Queenstown impresses (again) at 2023 Queenstown Golf Week

2023 Queenstown Golf Week

Queenstown impresses (again) at 2023 Queenstown Golf Week

Amazing golf and jaw-dropping scenery greeted SGA Golfers in 2023

SGA returned to Queenstown, New Zealand, for the 2023 Queenstown Golf Week, and the trip proved to be everything (and more) that golfers look for in a golf trip.

With some of New Zealand's top courses on offer, including Millbrook's Coronet and Remarkables courses, Jack's Point and Queenstown Golf Club, our golfers were treated to an exceptional week of golf.

2023 Queenstown Golf Week Recap

ARRIVAL AND WELCOME DINNER

Following a short 3-hour flight from Australia, golfers made their way to the new Ramada Queenstown, our home-base for the week. That night, guests enjoyed a hosted Welcome Party at the Queenstown Skyline Stratosfare restaurant, at teh top of the famous Queenstown Gondola. Golfers and their partners were treated to good food and drinks, a relaxed vibe, sweeping views of Queenstown, and a jovial atmosphere as they met their fellow golfers (many set to be life-long friends) for the week.

DAY 1 - FIRST ROUND, MILLBROOK (CORONET)

The event kicked off at the gorgeous Millbrook Golf Club. A relatively new layout on the 36-hole facility, this club hosts the NZ Open, and it was a real treat for our golfers to experience it in all its glory. The course featured gorgeous scenery all around, which (if you're not careful) can distract you from the golf itself. Overall, it was a challenging and enjoyable golf course. The course staff were friendly and helpful, and our golfers had a great time. Thanks to the course and staff for hosting us and making it a memorable day.

In the competition, David Morriss jumped into the early lead in A-Grade, with a stellar 40 points. Next best were Steve Stoward (35) and Ricardo Walkes (34).  In B-Grade, SGA stalwart Thijs van Berkel had a crazy 46 points (wow!) to lead Kevin Biddle (42) and Wayne Meiklejohn (36).

In the Novelty prizes, David "Diesal" Warwick had an absolute DAY OUT, capturing the THREE of the four NTPs. Only Gary Moller kept him from a clean sweep.

  • Hole 2 – David Warwick
  • Hole 6 – David Warwick
  • Hole 12 – David Warwick
  • Hole 16 – Gary Moller

DAY 2 - SECOND ROUND, MILLBROOK (REMARKABLES)

Our golfers returned to Millbrook to enjoy the second of the two spectacular 18-hole courses. Great weather and a solid layout kept the smiles coming! Once again, thanks to the staff at Millbrook for your hospitality.

In A-Grade, Gary Moller had a solid 37 points, followed by David Warwick and Matthew Pitt, both on 35 points. In B-Grade, John Brugman scored an impressive 42 points, with Julie Ridler and Kevin Biddle on 37 points.

After 2 rounds, David Morriss led A grade on 72 points, with Ricardo Walkes in 2nd on 68. Steve Stoward, David Warwick and Matthew Pitt were T3 on 65 points. B Grade saw Kevin Biddle on a solid 79 points (!), ahead of Thijs van Berkel on 76 and John Brugman on 75.

NTPs were

  • Hole 2 – Sandy Allan
  • Hole 6 – Gary Moller
  • Hole 13 – Justin Gao
  • Hole 18 – Jason Pratt

DAY 3 - REST DAY, OPTIONAL GOLF AT THE HILLS

A well-earned "rest day" for many of our golfers in Queenstown. There is SO MUCH to do in the area, it's hard to choose just one or two activities. While a handful of lucky golfers teed-off at the ultra-exclusive The Hills GC (featuring a perfectly-manicured course, surrounded by eclectic works of art), some of our guests took the day to explore Queenstown, "the Adventure Capital of the World"

Overall a great day was had by all. Thanks to our golfers for sharing these great photos with us.

DAY 4 - THIRD ROUND, JACK'S POINT GC

Day 3 of the 2023 Queenstown Golf Week was an ABSOLUTE CRACKER! As was the case in 2022, Jack's Point was a jaw-dropping, eyeball-widening, heart-pumping golf-bag-full-o-joy. With GORGEOUS views at every hole, it is a bucket-list course that had our golfers taking more photos than golf swings. Trust us when we say: PLAY THIS COURSE!

Thanks to the entire team at Jack's Point for hosting us. Everyone had an absolute blast.

In A-Grade, David Morriss continued his solid form, with 37 points on the day. Next best were Matthew Pitt and Steven Clare on 36. in B-Grade, Justin Gao had an impressive 40 points, followed by John Brugman (39) and Joan Swallow Hannah on 35.

