Have you signed up for the Summer Series yet?
Sign up and pay in full to go into the draw to win a scenic helicopter ride (for you and 3 other people) from Waiheke Island to Auckland on December 29th! (*Conditions apply - see below)
The 2018 Premium Golf NZ Summer Series tournament is a 5 day 5 course golf tournament series event held in Auckland, New Zealand that celebrates the best of Auckland golf, exciting golf travel, stunning golf scenery, friendship, food, beverages, fun and summer enjoyment.
Dates, Courses & Entry Fees:
Dec 27 Round 1 at Gulf Harbour Country Club $75 - includes sandwich & fruit or sausage sizzle, green fee, cocktail station on the course, shared wedges with drink (beer/wine) before prizegiving (Shared carts $20)
Dec 28 Round 2 at Howick Golf Club $65 - includes sandwich & fruit, green fee, carvery dinner with drink (beer/wine) before prizegiving. (Carts very limited at Howick so first in first served - $20 shared carts)
Dec 29 Round 3 at Waiheke Golf Club $35 for 9 holes & light lunch. (This day is now only available as an opt in day - no actual tournament will be played. If you would still like to play, we will book the tee time for you)
Dec 30 Round 4 at Formosa Golf Resort $ 65 - includes sandwich & fruit, green fee, buffet dinner with drink (beer/wine before prizegiving. ($40 shared carts)
Dec 31 Round 5 at Maungakiekie $55 - includes sandwich & fruit or sausage sizzle, green fee, buffet dinner with drink (beer/wine) plus $20 for End of Year party 6-9pm = 4 alcoholic drinks (beer/wine) and shared nibbles. ($40 shared carts)
To be eligible for the grand prize on Day 5, you must play in Rounds 1,2,4 & 5. You can choose to play all or the courses you wish to play - see course reviews below.
International Golfers - please use the registration form further down this page
Our 18 day Summer Series Countdown daily quiz competition is now underway! Click on the icon below to go to the Facebook event page. Register yourself for the summer series to be eligible to receive the daily prizes.
Watch the video below and register online using the form below
Find out more about these courses at the bottom of this page.
International Visitors Itinerary:
Combine the Summer Series before or after your New Zealand golf tour. Request an International Visitors Itinerary today via email or using the form below to organise your golf travel plans.
Gulf Harbour - “Notably Auckland’s no 1 marquee golf course, PGNZ recently conducted a “re-familirisation visit in the interest for playing in the Summer Series and it was extremely pleasing to see the amount of renovations and upgrades that in process and have been done to the course since we last played there. No golfer will be disappointed with their experience come December 27th.”
Source: Terry Newson - PGNZ Tours & Events Coordinator
Howick Golf Club - “Located on Musick Point near Buckland’s Beach in East Auckland, Howick is one of the city’s premier seaside courses. Its peninsula setting offers breathtaking scenery with almost 360-degree water views not seen anywhere else in Auckland.”
Waiheke Golf Club - the perfect place to play 9 or 18 followed by a wine tour!
Formosa Golf Resort - “The history of the course quality has been varied in recent times so PGNZ played the course recently to get a first-hand experience of how it currently looks and plays.
The greens are great, very consistent and fast enough to get your attention.
The fairways were a joy to play off.
The rough is very playable”
Source: Terry Newson - PGNZ Tours & Events Coordinator
Maungakiekie Golf Club - “Maungakiekie has the grace that only a mature golf course can offer — well contoured fairways and greens and an abundance of native trees attracting a wide variety of colourful bird life. No wonder the Clubhouse overlooks some of the most stunning views in Auckland across the course to the Waitakere Ranges and the Manukau Harbour Headland, all within 15 minutes drive from both Auckland International Airport and Auckland CBD”.
Source: Club website
Tournament details and prizes:
Limited to 120 players per day and in the interest of faster play, all tournaments are Stableford format with an afternoon 12pm tee off shotgun start. Each course may offer a slightly different experience in terms of club rules, format and offerings.
The prize tables are extensive (approximately $2-3500 per day) with a selection of golf and non-golf related items and in the fun spirit of the series and winners will be selected by random draw. Merit recognition is also given for the following:
Stableford Mens 1,2 & 3
Stableford Womens 1,2 & 3
Long Drive Mens
Long Drive Womens
Nearest the Pin
All participants who play in the event, whether one round or all 5, will receive a Premium Golf NZ tournament series bag of golf goodies, sponsors products and an invitation to the Premium Cup next year April 12th at Gulf Harbour.
