Nudgee Golf Club to Host Queensland Junior Amateur Championship

Nudgee Golf Club to Host Queensland Junior Amateur From 2023

Nudgee Golf Club will host the Queensland Junior Amateur championship for the next three years beginning this 2023. The venue, recently redesigned, also played host to the 2022 QLD – PGA Championship in November 2022.



The next Queensland Junior Amateur will see 162 players comprising 81 boys and 81 girls in action on Nudgee from June 27-30, 2023. This Golf Australia Order of Merit Event is conducted by Golf Australia Queensland for players under the age of 18 and is played over 72-hole stroke play.


 


Nudgee Golf Club general manager Darren Richards expressed his excitement over the announcement last November 2022. He stated that showcasing the course to these young players and providing them with a platform at their best is something that the club is passionate about.

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The club also had the opportunity to host the QLD PGA last year, and by having to host the Queensland Junior as well, Richards said, the club can show the course is bringing golf full circle. He added that the Queensland Junior Amateur is a fantastic event to host and that he hopes it will produce some future major champions.

The last time the Queensland Junior Amateur was held was at the Bargara Golf Club which hosted the event in 2018. The four-day tournament played from 28 June to 1 July 2022 saw Dujuan Snyman and Haruhi Nakatini winning their respective championships.

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Between 2014 to 2018, the 8 hectares (7 holes) of one of the club’s golf courses were resumed to facilitate the Gateway Upgrade Project. As a result, the Nudgee Golf Club underwent a two-year redevelopment which redesigned the course and turned it into two 18-hole courses.

The two courses namely The Kurrai and The Bulka offer unique challenges with the former being a championship course and the latter being a modern links-style golf course.

Published 22-January-2023