Nine hole golf is fast, fun and fits into busy lives – whether it’s early in the morning, after work, on weekends or even on holiday.

For the second successive year, Aussie golfers who participate in the Play 9 series are being offered the chance to play like a pro at the Australian Open.

24 lucky golfers from around the country will win the experience of a lifetime and play nine holes at The Lakes Golf Club on Day 3 of the 2018 Australian Open.

Winners will travel to Sydney on Friday 16 November 2018, stay for two nights, receive a gift pack and can attend the Champion’s Cocktail Function – all courtesy of Golf Australia.


Want to play like a pro at the Australian Open?

Four of the 24 lucky golfers will come from Victoria. If you want to be one of them, start off by participating in a club qualifying round. Check with your local club or facility to see if they have a Play 9 event planned - if they don't yet, there's plenty of time to persuade them! 

Place highly in the club qualifying round and you could make it to the state qualifying round. The best golfers from the state qualifying round will progress to a state final at Royal Melbourne Golf Club where the top two male and females will earn the experience of a lifetime to play like a pro at the Australian Open.

In 2017, team Victoria won the national event, you can read the full story here.


For clubs and facilities:

Golf Victoria strongly encourages all affiliated Victorian golf clubs to stage a 9-hole competition between 1 July and 30 September as part of the club qualifying round.

Golf Australia has developed a range of marketing collateral to help clubs and facilities promote their club qualifying event. Please click on the following links to view and download the marketing collateral; videosposters and digital ads.

If your club qualifying event is an open event and you would like it listed on our website, please contact us.

To register the leading two men and two women from your club qualifier for the state qualifiers please use the following links:


Play 9


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