A key stop on the 2018 Jennian Homes Charles Tour. Scheduled for 12th to 15th of April.
"A great opportunity for New Zealand's elite amateurs to play alongside our very best touring Professionals over 72 holes of strokeplay"
Muriwai continues to thrive as a championship “links “venue and the combined challenges of the Coastal Auckland climate and the demanding course layout contrive to produce a golfing venue that the competitors want to really test themselves against. The hardy style of the course has held up very well to the many “cyclones” and “former “cyclones that the Met office have thrown at us. I don't think I can remember a “no carts” day in my full year of office.
Muriwai's reputation on the international scene continues to flourish and our ranking continues to remain high. We are considered in the “experience” list, which, one step below the top class marquee courses with the likes of The Hills, Jacks Point, Kauri Cliffs, Tara Iti and Cape Kidnappers.
The course itself has been in great condition throughout the summer and with careful nurturing and improvements should be in supreme condition come 12th April….the many Professionals and visitors who continue to love playing and practising on Muriwai regularly provide unsolicited feedback on the quality of the playing surfaces.
The winter saw some improvements to our bunkers, and with more planned in this winter project schedule as well as a couple of the steeper faces being riveted, a fairer test will ensue.
We are also underway with clubhouse improvements and have initiated a 3 stage programme, with a new roof, being stage one. Stages two and three will see a new extended deck, with a pro shop/sprig bar downstairs. The rest of the clubhouse will be getting a jolly old spruce up.
Back to the Muriwai Open, the continued sponsorship of Autex enables the Club to offer a $50,000 purse for the professionals in 2018, and a great opportunity for New Zealand's elite amateurs to play alongside our very best touring Professionals over 72 holes of strokeplay
The Muriwai Open has been a stepping stone for many of New Zealand's leading Professionals and Mike Hendry, Ryan Fox and Lydia Ko all have their names engraved on the Muriwai trophies and honours board.
Like all other Clubs hosting tournaments , we need sponsors and volunteers to make events workable. We are very fortunate to be able to utilise a wide range of support structures here…most notably, long-term Club President Malcolm Cooper co-ordinates the many volunteers that make tournaments run smoothly.
And as usual, the tournament proper will be preceded by a Sponsors/Pro Day on Wednesday 11th April. This is always a great opportunity for amateurs and sponsors guests to play and mix with the touring Professionals. The Professionals are always happy to participate in these events as they especially appreciate that, without sponsors, there are no purses and therefore no jobs.