2022 Mount Michael Central Otago Autumn Golf Classic

START DATE: 04 Apr 2022
END DATE: 08 Apr 2022
Central Otago
Tournament Entry NZ$375
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OVERVIEW

On behalf of the 5 Central Otago golf clubs of Alexandra, Arrowtown, Cromwell, Queenstown, Wanaka – and tournament organisers, PaR nz Golfing Holidays welcome to the 2022 Mount Michael Central Otago Autumn Golf Classic.  

Confirmed dates:   Monday 4th April – Friday 8th April 2022 

Entry fee: NZD$375 per player

* Note new COVID Booking Conditions effective 6 September 2021

Now in its 14th year (Established 2007) this is one of New Zealand’s largest multi-course amateur golf tournaments and has proven to be extremely popular with kiwi golfers from every corner of New Zealand. In 2022 we are looking forward also to return of our Aussie golfing friends to enjoy a great week in Queenstown. For the programme, 5 rounds will be played consecutively across the various golf courses. Limited to the first 448 golfers entered, confirmed on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Initial invitations and entry materials will be sent to past players in the first instance. 

Great rates available at the Copthorne Hotel and Copthorne Apartments in Queenstown - both are our accommodation partners. Catch the tournament bus from these hotels.

Tournament Directors

Kim & Denise

PaR nz Golfing Holidays

 

Eligibility

The tournament is open to men and women golfers, ages 20+, maximum handicap limits of 32.0 for men and 36.0 for women apply. The tournament, will be played under the ‘World Handicap System’ (WHS) where handicaps change daily. 

Competition Format

The competition format is individual stableford, with daily and overall prizes for both men and women by equitable handicap divisions. For low markers there will be an overall men’s and women’s gross prize awarded. 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, men’s, women’s and mixed. 

Entry Fee & Inclusions

  • Tournament Entry is NZD$375 per player
  • Please refer to our full Booking Conditions and Terms of Competition at the time of entry online. 

Tournament entry inclusions: Five (5) rounds of golf, Alexandra GC, Arrowtown GC, Cromwell GC, Queenstown GC and Wanaka GC. Plus a player gift, a complimentary wine tasting at The Mount Michael Centre in Queenstown on Sunday 3rd April presented by the tournaments naming sponsor, Mount Michael Wines and the tournaments Gold Sponsor Partners, Asahi Beer. An extensive daily and overall prize list valued over $25K.  

Final Prize Giving Function

The final function with prize giving will be held in Queenstown at the Millennium Ballroom (Capacity 500) on Friday 8th April 2022. This includes a 2-course dinner and a complimentary glass of wine, cash bar thereafter. This is an additional NZD$40 for players and NZD$50 for any partners who wish to attend. 

Optional Extras

  • Carts pre-booked at each course @ NZD$25 per day shared
    • (In case of an over subscription, and where the number of carts are limited, priority will be given to those with a valid medical reason who may be asked to produce a medical certificate.
  • Trundlers (push trolleys) pre-booked at each course @ NZD$7 per day
  • Quality FootJoy polo shirt with tournament logo @ NZD$69
  • Quality pullover with tournament logo @ NZD$99
  • Practice rounds at each course, contact the golf clubs direct
  • Mount Michael 3-pack will be on sale at special tournament prices @ $62 per pack 
  • Extra round at Jacks Point $192pp with cart
  • Extra round at Millbrook $203 (Old Course) or $248 (New Course) with carts
    • Note the 2022 NZ Open is on at Millbrook end of March so no tee times available 2/3 April

2022 Programme

Sunday 3rd April 2022

  • Player Registration and complimentary wine tasting from 12.00pm – 4.00pm
    • Mount Michael Tasting Centre, Hansen Road, Queenstown

Monday 4th April 2022

  • Tournament bus departs Copthorne Hotel for designated course
  • Registration continues at each golf club
  • Clubhouses open for morning tea on Day 1 (included)
  • 4 courses in rotation for Round 1: Alexandra, Arrowtown, Queenstown, Wanaka
  • No play @ Cromwell
  • Post round food and beverage in the clubhouse (own care) followed by daily prize giving

Tuesday 5th April 2022

  • Tournament bus departs Copthorne Hotel for designated course
  • 4 courses in rotation for Round 2: Alexandra, Cromwell, Queenstown, Wanaka
  • No play @ Arrowtown
  • Post round food and beverage in the clubhouse (own care) followed by daily prize giving

Wednesday 6th April 2022

  • Tournament bus departs Copthorne Hotel for designated course
  • 4 courses in rotation for Round 3: Alexandra, Arrowtown, Cromwell, Queenstown
  • No play @ Wanaka
  • Post round food and beverage in the clubhouse (own care) followed by daily prize giving

Thursday 7th April 2022

  • Tournament bus departs Copthorne Hotel for designated course
  • 4 courses in rotation for Round 4: Alexandra, Arrowtown, Cromwell, Wanaka
  • No play @ Queenstown
  • Post round food and beverage in the clubhouse (own care) followed by daily prize giving

Friday 8th April 2022

  • Tournament bus departs Copthorne Hotel for designated course
  • 4 courses in rotation for Round 5: Arrowtown, Cromwell, Queenstown, Wanaka
  • No play @ Alexandra
  • Post round food and beverage in the clubhouse (own care) followed by daily prize giving
  • 7.00pm Farewell Prize Giving Dinner at Millennium Hotel, 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. 

2 TOURNAMENT HOTELS

Copthorne Lakefront Hotel Queenstown (4-star)

  • Corner Frankton Rd & Adelaide St Queenstown
  • Superior rooms with breakfast daily
    • NZD$125pp per night twin share (twin beds or double)
    • NZD$227 per night single
  • Lake View Rooms with breakfast daily
    • NZD$140pp per night twin share (twin beds or double)
    • NZD$260 per night single

Copthorne Apartments Queenstown (4-star)

  • 88 Frankton Road Queenstown
  • 2-bedroom apartments with breakfast daily – only bed configuration 1 x King + 2 x Queen
    • NZD$125pp per night quad share
    • NZD$169pp per night triple share

TOURNAMENT BUS

From our official accommodation partner - The Copthorne Lakefront Hotel and Copthorne Apartments in Queenstown, we are offering a daily bus service to/from the golf courses. Cost is NZ$210pp for return transfers to all the 5 courses – Alexandra, Arrowtown, Cromwell, Queenstown & Wanaka. That’s 10 rides! Golf clubs can be left on the bus each night where the bus is parked in a secure location.   

The tournament bus can be booked with your entry online.

 

Contact us here for more information on this golf holiday.
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