After 3 rounds, David Morriss had the sole lead in A Grade, on 109 points. He was followed by a pair of SGA staffers, Matthew Pitt and Ricardo Walkes on 109. Rounding out the top-5 were Greig Little (96) and Gary Moller (93).
In B Grade, John Brugman was on top, with 114 total points. Kevin Biddle was next best on 111, followed by Simon Dobson (97) and Thijs van Berkel (97). Rounding out the top-5 was SGA partner Julie Ridler.

NTPs:

  • Hole 3 – Nicola Dress
  • Hole 7 – Matthew Pitt
  • Hole 11 – Gary Moller
  • Hole 13 – David Morriss

DAY 5 - FINAL ROUND, QUEENSTOWN GC

Five fun-filled days of world-class golf came to conclusion on the Friday, as our golfers played the picturesque Queenstown Golf Club. The amazing weather all week also came to a conclusion, of sorts, as early morning rain and a drop in temperatures saw the beanies, gloves, vests and raingear all make an appearance for the first time in the week. Nevertheless, the sun came out for the final nine, treating our golfers to more amazing scenery and some truly spectacular golf.

In A-Grade, Steve Stoward fired a solid 37 points, followed by David Morriss (36) and Jason Pratt and Gary Moller, both on 34 points. In B-Grade, Thijs van Berkel found a notable book-end to his first-round fireworks, recording the best-of-the-day score of 39 points. He was followed by Frank "Hey Bro" Elisaia  and Simon Dobson, both on 36 points.

NTPs

  • Hole 7 – Justin Gao
  • Hole 10 – Geoff Hannah
  • Hole 13 – Greig Little
  • Hole 17 – Sharon McCarthy

EVENT RESULTS

After 4 rounds on some of the planet's best courses, the event winners were revealed. Topping A-Grade, with a 13-point buffer, was David Morriss on 145 points. Congratulations David! Second went to Matthew Pitt and Ricardo Walkes on 132 points. Rounding out the top-5 were Gary Moller (127) and Greig Little (124).  In B-Grade, it was John Brugman on 147, 10 points ahead of Kevin Biddle (137) and Thijs van Berkel (136). 4th went to Simon Dobson (133), with Frank Elisaia on 130. Special mention to Julie Ridler, who was the top woman player, on 120 points.

AWARDS DINNER

Following the day, golfers and their non-golfing partners converged at Brazz Steakhouse for the Presentation Dinner. With some tasty food (and PLENTY of beverages) consumed, the night was a relaxing and fun evening where golfers chatted about their glorious (and not-so-glorious, LOL) golf shots and moments across this memorable week.

2023 SGA Queenstown Golf Week Photo Galleries

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2023 Queenstown Golf Week - Final Scores

Individual Stableford Aggregate

A GRADE FLIGHT

Pos. Player Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 David Morriss 145 40 32 37 36
T2 Matthew Pitt 132 30 35 36 31
T2 Ricardo Walkes 132 34 34 33 31
4 Gary Moller 127 27 37 29 34
5 Greig Little 124 33 29 34 28
6 Steve Stoward 123 35 30 21 37
7 Tagavaitautama Papua 118 32 31 25 30
8 David Warwick 117 30 35 27 25
9 Jason Pratt 115 29 27 25 34
T10 Steven Clare 113 31 25 36 21
T10 Steven Hing 113 32 30 27 24
T12 Nicola Dress 109 31 29 23 26
T12 Ian Crotty 109 29 25 26 29
14 Sharon McCarthy 108 27 24 30 27
15 Stephen Cameron 105 23 25 30 27
16 Tom Tomlin 97 27 26 21 23
17 Donn Jefferis 90 20 23 17 30
18 Jay Carter 85 31 28 26 0
19 James Carter 83 25 27 31 0

 

B GRADE FLIGHT

Pos. Player Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 John Brugman 147 33 42 39 33
2 Kevin Biddle 137 42 37 32 26
3 Thijs van Berkel 136 46 30 21 39
4 Simon Dobson 133 35 28 34 36
5 Frank Elisaia 130 29 35 30 36
T6 Julie Ridler 120 32 37 27 24
T6 Mick David 120 32 26 30 32
8 Justin Gao 119 27 19 40 33
9 Stephen Morris 118 28 29 26 35
10 Geoff Hannah 117 27 35 29 26
11 Diane Moody 112 29 31 22 30
12 Jun Gong 110 28 31 28 23
T13 Joan Swallow Hannah 109 28 27 35 19
T13 Stephen Ellis 109 25 25 29 30
15 Wayne Meiklejohn 94 36 33 25 0
16 Tracey Grigoriou 93 23 30 22 18
17 Kathryn Morris 86 30 32 24 0
18 Sandy Allan 81 15 24 20 22
19 Chris Moody 76 29 20 14 13
20 Carmel Meiklejohn 53 25 28 0 0

Special Thanks

Thanks to all of our host courses and clubs: Queenstown Golf Club, The Hills, Jacks Point, and Millbrook Resort for allowing us to enjoy your world-class courses.