* Due to Round 3 being on a Saturday which is club day we are unable to do 18 holes at Waiheke as their members will be playing in the afternoon.
* Sandwiches and fruit will be available upon arrival on each day except for Day 3. Sausage sizzle will be on Day 1 & Day 5.
* All those who register will receive a 3 month subscription to NZ Golf Magazine
* Sign up your regular four ball of golf mates by December 20th and you will all receive a $250 golf travel voucher - see sample below - to be used towards any of our New Zealand or International golf tours.
Pay via online banking - ANZ: 06-0241-0289570-00 Code: PGNZSS2018 Ref: Your golf number
Pay via credit card - 3% surcharge applies. (We will send you an online credit card link)
All payments must be made to us by December 20th. (If there are places left on the day you may pay at the club on that day)
International payment options available via International bank transfer or online credit card facility (3% surcharge applies) - ask us for more information or read this pdf document here with details on payments to ANZ
Daily & Major Prizes plus Helicopter Ride Sign Up Competition:
Rounds 1,2,4 & 5:
There will be $2000 worth of prizes daily, golf & non-golf related supplied by the clubs. Prizes for 30 people will be allocated via random draw.
An additional 10-20 prizes will be supplied by PGNZ Sponsors and partners and these prizes will also be allocated via random draw
There will also be 9 daily prizes for the following merit prizes - Best Stableford 1,2,3 (Both Mens and Women), Long Drive, NTP & Twos
There will be sponsors prizes for best stableford, (men & women) long drive and nearest the pin and a $250 PGNZ golf travel voucher for the best dressed!
Premium Golf NZ will be supplying major daily prizes and the FOUR MAJOR TOURNAMENT PRIZES on Day 5: (Nb - these prizes can only be won once - you can not win again on consecutive days)
Day 1 - 2x $500 Premium Golf NZ International Travel Vouchers - each one to be won by random draw
Day 2- 1x Queenstown golf experience package valued at $500 - 18 holes with shared cart at Jacks Point, Millbrook & Arrowtown - to be won by random draw
Day 4 - 1x Northland 5 courses golf experience package valued at $750 - 18 holes with shared cart at Kauri Cliffs, Carrington, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands & Waitangi - to be won by random draw
Day 5 - 4x $1000 Golf Travel vouchers (one $1000 voucher per person) for PGNZ provided travel to the Sunshine Coast in Australia (based on twin share accommodation) to be won by random draw (You must have competed in Days 1,2,4 & 5 and not won any of the other major prizes on Day 1,2 or 4, to be eligible for this prize)
Nb: Queenstown & Northland experience packages do not include airfares or accommodation only the green fees and shared carts
We will be supporting the following charities:
Camp Quality - Camp Quality brings fun, hope and happiness into the lives of children living with cancer – inspiring them to get on with being kids again.
Star Jam - Through music and performance workshops, StarJam reaches many of young New Zealanders living with a disability and provides opportunities for them to explore their talents, gain new skills and build confidence to try new things
Win a helicopter ride on Day 3 from Mudbrick Winery to Auckland (helipad in Rosedale) and take 3 others with you!
LAST CHANCE! Sign up for all five days before December 13th and you will go into the draw to win the helicopter ride on Day 3 (Dec 29th) from Waiheke Island to Auckland. It will be won by one person but you can bring 3 other people along on the trip as well! (They will be your best friends for forever!)
The winner will be announced on Wednesday December 14th at 12pm on the Premium Golf NZ Facebook page and also on the Summer Series Facebook page.
Day 3 Waiheke Golf & Wine Tour Logistics:
The following details are subject to change: Check here regularly for finalised or updated details
7.00am ferry from downtown Auckland - see schedule here
8.00am arrival into Waiheke and pick up by tour bus, transported to Waiheke Golf Club
9-12pm 9 holes at Waiheke Island
12-1.30pm showers, lunch and prizegiving. Golf clubs and bags placed into the tour bus luggage compartment
1.30-5pm 3 vineyard wine tour including Mudbrick Vineyard
5-6.30pm dinner at Mudbrick Winery
6.25pm - four people board helicopter and take flight to Auckland
6.30pm remaining group board bus and transfer to Waiheke Ferry Terminal and retrieve clubs from bus
7.30pm ferry departs for Auckland
8.30pm arrival into Auckland
Auckland Transport & Accommodation:
Auckland International Airport is the gateway to New Zealand and all routes to the Summer Series courses are an easy drive along the motorway network or main arterial routes.
