A first tier event on the PGA Tour of Australasia and the flagship golf event in New Zealand, the NZ Open 2015 is one of the most significant golf tournaments in the Asia-Pacific region. In 2015 the BMW New Zealand Open will be held in Queenstown. Voted as one of the top destinations in the world, Queenstown – with mountain peaks as far as the eye can see, and impressive mountains and lakes – is a true golf lover’s paradise, with a number of world-class courses in the region. This premiere tournament is a luxury sporting and industry event for spectators and golfers alike.
From 12th to 15th March 2015, the NZ Open will be hosted at two of Queenstown’s most stunning golf courses – The Hills and Millbrook Resort. The Hills, which originally began as a par three course, has expanded into a world class championship golf course. It has already played host to two NZ PGA Championships and will be hosting its fifth New Zealand Open. For the equally scenic neighbouring Millbrook Resort (five star) it will be its second New Zealand Open. Both are located in picturesque Arrowtown, less than half an hour’s drive from Queenstown with your Queenstown car hire. Other accommodation options in Arrowtown aside from Millbrook include the Arrow Private Hotel, Arrowtown House Boutique Hotel, or the historic Bedford or Pittaway’s cottages.
The NZ Open tournament’s Pro-Am format will bring together a mix of seasoned professional and amateur golfers. The NZ Open will include a minimum of 140 amateurs and 140 professionals playing alongside each other. The pros will compete for the BMW New Zealand Open title and at the same time, a pairing of one professional and one amateur will play for the New Zealand Pro-Am Championship. Play will be split across The Hills and Millbrook Resort for the first round with all players alternating to the other course for the second round. After this the final rounds of the tournament are to be played at The Hills.
Start planning your visit to coincide with the NZ Open now, and don’t forget to book your Queenstown Airport car rental with Hertz.