Thanks to Stephen and his team from the top-notch Peak Golf Queenstown for all of their help and arrangements on ground.

Thanks to the Stratosfare Restaurant and Brazz Teams for taking care of us for our welcome and awards dinners!

Thanks to our amazing partners/sponsors: Srixon-Cleveland, Garmin, Heathcote Winery, TCN Gift Cards and Drummond Golf.

Most importantly, thanks to ALL of our golfers and their non-golfing partners for joining us this week. You were all a wonderful and fun-filled group, and you helped make this event extra special!

The 2024 SGA Queenstown Event

The 2024 SGA Queenstown Golf Week is in the final planning stages, and will be available for booking soon!)

The 2023 Queenstown Golf Week Partners

Srixon Cleveland Golf
Cleveland Golf
Garmin Australia
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The Card Network Logo
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Queenstown turns on the charm for SGA Golfers

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Queenstown Turns on the Charm for SGA Golfers

Amazing golf, jaw-dropping scenery and perfect weather greeted SGA Golfers in 2022

SGA's inaugural golf trip to Queenstown, New Zealand, for the 2022 SGA International, proved to be everything (and more) that golfers look for in a golf trip.

With all 5 courses within a quick 20 minutes' transfer from Queenstown, our golfers enjoyed a relaxing and stress-free week. The weather was absolutely MINT, with full sunshine all week, and temperatures in the 19-24-degree range, with only a bit of clouds and wind.  In truth, you could not ask for better golf conditions. Or better golf courses. Or a better group of golfers.

2022 Queenstown Golf Week Recap

ARRIVAL AND WELCOME DINNER

Following a short 3-hour flight from Australia, golfers made their way to the new Ramada Queenstown, our home-base for the week. That night, guests enjoyed a hosted Welcome Party at the Pig & Whistle pub, just a few minutes' walk from the hotel. Golfers were treated to good food and drinks, a relaxed vibe, and a jovial atmosphere as they met their fellow golfers (many set to be life-long friends) for the week.

DAY 1 - FIRST ROUND, ARROWTOWN GC

The event kicked off at the gorgeous Arrowtown Golf Club. Simply an amazing location, with plenty of fun had by all. The course features gorgeous scenery all around, which (if you're not careful) can distract you from the golf itself. Overall, it was a challenging and enjoyable golf course. The course staff were friendly and helpful, and our golfers had a great time. Thanks to the course and staff for hosting us and making it a memorable day.

DAY 2 - SECOND ROUND, QUEENSTOWN GC

Day 2 was an absolute corker. Played at the magnificent Queenstown Golf Club, (one of the top-5 most scenic courses in the world) the day featured some stunning scenery, challenging golf and plenty of smiles. Surrounded by Lake Wakatipu, the course has lake views at nearly every turn, with the feature hole running along the lake itself. Wow.

This is a must-play course for any time you visit Queenstown, New Zealand.

Thanks to Andrew and the team (and members) at Queenstown GC for hosting us at your lovely course.

DAY 3 - REST DAY, OPTIONAL GOLF AT THE HILLS

A well-earned "rest day" for many of our golfers in Queenstown. There is SO MUCH to do in the area, it's hard to choose just one or two activities. While a dozen lucky golfers teed-off at the ultra-exclusive The Hills GC (featuring a perfectly-manicured course, surrounded by eclectic works of art), some of our guests took the day to explore. Some visited a variety of amazing wineries; others took on a more adrenaline-packed adventure on the Skippers Canyon Jet Boats. Still others took the scenic Skyline Queenstown Gondola to enjoy the views (while one intrepid golfer even HIKED to the top of the mountain!). It's no wonder why Queenstown is named "the Adventure Capital of the World"

Overall a great day was had by all. Thanks to our golfers for sharing these great photos with us.

 

DAY 4 - THIRD ROUND, JACK'S POINT GC

Day 3 of the 2022 SGA International - NZ was an ABSOLUTE CRACKER! Jacks Point was a jaw-dropping, eyeball-widening, heart-pumping golf-bag-full-o-joy. There is a reason that our Media Manager rates this course as his #1 on the planet, and it's hard to argue. With GORGEOUS views at EVERY HOLE, it is a bucket-list course that had our golfers taking more photos than golf swings. Trust us when we say: PLAY THIS COURSE!

