2024 William Buckley Classic

The 2024 William Buckley Classic

Moonah Links Resort - Mornington Peninsula

October 12-13, 2024

William Buckley Classic
  • 36 holes of world-class golf over 2 days

  • 2 nights' on-course accommodation

  • Trophies and Prizes

  • Packages start at $399

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

2024 William Buckley Classic - Event Info

2024 is the 19th running of the William Buckley Classic, with the event returning to the magnificent Mornington Peninsula. Golfers will play on both the Moonah Open and Legends courses (with an optional bonus round at St Andrews Beach GC) and stay on course at the Moonah Links Golf Academy. The format for the weekend is an exciting 2-ball Ambrose for stableford points.

Moonah Links
The Courses

Moonah Links

Set on the stunning Mornington Peninsula, Moonah Links is famously known for its two award-winning courses, the Open course (designed to host the Australian Open) and the Legends Course (a more forgiving and friendly layout, with still a bit of bite). With a modern Clubhouse and great facilities, Moonah Links is a must-play facility.

Optional Warm-up Round - Friday

St Andrews Beach Golf Links

Designed by world-renowned course architect, Tom Doak (Barnbougle Dunes, Cape Kidnappers, Tara Iti, et al.), the St Andrews Beach Gunnamatta Course weaves across a spectacular stretch of land evoking the famous links courses of the UK and Ireland, with a quality on par with the courses of the nearby Melbourne Sandbelt. It has consistently been rated Australia's No. 1 Public Access Course.

On-Course Accommodation

Moonah Links Golf Academy

The Moonah Links Golf Academy is an ideal set-up for a golfing weekend with mates. Featuring three separate buildings, the facility features use of private practice facilities, including pitching green and putting green. The Main House serves as the weekend's Focal Point of fun. Meals can be prepared and served from the fully-equipped kitchen, while the house also includes a pool table, BBQ, and flat screen TV with Foxtel. Meanwhile the academy also features two separate villas, each housing multiple bedrooms and a kitchenette, dining table, lounge and TV.


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.

The 2024 William Buckley Classic Package

Accommodation Package

$549 per person

  • 36 holes of golf on Saturday & Sunday
  • Shared Golf Cart both days
  • Two nights' accommodation at Moonah Links Golf Academy
  • Tournament entry fee
  • Play for Trophies and prizes
  • Complimentary Bushranger Accessories
  • Full event management, online portal and leaderboard

Golf Only Package

$399 per person

  • 36 holes of golf on Saturday & Sunday
  • Shared Golf Cart both days
  • Tournament entry fee
  • Play for Trophies and prizes
  • Complimentary Bushranger Accessories
  • Full event management, online portal and leaderboard


$139 per person

  • 18 holes of golf at St Andrews Beach GC on Friday
  • Carts Included
  • Individual Stableford Competition, with prizes + NTPs

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

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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.


  • 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.


  • 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 2024 William Buckley Classic Sponsors

Srixon Cleveland Golf
Cleveland Golf
Garmin Australia
Heathcote Winery logo
The Card Network Logo

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