2020 Mount Michael Central Otago Autumn Golf Classic

START DATE: 30 Nov 2020
END DATE: 04 Dec 2020
Central Otago
Tournament Entry NZ$365


On behalf of the Central Otago golf clubs of Alexandra, Arrowtown, Cromwell, Queenstown and Wanaka – we advise the confirmed dates for the postponed 2020 Mount Michael Central Otago Autumn Golf Classic, managed by PaR nz Golfing Holidays.

New dates: Monday 30 November – Friday 4 December 2020. 

Now in its 12th year the Mount Michael Central Otago Autumn Golf Classic is arguably one of New Zealand’s, if not, the largest amateur golf tournament and has proven to be extremely popular with local and international golf visitors alike, selling out within a matter of months. 

For the programme, 5 rounds will be played consecutively across the various golf courses. Men and women golfers of all ages are welcome to enter. Maximum handicap index for men 32.0 and women 36.0 apply.  

The competition format is individual stableford, with daily and overall prizes for both men and women. The field will be limited to 448 golfers confirmed on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Initial invitations and entry materials will be sent to past players in the first instance. 

The competition also includes a team’s event (4 golfers), with the team score being best 3 stableford scores each day culminating over all five rounds. There are 3 team divisions, mens, womens and mixed. 

Tournament entry is NZD$365 pp and includes 5 rounds of golf, a ‘Drop in Wine, Beer & Cheese Welcome’ at Arrowtown GC on Sunday 29th November 2020 presented by the tournaments naming sponsor, Mount Michael Wines and the tournaments Gold Sponsor Partners, Wanaka Beer Works.  

The final function with prize giving will be held in Queenstown on Friday 4th December 2020. This includes a light supper and a complimentary beer or glass of wine, cash bar thereafter. This is an additional NZD$35 for players and NZD$50 for any partners that wish to attend.

Refer to USEFUL INFO for: Booking Conditions / Terms of Competition / Confirmed Entrants List 


  • Tournament entry 2020 Mount Michael Central Otago Autumn Golf Classic @ NZD$365 pp
  • Welcome ‘Drop-in Wine & Cheese’ presented by Mount Michael Wines and Wanaka Beer Works on Sunday 29th November 2020 @ Arrowtown GC
  • Welcome morning tea at your host club on Monday 30th November 2020
  • Five (5) rounds of golf at five (5) courses
    •  Alexandra Golf Club
    •  Arrowtown Golf Club
    •  Cromwell Golf Club
    •  Queenstown Golf Club
    •  Wanaka Golf Club
  • Extensive prize list including daily prizes, NTP, straight drive
  • Daily individual winners
  • Final overall team and individual prize table

OPTIONAL EXTRAS not included but please pre-book with your entry

  • Farewell Prize Giving Function on Friday 4th December 2020 @ NZD$35 pp
    • (includes a light supper and complimentary glass of wine), cash bar thereafter)
  • Trundlers at each course @ NZ$7 pp per day
  • Carts at each course @ NZ$24 pp per day (Half share)
    • On account of limited carts priority will be given to those presenting a valid medical certificate or with medical needs
    • Players cannot book a cart for individual use – all carts will be on a shared drive basis
  • Polo shirt with tournament logo @ NZ$65 (style and colour to be confirmed when new range has been released)
  • Pullover with tournament logo @ NZ$85 (style and colour to be confirmed when new range has been released)
  • Practice rounds at each course, contact the golf clubs direct
  • Non-golfer partner for the Farewell Function on Friday 4th December 2020 @ NZD$50 pp
  • Jacks Point - Pre-tournament and post tournament price with shared cart NZD$ 205pp
  • Millbrook Resort - Pre-tournament and post tournament price with shared cart NZD$ 240pp


Sunday 29th November 2020

  • Drop in registration @ Arrowtown Golf Club from 1.00 – 5.00pm
  • Wine, Cheese and Beer Tasting with Mount Michael Wines and Wanaka Beer Works
  • Complimentary bus from the Copthorne Hotel (departs 3.00pm / returns 4.30pm)

Monday 30th November 2020

  •  9.30am Registration continues at each golf club 
  •  Clubhouses open for morning tea on Day 1 (included)
  •  10.30am Welcome at each club & Tournament briefing
  •  Field to be split into four even groups for each course
  •  11.00am Shot gun start 
    •  Alexandra Golf Club
    •  Arrowtown Golf Club
    •  Queenstown Golf Club
    •  Wanaka Golf Club
    •  No play @ Cromwell today
  • Post round food and beverage in the clubhouse (own care) followed by daily prize giving

Tuesday 1st December 2020

  •  10.00am Shot gun start 
    •  Alexandra Golf Club
    •  Cromwell Golf Club
    •  Queenstown Golf Club
    •  Wanaka Golf Club
    •  No play @ Arrowtown today
  • Post round food and beverage in the clubhouse (own care) followed by daily prize giving

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

  • 10.00am Shot gun start 
    •  Alexandra Golf Club
    •  Arrowtown Golf Club 
    •  Cromwell Golf Club
    •  Queenstown Golf Club
    •  No play @ Wanaka today
  • Post round food and beverage in the clubhouse (own care) followed by daily prize giving

 Thursday 3rd December 2020

  •  10.00am Shot gun start 
    •  Alexandra Golf Club
    •  Arrowtown Golf Club 
    •  Cromwell Golf Club
    •  Wanaka Golf Club
    •  No play @ Queenstown today
  • Post round food and beverage in the clubhouse (own care) followed by daily prize giving

Friday 4th December 2020

  •  9.00am Shot gun start 
    •  Arrowtown Golf Club 
    •  Cromwell Golf Club
    •  Queenstown Golf Club
    •  Wanaka Golf Club
    •  No play @ Alexandra today


  • Post round food and beverage in the clubhouse (own care)
  • 6.00pm - 8.00pm Farewell Prize giving Function, Queenstown


Alexandra - www.alexandragolf.co.nz

Despite a small membership base, this club is widely known for its consistently well-presented course. The club has a long and proud tradition of improvement and voluntary effort. Formed more than 110 years ago on a nearby site before moving 50 years ago to today’s course, it was created on sandy desert soils near the mighty Clutha River.

