2023 Trans-Murray Matchplay

2023 Trans-Murray Matchplay

The 2023 Trans-Murray Match Play

Canberra - Feb 1-3, 2023

trans-murray match play

A major annual highlight on the calendar for many of our golfers, the SGA 2023 Trans-Murray Match Play event is ready for action!

SGA golfers will return to Canberra for our annual Ryder Cup-style tournament between teams of SGA  golfers representing regions North & South of the Murray River.

Just a short three-hour drive from Sydney, and six hours from Melbourne, Canberra has everything our golfers love in an event location: World-class golf courses, high-quality accommodation, and an abundance of after-golf activities and festivities!

PLUS: This year features a new schedule AND course on the TMMP Roster.

The 2023 Trans-Murray Match Play Tees off in:

2023 Trans-Murray Matchplay

The Courses

Royal Canberra

Royal Canberra

Gary Player called it "The Most Beautiful Course in Australia". And his point is hard to argue. A picturesque setting, with some truly world-class golf awaits all who are lucky enough to tread the fairways of Royal Canberra. Set amidst the magnificent Westbourne Woods arboretum, Royal Canberra offers world class facilities and a 27 hole Championship course.

Federal

Federal GC

The 18 hole championship course features pristine Santa Ana couch fairways and quality bent grass greens which are protected by well-placed bunkers. The bushland setting features grand views of the Brindabella Ranges, contributing to the special place that is Federal Golf Course. The course has featured in the Golf Digest Top 100 Australian Courses, with a current ranking of 48 in Golf Australia’s best public access courses.

Gold Creek

Gold Creek Country Club

A true 18-hole championship layout, Gold Creek CC was designed by well-known and internationally-acclaimed Australian golfer and course architect, Bruce Devlin.  Opened in 1996, the course offers a great test for golfers of all abilities and strategy is key to play well here.

Gungahlin

Gungahlin Lakes

Gungahlin Lakes Golf Course is an 18-hole championship course characterised by its lakes, creeks and water carries. Whether it be the water, dogleg fairways or bunkers, each hole has its own unique challenge in getting to the large bent grass greens. The course layout provides an enjoyable yet testing round for all players, rewarding those that approach it strategically. And it provides a fitting challenge for the final round of our event!

2023 TMMP Accommodation

Trans-Murray Matchplay

The Hotel - Mantra on Northbourne

Mantra on Northbourne is perfectly located a short walk from the CBD and famous attractions such as Parliament House, the War Memorial and the National Gallery, and only a few metres from the city's thriving shopping precinct, hip bars and cool cafes.  We have Quad-Share accommodation in Two-Bedroom Apartments included in the package with the option to upgrade to a One-Bedroom Apartment (Single or Twin-Share) or a Single Hotel Room.

2023 TMMP Itinerary

New schedule: Our 54-hole event will be contested Wednesday-Friday, giving golfers the opportunity to either return home for the weekend, OR to stay over in the ACT for an extended break.

On the Wednesday, golfers will play either Gungahlin Lakes OR a new course on the Rota: Gold Creek Country Club.  Day 2 will see you playing the magnificent  Royal Canberra, with Federal GC hosting the final round on the Friday as well as the presentation dinner immediately after play.

Wednesday 1st Feb 1:00 1-Tee Start Round 1 Gungahlin Lakes OR Gold Creek 2-Ball Ambrose Match Play
Thursday 2nd Feb 1:00 Shotgun Round 2 Royal Canberra GC 2-Ball Pinehurst (Alternate Shot) Match Play
Friday 3rd Feb 11:56 2-Tee Start Round 3 Federal GC TMMP Singles (Post-Golf BBQ/Presentation)
Saturday 4th Feb Depart Check-out

The 2023 Trans-Murray Match Play Package

Standard Package

Wednesday golf at Gungahlin Lakes OR Gold Creek

Thursday golf at Royal Canberra Golf Club

Friday golf at The Federal Golf Club

Official TMMP shirt and cap (Team North & Team South)

3 nights stay Wed - Fri at Mantra on Northbourne

Post-Golf Presentation Dinner at Federal

Fully-hosted 54-hole event, with Medals for each player on the winning team.

