2022 William Buckley Classic

2022 WBC

The 2022 William Buckley Classic

Moonah Links Golf Resort

October 15-16, 2022

William Buckley Classic

Battle for Bushranger Glory in the 2022 William Buckley Classic!

Play 36 holes of two-person Ambrose at the spectacular Moonah Links Resort on the Mornington Peninsula. Enjoy high-quality on-course accommodation and win great prizes.

Most importantly...have heaps of fun! ALL GOLFERS ARE WELCOME!

The 17th WBC!

2022 is the 17th running of the William Buckley Classic, with the event returning to the magnificent Mornington Peninsula to play the courses near where the infamous convict, William Buckley, first escaped in 1803. Golfers will play on both the Moonah Open and Moonah Legends courses, and stay on course at the Moonah Links Golf Academy. The format for the weekend is an exciting 2-ball ambrose for stableford points.

More information about the 2022 William Buckley Classic

Moonah Links

Moonah Links Golf Resort

Set on the stunning Mornington Peninsula, Moonah Links is famously known for its two award-winning courses, the Open course (designed to host the Australian Open) and the Legends Course (a more forgiving and friendly layout, with still a bit of bite). With a modern Clubhouse and great facilities, Moonah Links is a must-play facility.

Moonah Links Golf Academy

Moonah Links Golf Academy

The Moonah Links Golf Academy is an ideal set-up for a golfing weekend with mates. Featuring three separate buildings, the facility can accommodate groups both large and small, and even features use of private practice facilities, including pitching green and putting green. The Main House offers accommodation for up to 11 guests, and serves as the weekend's Focal Point of fun. Meals can be prepared and served from the fully-equipped kitchen, while the house also includes a pool table, BBQ, and flat screen TV with Foxtel. Meanwhile the academy also features two separate villas, each housing multiple bedrooms and a kitchenette, dining table, lounge and TV.

(Note: SGA have arranged a "Golf Only" option this year, giving golfers the opportunity to arrange their own accommodation. In addition, we have arranged a discount code with the Peppers Resort for golfers who wish to stay at the resort. Contact us for details)

William Buckley Classic Event format

Day 1 (The Advance)

Optional Warm-up (Single Stableford)

Get your weekend started early, (and scout the upcoming field of battle) with an optional warm-up round. We arrange tee-times at a local course, and hold an individual Stableford event, complete with prizes for the day

Day 2 (The Ambush)

Ambrose Stableford (Pairs)

The two-person teams play Two-Ball Ambrose Stableford. A rodeo rule is applied (minimum number of drives).  The day's stableford score is recorded as Round 1.

Day 3 (The Assault)

Ambrose Stableford (Pairs)

Team members battle together (side-by-side!) in an all-out assault, playing two-person team Ambrose Stableford, with a Rodeo rule applied. The day's score is added to Saturday's two pairs' scores to create a two-round total.

2022 William Buckley Classic Itinerary

Friday October 14 12:15pm 1-Tee Start (Optional Warm-up Game) The Dunes Stableford
Saturday October 15 10:30am 1-tee Round 1 Moonah Links Open 2-Person Ambrose
Sunday October 16 8:30am 1-tee Round 2 Moonah Links Legends 2-Person Ambrose

The 2022 William Buckley Classic Package

WBC Package, Twin and Triple-share

$499 per person

  • Two nights at Moonah Links Golf Academy
  • 36 holes of golf in carts on Saturday & Sunday
  • Your own copy of the Tournament Program
  • Complimentary Bushranger accessories
  • Tournament entry fees, trophies and prizes

Golf ONLY package (No accomm)

$349 per person

  • 36 holes of golf in carts on Saturday & Sunday
  • Your own copy of the Tournament Program
  • Complimentary Bushranger accessories
  • Tournament entry fees, trophies and prizes
  • (Note: SGA have arranged a discount code with the Peppers Resort for golfers choosing this option. Contact us for details)


$94 (Walking) per person

  • Warm-up Round of golf on Friday
  • Add Shared Cart for $25 pp

A $250 deposit secures your place in this exclusive field.

Entries due NOW.

The William Buckley Classic Format

  • The William Buckley Classic is a 36-hole siege for teams of two playing two-ball ambrose.
  • Each team will be assigned a handicap by the organisers on the basis of official Australian handicaps and information supplied by the Bushrangers. The handicapper will be governed by a commitment to rewarding good play according to a player’s ability.


  • Each member hits their shot, then chooses the best of the two, and continues play from there. Teams play their chosen best ball on each shot and may place their ball half a club length (about 50cms) from where the chosen ball lay, no nearer the hole. Balls must be placed in the same cut as the chosen ball. In the interests of fast play from tee to green, teams are NOT required to mark with a tee and precisely measure from the chosen ball as they play each shot. Once on the green, Bushrangers should mark near the chosen best ball so both team members play from near enough to the exact same position.
  • The event features a Rodeo Rule, which requires a minimum number of drives for each team member. Each team’s rodeo requirements will appear on their scorecard.
  • Nearest-the-Pin & Longest Drive: will be held as some usual tasty ‘side action’ between teams.


  • In the event of a tie, a sudden-death playoff will be conducted. Teams play together as a twosome (taking alternate strokes playing one ball). Teams can determine the order as each member takes their first shot. This order is then continuous and carries over from one hole to the next until the playoff is decided.

The 2022 William Buckley Classic 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


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 William Buckley Classic

Call or e-mail one of our team members or fill out the form below.

Michael David

Mick David

General Manager
0402 488 253
Dean Miller

Dean Miller

Major Events
0416 208 281
Matthew Pitt

Matthew Pitt

SGA Founder
0425 742 501