Sandbelt Classic

The SGA Sandbelt Classic

SGA has developed an exciting new golf event to be held on Australia’s most famous golfing precinct, the Melbourne Sandbelt. The 2018 SGA Sandbelt Classic will be staged from September 30 – October 5 in the week after the AFL Grand Final. The host clubs are among the most exclusive in Australia featuring three of the top 10 golf courses in the country and airport and golf transfers to and from Mantra Southbank are included for the tournament.

The event will commence at the number 1 ranked golf course in Australia*, the world-renowned West Course at the exclusive Royal Melbourne Golf Club (above). The second round will be played at Kingston Heath Golf Club (below – ranked # 2*) that once again drew extensive praise from the professional golfers who contested the World Cup of Golf at the club in November 2016. We will have a rest day on the Wednesday when golfers can have a break or play an additional optional round on a selection of other Sandbelt Golf Clubs. On the Thursday the field will tee up at the host club of over 30 Australian Masters tournaments, Huntingdale Golf Club and the final round is at Peter Thomson’s home club, the superb Victoria Golf Club (ranked # 8 in Australia*).


In 2018, the SGA Sandbelt Classic has partnered with The Mantra Southbank, where we will stay for the five nights of the event. Mantra Southbank is a 3-iron from Melbourne’s bustling Southbank Promenade and a short walk to the Melbourne CBD and shopping precinct as well as the Crown Casino entertainment complex. The package is based on twin-share rooms for 5 nights with the option to upgrade to a single rooms. Extra nights are available for golfers who wish to extend their stay.


The 2018 Sandbelt Classic Player Package

When: September 30 – October 5, 2018
Where: Royal Melbourne, Kingston Heath, Huntingdale & Victoria Golf Clubs
What: An exclusive 72-hole tournament at one of the world’s great golf precincts
Accom: Staying five nights twin-share at The Mantra Southbank.
Who: Only golfers who are residents outside Victoria are eligible.
Numbers: Only 16 places are available for this exclusive event.
Inclusions:  A welcome package with apparel & sponsors gifts
                    Meals before and after golf at the golf clubs on all tournament days
                    Breakfasts each day – either at The Mantra or at the golf courses
                    Airport &golf transfers to and from Mantra Southbank are included
                    Personally hosted and professionally managed premium golf event
                    Scores for each round entered on GOLF Link for Australian golfers
Deposit: A $1000 deposit is required to reserve your place.
Balance: Full payments to SGA (see details below) are due three months prior (June 30).
Entry: Package is $2795
Bookings: Email Matthew Pitt at matt(at)sgatour.com.au or call 0425 742 501
Payments: Either mail a cheque to Social Golf Australia (PO Box 261, Heathcote, Vic, 3523) 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 SGA Head Office on (03) 5433 3213.


 

The 2018 Sandbelt Classic Schedule

Day

Date

Tee Time

Event

Venue

Sunday

September 30

3:00pm

Golfers check in

Mantra Southbank

Monday

October 1

8:30am

Round One

Royal Melbourne GC (West)

Tuesday

October 2

8:00am

Round Two

Kingston Heath Golf Club

Wednesday

October 3

n/a

Rest Day

Optional extra Sandbelt golf

Thursday

October 4

9:00am

Round Three

Huntingdale Golf Club
Friday

October 5

8:00am Round Four Victoria Golf Club



Thanks to our 2018 Sandbelt Classic Partners

Sincere thanks to our event partners for their great assistance with developing the event: Garmin, Srixon, The Langham Hotel, Melbourne in Southbank, Wild Duck Creek Estate Winery, Edge Loyalty, Australian Golf Digest magazine, Good Food Gift Cards & RJ Golf Apparel.

Partnership enquiries can be directed to Group Partnerships Manager, Richard Mitchell (richard (at) sgatour.com.au). For event enquiries and/or pre-nominations, contact Managing Director, Matthew Pitt (matt (at) sgatour.com.au). We have opened a list of pre-nominations for the event and we have commenced taking deposits for the event. Places are limited to a single shotgun start at each of the participating clubs.

                              

                   

            

2018 Sandbelt Classic Corporate Sponsorship Packages

Bronze - $2895

  • Entry for one player into tournament
  • Sponsor gifts from our event partners
  • Acknowledgement on the tournament website
  • Acknowledgement in tournament program & event materials

Silver - $3300

  • Entry for one player into tournament
  • Naming rights of a hole for three days (RMGC does not allow golf course signage)
  • Sponsor gifts from our event partners
  • Interior banner signage on all days of the event
  • Acknowledgement on the tournament website
  • Acknowledgement at the functions on each tournament day
  • Acknowledgement in tournament program & event materials
  • Logos and coverage via the Golf Day Pro app used for the event

Gold - $5995 (depending on chosen option of AFL Grand Final seating)

  • Entry for two players into tournament
  • Naming rights of a hole for three days (RMGC does not allow golf course signage)
  • Sponsor gifts from our event partners
  • Interior banner signage on all days of the event
  • Acknowledgement on the tournament website
  • Acknowledgement at the functions on each tournament day
  • Acknowledgement in tournament program & event materials
  • Logos and coverage via the Golf Day Pro app used for the event

Each package includes entry for one player in the tournament. Multiple packages can be combined – hence if four representatives from a company all wish to attend, you may choose to combine two Silver packages. Invoices will be generated from SGA to the sponsoring business for Sandbelt Classic golf event sponsorship and advertising.