Australian PGA Championship set to return to the Gold Coast

THE AUSTRALIAN PGA Championship will once again be played on the Gold Coast in December this year.

The PGA of Australia today confirmed the championships will be held at RACV Royal Pines Resort from the 11 – 14 December 2014.

“As the last tournament of 2014 the Australian PGA Championship caps off what will again be another exciting year of Australian golf,” said Brian Thorburn, Chief Executive Officer of the PGA of Australia.


“Famous for fun, the Gold Coast will be the perfect location to close out the PGA Tour of Australasia season, providing players and their families an array of opportunities to celebrate a successful year.”

Following a thriving inaugural staging of the Championship at RACV Royal Pines Resort, Thorburn says the PGA Tour of Australasia is looking forward to returning.

“Both the players and the crowds really embraced the Championship at its new home in 2013 and we’re already looking at ways to build on this success in 2014,” added Thorburn.

“With the course exceeding expectations, the quality of golf on display from champion Adam Scott, American young gun Rickie Fowler and our own rising stars the likes of Jack Wilson was exceptional.”

The Championship’s return to its traditional end of season position will also provide additional time for Graham Marsh to complete the first stage of the $10million upgrade to the RACV Royal Pines Resort layout.

“RACV has invested a significant amount of money to upgrade their championship course so this date will allow suitable time for the work on the front nine to be completed,” added Thorburn.

“While the 14-under par winning total last year demonstrated the course was more than capable of standing up to the Professionals the re-development will provide new challenges with green sizes being reduced by about 40 per cent.”