Tasman Classic

The 2020 SGA Tasman Classic (Nov 25 – Dec 1) – Queenstown, NZ

International Golf Travel is back!

  • Tee it up at some of New Zealand’s highest-rated golf courses

  • Enjoy top-quality accommodation

  • Experience one of the most spectacular destinations on earth!

Regarded as “The Adventure Capital of the World”, the beautiful Queenstown, New Zealand will play host to the 2020 SGA Tasman Classic, an exciting 72-hole, six-day golfing adventure, full of fun and excitement.

 

Reserve your spot now, and be one of the first golfers in Australia (or maybe the planet!) to experience international golf travel in a post-Covid-19 world!

 

BOOK WITH TOTAL 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.

Click here to read more about our full refund promise


 


About the Event

With a history dating back to 2011, The SGA Tasman Classic is one of our most highly-anticipated annual events. Normally played as a 54-hole event on Tasmania’s/King Island’s top courses (Barnbougle Dunes, The Lost Farm, Cape Wickham and Ocean Dunes), the event has brought smiles to the faces of the swarms of golfers who’ve made the annual trek.

This year, with the coronavirus outbreak leading to strict quarantines and travel restrictions (notably in Tasmania), The SGA Tasman Classic will move “across the ditch” – to not only take advantage of the proposed “Travel Bubble” between Australia and NZ, but also give our golfers the opportunity to do what very few others can: play golf internationally!

The Format: The Tasman Classic is both a pairs and a singles competition, with three (or more) TC Champions named each year. We play a different format each day (Stableford, Par & Stroke) and run an Order of Merit points system: each day, player's scores are ranked from first to last and points will be allocated according to the player's rank. The points for the three rounds are totalled and the player(s) with the greatest points are declared the winners. For the pairs division, all players are paired with a mate and the combined total of their points scored over three days are their pairs result.

Golf in Queenstown

Golf in New Zealand is considered to be some of the best on the planet. With stunning landscapes, and a raw, natural beauty, the country 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 New Zealand’s best golf courses, and, through our partnership with the Mantra Group, arranged accommodation at the centrally located Peppers Beacon Resort in 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!

Click here for the SGA Tasman Classic online
booking page to register your interest (Coming Soon)

 

2020 Tasman Classic Event Itinerary

 

Day 1 - Wednesday November 25, 2020

 

Depart your Capital City

 

Arrive Queenstown. Transfer to Peppers Beacon. Optional extra nights are available for $105 pp per night (twin-share) for those who would like to arrive earlier.

Peppers Beacon

Peppers Beacon

Day 2 - Thursday November 26, 2020

 

First Round- 12:00 pm - Queenstown Golf Club – Ranked # 39 in NZ

 

The picturesque Queenstown GC is set in the amphitheatre of the famous Remarkable Mountain Range by the pristine waters of Lake Wakatipu and was recently voted New Zealand’s most scenic golf course. The course presents a unique challenge with undulating fairways framed by well-established Pine trees. This is a golfing experience you will never forget and the signature 5th hole playing across the Lake is one of New Zealand’s finest and most photographed golf holes.


Queenstown GC

Queenstown GC

Day 3 - Friday November 27, 2020


Second Round- 12:00 pm - Jacks Point Golf Club – Ranked # 2 in NZ

 

Set within a 3,000 acre nature reserve on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, this Par 72 layout is framed by the Remarkables Mountain Range and alongside Lake Wakatipu. The layout is designed to work with nature, not against it, as it traverses through wetlands to the Lake edge encountering steep bluffs, indigenous vegetation and wildlife. Fairways are designed to give the golfer a fighting chance with minimal excavation and careful plantings to complement the natural environment.

Jack's Point Golf Club

Jacks Point Golf Club


Day 4 - Saturday November 28, 2020

 

Free Day – Optional Round at The Hills – Ranked # 6 in NZ


The Hills is Sir Michael Hill’s Private Course and regarded as New Zealand’s most exclusive golf club. The course is laid out on 250 acres on the outskirts of Arrowtown and has hosted several NZ PGA and Open tournaments since opening in 2007. The Mill race winds its way through the property and feeds ten lakes and various ponds and waterways. The stunning surroundings and condition of the course, make it ideal to host major tournaments.


The Hills Golf Club

The Hills GC

Day 6 - Sunday November 29, 2020

 

Third Round - 11:00 am - Arrowtown Golf Club – Ranked # 13 in NZ

 

The picturesque Arrowtown Golf Club is surrounded by mountains and has superb views from every fairway. 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. The Par 70 layout is a challenging natural terrain layout, which rewards accurate play from tee to green and good touch on the superb putting surfaces.


