Date: August 17, 2017

Play 9

2018 Victorian Play 9 Championship Final – Sunday 4 November – Royal Melbourne Golf Club

The 2018 Victorian Play 9 Championship will be played on the West Course at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club on Sunday 4 November.

Please note that updated draws will be posted in the Golfbox system via the following link:

Note: If any player is unable to play, please contact David Greenhill ( as soon as possible to enable a substitute player to be offered a position in the field.

Play will begin via a multi-tee start at 4pm with registration to take place from 2.30pm in the clubhouse bar area. The presentation and player’s barbecue will be held at the conclusion of play at approximately 6.30pm. While the food component of the barbecue is provided complimentary to players, please note that all drinks are at each individual’s own expense.

Players are also requested to note Royal Melbourne’s code regarding dress regulations and use of mobile phones. Please visit the Royal Melbourne Etiquette page.

All players & caddies are required to adhere to the Club’s dress regulations with particular reference to the link above.

A field of approximately 100 players will be competing at the final with equitable numbers of men and women. Women finalists will compete on the front nine of the West Course from the red tees, while the men will compete over the back nine of the West Course from the white tees. The competition will be nine holes of individual stableford. In the event of a tie for either the Women’s or Men’s Championships (or any trophies in either section) all positions/winners shall be decided by the system of count-back as specified by Golf Australia.

The leading two women and the leading two men from the 2018 Victorian Play 9 Championship Final will qualify to Play 9 at the 2018 Emirates Australian Open at The Lakes Golf Club on Saturday 17 November and receive the following:

  • Entry into the 2018 Emirates Australian Open Play 9 National Final;
  • A weekend pass for the 2018 Emirates Men’s Australian Open as guests of Golf Australia;
  • Return economy air travel to Sydney from the nearest major city;
  • Two nights’ accommodation (Friday and Saturday nights), and a $200 grant to cover transfers and all meals in Sydney;
  • Attendance at the Play 9 presentation cocktail party;
  • Tickets to the Emirates Australian Open champion’s cocktail party on Sunday evening;
  • A player gift pack.

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! 

If you place highly in the club qualifying round you could make it to the regional qualifying round. Regional qualifiers will be held in areas all across Victoria with the leading golfers from each regional qualifier progressing to the state final at Royal Melbourne Golf Club.

The top two female and top two male golfers from the state final at Royal Melbourne will earn the experience of a lifetime to play like a pro at the Australian Open.

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

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

If you have any questions please contact us.


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