NZPGA Championship 2013 – The Lowdown

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Thursday, 21 February 2013 in Latest News

Golfing greats will battle it out with amateur celebrities at the NZPGA Championship at the exclusive The Hills golf course next week. The 2013 line-up includes cricketing legend Sir Ian Botham, kiwi Olympic gold medallist Mahe Drysdale and World Amateur Number 1 golfer Lydia Ko.

Expect a jam-packed four days with entertainment, live music, excellent food and wine all set in the magnificent location of The Hills.

When is it? Thursday February 28 to Sunday March 3, 2013

Do I need a ticket? Yes, a season pass is $55 (all four days), or $20 a day for Thursday and Friday, and $30 a day Saturday or Sunday. Children aged 10 to 17 are $15 for Saturday only (free all other days), and youngsters under 9 are free of charge all days. Tickets are available at or at the gate. The event runs from 7:30am onwards daily until early evening.

How do I get there? The Hills near Arrowtown is approximately a 20 minute drive from central Queenstown. Parking is available and will be charged at $10 per day – cash only.

A special bus service has also been put on for the event. Tickets are just $6 each way and no booking is required. Full details on pick up locations and times can be found on the NZPGA website.

Check out some action from last year's event in the video below.

Entertainment at the 19th: Set in a separate area, ‘The 19th’ offers award-winning Central Otago wine and food, and fun activities for all on the menu. A concert on Saturday March 2 is free of charge for ticket holders and features Auckland singer Jamie McDell and local band The Lynch Mob.

Other activities include: Chipping & putting games, sculpture tours, guided walks to the 15th tee and an opportunity for those new to golf to try their hand with modified golf equipment.

There are also two on-course bars – one at ‘The 19th’ and the other at the ‘party hole’ 15th. The Party Hole at the 15th will also have a silent disco, and Moa Beer will be doing beer master classes and tastings in the afternoon.

What should I take? We recommend a hat, sunscreen, warm layers, raincoat, and flat shoes.

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