2021 Mount Michael Central Otago Autumn Golf Classic

START DATE: 12 Apr 2021
END DATE: 16 Apr 2021
Central Otago
Tournament Entry NZ$365
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WELCOME

Back again for its lucky 13th year!

On behalf of the 5 Central Otago golf clubs of Alexandra, Arrowtown, Cromwell, Queenstown and Wanaka and event managers PaR nz Golfing Holidays we welcome you back to New Zealand's largest and most popular tournament, the 2021 Mount Michael Central Otago Autumn Golf Classic.

Dates: Monday 12 April - Friday 16 April 2021

The programme includes, 5 rounds played consecutively across the various golf courses. Men and women golfers of all ages are welcome to enter. Maximum handicap index for men 32.0 and women 36.0 apply.  

The competition format is individual stableford, with daily and overall prizes for both men and women. The field will be limited to 448 golfers confirmed on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. A number of players are already entered from the 2020 postponed dates.

The competition also includes a team’s event (4 golfers), with the team score being best 3 stableford scores each day culminating over all five rounds. There are 3 team divisions, mens, womens and mixed. 

Tournament entry is NZD$365 pp and includes 5 rounds of golf, a ‘Drop in Wine, Beer & Cheese Welcome’ at Arrowtown GC on Sunday 11th April 2021 presented by the tournaments naming sponsor, Mount Michael Wines.  

The final function with prize giving will be held in Queenstown on Friday 16th April 2021. This includes a light supper and a complimentary glass of wine, cash bar thereafter. This is an additional NZD$35 for players and NZD$50 for any partners that wish to attend.

Come join us in Queenstown

Refer to USEFUL INFO for: Booking Conditions / Terms of Competition / Confirmed Entrants List 

Best Regards

Kim & Denise

Denise Langdon and Kim Buckley

Directors | PaR nz Golfing Holidays

INCLUSIONS

  • Tournament entry 2021 Mount Michael Central Otago Autumn Golf Classic @ NZD$365 pp
  • Welcome ‘Drop-in Wine & Cheese’ presented by Mount Michael Wines and Wanaka Beer Works on Sunday 11th April 2021 @ Arrowtown GC
  • Welcome morning tea at your host club on Monday 12th April 2021
  • Five (5) rounds of golf at five (5) courses
    •  Alexandra GC
    •  Arrowtown GC
    •  Cromwell GC
    •  Queenstown GC
    •  Wanaka GC
  • Extensive prize list including daily prizes, NTP, straight drive
  • Daily individual winners
  • Final overall team and individual prize table

OPTIONAL EXTRAS not included but please pre-book with your entry

  • Farewell Prize Giving Function on Friday 16th April 2021 @ NZD$35 pp
    • (includes a light supper and complimentary glass of wine, cash bar thereafter)
  • Trundlers at each course @ NZ$7 pp per day
  • Carts at each course @ NZ$24 pp per day (Half share)
    • On account of limited carts priority will be given to those presenting a valid medical certificate or with medical needs
    • Players cannot book a cart for individual use – all carts will be on a shared drive basis
  • Polo shirt with tournament logo @ NZ$65 (style and colour to be confirmed when new range has been released)
  • Pullover with tournament logo @ NZ$85 (style and colour to be confirmed when new range has been released)
  • Practice rounds at each course, contact the golf clubs direct
  • Non-golfer partner for the Farewell Function on Friday 16th April 2021 @ NZD$50 pp
  • Jacks Point - Pre-tournament and post tournament price with shared cart NZD$ 225pp
  • Millbrook Resort - Pre-tournament and post tournament price with shared cart NZD$ 240pp

2021 PROGRAMME 

Sunday 11th April 2021

  • Drop in registration @ Arrowtown Golf Club from 1.00 – 5.00pm
  • Wine, Cheese and Beer Tasting with Mount Michael Wines 
  • Complimentary bus from the Copthorne Hotel (departs 3.00pm / returns 4.30pm)

Monday 12th April 2021

  •  9.30am Registration continues at each golf club 
  •  Clubhouses open for morning tea on Day 1 (included)
  •  10.30am Welcome at each club & Tournament briefing
  •  Field to be split into four even groups for each course
  •  11.00am Shot gun start (4 of 5 courses in play)
      • Alexandra GC
      • Arrowtown GC
      • Cromwell GC
      • Queenstown GC
      • Wanaka GC
  • Post round food and beverage in the clubhouse (own care) followed by daily prize giving

Tuesday 13th April 2021

  •  10.00am Shot gun start (4 of 5 courses in play)
      • Alexandra GC
      • Arrowtown GC
      • Cromwell GC
      • Queenstown GC
      • Wanaka GC
  • Post round food and beverage in the clubhouse (own care) followed by daily prize giving

Wednesday 14th April 2021

  • 10.00am Shot gun start (4 of 5 courses in play)
      • Alexandra GC
      • Arrowtown GC
      • Cromwell GC
      • Queenstown GC
      • Wanaka GC
  • Post round food and beverage in the clubhouse (own care) followed by daily prize giving

 Thursday 15th April 2021

  •  10.00am Shot gun start (4 of 5 courses in play)
      • Alexandra GC
      • Arrowtown GC
      • Cromwell GC
      • Queenstown GC
      • Wanaka GC
  • Post round food and beverage in the clubhouse (own care) followed by daily prize giving

Friday 16th April 2021

  •  9.00am Shot gun start (4 of 5 courses in play)
      • Alexandra GC
      • Arrowtown GC
      • Cromwell GC
      • Queenstown GC
      • Wanaka GC

 

  • Post round food and beverage in the clubhouse (own care)
  • 6.00pm - 8.00pm Farewell Prize giving Function, Queenstown

Alexandrawww.alexandragolf.co.nz

Despite a small membership base, this club is widely known for its consistently well-presented course. The club has a long and proud tradition of improvement and voluntary effort. Formed more than 110 years ago on a nearby site before moving 50 years ago to today’s course, it was created on sandy desert soils near the mighty Clutha River.

