qantas golf club insider
May 2017 - month in review
The Qantas Golf Club Challenge Series keeps going from strength to strength. We’ve had a fantastic series so far, with our two most recent events being held at the prestigious Woodlands and Commonwealth Golf Clubs in Victoria, four more members find themselves off to the Final in Hamilton Island.
MEET ANTHONY PERRE
We love meeting our members and hearing what they think about the Qantas Golf Club. This month, we meet Mackay local and keen golfer, Anthony Perre, who shares his experiences about Qantas Golf Club.
Experience the Tour Life
Ever wondered what life is like on the road for a pro golfer? In The Tour Life, Steven Jeffress reveals his unique insights and shares his stories about his golfing adventures around the globe.
Golf in paradise
What is it about Island golf that’s so appealing to us all? Is it the lush greens and challenging fairways framed by pristine beaches and swaying palm trees? Or is it the relaxed nature where time go by without a care in the world. Read on as we uncover the best golf in the Pacific and how you can play these gems thanks to Qantas Golf Club.
April 2017 - month in review
As the 2017 Challenge Series hits full swing, we’re delighted to report that our two most recent events at Royal Fremantle Golf Club in Perth and the Glenelg Golf Club in Adelaide were both huge successes. Our members immensely enjoyed the quality of these courses and with fantastic turnouts and competitive golf played, the series is continually growing in popularity. Read on to find out which lucky winners are on their way to Hamilton island and when you can take part in the next Challenge Series event.
Praise for the Vic Pro-Am
The first Qantas Golf Club Pro-Am in 2017 was held over three fantastic days on Melbourne’s famous Sandbelt. Find out what it was like to play these world-class courses.
The Lakes Lowdown
If the first event of the 2017 Challenge Series is anything to go by, we’re in for a cracker of a tournament. The day was a great success and enjoyed by all, despite the testing conditions!
Top 5 reasons to play hamilton island golf course
If you’re keen for a challenge or excited by the idea of playing on an unforgettable course, then read our 5 reason why Hamilton Island should be your next destination.
All bound for the Mornington Peninsula
On a stretch of land flanked by three bodies of water and a stone's throw from Melbourne you'll find stunning vineyards, restaurants and seven of Australia's top golf courses.
our Top reasons to visit auckland in 2017
Auckland is more than a great golf destination. It's a sporting and cultural hub that attracts people from around the world. Check out our top reasons why you should visit Auckland and extend your golfing getaway in 2017.
Time to get to know the M family
Thanks to our partner TaylorMade and Golfbox, we are giving Qantas Golf Club members the exclusive opportunity to purchase and receive an all new TaylorMade Golf M Family driver, before they go on sale to the general public.
Explore some of the Top 100 golf clubs in Australia with Qantas Golf Club
As one season concludes and another exciting edition of the Challenge Series approaches, we take an in depth look into the must play courses in the 2017 schedule and find out how you can access these 'Top 100 gems' thanks to Qantas Golf Club.
Earn Qantas Points with the Qantas Assure App
Ditching the golf cart and walking the course isn't only great exercise. Now you can earn rewards for every step when you download the Qantas Assure App with your online health insurance.
THE LAS VEGAS TOURNAMENT REVIEW
On Sunday 23 October, 28 Qantas Golf Club members were chauffeured by limo to world-famous The Mirage in Las Vegas, day one of the North America hosted Qantas Golf Club Tournament. The next seven days were a whirlwind of glitz, glamour and golf in the dazzling Nevada Desert, with the participants lapping up the five-star treatment, pro-coaching and gourmet food. Read the full story, including reviews from our members.
5 Reasons why golf and glenmorangie are a match
Whisky and golf are two of Scotland’s greatest exports. Steeped in heritage and enjoyed around the world, the two go hand in hand. Here are five reasons why Glenmorangie single malt whisky and golf are the perfect playing partners.
2016 Challenge Series heats up
With 13 events completed and just one more to play, the 2016 installment of the Qantas Golf Club Challenge Series is drawing to a close. We wrap-up our latest event at Avondale as we close in on the final event that will determine who will head to Clearwater Golf Resort in New Zealand.
THE NEXT GENERATION GOLF BUGGY CONCOURSE CBM3
Introducing the official golf buggy of the Qantas Golf Club, the International Design Award winning Concourse CBM3. The world’s most compact golf buggy and proud Australian innovation.