Thanks to Luke and the entire team at Jack's Point for hosting us. Everyone had an absolute blast.

DAY 5 - FINAL ROUND, MILLBROOK GC

Five fun-filled days of world-class golf came to a fitting conclusion on Friday, as our golfers played the AMAZING Millbrook Resort (Coronet course). A relatively new layout on the 36-hole facility, this club hosts the NZ Open, and it was a real treat for our golfers to experience it in all its glory.

EVENT RESULTS

Of course, this week was about more than just enjoyable golf. There was also a tournament going on!

When the 4-round scores were tallied, checked and re-checked, we had a TIE at the top of A-grade, with both Bill Marriott and Anthony Harwood locked-in on 134 total stableford points. On countback, Anthony took the bikkies, courtesy of his final round 33, just edging Bill on 32. SGA stalwart Drew Hallam finished 2 shots back on 132, capturing the final podium spot.
In B-Grade, it was also a close race, with the lead shifting over the four days. In the end, Cheryl Kelly captured the trophy, with a total of 136 points (the highest of all golfers throughout the week!). One shot back, capturing second, was Bill Hogg, with “Happy, Not Happy, Bro” Frank Elisaia taking third on 131. ( See Full scores below.)

AWARDS DINNER

Following the day, golfers and their non-golfing partners converged at the Pig & Whistle Historic Pub for the Presentation Dinner. With some tasty food (and PLENTY of beverages) consumed, the night was a relaxing and fun evening where golfers chatted about their glorious (and not-so-glorious, LOL) golf shots and moments across this memorable week.

2022 Queenstown Golf Week - Final Scores

Individual Stableford Aggregate

A Grade Flight
Pos. Player Total Points R1 R2 R3 R4
T1 Anthony Harwood 134 30 34 37 33
T1 William Marriott 134 38 30 34 32
3 Drew Hallam 132 36 36 31 29
4 Russell Potter 130 33 34 32 31
5 Alan Holloway 126 34 31 29 32
6 Jenny Bolger 124 29 31 34 30
7 Arvin Kumar 122 37 35 25 25
8 Jane Schendzielorz 121 30 38 25 28
9 Ronald Naidu 119 30 25 38 26
10 Kevin Biddle 118 32 30 28 28
T11 Peter Calverley 117 32 27 30 28
T11 Russell Dent 117 33 25 30 29
13 Rhys Hugglestone 115 28 32 33 22
14 Gary Moller 110 29 35 18 28
15 Sally Napier 109 27 31 20 31
16 Brenda Uren 104 26 33 19 26
17 Geoff Turner 90 27 23 26 14
18 Dean Miller (Staff) 65 34 31
19 Richard Fellner (Staff) 60 32 28
B Grade Flight
Pos. Player Total Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Cheryl Kelly 136 39 38 30 29
2 William Hogg 135 33 33 32 37
3 Frank Elisaia 131 39 30 36 26
4 Susan Dawson 124 28 29 29 38
5 Steve Virag 116 32 26 28 30
T6 Geoff Hannah 115 36 27 28 24
T6 Ian Steer 115 32 33 27 23
8 Andrew Sexton 114 27 28 37 22
9 Bill Chung 112 34 26 27 25
10 Graham Ball 111 25 33 30 23
T11 Narelle Lopez 107 30 26 30 21
T11 Deborah Phillips 107 23 27 25 32
13 Ivan Jones 106 30 26 20 30
14 Gayle Scantleton 103 36 24 17 26
15 Cheryl Tamlin 102 21 29 27 25
16 Brett Messner 101 22 26 24 29
17 Kerrie Cooper 100 28 30 22 20
18 Kym Buckley 91 21 30 18 22

Special Thanks

Thanks to all of our host courses and clubs: Arrowtown Golf Club, Queenstown Golf Club, The Hills, Jacks Point, and Millbrook Resort for allowing us to enjoy your world-class courses.

Thanks to Stephen and his team from the top-notch Peak Golf Queenstown for all of their help and arrangements on ground.

Thanks to the Pig & Whistle Team for taking care of us for our welcome and awards dinners!

Thanks to our amazing partners/sponsors: Srixon-Cleveland, Garmin, Heathcote Winery, TCN Gift Cards and Drummond Golf.

Most importantly, thanks to ALL of our golfers and their non-golfing partners for joining us this week. You were all a wonderful and fun-filled group, and you helped make this event extra special!