The narrow fairways make the 18-hole course unexpectedly tight and difficult, and an additional challenge is presented by native grasses growing in the rough. An ornamental pond and sculptures are a welcome sight for tired players on the final hole. Golfers with a sense of adventure might enjoy riverboat cruises, or explore the rail trail and local wineries after play.

Arrowtown - www.arrowtowngolf.co.nz

Arrowtown Golf Club’s course is set in rolling hills on the outskirts of a historic gold-mining town. Formed along the Arrow River below the Crown Range, players almost always have clear views of Coronet Peak and the Remarkables during autumn.

Soon after members completed a major environmental redevelopment, the New Zealand Golf Course Superintendents Association awarded the club its 2012 environment award. The project involved removing wilding trees and broom and re-establishing matagouri among schist outcrops.

The shortest course in the Autumn Classic stable, big-hitters must weigh up risks and rewards on many holes. The 18th, for example, calls for a blind shot over a hill to a fairway sloping towards a pond. Good luck with that.

Cromwell - www.cromwellgolf.co.nz

Like its Clutha River neighbour at Alexandra, Cromwell Golf Club is also more than 100 years old. It hit its stride in the late-1970s when construction workers for the Clyde Dam and hydro-electricity projects boosted membership.

The championship course was formed over terrain modified by years of gold mining activity and with its strategic plantings of marram grass, it resembles a coastal course though it is 200km from the sea.  

With design input from professional Greg Turner, who has played the course since he was a child, the million-dollar development work done in 2010-12 made the course even more challenging and interesting. The innovative club routinely hosts the annual New Zealand Open Qualifier tournament. The Cromwell basin is in the heart of the fruit-growing country and is one of New Zealand’s fastest-growing wine regions.

Queenstown - www.queenstowngolf.co.nz

The Kelvin Heights peninsula, home to the picturesque Queenstown Golf Club, often features in classic Queenstown postcard images taken from the gondola at Bob’s Peak. The course is surrounded by Lake Wakatipu and framed by the Remarkables mountain range, which makes it hard to keep your head down. Golfers are afforded amazing views of mountains and shimmering alpine waters at every tee and green.

 ‘Signature hole’ takes on a whole new meaning at this extraordinary course – the fourth, fifth, ninth, 10th, 14th and 17th could be signature holes on any course. If you had to choose, it probably would be the par-four fifth that curves left around the shoreline of Lake Wakatipu to an elevated green. Compare scenic photographs from any New Zealand golf course, and some of the best will be taken from here.

Driving line is key on this hole, as an over-aggressive line combined with a mistimed drive will see you end up in ‘the drink’. However, the hole sets up for a right-to-left shaped drive which will carve yardage off your approach shot. With a proud and loyal membership base, the club has a long history and welcomes visitors year-round.

Wanaka - www.wanakagolf.co.nz

The award-winning Wanaka Golf Club is one of the largest in the Otago-Southland region and is set to host the popular New Zealand Mixed Foursomes for the third time this year. Like most of the scenic courses involved in the Autumn Classic, Wanaka began as a nine-hole course created in a rugged landscape. Formed in 1922 at another location, the present course is nestled above the Wanaka township in the heart of the Queenstown Lakes region.

Players negotiating the front-nine have views over the township to Lake Wanaka and the Mount Aspiring National Park. The back-nine has more of a parkland feel with tree-lined fairways and views of Mt Iron, Mt Gold and the Cardrona Valley. A challenging layout following natural contours in addition to small greens makes the Wanaka course one to be remembered for more than its imposing scenery. 

TOURNAMENT HOTEL - COPTHORNE HOTEL & RESORT QUEENSTOWN LAKEFRONT

Corner Frankton Rd & Adelaide St Queenstown

Telephone: +64 3 450 0260 

  • Tournament accommodation packages at the Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown Lakefront
  • Special rates available for 6 nights
  • Checking in Sunday 11th April 2021 / Checking out Saturday 17th April 2021
    • Superior rooms NZD$148 pp per night twin share with breakfast
    • Superior lake view rooms NZD$165 pp per night twin share with breakfast
    • Pre and post nights also available
  • Special Copthorne Hotel Tournament (run by the hotel)
  • Location base for transfers by coach to the golf courses each day
  • Special deal only available booking through PaR nz Golfing Holidays
  • To secure your booking we require a NZD$150pp non-refundable deposit. The balance is to be paid by 1st March 2021

TOURNAMENT BUS 

From our official accommodation partner - The Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront, we are offering a daily bus service to/from the golf courses. Golf clubs can be left on the bus each night parked in a secure location.

Cost is NZ$190 pp for return transfers to all the 5 courses – Alexandra, Arrowtown, Cromwell, Queenstown & Wanaka. That’s 10 rides! The tournament transport package can be booked with your entry online.

 

Contact us here for more information on this golf holiday.
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