Mornington Peninsula tournament ready

The Mornington Peninsula is emerging as the most sought after golf destination in the country and will be on show to golfers across the country in May as the region prepares to host its second annual 54 hole Tournament.

The event kicks off at Rosebud Park Golf Course, before moving to The Dunes Golf Links for the second round and then on to Sorrento Golf Club for the deciding round.

The Dunes The Dunes Golf Links

Entry to the tournament is an all inclusive price that incorporates golf, three lunches, trophies, the welcome party and a bag of goodies that will showcase the region’s attractions.

The tournament has been organised by the golf region’s co-operative body, Mornington Peninsula Golf Tourism (MPGT) with support from Schweppes, RACV, Tourism Victoria and the Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Golfers will play an individual Stableford event on each day, as well as competing for the honour of the 54-hole title.

And organisers have also arranged for competitors to have the time to explore the Mornington Peninsula’s many attractions and tee up at many of the region’s other fine golf courses.

MPGT Executive member and RACV Cape Schanck General Manager, Conleth Roche is confident the tournament will build on the successes of last year’s inaugural event.

“Our region is well known for the number of quality golf courses and now we’re providing the opportunity for visitors to enter a competition rather than just visit to play social golf. We’re really looking forward to welcoming couples and groups of golfers from interstate,” he said.

“We again have a mix of three wonderful courses, a welcome party, a tournament atmosphere and so many attractions for non-golf partners or golf free days. Last year proved that as well as three great days of golf, this is a terrific opportunity for entrants to meet other golfers and take away some great memories.

“All 2010 entrants have indicated their enthusiasm to return and reacquaint themselves with each other.”

The event will be played from May 3-5 2011 and is open to both men and women.

Mornington Peninsula Golf Tourism administrator Geoff Larkins expects a strong turnout of golfers from outside of Victoria.

“We have great golf tourist visitation throughout the year but this is a wonderful opportunity to play some competitive golf on some of Australia’s best golf courses,” he said.

“Last year’s field really enjoyed each other’s company and passion for the game and many are intending to return. Most will extend their stay to enjoy the other sensational courses this part of Victoria has to offer in addition to the Peninsula’s other great attractions.”