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 inaugural SGA Sandbelt Classic will be staged from 1 – 6 October 2017 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. Click here to download The Sandbelt Classic 2017 Flyer (2 meg PDF)

Click here to see the 2017 Sandbelt Classic Results.

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 Wednesday October 4 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*).


We are also pleased to announce the SGA Sandbelt Classic has partnered with one of the finest 5-star hotels in Melbourne, The Langham Hotel, where our golfers will be staying for the five nights of the event. The Langham is set beside the Yarra River on Melbourne’s bustling Southbank Promenade and is a short walk to the Melbourne CBD and shopping precinct as well as the Crown Casino entertainment complex. The package will be based on single rooms, additional nights are available for golfers who wish to extend their stay and non-golfing partners can stay at no additional cost. Golf transfers to and from The Langham are included for all the tournament rounds.



The 2017 Sandbelt Classic Player Package

When: October 1 – 6, 2017
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 at the 5-star Langham Hotel.
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 Langham or at the golf course for morning starts
                    All golf transfers to and from The Langham are included.
                    Non-golfing partners stay at The Langham for no additional cost
                    Personally hosted and professionally managed premium golf event
                    Scores for each round entered on GOLF Link for Australian golfers
Deposit: A $1500 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 $3995
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 2017 Sandbelt Classic Schedule

Day

Date

Tee Time

Event

Venue

Sunday

October 1

3:00pm

Golfers check in

The Langham Hotel

Monday

October 2

8:00am

Round One

Royal Melbourne GC (West)

Tuesday

October 3

8:00am

Round Two

Kingston Heath Golf Club

Wednesday

October 4

n/a

Rest Day

Optional extra Sandbelt golf

Thursday

October 5

8:30am

Round Three

Huntingdale Golf Club
Friday

October 6

8:00am Round Four Victoria Golf Club



Thanks to our 2017 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.

                              

                   

            

2017 Sandbelt Classic Corporate Sponsorship Packages

Bronze - $4200

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

Silver - $5500

  • 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 - $7700 - $8300 (depending on chosen option of AFL Grand Final seating)

  • Entry for one player into tournament
  • Inclusion of the AFL Grand Final Package for one person
  • 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

Click here to download the 2017 Sandbelt Classic Corporate Sponsorship Packages (300 kb PDF). 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 one Silver and three Bronze packages. Invoices will be generated from SGA to the sponsoring business for Sandbelt Classic golf event sponsorship and advertising.


 

AFL Grand Final Upgrade

The AFL Grand Final is on Saturday September 30. Through our partners, SGA can access an AFL Grand Final package exclusively for Sandbelt Classic participants:

  • Two additional nights (Fri 29 & Sat 30 Sept) at The Langham, Melbourne
  • A seat on the SGA table at the 51st North Melbourne Football Club Grand Final breakfast
  • 8:00am – 10:30am function at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCC)
  • Invitation to the NMFC Grand Final Breakfast After Party at Melbourne Public Bar & Bistro
  • A reserved seat ticket to the 2017 AFL Grand Final at the MCG
  • Chauffeured car to MCEC and/or the MCG as required
  • Note that The Langham is b/w MCEC & The MCG and less than 1.5 kms to either
  • Cost: $2200 - $2800 depending on chosen option of AFL Grand Final seating (seating details on application)

* Rankings from Australian Golf Digest, March 2016