Hoping The Hills will be alive with volunteers

Up to 400 volunteers are needed for the NZ PGA Championship to be held at The Hills next February and March.

Sue McFarlane is organising volunteers for the tournament and said she had already been contacted by people who volunteered this year and wanted to repeat the experience, or from those who missed out on places.

"It's a great fun experience for anyone thinking about volunteering, in an absolutely beautiful location," Ms McFarlane said.

Since the inaugural event earlier this year, the tournament has grown significantly, with 132 professional golfers scheduled to compete for a $600,000 prize pool.

"Because the event has grown, we'll need around 350 to 400 volunteers, which is considerably more than this year, so I'd encourage anyone who's interested to get in touch."

As well as volunteers on the course, people are also needed for jobs such as driving courtesy cars and she said such roles would be suited to Queenstown residents.

• Those who are interested in volunteering can sign up on www.pgachampionship.co.nz