2020 Mount Michael Central Otago Golf Classic
In 2020, the Mount Michael Central Otago Autumn Golf Classic will celebrate its 12th year as New Zealand’s largest multi-course amateur golf tournament. The dates for next year’s tournament week have moved forward to take advantage of the late summer weather, the wine harvest and the magical colours of early autumn from Monday 30 March to Friday 3 April 2020.
Multi-course tournaments have proven to be a great success across the country with long established events already in the Hawke’s Bay, Bay of Islands, Bay of Plenty, West Coast and Nelson.
The Mount Michael Central Otago Autumn Golf Classic, now managed by PaR nz Golfing Holidays, exudes success and has been extremely popular with golfers from all around New Zealand, Australia and internationally, selling out within a matter of months. The five course tournament hosted by Alexandra, Arrowtown, Cromwell, Queenstown and Wanaka Golf Clubs, all championship courses in the region, attracts capacity fields of 448 men and women golfers of all ages. Maximum handicap index of (men 32.0 / women 36.0) apply.
The mixed tournament field is divided into four set groups, each named after a Central Otago lake including Dunstan, Hawea, Wakatipu and Wanaka Lakes. Every golfer plays each of the five golf courses over five days with cumulative stableford points determining the winners in multiple daily and overall handicap divisions. A unique feature of the tournament is the teams event (four golfers), with the team score being best three stableford scores each day culminating over all five rounds. There are three team divisions: mens, womens and mixed.
“Now’s the time to book your Queenstown holiday and be getting teams together for a great golfing week,” says Tournament Director, Denise Langdon. “Most participants choose to stay in Queenstown, where we have a great hotel partner – the Copthorne Lakefront Hotel in Queenstown, which offers a daily tournament bus to each of the five courses. But wherever you’re based you are no more than an hour from a tournament course.” Entries are open from 1st September 2019.
For additional golf at Jacks Point and Millbrook Resort we have booked tee times pre-tournament and post tournament with special deals so you can play seven courses over seven days. A golfing feast!
PaR nz Golfing Holidays have confirmed the on-going support of local Central Otago winery and naming sponsor Mount Michael Wines. Owned by Peter and Pam Robbie, keen golfers themselves, Mount Michael Wines have a proud history of producing award winning wines and will be releasing their new ‘Mountaineer’ brand for the tournament week with special offers for players. Mount Michael Wines have sponsored the tournament from its inception. The association with the Central Otago Autumn Golf Classic gives the winery a chance to shine to a very wide audience across both sides of the Tasman. One of the initiatives introduced by the Robbie family is a personally guided private heli-tasting experience allowing wine-buffs to taste the wine collection comprising Pinot Gris, Pinot Rose and Pinot Noir, while picnicking atop Mount Michael itself.
Earlybird Offer: Enter online before 1st October 2019 and go in the draw to win your tournament entry fee back.
Dates: Monday 30 March – Friday 3 April 2020
Entries open: 1st September 2019
Early bird: Enter by 1st October 2019
Enter online: www.parnz.co.nz/tournaments
Entry Fee: NZD$365pp