Discover the best of the USA
We reveal 3 of the best courses in the USA - and how to make the most of your time while you're there. Plus, be inspired to start planning your own trip to the Masters at Augusta, Pebble Beach or Palm Springs.
Nine things you need to know about the Melbourne Sandbelt
Melbourne's Sandbelt is home to many of the country's top-ranked courses. We reveal nine things you need to know about one of the best golfing destinations in the world. Plus, we're offering you the opportunity to play three of the Sandbelt courses in our 2017 Pro-Am Teams Challenge this February.
New look, new benefits
Great news! We've just improved our website, making it even easier for you to navigate, find local courses, upcoming events or that perfect golf getaway. With something for every golfer, it is easy to play more golf with us.
Clubhouse News - August 2016
Read our Concord Challenge Series event wrap-up, plus we reveal two more winners are off to the final in New Zealand. We also hear from our lucky British Open competition winner, who's just returned from Scotland.
Spotlight on Royal Adelaide
Ranked 11 in the top 100 courses in Australia, Royal Adelaide is hard to beat. This month, we review this renowed course and discover why it remains the pinnacle of South Australian golf.
Bushnell joins Qantas Golf Club
The Qantas Golf Club is delighted to announce Bushnell as the official alser range finder of the program. Read more about this exciting partnership as well as a review of the latest addition to their market-leading devices: The Tour V4.
A Quick Nine: How to Make More Time for Golf
Want to play more golf but struggling to find the time in your schedule? We’ve come up with nine ways to help you tee it up more regularly.
Bucket List: The Ultimate Open Road Trip
Create your own golfing history with the Ultimate Open Road Trip and play on five of Britain’s most iconic links courses. You’ll be talking on the tee box about it for years to come.
Clubhouse News - July 2016
Get the latest updates from the last month of Qantas Golf Club action, including our maiden Qantas Golf Club Cairns Classic event as well as a wrap up of our challenge event at Royal Queensland Golf Club.
Introducing: The Taylormade redback putter
Inspired by Jason Day and Australian wildlife in the form of the redback spider, the minds at TaylorMade have come together to produce a truly outstanding putter.
Course profile: Concord
With its five-star good looks and spectacular kikuyu fairways, it’s easy to see why Concord Golf Course is known as one of Sydney’s finest. Golf legends, Greg Norman, Craig Parry and Ian Baker Finch have all won championships at Concord, and now you can play there too.
Golf great, Peter Thomson
A trailblazer in Australian golf, Peter Thomson’s illustrious career has spanned four decades. He’s won the British Open five times, finished in the top 10 an amazing 18 times and has been inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Thomson now designs some of the best golf courses in the world, a selection of them are in Australia and are available to play for Qantas Golf Club Premium Members.
Member Profile - Jim Mitchell
A big congratulations to Premium Qantas Golf Club member, Jim Mitchell. He was lucky enough to hand in our 1000th Handicap card, so we decided to surprise him with a guest invitation to our Challenge Series Commonwealth event.
CLUBHOUSE NEWS - MAY 2016
The Challenge Series is fast approaching the halfway mark, we take a look at upcoming events as well as some great winter escape holidays, plus our 1000th handicap card has left the building.
Escape to China
China isn’t just a mesmerising holiday destination – it’s also home to some of Asia’s most beautifully designed and challenging golf courses. With some of the world’s largest golf resorts including an array of courses designed by Nicklaus, Norman, Els, Olazabal, Faldo and Ozaki, China has to be seen (and played!) to be believed.
Royal Queensland review
We look at one of the Sunshine State’s best courses – Royal Queensland. Find out how you can play it and have a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Clearwater Resort in New Zealand+.
Single Malt and Golf, a great partnership
Winner of more ‘Best in class’ and ‘Gold outstanding’ awards than any other single malt, Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch Whisky originates in the Scottish Highlands at the Glenmorangie Distillery. Watch Justin Rose and Dr Bill, master distiller for Glenmorangie who tell us a bit about whisky, golf and Scotland.
Our British Open winner
Meet our competition winner who'll be jetting off to the 2016 British Open! Thanks to our partner Glenmorangie, for helping us provide this amazing prize to witness one of golf’s most iconic tournament’s.