The 2023 SGA Queenstown Event

(The 2023 SGA Queenstown Golf Week is in the final planning stages, and will be available for booking soon!)

The 2022 SGA International, New Zealand Sponsors

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

The Hills
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)

Jack's Point GC
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
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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

2022 SGA International – New Zealand

The 2022 SGA International - New Zealand

Queenstown, New Zealand - November 6-11, 2022

Queenstown Golf at its finest!

SGA International NZ

Reserve your spot in the 2022 SGA International, and be one of the first golfers in Australia to experience international golf travel in a post-Covid-19 world!

Regarded as “The Adventure Capital of the World”, the beautiful Queenstown, New Zealand will play host to the 2022 SGA International – New Zealand, an exciting 72-hole, six-day 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, Arrowtown Golf Club – Ranked # 13 in NZ, Millbrook Resort Golf Course – Ranked # 8 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: 2022 SGA International - New Zealand

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!

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DAY 1 - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2022

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.

Arrowtown Golf CLub
DAY 2. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2022

Arrowtown Golf Club – Ranked # 13 in NZ

The picturesque Arrowtown Golf Club is set in Central Otago, one of New Zealand's most historic and scenic regions. Surrounded by mountains, the 18 hole course has superb views from every fairway. Take time to play golf in this inspiring setting - it's unique! Each hole has its own attraction and the diverse and challenging course attracts players from all over the world. Historic stone cottage ruins nestle amongst towering trees, a legacy of Arrowtown's pioneers. Arrowtown's link with its gold mining past is highlighted in the names of holes: Sons of Fortune and Golden Arrow, which border the once rich, gold bearing Arrow River. Established in 1937 as a nine hole course, the second nine opened in 1970. The course is 5327 meters on the men’s card (par 70 for men, par 71 for women).

Queenstown Golf Club
DAY 3 - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2022

Queenstown Golf Club – Ranked # 39 in NZ

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.

The Hills
DAY 4. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2022

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)

Jack's Point GC
DAY 5 - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2022

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.

MIllbrook Resort
DAY 6. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2022

Millbrook Resort (Coronet Course) – Ranked # 8 in NZ

Set in a natural, alpine amphitheatre, the Millbrook Resort course 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.

Queenstown
DAY 7 - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2022

TRAVEL DAY

Transfer to airport for flight home.

Accommodation

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The Hotel - 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 2022 SGA International New Zealand Package

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
  • Tournament scoring and daily leaderboards
  • Welcome gifts including golf and event souvenirs
  • Event personally hosted and professionally managed by SGA staff
  • Live Scoring & Event Management via the Golf Genius App
  • All private transfers from hotel to golf courses
  • Fully-digital Tournament Program
  • Room upgrades are available. Contact us for pricing and availability

Package pricing

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

Hotel Rooms

Standard Twin Share Hotel Room (per person)
$1949

6 nights plus golf, carts and transfers to golf 

$1949
Standard Single Room (per person)
$2349

6 nights plus golf, carts and transfers to golf 

$2349
Standard Hotel Room - Golfer & Non-Golfing Partner
$2654

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

$2654

Upgrade to Studio Apartment

Studio Apartment - Twin Share (per person)
$2199

6 Nights plus golf, carts and transfers to golf 

$2199
Studio Apartment - Single (per person)
$2649

6 Nights plus golf, carts and transfers to golf 

$2649
Studio Apartment - Golfer & Non-Golfing Partner
$2949

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

$2949

Optional Extras

OPTIONAL GOLF - THE HILLS
$600

Wednesday Rest Day, Golf at The Hills including carts

$600
Fully-cooked Breakfast each day
$165
$165
Extra Nights
$105

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. Extra nights are $105 per person for twin-share or Golfer & non-golfing partner and $210 per person for a single room. 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.

$105

Online Bookings, Prices & Payments

Entry in the event is subject to accepting the SGA Terms & Conditions of entry. To secure your place, a $400 deposit is required and full payments are due by September 17, 2022. 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

Book with Confidence

FLEXIBLE REFUNDS AVAILABLE IN CASE OF COVID-19 TRAVEL CANCELLATION

While there is still uncertainty in the market, especially regarding the potential re-opening of borders and travel, etc, we would like to re-assure all of our golfers that we have coordinated with our event partners to arrange flexible refund policies. Thus, you can enter with confidence, knowing you can access FULL REFUNDS if required in the case of outside agencies forcing a cancellation or postponement.

SGA International Sponsors

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Contact us about the 2022 SGA International

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