OPTIONAL WARM-UP ROUND - SUNDAY

Lakelands Golf Course

Today features an optional (and fun) Team Ambrose Golf Day, where you can warm-up for the week in a jovial and relaxing atmosphere. The wonderful Lakelands Golf Course has forged a deserved reputation as one of Australia's very best golf courses, and was the first signature designed course in Australia by golfing legend Jack Nicklaus. Lakelands is often described as a thinking player's course with a unique Nicklaus flavour to the design.

(Note: MAXIMUM of 72 spots available for the Ambrose Warm-up Day)

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SUNDAY EVENING

WELCOME DINNER

Your tournament week begins with a fully-catered Welcome Party at The Mantra. Meet your fellow golfers, say G'day to the SGA Staff and Hosts, and enjoy tasty food and beverages. The evening also includes the awarding of last year's winners' Championship Shirts, as well as any Milestone awards for long-term players.

"I can't believe how good the event is for the price. We got great service from all the staff and always with a smile. My clubs are always waiting for me at each course and I get to play with someone different each round."

Steve

2022 Entrant
RACV Royal Pines Resort
ROUND 1. MONDAY

RACV Royal Pines Resort

Your Gold Coast Golf Week begins at a RACV Royal Pines Resort, which has been recognised as a premier golf destination for over a decade. With undulating terrain, magnificent greens and tight fairways that demand respect, RACV Royal Pines is a great golf experience for players of all standards. With 27 Championship holes of golf, the facility features three distinct course combinations and three unique golfing experiences. 

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ROUND 2. TUESDAY

Sanctuary Cove - The Palms

The Palms Golf Course is considered a championship course rivalling some of the best golf courses in Australia, now ranked in Australian Golf Digest's Top 50 golf courses. It is a return to the traditions of the game, with distinctive holes, deep greenside bunkers and boldly contoured greens requiring creative shot making. The Palms is designed to challenge players of all abilities. In the Australian Golf Digest's Top 100 Australian Golf Course rankings. 

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“This was my first time and was extremely impressed with the organisation and overall management. Was also great value for money.”

Paul

2022 Entrant
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REST DAY - OPTIONAL GOLF. WEDNESDAY

Brookwater Golf and Country Club

You can choose to take this day for a well-earned rest, OR tee it up on one of Australia's best courses!

Designed by Greg Norman, Brookwater Golf and Country Club has been voted as Queensland’s number one golf course. The course features undulating greens, natural water features, and long, narrow fairways. The strategic design makes it the perfect environment for golfers of any skill level to enjoy a day of premium golf. Brookwater Golf & Country Club is undeniably the most spectacular golf facility in Queensland set to challenge and delight all golf enthusiasts. 

(Note: MAXIMUM of 16 spots available for the Rest Day Round)

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"Fantastic event, very welcoming to overseas players. Very well organized with lovely challenging courses to play."

Karen

2022 Entrant
Glades
ROUND 3. THURSDAY

The Glades

Today, you'll tee it up on The Glades, regarded by many as the finest golf course on the Gold Coast. Designed by Greg Norman, the 6420m Championship layout opened in 1999 and rapidly developed a reputation as the best golf course on the Gold Coast. The facility features superb playing surfaces with unique “Creeping bent grass” greens that ensure a superior putting surface all year round. The Glades is on 65 hectares of land with a total of 98 bunkers. Norman not only had a vision to create a challenging golf course on the Gold Coast, but he also retained 9 hectares of wetland area to create a natural wildlife sanctuary within the course.

The day also features our fun (and optional) Round 3 Fancy Dress Day, where you can "Go Bold" with your day's attire!

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“The work that goes in behind the scenes to make this event run so smoothly must be huge. But it is really appreciated. It’s great to just turn up and have everything organised for you. It’s a great, well organised event playing nice courses with great people.”

Nathan

2022 Entrant
Palmer Gold Coast
ROUND 4, FRIDAY

Palmer Gold Coast (Robina Woods)

Your golf week finishes at Palmer Gold Coast (Robina Woods). Carved out of 65 hectares of native woodlands, with fairways lined by towering gum trees, Palmer Gold Coast has rapidly developed a reputation as one of Queensland’s best-loved resort courses. Consistently ranked in the top 30 resort courses in the country, Palmer Gold Coast is a 6078 meter, 18-hole, Par 71 championship golf course designed by the Marsh / Watson team. A natural water-course featuring lakes, ponds, creeks and native wildlife completes a rare golf course environment.

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FRIDAY Evening

Awards Dinner and Presentation

Friday evening, you'll enjoy a massive night, as we wrap-up the week at the Presentation Ceremony and Closing Dinner. Share your week's memories with your old (and new) golfing mates as you enjoy a full sit-down dinner, complete with Beer/Wine/Drinks, live music and the all-important Awards, where we crown the 2023 Individual and Team champions. Our 2023 event will again feature great prizes totalling over $30,000, including Srixon and Garmin golf products, vouchers from The Card Network and Drummond Golf, and SGA Shiraz from Heathcote Winery. The evening also includes our highly-anticipated prize draw, where one player will win free entry to one of our events (including airfares) valued at over $2400.

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"Well done to all involved, great to catch up with old friends and making some new ones. I always enjoy the event - for 11 years and counting. Keep up the good work and see you all next year."

Brad

Victoria

Your SGA Hosts for this trip

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SGA TEAM

YOUR HOSTS

As this tournament is our flagship event of the year, the entire SGA team will be there to host the week. From registration to organising your transfers, to managing each day's events, to simply answering any questions you have throughout the week, each team member is dedicated to ensuring that your trip is fun, memorable and hassle-free.

