Millbrook gets the nod for NZ Open

A view of a signature hole on the new nine at Millbrook, under construction in March last year....
A view of a signature hole on the new nine at Millbrook, under construction in March last year. Coronet Peak is in the background. PHOTO: STEVE HEPBURN
The New Zealand Open will be played exclusively at Millbrook next year.

The tournament from February 24-27 will be played over two courses at the Millbrook Resort.

With Millbrook set to open another nine holes later this year, the resort will now have two world-class courses — Coronet and the Remarkables.

A field of 152 professionals and 152 amateurs will tee it up over the new championship Coronet course and the Remarkables course on the first two days of the tournament.

The Coronet course will be used for the final two days.

Tournament organisers will include the Remarkables closing par-3 hole into the final day, to ensure that this exciting hole continues to be the climactic final hole.

Millbrook Resort’s owner and managing director Gota Ishii was delighted to have Millbrook host all four competitive rounds for the first time.

"Since our investment in the new nine holes, it has been a dream to host the entire New Zealand Open tournament at Millbrook," he said.

The new nine holes at the Coronet course have been designed by Greg Turner and have some stunning views and challenges for players.

The tournament has been shared between Millbrook and The Hills in recent years.

The Hills will host next year’s Saturday pro-am event which features the professionals and amateurs who miss the day-two cut.

Jack’s Point will continue its 10-year support of the tournament by hosting some of the other events that now make up what has become a week-long ‘‘festival of golf".

This year’s open was to have been played last month but was canned because of border restrictions.

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