Australian Amateur returning to Sydney in 2023

With the Australian golfing schedule returning to some sort of normality, Golf Australia has announced that the Australian Amateur will tee-off again in January 2023.

Due to ongoing issues caused by COVID-19 restrictions, the tournament was last played in March this year at Melbourne’s Cranbourne Golf Club and won by Fiona Xu and Connor McKinney in the new stroke play format introduced in 2021.

Connor McKinney and Fiona Xu Connor McKinney and Fiona Xu won the 2022 Australian Amateur titles (Credit: Golf Australia)

The 2023 Australian Amateur will return to its rightful position teeing off on January 10th as part of a red-hot month of amateur golf which includes the Australian Master of the Amateurs (3-5 Jan), Avondale Amateur (17-20 Jan) and the NSW Amateur (23-27 Jan).

“We can’t wait to see our best amateurs compete alongside some of the world’s best on two of Australia’s premier courses,” said Golf Australia’s Therese Magdulski.

“We are proud that we can continue to showcase men and women together at our championships, and the tournament provides a glimpse into the future stars of the game, given both the current World No.2 golfers are past champions – Minjee Lee and Cameron Smith.”

The event will return to New South Wales for the first time since 2015 and takes place at the New South Wales and St. Michael’s Golf Clubs across the opening two rounds before concluding at New South Wales on Thursday and Friday.