If a visit to Outback Queensland has been on your bucket-list for some time, let us give you a million reasons to visit in 2023: The Outback Queensland Masters is returning and tickets are on sale NOW!
Whether you’re an amateur golfer, social player or a first-time swinger, grab your clubs and head west for the Outback Queensland Masters in June and July (2023).
Come and play ‘around’ with us in the outback and try your luck at the $1million dollar hole-in-one challenge while experiencing the adventure of a lifetime in Outback Queensland.
WHERE DO YOU PLAY?
The Outback Queensland Masters is Australia’s most remote golf tournament making your average green look more like a suburban backyard. To celebrate the fourth year of the event, the tournament is taking players on their longest adventure yet, spanning an epic 2,871 kilometres from St George, Cunnamulla, Quilpie, Richmond, Karumba and Mount Isa.
When you aren’t on the fairway, explore the region with its remote landscapes, dig for dinosaur bones, catch an unbelievable sunset and meet plenty of fair-dinkum Aussie characters.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The Outback Queensland Masters is a progressive golf tournament taking place over six weekends from June to July in 2023.
The first five locations of the competition each have a $10,000 hole-in-one opportunity, before you can line up to take a shot at the $1millon hole-in-one finale in Mount Isa.
To be able to take the drive at the $1million dollar hole-in-one, you’ll need to play at least two other courses in the outback first. To qualify, tee off at St George, Cunnamulla, Quilpie, Richmond or Karumba.
If you’re all in, we’d recommend the All Inclusive Player Pass which covers you for all six locations. If can’t commit to the back-to-back weekends, the Million Dollar Player Pass includes access to two event locations of your choice, and the main attraction, the $1million dollar hole in Mount Isa.
For those that want just a taster, Outback Player Passes are available single-weekend tournaments.
For all your pass details head to www.outbackqldmasters.com
WHAT DOES A PASS GET YOU?
Your pass is your ticket to winning it big, covering all your green fees, 18 holes at each location, breakfast and lunch each day, and dinner under the stars of the Milky Way with a outback tales and live music.
WHAT IF YOU’RE NOT A PRO?
No pro-blem! You don’t have to be Cameron Smith to tackle this tournament. The Outback Queensland Masters is just as much a competition for the amateur golfer as the real deal.
If your style is more Happy Gilmore, you can still enter the competition and go in the running for the big prize. Regardless of your level or style, you’re guaranteed to come home with red dirt in your caddy bag.
The competition is split into two groups (the Bilbies and Brolgas!) with players divided into whether or not they hold a Golf Australia Handicap.
WHAT IF YOU JUST WANT TO WATCH?
If teeing off on the outback ‘green’ isn’t for you, you can still experience the Outback Queensland Masters without even having to take a swing.
Spectators can join in on the country hospitality and live entertainment at each location and grab a seat in the gallery for the final round of the $1million dollar hole-in-one in Mount Isa with an Outback Spectator Pass.
TIPS FOR THE MILLION-DOLLAR HOLE?
When you’ve only got a 20% chance of landing a hole-in-one in your lifetime (provided you’re a low-handicapper and play 1000 rounds in your life), you’ll want these tips on your side to make yourself $1million richer in 2023.
Learn the lingo – if you’re a newbie to the game, it’s important to know your lingo to impress the others eyeing off the big prize. Birdie, bogey and bunker; caddie, chip and choke; how about double eagle, level-par or angle of approach?
Hire clubs if you don’t own them – Outback Queensland Masters has clubs available for hire for $50 at each location. Just add them to your booking when you purchase your tickets.
Look the part – there’s no guarantee that your fashion choices will help you win $1million dollars, but country casual style with closed-toe shoes is the uniform for the event. There are merchandise packs available for purchase including a commemorative event polo shirt, cap and tees. You also might want to bring an extra pair of pants… in case you get that hole-in-one.
Finally, get practicing. You never know, an extra hole’s practice might just make you a million dollars richer this year.
SO, WHEN IS TEE-OFF?
ST GEORGE: 17 & 18 JUNE
CUNNAMULLA: 24 & 25 JUNE
QUILPIE: 1 & 2 JULY
RICHMOND: 8 & 9 JULY
KARUMBA: 15 & 16 JULY
MOUNT ISA: 21 – 23 JULY
For all the details on the schedule, format, fees and tickets head to the website www.outbackqldmasters.com
LOOKING FOR MORE THINGS TO DO WHILE IN OUTBACK QUEENSLAND?
While travelling around the outback experience other amazing events, including dancing in the desert at the Big Red Bash, films under the stars at the Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival in Winton and the iconic Boulia Camel Races!
For a full list of events and to plan your outback adventures, head to our Events page.