The narrow fairways make the 18-hole course unexpectedly tight and difficult, and an additional challenge is presented by native grasses growing in the rough. An ornamental pond and sculptures are a welcome sight for tired players on the final hole. Golfers with a sense of adventure might enjoy riverboat cruises, or explore the rail trail and local wineries after play.

Arrowtown - www.arrowtowngolf.co.nz

Arrowtown Golf Club’s course is set in rolling hills on the outskirts of a historic gold-mining town. Formed along the Arrow River below the Crown Range, players almost always have clear views of Coronet Peak and the Remarkables during autumn.

Soon after members completed a major environmental redevelopment, the New Zealand Golf Course Superintendents Association awarded the club its 2012 environment award. The project involved removing wilding trees and broom and re-establishing matagouri among schist outcrops.

The shortest course in the Autumn Classic stable, big-hitters must weigh up risks and rewards on many holes. The 18th, for example, calls for a blind shot over a hill to a fairway sloping towards a pond. Good luck with that.

Cromwell - www.cromwellgolf.co.nz

Like its Clutha River neighbour at Alexandra, Cromwell Golf Club is also more than 100 years old. It hit its stride in the late-1970s when construction workers for the Clyde Dam and hydro-electricity projects boosted membership.

The championship course was formed over terrain modified by years of gold mining activity and with its strategic plantings of marram grass, it resembles a coastal course though it is 200km from the sea.  

With design input from professional Greg Turner, who has played the course since he was a child, the million-dollar development work done in 2010-12 made the course even more challenging and interesting. The innovative club routinely hosts the annual New Zealand Open Qualifier tournament. The Cromwell basin is in the heart of the fruit-growing country and is one of New Zealand’s fastest-growing wine regions.

Queenstown - www.queenstowngolf.co.nz

The Kelvin Heights peninsula, home to the picturesque Queenstown Golf Club, often features in classic Queenstown postcard images taken from the gondola at Bob’s Peak. The course is surrounded by Lake Wakatipu and framed by the Remarkables mountain range, which makes it hard to keep your head down. Golfers are afforded amazing views of mountains and shimmering alpine waters at every tee and green.

 ‘Signature hole’ takes on a whole new meaning at this extraordinary course – the fourth, fifth, ninth, 10th, 14th and 17th could be signature holes on any course. If you had to choose, it probably would be the par-four fifth that curves left around the shoreline of Lake Wakatipu to an elevated green. Compare scenic photographs from any New Zealand golf course, and some of the best will be taken from here.

Driving line is key on this hole, as an over-aggressive line combined with a mistimed drive will see you end up in ‘the drink’. However, the hole sets up for a right-to-left shaped drive which will carve yardage off your approach shot. With a proud and loyal membership base, the club has a long history and welcomes visitors year-round.

Wanaka - www.wanakagolf.co.nz

The award-winning Wanaka Golf Club is one of the largest in the Otago-Southland region and is set to host the popular New Zealand Mixed Foursomes for the third time this year. Like most of the scenic courses involved in the Autumn Classic, Wanaka began as a nine-hole course created in a rugged landscape. Formed in 1922 at another location, the present course is nestled above the Wanaka township in the heart of the Queenstown Lakes region.

Players negotiating the front-nine have views over the township to Lake Wanaka and the Mount Aspiring National Park. The back-nine has more of a parkland feel with tree-lined fairways and views of Mt Iron, Mt Gold and the Cardrona Valley. A challenging layout following natural contours in addition to small greens makes the Wanaka course one to be remembered for more than its imposing scenery. 


Corner Frankton Rd & Adelaide St Queenstown

Telephone: +64 3 450 0260 

  • Tournament accommodation packages at the Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown Lakefront
  • Special rates available for 6 nights
  • Checking in Sunday 29th November / Checking out Saturday 5th December 2020
    • Superior rooms NZD$148 pp per night twin share with breakfast
    • Superior lake view rooms NZD$165 pp per night twin share with breakfast
    • Pre and post nights also available
  • Special Copthorne Hotel Tournament (run by the hotel)
  • Location base for transfers by coach to the golf courses each day
  • Special deal only available booking through PaR nz Golfing Holidays
  • To secure your booking we require a NZD$150pp non-refundable deposit. The balance is to be paid by 1st November 2020


From our official accommodation partner - The Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront, we are offering a daily bus service to/from the golf courses. Golf clubs can be left on the bus each night parked in a secure location.

Cost is NZ$180 pp for return transfers to all the 5 courses – Alexandra, Arrowtown, Cromwell, Queenstown & Wanaka. That’s 10 rides! The tournament transport package can be booked with your entry online.


Contact us here for more information on this golf holiday.


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