The Men's and Women's Victorian Opens are played concurrently and are co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour Australasia and and ALPG respectively. They are for Professional and amateur golfers and played over 72-holes stroke play with a cut after 36-holes.
The initial field size is 144 men and 120 women, with a minimum of $150,000 prizemoney for each event. Entry is via exemption categories or a qualifying competition.
The women play on the North course (formerly the Creek course) in rounds one and two whilst the men will play on the Beach course. Cuts will be made at the conclusion of round two with the leading 50 players plus ties in each respective field continuing on to the final 36-holes over the Beach course.
A seeded draw will apply for both rounds three and four, whereby men’s groups and women’s groups will alternately commence their rounds. This arrangement culminates with the leading group of men and the leading group of women to be the last to play from the 1st tee on Sunday which in turn ensures a unique finale to the event later in the day, including a joint presentation.
It is conducted by Golf Victoria.
Past winners of the Men's Open include Michael Clayton, Greg Norman, Ian Baker-Finch, Andre Stolz and Robert Allenby as an amateur in 1991.
Visit the website of the host club - Thirteenth Beach Golf Club.