Arrowtown Golf Club

Arrowtown Golf Club

Monday November 30, 2020

 

Fourth Round - 11:30 am - Millbrook Resort Golf Course – Ranked # 8 in NZ

 

The home of the New Zealand Open, Millbrook is a world-class and unforgettable golfing experience. Set in a natural, alpine amphitheatre, the golf course exploits the dramatic terrain fully, delivering an incredible layout. The Par 72 championship course was designed by Sir Bob Charles and features impeccably groomed fairways and greens, demanding hazards and meandering water courses. Golf at Millbrook Resort is an exhilarating experience and New Zealand golf at its very best.



Millbrook

Millbrook Resort Golf Course

 

 

 

Day 8 - Tuesday December 1, 2020

 

 

Transfer to airport for flight home.

Queenstown

Queenstown Aerial View

The 2020 SGA Tasman Classic Package

When: Nov 25 – Dec 1 2020
Where: Queenstown, NZ
What: 72 holes over six days.
Accom: Peppers Beacon Queenstown
Travel: Golfers book their own flights and SGA arranges all transfers in NZ
Who: The event is open to all golfers.
Deposit: A $400 deposit is required to secure your place.
Balance: Full payments to SGA (see details below) are due on October 16.
Inquiries: Email mick(at)sgatour.com.au or dean(at)sgatour.com.au
Bookings: 2020 SGA Tasman Classic online booking page
Inclusions: The 2020 SGA Tasman Classic Package Includes:

  • 6 night's accommodation (twin-share or a single) at The Peppers Beacon Queenstown
  • 4 tournament rounds of golf (72 holes) at 4 different golf courses with cart at each golf course
  • Welcome function and final presentation dinner
  • Tournament scoring and daily leader-boards
  • Daily and overall prizes for top scores in grades and overall
  • 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
  • Airport transfers in Queenstown (arrival and departure)
  • All private transfers from hotel to golf courses
  • Your own copy of the Tournament Program
  • Room upgrades are available. Contact us for pricing and availability


 

Package pricing (all prices in Australian dollars)

Twin Share – $1795
Single Room – $2095
Golfer & non-golfing partner – $2,295
 

Note that package details can be varied to suit your preference (e.g. extra nights’ accommodation or accommodation and/or airfares for non-golfing partners). Extra nights are $105 per person for twin-share or Golfer & non-golfing partner and $210 per person for a single room. 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.
 

 

 

The Hotel - Peppers Beacon Queenstown

Peppers Beacon 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.


 

Optional Extras – Accommodation and Golf

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.
 
 

Online Bookings, Prices & Payments

Entry in the event is subject to accepting the SGA Tasman Classic Terms & Conditions of entry. To secure your place, a $400 deposit is required and full payments are due by Friday October 16, 2020. Bookings and payments are made directly to SGA. To enter, go to the 2020 SGA Tasman Classic Online Booking page and complete the details. 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 for the SGA Tasman Classic are made to Social Golf Australia and payments for airfares are made privately.

To register and make payment Click here (Coming soon) 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


 

Traveling to Queenstown

Commercial flights from around Australia fly in to Queenstown and SGA will provide airport transfers from Queenstown Airport to our accommodation at Peppers Beacon Queenstown.
 

Information & Inquiries

Contact Dean Miller
Mobile 0416 208 281
Email dean (at) sgatour.com.au
Contact Mick David
Mobile 0402 488 253
Email mick (at) sgatour.com.au
Contact Matthew Pitt
Mobile 0425 742 501
Email matt (at) sgatour.com.au

 

Win Free Entry into the 2020 SGA Tasman Classic

Every year, one lucky golfer attending the SGA Championships on the Gold Coast (held in late August every year) will win free entry (including airfares*) to the SGA International valued at over $2400** or to the Tasman Classic. The prize takes the total prize pool for the SGA Championships to over $25,000 and promises to make the presentation dinner an exciting night when one lucky golfer will be drawn to win the Thailand trip. Entries for the SGA Championships close at the end of July, so check out the SGA Championships page for details.

* Includes airfares but not departure tax.
** Twin share package, actual value dependent on cost of airfares.


 

Some Info on Playing Conditions

The 10 Shot Mercy Rule - For the stroke round we have a 10 shot mercy rule. This means 10 is the maximum score for any hole so when a player has had nine shots and they have not holed out, they can pick up and record the score as 10. This will avoid any unnecessarily embarrassing numbers and help keep up the pace of play.

Playoffs: There are no countbacks or playoffs, so if there is a tie in either the pairs or the singles event, all tied players are declared the champions for that year. In the event that the individual winner is also one of the winning pairs team, only two winners will be declared champions for that year.

 

SGA Tasman Classic Event Partners

Sincere thanks to our event partners for their great support: Australian Golf Digest, Srixon and Garmin.

   

Event History

Click here for the 2017 SGA Tasman Classic Results

Click here for the 2018 SGA Tasman Classic Results

Click here for the 2019 SGA Tasman Classic Results