Optional Extras

Golf Course Transfers for 3 days: $90

Shared Cart for golf on Thurs, Fri or Sat ($25pp/day)

Extra Night Accommodation ($110-$219)

Important Notes regarding Golf Carts:

  • Each course has a limited number of golf carts available. These will be allocated on a first-in-best-dressed basis, with consideration given first to those with a medical certificate, etc.
  • In the event of extreme weather (i.e. a string of days over 35 degrees), Royal Canberra may ban all carts (to protect the fairways). Players will be notified in advance. 

Quad-Share
2BR Apartment

$795 per person

  • Includes all golf and events listed above.
  • Extra nights available from $90 per person per night

Twin-Share
1BR Apartment

$855 per person

  • Includes all golf and events listed above.
  • Extra nights available from $110 per person per night

Hotel Room
(Single)

$1063 per person

  • Includes all golf and events listed above.
  • Extra nights available from $180 per person per night

1BR Apartment
(Single)

$1182 per person

  • Includes all golf and events listed above.
  • Extra nights available from $219 per person per night

A $200 deposit secures your place in this exclusive field.

Full payment due 1st December 2022.

2023 TMMP Sponsors

Srixon Cleveland Golf
Cleveland Golf
Garmin Australia
Heathcote Winery logo
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The Card Network Logo
Pub and Bar card
The Card Network

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.

Contact us about the 2023 Trans-Murray Match Play

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

Team North takes epic 2022 TMMP by a point

2022 Trans-Murray Matchplay

Team North captures epic 2022 Trans-Murray Matchplay by one point

trans-murray match play

It was a thrilling week of golf for the 2022 Trans-Murray Matchplay, Jan 15-18, 2022. 64 golfers from both sides of the Murray River returned to Canberra to represent their region, and battle for victory (and the all-important “bragging rights”).

There was some incredible competition, great sportsmanship, and some truly awesome camaraderie throughout the week.

Day 1

The First day's action (Pairs/Ambrose, held at the magnificent Royal Canberra GC) saw Team North in the lead, capturing 9 points to Team South's 7. It was a wild day, as the lead changed hands multiple times. Day 1 score: North 9, South 7.

TMMP_Day1

Day 2

For Day 2, (Pairs/ Alternate-Shot/Foursomes) at the picturesque Federal Golf Club, Team South clawed their way back by one point, courtesy of some strong play throughout. Day 2 score: North 16.5, South 15.5.

TMMP_Day2

Day 2's action was punctuated by a Hole-in-One by Team North's Noel Frogley, who aced the difficult (and long) par-3 12th hole. Congratulations, Noel! (See photos in the Day 2 Gallery)

Day 3

There was electricity in the air for the Singles matches on Day 3, at the lovely Gungahlin Lakes Golf Course. The scoring was tight, and both teams were feeling the pressure.

Following the round, the points were tallied (and re-tallied, and re-re-tallied ... it was THAT close), and when the Day's leaderboard was finalised, it showed a Tie for the day - 16 points each, and thus a victory to Team North by a SINGLE POINT, via a margin of 36.5 points to 35.5 points.

Congratulations to Team North!!

Final points leaderboard

Team D1 D2 D3 Total Points
North 9.00 7.50 16.00 32.50
South 7.00 8.50 16.00 31.50

For day-by-day scores and matches, see the leaderboard on Golf Genius: https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/7472180679111899806

Special Thanks

We would like to thank all the competitors (and their spouses/partners/plus-ones) for an incredible week. The success of these events is mostly due to the quality of the participants, and we believe that our golfers are of the highest quality anywhere!

A very special thanks to our sponsors Srixon Australia & New Zealand, Garmin and our hotel partner, Mantra on Northbourne.

Team North nabs 2021 Trans-Murray Match Play

Trans-Murray Matchplay Champs

2021 Trans-Murray Matchplay a massive hit in Canberra!

trans-murray match play

By all accounts, it was an amazing week of golf for the 2021 Trans-Murray Matchplay, Feb 4-7, 2021. Golfers from both sides of the Murray River descended upon Canberra to represent their region, and battle for victory (and the all-important “bragging rights”).

There was some incredible competition, great sportsmanship, and some truly awesome camaraderie throughout the week (as well as some significant Après-Golf activities, we’re told).

Day 1

The First day's action (Pairs/Ambrose, held at the sublime Royal Canberra GC) saw the teams tied at 9.50 points each at the end of play. This created some serious anticipation (and anxiety), with many competitors undergoing a sleepless night (this could, however, be partly due to the Après Golf activities noted above).

