PGA tournaments coming to Victorian RACV Resorts

A number of PGA tournaments are coming to Victorian RACV Resorts thanks to an expanded partnership between RACV and PGA of Australia. This new partnership complements the existing Australian PGA Championship event held at RACV’s Royal Pines Resort in Queensland.

Victorians will greatly benefit from the expanded partnership with premier golf events now being held in their home state.

“RACV members will now be able to experience premier golf opportunities in their home state as well as enjoy exclusive RACV Golf member benefits,” said Neil Taylor, RACV Managing Director and CEO.

The Victorian PGA Championship, part of the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia, will move to the newly expanded RACV Cape Schanck Resort in October 2018 and new Ladbrokes Pro-Am Series events will be held at the RACV Healesville Country Club and RACV Torquay Resort.

RACV Goldfields Resort will also host a brand new two-day pro-am in the same format as the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth event. Healesville and Goldfields will also host two new Ladbrokes Legends Tour events.

“RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast has been a fantastic host of the Australian PGA Championship and we look forward to extending our events to RACV’s Victorian Resorts,” said Gavin Kirkman, CEO of the PGA of Australia which oversees the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia.

“RACV’s new Cape Schanck facilities and golf courses are first class and therefore the natural fit for staging the Victorian PGA Championship as well as our new pro-am events.”

About the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia

The ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia is the elite tournament destination for professional golf in Australasia. Encompassing events in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific with a total prize pool of over AU$8.5 million, all tournaments on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia carry Official World Golf Ranking points.

About the Ladbrokes PGA Pro-Am Series

The Ladbrokes PGA Pro-Am Series is a national event platform for both professional and amateur golfers. A feeder tour for the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia, the pro-am season hosts tournaments all across the country and into New Zealand with close to 200 events run at local golf clubs.

About the Ladbrokes Legends Tour

Managed by the PGA of Australia, the Ladbrokes Legends Tour is the professional golf circuit for professional golfers aged 50 and over. Approximately 70 tournaments operate throughout Australia and New Zealand, with approximately AU$1.5 million in prize money on offer each year.

About RACV’s Cape Schanck Resort

Located at the southern-most point of the Mornington Peninsula, RACV Cape Schanck Resort looks out over the rugged Bass Strait. The resort has everything for a relaxing and revitalising break, while the Peninsula has many attractions of its own: dramatic seascapes, well-marked coastal walking tracks, hot springs, weekend country markets and exceptional wine and food.

As a cool climate region, the Peninsula has made a specialty of the chardonnay and pinot noir wine varieties as well as fine produce such as artisan cheese. Local wine and artisan cheese producers are well represented in the resort’s restaurants and bars.

The championship, 18-hole par-70 course at RACV Cape Schanck boasts huge greens, tree-lined fairways and spectacular ocean views. Guests can also perfect that second serve on one of our three floodlit tennis courts, have a sauna or take a dip in our infinity-edge heated swimming pool or spa. Our indoor recreation area offers pool table, table tennis and air hockey table.

Written by RACV Corporate Communications (03) 9790 2572
December 04, 2017