2024 SGA Championships – Gold Coast, Qld

The 20th Annual SGA Championships

Gold Coast, Queensland - August 25-30, 2024

Tee it up on the country’s top golf courses and battle for over $30,000 in prizes.

The SGA Championships
  • SGA's Flagship Annual Event

  • 4+ rounds of world-class golf over 6 days

  • Meals at each course + Special Functions

  • Over $30,000 in Prizes

  • Accommodation Packages - Or choose your own

  • Packages start at $1199

  • Open to ALL Golfers, regardless of skill level, age or ability.



2024 SGA Championships Itinerary

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.

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Arrival and Check-in at 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.

You'll then check-in for the tournament, where you will meet our friendly staff and receive your player Welcome Pack, which includes a tournament polo & hat, cooler bag, golf balls, bag tag, the week's program and more fun goodies.

SGA Championships Player Gift Pack

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Palmer Gold Coast (Robina Woods)

The week begins with an optional (and fun) Team Ambrose Golf Day, where you can warm-up for the week in a jovial and relaxing atmosphere.  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.

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



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."


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Links Hope Island

Links Hope Island

Designed by five-times British Open Champion, Peter Thomson and home to Australian golfing royalty, Peter Senior, Links Hope Island is a must-play on any visit to the region. The course regularly rates among the finest resort courses in the country. When you play at Links, you'll be met with a real sense of welcome and warmth from the time you arrive. 



Since opening in February 1997, the wonderful Lakelands golf course has forged a deserved reputation as one of Australia's very best golf courses. Situated in the heart of the Gold Coast adjacent to the luxurious Radisson Resort and next door to Palm Meadows, Lakelands 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.


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


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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)


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


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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!


“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.”


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RACV Royal Pines Resort

RACV Royal Pines Resort

Your Gold Coast Golf Week finishes 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. 

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 Individual and Team champions. Our event will again feature great prizes totaling 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 $2500.


"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."



Your SGA Hosts for this trip

The SGA Team


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.

Optional Transfers

Optional Club and Course Transfers

Golf Course Transfers and Club Valet Service

Most SGA Championships participants opt to take advantage of our optional Golf Club Valet Service and Bus Transfers. By choosing this service, you will get full return transfers between the Mantra Hotel and the golf course each day (in a fully-air-conditioned coach), PLUS we will store and deliver your bag to the courses each day and have it waiting on your golf cart. (Thus relieving you the burden of sorting your bag at the hotel each day).

These transfers are managed under the careful eye of our long-time partner, Gold Coast Direct Charters (see below).

Julie Ridler

Airport Transfers via Gold Coast Direct Charters 

For Airport transfers when you arrive/depart the Gold Coast, We recommend Gold Coast Direct Charters, 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 efficient service for the thousands of SGA competitors over the years. SGA highly recommends Julie and her team for any transfer needs.

2024 SGA Championships Itinerary

Sunday Aug 25 12:30pm 7:00am & 2:30pm Shotgun Optional Warm-up Team Ambrose Palmer Gold Coast
Sunday Night 7:15pm-9:15pm Welcome Dinner and Cocktail Party Mantra (Upstairs)
Monday Aug 26 12:00pm 10:30 & 6:00pm Shotgun Round 1 Single and Team Stableford Hope Island
Tuesday Aug 27 12:00pm 10:30 & 6:00pm Shotgun Round 2 Single and Team Stableford Lakelands
Wednesday Aug 28 11:00am 9:00am & 4:30pm One-Tee Rest Day/Optional Social Brookwater
Thursday Aug 29 7:30am 6:30am & 2:00pm Shotgun Round 3 Single and Team Stableford The Glades
Friday Aug 30 7:30am 6:30am & 2:00pm Shotgun Round 4 Single and Team Stableford RACV Royal Pines (Green/Gold)
Friday Night 7:00pm Presentation Dinner Mantra Ballroom
Saturday Aug 31 Depart Check-out

2024 SGA Championships Package (Golf)

Tournament Package Includes:

$1199 ($1299 after May 30) per person

  • Championship rounds at Links Hope Island, Lakelands, The Glades and RACV Royal Pines
  • 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: $120
  • 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

2024 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)

$480-$960 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.
  • --- $480 per person, Twin Share, 6 nights - Sun - Fri
  • --- $960 per person, Single Room, 6 nights - Sun - Fri
  • EXTRA NIGHTS (Per Person, Per night)
  • --- $80 Twin Share Room pp/pn
  • --- $160 Single Room pp/pn



Save $100 if you book before May 30, 2024

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.”  


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.”  



“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.”  


 New South Wales

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



“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.”




“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.”  


South Australia

2024 SGA Championship Sponsors

Srixon Cleveland Golf
Cleveland Golf
Garmin Australia
Gold Coast Direct Charters Logo
Heathcote Winery logo
The Card Network Logo

Contact us about the 2024 SGA Championships

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
Dean Miller

Dean Miller

Major Events
0416 208 281
Matthew Pitt

Matthew Pitt

SGA Founder
0425 742 501