Day 2

For Day 2, (Pairs/Foursomes) at the picturesque Federal Golf Club, it was an “All North” affair, with the northerners capturing a dominant 13 points to the South’s 5. Had a few more putts dropped for South, it would have been a different outcome altogether.

Day 3

All may have seemed lost at that point, but the mighty southerners, and their “NEVER SAY IT’S OVER” rallying cry (mostly shouted at the various pubs during “last drinks” the aforementioned Après Golf activities), battled hard in the Singles matches on Day 3, at the lovely Gungahlin Lakes Golf Course. The scoring was tight, and Team South created a very real possibility of turning the tables completely.

Though while Team South captured Day 3 (18.50 points to 17.50), it was not enough to catch Team North, who seized victory courtesy of an overall margin of 40 to 33. Congratulations to Team North!!

Final leaderboard (Bold denotes team winning the day)

Team R1 R2 R3 Total Points
North 9.50 13.00 17.50 40.00
South 9.50 5.00 18.50 33.00

For day-by-day scores and matches, see the leaderboard on Golf Genius:

https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/6796454802415975378

Special Thanks

We would like to thank all the competitors (and their spouses/partners/plus-ones) for an incredible week. The success of these events is mostly due to the quality of the participants, and we believe that our golfers are of the highest quality anywhere!

A very special thanks to our sponsors Srixon Australia & New Zealand, Garmin and our hotel partner, Mantra on Northbourne.

Photo Gallery - Day 2. Federal Golf Club

The 2021 Trans-Murray Matchplay Package

Standard Package

Thursday golf at Royal Canberra Golf Club

Friday golf at The Federal Golf Club

Saturday golf at Gungahlin Lakes G&CC

Official TMMP shirt and cap (Team North & Team South)

3 nights stay Thu - Sat at Mantra on Northbourne

Optional Extras

Golf Course Transfers for three tournament days

Cart for golf on Thursday, Friday or Saturday

Extra Wednesday Night Accommodation

Quad-Share
2BR Appartment

$677 per person

  • Extra nights available from $75 per person per night
  • Golf Course Transfers $70 per person
  • Golf Cart $25 per person

Twin-Share
1BR Appartment

$747 per person

  • Extra nights available from $100 per person per night
  • Golf Course Transfers $70 per person
  • Golf Cart $25 per person

Single
Hotel Room

$957 per person

  • Extra nights available from $170 per person per night
  • Golf Course Transfers $70 per person
  • Golf Cart $25 per person

Single
1BR Apartment

$1037 per person

  • Extra nights available from $200 per person per night
  • Golf Course Transfers $70 per person
  • Golf Cart $25 per person

2021 Trans-Murray Matchplay Itinerary

Thursday 4th February 12:30pm 1-tee Round 1 Royal Canberra GC 2-Ball Ambrose Match Play
Friday 5th February 1:00pm 1-tee Round 2 Federal GC Trans-Murray Foursomes
Saturday 6th February 1:00pm 1-tee Round 3 Gungahlin Lakes GC Singles Matchplay
Trans-Murray Matchplay

The Hotel - Mantra on Northbourne

Mantra on Northbourne is perfectly located a short walk from the CBD and famous attractions such as Parliament House, the War Memorial and the National Gallery, and only a few metres from the city's thriving shopping precinct, hip bars and cool cafes.  We have Quad-Share accommodation in Two-Bedroom Apartments included in the package with the option to upgrade to a One-Bedroom Apartment (Single or Twin-Share) or a Single Hotel Room.

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.

2022 Trans-Murray Matchplay

Trans-Murray Matchplay - Royal Canberra

The 2022 Trans-Murray Match Play

Canberra - Jan 13-15, 2022

trans-murray match play

A major annual highlight on the calendar for many of our golfers, the SGA 2022 Trans-Murray Match Play event is ready for action!

SGA golfers will return to Canberra for the 2022 event, our annual Ryder Cup-style tournament between teams of SGA  golfers representing regions North & South of the Murray River.

After the very popular trip to the Nation’s capital in 2021, our golfers overwhelmingly requested we return to the ACT. Just a short three-hour drive from Sydney, and six hours from Melbourne, Canberra has everything our golfers love in an event location: World-class golf courses, high-quality accommodation, and an abundance of after-golf activities and festivities!