2023 SGA Championships Airport Transfer partner

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AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Gold Coast Direct Charters 

Gold Coast Direct Charters  are SGA's preferred Gold Coast on-ground logistics partner for our annual SGA Championships. GCDC Owner Julie Ridler has always provided ultra-reliable, friendly, affordable and efficent service for the thousands of SGA competitors over the years. SGA highly recommends Julie and her team for any group transfer needs.

2023 SGA Championships Itinerary

Day Date Tee Time Transfer Times Event Venue
Sunday  Aug 27 12:30pm (Shotgun) 11:15am & 5:45pm Optional 4-Ball Ambrose Lakelands GC

Welcome Dinner from 7:15-9:15pm.

Monday  Aug 28 12:00pm (Shotgun) 10:30am & 6:00pm Round One RACV Royal Pines
Tuesday  Aug 29 12:00pm (Shotgun) 10:15am & 6:00pm Round Two Sanctuary Cove – The Palms
Wednesday  Aug 30 11:00am 9:00am & 4:30pm Rest Day – Optional Golf Brookwater
Thursday Aug 31 7:30am (Shotgun) 6:30am & 2:00pm Round Three The Glades
Friday Sep 1 8:00am (Shotgun) 6:30am & 2:00pm  Round Four Palmer Gold Coast

Plus Closing Dinner from 7:00pm

2023 SGA Championships Package (Golf)

Tournament Package Includes:

$1149 ($1249 after May 30) per person

  • Championship rounds at RACV Royal Pines, Sanctuary Cove - The Palms, The Glades and Palmer Gold Coast
  • Motorised carts at all courses
  • Meal at each course
  • A chance to win in over $30,000 in trophies and prizes
  • Entry into the major prize draw - valued at $2500
  • Welcome reception buffet including beverages
  • Gala presentation dinner - including beverages & entertainment
  • Branded tournament polo shirt and cap
  • Welcome gift pack and tournament program
  • Tournament organization and daily leaderboards
  • Daily registration and check-in at courses
  • On-site support from SGA staff
  • One helluva good time

Tournament Options/Extras

Optional Extras per person

  • Golf Course Transfers & Golf Club Valet Service: $110
  • Ambrose Day / Warm-Up Round- Includes Cart: $95
  • Rest Day / Optional Round (Brookwater) Includes Cart: $135
  • Non Golfing Partner - Welcome Party: $95
  • Non Golfing Partner - Presentation Dinner: $135
  • Minor Sponsorship: $100

2023 SGA Championships Accommodation

Event entry is structured so that the golf event package is separate from the accommodation booking. This allows entrants flexibility and choice...you can choose the accommodation option that suits you.

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Mantra Group - Hotels and Apartments

The SGA Championships features the Mantra Legends Hotel as our home base for the week. The hotel, featuring 4-star rooms, is right in the heart of the action, and provides everything you need for a fun and relaxing stay.

Golfers can choose to make their own accommodation arrangements for the event, however, staying at The Mantra will be a significant advantage for a range of reasons:

  • Transfers to and from the golf courses will all be from The Mantra.
  • The prices offered by Mantra is great value and discounted on peak rates.
  • Most of our event participants will be at the property, so it will be far more social for our golfers.

Accommodation (Mantra Legends)

$450-$900 Per person per week (6 nights)

  • Single or Twin-Share Hotel Rooms (4 Star)
  • Minimum six nights stay for tournament nights.
  • Additional nights can be added before or after the event.
  • Each room can be either a queen bed or two singles.
  • PACKAGE PRICES (PER WEEK)
  • --- $450 per person, Twin Share, 6 nights - Sun - Fri
  • --- $900 per person, Single Room, 6 nights - Sun - Fri
  • EXTRA NIGHTS (Per Person, Per night)
  • --- $75 Twin Share Room pp/pn
  • --- $150 Single Room pp/pn

DON'T DELAY. BOOK TODAY

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT

Save $100 if you book before May 30, 2023

SGA Championship Testimonials

“I wanted to personally thank you all for a great week. As always, from a customers point of view, everything was fantastic and seamless – no doubt due to the efforts behind the scenes. I keep saying it, but this is a slick operation from a great group of folks. Looking forward to my next event with SGA.”  

Shannan

New South Wales

“An absolute credit to the crew. We had a ball again and we can't wait till next years event. Hopefully we will be bringing more people from our club, to make up a few more teams. Everyone we speak to loves hearing about what a great, well run event The SGA Championships are.”  

Debbie

Victoria

“A great event, very well organised. Great social atmosphere, and loved meeting new people. Loved the format with a focus on the individual grades, but having the team aspect as well is important. Looking forward to next year!! Great job to all involved.”  

Bill

 New South Wales

“Very well run by a lovely team of professionals.”

Jenny

Queensland

“Well done to all involved, great to catch up with old friends and making some new ones. I always enjoy the event – for 11 years and counting. Keep up the good work and see you all next year.”

 

Brad

Victoria

“I can’t believe how good the event is for the price. We got great service from all the staff and always with a smile. My clubs are always waiting for me at each course and I get to play with someone different each round.”  

Steve

South Australia

2023 SGA Championship Sponsors

Srixon Cleveland Golf
Cleveland Golf
Garmin Australia
Gold Coast Direct Charters Logo
Heathcote Winery logo
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Contact us about the 2023 SGA Championships

Call or e-mail one of our team members or fill out the form below.

Michael David

Mick David

General Manager
0402 488 253
mick@sgatour.com.au
Dean Miller

Dean Miller

Major Events
0416 208 281
dean@sgatour.com.au
Matthew Pitt

Matthew Pitt

SGA Founder
0425 742 501
matt@sgatour.com.au