Event information | Vic Open
The Vic Open - 13th Beach Golf Links, Barwon Heads, 10-13 February 2022.
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Check out the tournament village with food and drink trucks, animal farm and mini golf... discover what everyone is talking about - the excitement that is the Vic Open! Four days of watching brilliant golfers take to the stage with no ropes!
Free entry allows you to walk the fairways with our men and women professionals and some of the best amateurs in the country at the same course, at the same time, while they play for equal prize money.
Olympian and Major champion Hannah Green, Major champion Geoff Ogilvy, Australian PGA Champion Jed Morgan and 2021 Australian Amateur Champion Grace Kim combined with a host of other Aussie talent will be there… will you?
The official event charity is Challenge, which supports kids and families living with cancer.
Welcome message from the Minister
The Hon Martin Pakula, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Victorian Open Golf Championship 10-13 February 2022
On behalf of the Victorian Government, welcome to Victoria. We are Australia’s premier sporting and events state and we’re proud to host the 2022 Victorian Open Golf Championship. This is the ninth year this tournament has been played at the magnificent Thirteenth Beach Golf Course at Barwon Heads. More than 200 of our best male and female golfers will compete for the $820,000 prize purse – the highest of any of the state championships. And of course, that money is shared equally. The Victorian Open was the first professional golf tournament in the world to have men and women competing on the same course at the same time for the same prizemoney. The top three male competitors in this year’s Victorian Open will gain entry to The Open Championship at the home of golf at St Andrews in Scotland. This year marks another important milestone for the event. The Victorian Inclusive Championship takes place on the Creek Course at Thirteenth Beach and will feature the inaugural Australian Wheelchair Golf Championship – the first event of its type in the Southern Hemisphere. We’re proud to support these fantastic championships through the Victorian Government’s Significant Sporting Events Program. The program supports organisations like Golf Australia and Golf Victoria to deliver national or international events across Victoria. These events deliver major economic benefits to our community by bringing competitors, officials and fans to the state. Since 2014, the Significant Sporting Events Program has secured more than 460 events for Victoria, of which more than half have been held in regional Victoria. It complements the $20 million Regional Events Fund, a commitment to bring blockbuster events to Victoria’s regions as part of the $633 million Visitor Economy Recovery and Reform Plan. Entry for fans is free and I encourage everyone attending the championship to enjoy the best of this beautiful region during your stay. I hope all competitors, volunteers, fans and visitors enjoy the 2022 Victorian Open Golf Championship. The Hon Martin Pakula, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events
Victorian Inclusive Championship and Australian Wheelchair Championship
13th Beach Golf Links: Creek Course | Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 February
He’s the defending champion and highest-ranked player in the field but what Cameron Pollard has been working on prior to stepping onto the tee will be crucial at the Victorian Inclusive Championship at 13th Beach Golf Links from Saturday. Read more.
The Victorian Inclusive Championship is the state equivalent Vic Open for golfers with a disability in Victoria. As a World Ranking for Golfers with a Disability event (WR4GD), the Victorian Inclusive championship is played concurrently with the Vic Open, connecting into a global tournament structure run by the International Golf Federation and EDGA.
Played under the same conditions as the Vic Open field, players contest 36-holes.
Participants from across Australia who are vision impaired, amputees, neurological and players with intellectual disabilities come together under the same rules and contest the gross, net and stableford events.
In an Australian first and the only event of its type in the southern hemisphere, this year’s Vic Inclusive Championship will include the inaugural Australian Wheelchair Golf Championship, a 36-hole championship for seated golfers who play golf through assistive equipment such as the Ottobock Paragolfer, an all-terrain power chair designed specifically for golf.
Prize money: Min. AUD$820,000 ($410,000 each) Sanctioning tours: ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia & WPGA Tour of Australasia Field size: 216 players (144 men & 72 women) Format: 72-hole stroke play; cut after 54-holes and 36-holes
Entry is free of charge! Car parking for all vehicles is $10 per car per day at the venue and can be purchased at Car Park C, located via Lings Rd. Gates open at 6.30 am each day with the tournament village open from 7.30 am.
TOURNAMENT VILLAGE: Daily from Thursday to Sunday; 9.00am – 5.00pm
Food and drinks
Fun golf activations
Challenge marquee, including putting competitions.
FAMILY FUN DAY AT THE ACTIVATION ZONE: Saturday 12 February from 9.00am – 5.00pm. Fun activities for the whole family including golf, face painting, animals and much more!
FREE CLINICS AT 13TH BEACH GOLF LINKS Give golf a go, perhaps for the first time! Receive an introduction to a range of different golf skills with a local PGA professional.
Get Into Golf Seniors Clinic: Tuesday 8 February from 2.30pm-3.30pm
Participants aged 55 years and over
Register here before it books out!
MyGolf Clinic: Tuesday 8 February from 4.00pm-5.00pm
Juniors (ie under 18 years); current MyGolfers welcome
View a demonstration from Vic Open participating professionals
Register here attend before it books out!
Get Into Golf Women’s Clinic: Tuesday 8 February from 5.30pm-6.30pm
For women wanting to give golf a go!
Register here before it's too late.
Get Into Golf All Abilities Clinic: Sunday 13 February from 12.00pm – 1.00pm Participants with a physical, sensory or intellectual disability
In partnership with Leisure Networks and GenU.
Collect a copy of the draw and course map from the tournament information desk in the clubhouse foyer. Click here for a digital copy.
Terms of entry
We're excited to host another Vic Open at 13th Beach Golf Links and would like all attendees, staff and players to have a wonderful event experience. Please click here for terms of entry when attending the Vic Open.
Getting there & parking
Street Address 13th Beach Golf Links, 1732 Barwon Heads Rd, Barwon Heads VIC 3227
Entry & parking Entry is free! Car parking for all vehicles is $10 per car per day at the venue and can be purchased at Car Park C, located via Lings Rd.
Railway PT and VLine services operate to the Geelong Railway Station at regular service frequencies seven days a week. For further train travel information, please visit the following website: https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/
Bus Regular bus services (Route 55) then operate from the Geelong Railway Station to Ocean Grove with a bus stop directly opposite the front gate of the 13th Beach Golf Links. For complete Route 55 bus timetable information, please visit: https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/timetables/line/9522/
In line with the Victorian Government health directives for major events and to make playing and spectating at the Vic Open as safe and risk free as possible, the following guidelines will be in effect for all patrons (inc. players, spectators, staff & volunteers).
All patrons aged 12 years 2 months or older must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid medical exception.
Patrons over the age of 18 years must check in via the Service Victoria App and show evidence of their vaccination status.
Patrons must not enter the venue if their attendance is contrary to any COVID-19 issued health direction or any other law.
All patrons aged 8 years or older are required to wear a face mask indoors except if eating or drinking. Masks are also recommended outdoors if physically distancing is not possible.
Patrons are requested to practise physical distancing and wash hands or use hand sanitiser regularly.
Please adhere to all requests related to directions to minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19. Failure to adhere to the above requirements may result in patrons being requested to leave the venue
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