The Australian Open Golf Tournament is the most prestigious golf tournament in Australian and is considered one of the best in the world.
Run by Golf Australia, the Australian Open Golf Tournament is the oldest tournament in Australia and is held in November each year.
The tournament is typically hosted in Sydney each year, although has been held in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane in the past. The winner of the tournament wins the Stonehaven Cup and $1,250,000 in prizemoney. Previous winners have included Cameron Davis, Jordan Spieth, Matt Jones, Rory McIlroy, Peter Seniors, Greg Chalmers, Geoff Ogilvy, Adam Scott, Craig Parry, Robery Allenby, Greg Norman and Jack Nikalaus, to name but a few.
The tournament itself has a field size of 156 players, which is cut to 60 professionals. The format is a 72-hole stroke play event. Typically, the tournament starts with a practice day which is closed to the public, followed by a Pro-am day, 3 rounds of competition and then the final round.
The Australian Open Golf Tournament is held at the Lakes Golf Club in Eastlakes New South Wales. Conveniently located just 15 minutes from the CBD and 5 minutes from Sydney Airport, you can get to the Lakes Golf Club by car, bus or train.
If coming to spectate the Australian Open Golf Tournament, members and visitors must be acceptably dressed at all times in the Clubhouse. Neat golfing attire is acceptable, however; denim, singlets, tracksuits and cargo shorts are not acceptable.
So if you are visiting Sydney during the tournament, make sure to take a trip out to Eastlakes and watch the biggest golfing event on the Australian sporting calendar!