Duke of Marlborough Golf Competition

Duke of Marlborough Golf Competition - Thursday 29th August 2024

We are excited to announce our first ever Duke of Marlborough Golf Competition on Thursday 29th August, played at Waitangi Golf Course.  This year, supporting our much-loved Rugby for Life charity

Gather a team of four of your favourite golfers (don’t forget to include yourself) and venture North, stay at the Duke, do some socialising and most importantly play some golf. We will be rounding off a great day of competition with a prize giving at the Duke, including special guest speaker, Rugby League legend Sir Graham Lowe.

 

Golf Competition

The event is a Team (any mix) Stableford Competition,  Best 3 out of 4 stableford scores per hole.   Four players per team. Non-Affiliated (Non-Golfers) are welcome, but there is a limit of one person per team. Affiliated player's handicap will be based on the current Handicap Index and frozen the day before the competition.

The Non-Affiliated player's maximum handicap index will be, Men 24, Women 36,or, last known handicap index.

It will be a shotgun start.

 

Prizes

We are currently raiding our prize cupboard, so stay tuned, we promise there will be some good prizes.  The first prize is already sorted. FIRST PRIZE 4 x 2-night stay in a superior room at the Duke of Marlborough Hotel including dinner and breakfast! 

There will also be prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin and spot prizes on the night.

Pricing

Two Night Stay & Play Package
Wednesday 28th - Thursday 29th August 

Single 

Waterfront $720
Superior $550
Classic $500
Small $425

Single two night package includes:
2 nights accommodation
1 x entry into 18 holes golf at Waitangi golf course
1 x Prize giving dinner at the Duke
1 x breakfast both mornings

Sharing (twin share available)

Waterfront $895
Superior $730
Classic $690
Small $610

2 people sharing two night package includes:
2 nights accommodation
2 x entry into 18 holes golf at Waitangi golf course
2 x Prize giving dinner at the Duke
2 x breakfast both mornings

One Night Stay and Play Package
Thursday 29th August 2024

Single  

Waterfront $425
Superior $340
Classic $320
Small $280

Single one night package includes:
1 nights accommodation
1 x entry into 18 holes golf at Waitangi golf course
1 x Prize giving dinner at the Duke
1 x breakfast

Sharing (twin share available)

Waterfront $585
Superior $500
Classic $480
Small $440

2 people sharing one night package includes:
1 night's accommodation
2 x entry into 18 holes golf at Waitangi golf course
2 x Prize giving dinner at the Duke
2 x breakfast

Prices include GST
All rooms subject to availability.
Does not include: Ferry transfers, beverages and transport.
We only suggest sharing a small room type with someone you love! 
Follow this link for more information about our room types: The Duke Russell Accommodation

See FAQ's for payment terms and cancelations.

 

Play but not Stay

Competition and Prize giving Dinner Only $150.00 per person 

Drinks and transfers not included.

*at this stage we won’t be offering competition only rates

For other options including, staying longer and non-playing roommates please email [email protected] with your query and someone from our team will be in touch as soon as possible.

How to Register

Register your interest here by following this link, or email  [email protected] with any questions.  Close of date for competition entry is Monday 12th August

We hope you are as excited as we are about our first ever Duke of Marlborough Golf tournament.Tell your friends and family and get a team together. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I hire a golf cart, clubs etc?

Yes! The friendly team at the Waitangi pro shop can help organise these.  Please contact them on 09 402 8207 prior to the competition to book.

How will the winners be determined and will there be prizes?

We are currently raiding our prize cupboard, so stay tuned, we promise there will be some good prizes.  But don’t worry, the first prize is already sorted. FIRST PRIZE 4 x 2-night stay in a superior room including dinner and breakfast! 

Prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin, and spot prizes on the night.

Officials from the Waitangi Golf course will be awarding the prizes and completing the scoring etc

Charity  

This year we will be supporting Rugby for Life Charity with a raffle and plenty of other opportunities to donate to this wonderful cause. A contribution of every team entry will be donated.  

Is there a dress code for the competition?

Smart casual with appropriate footwear – matching team t-shits is always a good look, and who knows there may be a prize for the best dressed team!

What is the format of the competition? Are there any handicap requirements to participate?

The event is a Team (any mix) Stableford Competition,  Best 3/4 stableford scores per hole.   Four players per team. Non-Affiliated (Non-Golfers) are welcome, but there is a limit of one person per team. Affiliated player's handicap will be based on the current Handicap Index and frozen the day before the competition.

The Non-Affiliated player's maximum handicap index will be, Men 24, Women 36,or, last known handicap index.

It will be a shotgun start.

The Waitangi Golf course officials will be in charge on the day.

Will there be food and beverages available during the competition?

The Waitangi proshop has a selection of snacks and the golf club will be open to purchase food and drink.  We will also have two BBQ’s on the course if you get hungry – a Koha for our charity would be appreciated.  There is a local 4 square in Russell town if you want to purchase anything else in prep for the big day.

Will transport be required to and from the golf course?

No – if you do require help with transport, please let us know and we can help organise this.

Can I just enter the competition only and not come to the dinner?

Yes – but it will cost you the same if you come to the dinner!  At this stage we won’t be having competition only rates.

How long does it take to drive to Waitangi Golf Course from the Duke?

We suggest leaving yourself 45 mins

What if it rains?

We will only cancel the day if Waitangi golf course deems the course closed.  We may be able to alter the start times to help avoid weather issues.  Unfortunately, in the event that Waitangi close the course, there will be no refunds.  The dinner will go ahead.

Can I bring my non-playing partner? 

Yes of course, they can spend the day in Russell or Paihia then join you for the dinner.  Maybe you can convince them to caddy!

What if I don’t’ have a team of 4?

We would love it if you bring a team of 4 but if you get stuck let us know, and we will see if there are some other singles or couples floating around for you to join.

Payment Terms & Cancellation Policy

50% deposit will be required upon booking, full payment one month out from the event (1st August 2024)

Cancellations

You can cancel up to the 1st of August 2024 and all payments will be refunded

From 1st August 2024 to 20th August 2024, 50% of payment will be refunded

From and including 21st August 2024 non-refundable

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