Qantas golf club - April updates
The 2016 Challenge Series keeps going from strength to strength. With recent events in Noosa Springs and Huntingdale we now have 10 people booked on their way to the finals in NZ. Our next event will be held at the Commonwealth Golf Club in Victoria, so come join in!*
This month we’re taking a closer look at the Commonwealth Golf course. Part of Melbourne’s famous Sand Belt, the Commonwealth Golf Course consistently ranks among the top-25 courses in Australia. Check out our detailed course review and see how you can play it for yourself this May.
The memories created at Augusta National and the Masters will stay with you forever. It is a truly remarkable place. To help you get there, we’ve put together some tips to help plan the best Masters experience possible.
Qantas golf club - march updates
With our 2016 Challenge Series in full flight across Australia, six lucky members have already won their way to the final in New Zealand. Add in a Pro-Am experience with Minjee Lee and Julieta Granada at the Women's Open, and the launch of our British Open competition and you'll see why it's been a great month for club members.
Discover St Michael's
We're putting the spotlight on St Michael's, Sydney's spectacular seaside golf course. Check out our detailed course review and if this gets you motivated, find out how you can get the chance to play it this April*!
Destination: Las vegas
If ever there was a must-play golf destination, then Las Vegas is it. To get you inspired, we have put together our top five reasons to make it your next golfing destination. And with our Las Vegas event coming up, you can experience it for yourself*.
*To take part in a Qantas Golf Club event, participants must be 18 years or older unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
+The 2016 Qantas Golf Club Challenge Qualifying Events are subject to the tournament rules and regulations, of each event. To be eligible to qualify for the 2016 Qantas Golf Club Challenge Final both players in a team must have a Golf Australia handicap. Check individual qualifying event terms and conditions. The prize includes entry to the 2016 Qantas Golf Club Challenge Final to be held at Clearwater Golf Resort, New Zealand from 6-9 December 2016, return economy flights from Australia, 3 nights accommodation at Peppers Clearwater Golf Resort, 2 rounds of golf at Clearwater Golf Course, green fees, daily breakfast and lunch, dinner on the first night and last night, polo shirt and cap and airport transfers. To be eligible for the team prize of 200,000 Qantas Points (100,000 Qantas Points per team member) you must have a valid Golf Australia handicap and be members of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program and Qantas Golf Club. You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions.
^Promoter: Qantas Airways Limited (ABN 16 009 661 901) of 10 Bourke Road, Mascot, NSW 2020 (telephone number 1800 505 004). Promotion Period: 12.01am (AEST) on 15 March 2016 until 11:59pm (AEDT) on 22 April 2016. Eligible Entrants: Qantas Frequent Flyer members, aged 18 years or older. Entry: Eligible Entrants must either (a) sign up to receive the Qantas Golf Club eNewsletter for one (1) entry; (b) Spend AU$50 throughwww.qantasgolfclub.com. For every AU$50 spent; Eligible Entrants will get five (5) entries into the draw; (c) Spend AU$50 through moet-hennessy-collection.com.au/shop-online/spirits-shop-brand/glenmorangie-whisky. For every AU$50 spent; Eligible Entrants will get five (5) entries into the draw or; (d) Sign up to receive the Glenmorangie eNewsletter for one (1) entry into the draw. Draw: 2.00pm (AEDT) on 2 May 2016 at MDSA, 15 Grosvenor Street, Neutral Bay, NSW 2089. Prize includes return flights for the winner and their travel companion from the winner's nearest Australian Capital City Airport to Glasgow, Scotland accommodation, transfers, meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner, Admission to The Open with hospitality in the Glenmorangie suite. Winner notification: The winner will be notified by phone and/or by email within 2 business days of the draw using the details listed in their Qantas Frequent Flyer profile and their name will be published on qantasgolfclub.com/winand in The Australian newspaper on 6 May 2016. Prize travel and accommodation must be booked by 27 May 2016. Travel must take place between 13 July 2016 and 20 July 2016 (Travel Period). The maximum total prize pool is AU$36,000. View full terms and conditions at qantasgolfclub.com/win-britishopen-terms. Authorised under NSW Permit No. LTPS/16/01698, ACT Permit No. TP16/00425 and SA Licence No. T16/364.