This year’s event will see our teams do battle on three superb layouts: Royal Canberra GC, Federal GC and Gungahlin Lakes G&CC.

The 2022 Trans-Murray Match Play Tees off in:

The Courses

Royal Canberra

Royal Canberra

Gary Player called it "The Most Beautiful Course in Australia". And his point is hard to argue. A picturesque setting, with some truly world-class golf awaits all who are lucky enough to tread the fairways of Royal Canberra. Set amidst the magnificent Westbourne Woods arboretum, Royal Canberra offers world class facilities and a 27 hole Championship course.

Federal

Federal GC

The 18 hole championship course features pristine Santa Ana couch fairways and quality bent grass greens which are protected by well-placed bunkers. The bushland setting features grand views of the Brindabella Ranges, contributing to the special place that is Federal Golf Course. The course has featured in the Golf Digest Top 100 Australian Courses, with a current ranking of 48 in Golf Australia’s best public access courses.

Trans Murray Match Play - 2021 Gungahlin Lakes

Gungahlin Lakes

Gungahlin Lakes Golf Course is an 18-hole championship course characterised by its lakes, creeks and water carries. Whether it be the water, dogleg fairways or bunkers, each hole has its own unique challenge in getting to the large bent grass greens. The course layout provides an enjoyable yet testing round for all players, rewarding those that approach it strategically. And it provides a fitting challenge for the final round of our event!

The 2022 Trans-Murray Match Play Package

Standard Package

Thursday golf at Royal Canberra Golf Club

Friday golf at The Federal Golf Club

Saturday golf at Gungahlin Lakes G&CC

Official TMMP shirt and cap (Team North & Team South)

3 nights stay Thu - Sat at Mantra on Northbourne

Post-Golf BBQ on Friday at Federal GC

Post-Golf BBQ and Presentation Dinner at Gungahlin Lakes

Optional Extras

Golf Course Transfers for 3 days: $80

Shared Cart for golf on Thurs, Fri or Sat ($25pp/day)

Extra Night Accommodation

Important Notes regarding Golf Carts:

  • Each course has a limited number of golf carts available. These will be allocated on a first-in-best-dressed basis, with consideration given first to those with a medical certificate, etc.
  • In the event of extreme weather (i.e. a string of days over 35 degrees), Royal Canberra may ban all carts (to protect the fairways). Players will be notified in advance. 

Quad-Share
2BR Apartment

$777 per person

  • Extra nights available from $75 per person per night
  • Parking (Optional): $15 per day

Twin-Share
1BR Apartment

$827 per person

  • Extra nights available from $90 per person per night
  • Parking (Optional): $15 per day

Hotel Room
(Single)

$997 per person

  • Extra nights available from $170 per person per night
  • Parking (Optional): $15 per day

1BR Apartment
(Single)

$1077 per person

  • Extra nights available from $180 per person per night
  • Parking (Optional): $15 per day

A $200 deposit secures your place in this exclusive field.

Full payment due 30th November 2021.

2022 TMMP Itinerary

Thursday 13th January 1:00 Shotgun Round 1 Royal Canberra GC 2-Ball Ambrose Match Play
Friday 14th January 11:56 2-Tee Start Round 2 Federal GC Foursomes (Post-golf BBQ)
Saturday 15th January 1:30 Shotgun Round 3 Gungahlin Lakes TMMP Singles (Post-Golf BBQ/Presentation)
Sunday 16th January Depart Check-out
Trans-Murray Matchplay

The Hotel - Mantra on Northbourne

Mantra on Northbourne is perfectly located a short walk from the CBD and famous attractions such as Parliament House, the War Memorial and the National Gallery, and only a few metres from the city's thriving shopping precinct, hip bars and cool cafes.  We have Quad-Share accommodation in Two-Bedroom Apartments included in the package with the option to upgrade to a One-Bedroom Apartment (Single or Twin-Share) or a Single Hotel Room.

2022 TMMP Sponsors

Srixon Cleveland Golf
Cleveland Golf
Garmin Australia
Heathcote Winery logo
The Card Network Logo
Pub and Bar card
The Card Network

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.

Contact us about the 2022 Trans-Murray Match Play

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