Waiheke Island can be accessed via passenger ferry, car ferry or helicopter. Roading on the island is well developed and easy to get around.
Use the map below to see travel distances between the airport and the Auckland isthmus based courses.
PGNZ will also be providing daily van transport at a cost of $40 both ways. Use the form below to indicate your transport needs.
During December, accommodation can be tight but PGNZ is able to arrange rooms in a number of hotels and according to your budget and level of expectation. Below is a small selection of our recommended places of stay. All accommodation arranged by PGNZ includes a complimentary breakfast.
M Social Auckland
Sudima Airport Hotel
Airport Gateway Hotel
Knights Inn Auckland on Greeland (Close to Corn
Campervan/Motorhome Option: Auckland has a number of holiday camp spots where you can base yourself for the five days.
Tournament Series Rules, Regulations and entry Terms and Conditions
Rules & Regulations & Entry Terms and Conditions for the 2018 Premium Golf NZ Summer Series are being finalised and will be announced well in advance of the series and posted here.
PREVIOUS TOURNAMENT SERIES - 2017
The 2017 Premium Golf NZ Summer Series was a great success and we greatly thank all those passionate and keen golfers who participated in this fun filled and exciting four event tournament, especially those who traveled from outside of Auckland. See the 2017 tournament series poster here. Below are results from the 2017 Summer Series
27th December 2017: Howick Golf Club - Stunning coastal views! Final results here
29th December 2017: Akarana Golf Club - Heritage and innercity parklands golfing. Final results here.
Over $1200.00 was raised through fundraising activities and donated to Camp Quality.
Thank you to all the clubs for hosting the events and providing four very distinct golfing experiences on the four different days.
The first round was held on Wednesday 27th December at the picturesque Howick Golf Club. See the photos below.
The second round was played on Thursday 28th December at the magnificent and heritage rich Titirangi Golf Club, New Zealand's only Alister MacKenzie designed course. See photos below
The third round was played on Friday 29th December at the beautiful innercity parklands style course of Akarana! See the photos below.
The fourth round was played at Maungakiekie Golf Club, one of New Zealand's friendliest golf clubs. See the photos below.
Secure your place today by registering using the form above and be into win prizes a the Premium Golf NZ 2018 Summer Series
Read more about our stable of host courses below. Depending on annual rotation some courses may or may not participate in the Summer Series!
Howick Golf Club is located in East Auckland and offers superb and dramatic golfing along the peninsula cliff tops, commanding spectacular panoramic views of the Hauraki Gulf islands including Rangitoto, with the North Shore in the distance and a glimpse of the Sky Tower and the Waitemata Harbour.
Howick is a real "hidden gem" in the Auckland golf region and a must play for all visiting golfers.
Titirangi Golf Club is New Zealand's only Alister MacKenzie designed golf club. A walking course, this innercity golfing delight is a must play for all purist golfers. Tradition and heritage blend seamlessly into the serene peaceful course settings.
Complete with its own "Amen corner", Titirangi is a championship golf course that requires thought, skill and determination. Bring your A game or the course will deliver you your B game!
Akarana, just off State Highway 20, is Auckland's perennial golf course achiever, host to numerous New Zealand professional and amateur opens. A warm and welcoming course, steeped in history and peopled by famous names, golfers and characters, Akarana is a vibrant and happening club. One's round here always ends up in the 19th with happy and content conversations and much earned imbibing of New Zealand's finest ales, wines and spirits.
Maungakiekie Golf Club is Auckland's friendliest golf club. One of Auckland's oldest clubs, designed by legendary British designer Charles Alison, the iconic clubhouse full of characters and personalities, grandly overlooks the course and has stunning views westwards towards the Waitakere ranges. Beautifully countoured and fairways and greens nestle themselves under beautiful natives trees and the sounds of birds and wildlife add to a pleasant golfing experience.
Tournament Series Organisers, Sponsors and Partners
"Offering the finest in luxury golf travel"
Premium Golf NZ Summer Series Organiser & Primary Sponsor
Interested in becoming a sponsor or partner - enquire via our contact page or send us an email to discuss further!
FUTURE SUMMER SERIES EVENTS
We will be announcing finalised information on the 2019 Summer Series soon - register your interest above to secure your place.
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