Ladbrokes World Masters
Golf Championship
Gold Coast, Australia

25 - 31 October 2015 (20th Anniversary Event)

Links Hope Island
RACV Royal Pines
The Glades
The Pines
Ladbrokes World Masters
Golf Championship
Gold Coast, Australia

25 - 31 October 2015 (20th Anniversary Event)



Entry is open to all male and female golfers over the age of 35 with an official golf handicap. All golfers play a 72 hole single stableford event while ‘A’ grade golfers can also compete for the best gross/stroke.

Age groups and handicap divisions (A,B,C)

You are guaranteed to play with golfers your own age and standard.
35 – 55    A,B,C grade (max h’cap 30 men; 40 ladies)
56 – 65    A,B,C grade (max h’cap 30 men; 40 ladies)
66+    A,B,C grade (max h’cap 36 men; 45 ladies)
Age and handicap divisions may be adjusted based on entries.

You will be drawn to play with golfers your own age and standard.


In partnership with Golf Link and International Golf Associations, the tournament committee will review the 6 month playing history of all entrants. The tournament committee reserves the right to amend player handicaps prior to and during the tournament.


For the enjoyment of all players, field sizes will be limited and experienced marshals will monitor pace of play. Tips to improve speed of play and the penalties for slow play will be provided to all players.


Pay a $50 comp fee for the 4 tournament days. Each time you score 34 or more you will win.

34 – 35 points = $15 36-37 points = $25

38-39 points = $40 40-41 points = $70

42+ = $100

Winnings paid as your choice of Srixon product or Go Golfing gift vouchers.

Ladbrokes Gold Coast World Masters Golf Tournament

25 – 30 October 2015


At Go Golfing we love a party, and while we don’t always need a reason, we think the World Masters turning 20 deserves a huge celebration – and you’re invited. New courses, new accommodation and new sponsors combine to give you the best ever World Masters experience.

Over the past 19 years more than 13,000 golfers from 28 countries have travelled to the Gold Coast to enjoy the golf, competition, fun, friendship and hospitality synonymous with Australia’s best ‘week of golf’.

We welcome Ladbrokes as the title sponsor for the next 3 years, and their major support will see you play the Gold Coast’s TOP 4 courses. In a major coup, for the first time you will play the private, members-only, The Pines at Sanctuary Cove. This is where Norman, Nicklaus, Palmer and Player in their prime played the richest Skins tournaments. Sanctuary Cove is also where Adam Scott honed his skills and still calls home. You will be impressed.

Links Hope Island – host of the Johnnie Walker Classic won by Ernie Els, the Greg Norman designed Glades and the newly re-designed RACV Royal Pines Resort combine for the ultimate golf experience. Expect VIP service as we transfer you to golf each day and valet your clubs from course to course.

The World Masters also has a new home. Mercure Gold Coast Resort, surrounded by Palm Meadows and Lakelands courses, has undergone a $30 million makeover and the accommodation, restaurants and services offered to golfers are world-class. Rooms are $30 a night cheaper than last year and check out all the added benefits guests staying at Mercure will enjoy.

Celebrate every night! Opening night will be an Aussie BBQ under the stars with fireworks and world class comedy. The 19th Hole is back – better than ever – poolside at Mercure Resort. Enjoy a golf trivia night, beach party and country & western theme nights as well as craft beer and wine tastings. Pub pricing for drinks will save you plenty. View all the day’s golfing action and results on the big screen.

The Ladbrokes World Masters is open to male and female golfers over 35 years of age. There’s 15 divisions based on age and handicap and each day you will play with golfers your own age and standard.

Enter knowing that you are competing on a fair playing field. Last year’s winners must play off their reduced handicap. We will again check the 6 month playing history of all players and the burglars and sandbaggers will be targeted by the handicap committee. Check out the new promo where you can back yourself to score 34 or more stableford points on any round and win great golf prizes.

We welcome Srixon, makers of the world’s best performing golf equipment. Srixon products are so good, they are the only manufacturer that offer a money back satisfaction guarantee. We have over $120,000 in prizes up for grabs and lucky draw holiday prizes to the world’s most spectacular golf resorts.

The team at Go Golfing can’t wait to present the best-ever World Masters. So whether you come on your own, as a couple or with a party of friends – just don’t miss it.


  • Championship rounds at The Pines – Sanctuary Cove,
  • Links Hope Island, RACV Royal Pines & The Glades.
  • Motorised carts at all courses
  • Share in over $100,000 in trophies and prize draws
  • Entry into major prize draw
  • BBQ welcome dinner under the stars at Mercure GoldCoast including beverages and entertainment

  • Gala presentation dinner at Mercure Gold Coast including
  • 3 course dinner, beverages and dance band
  • Nightly prize draw
  • Stylish tournament polo shirt
  • Golf club valet service
  • Bonus discount vouchers *conditions apply


  • BBQ welcome dinner under the stars at Mercure Gold Coast including beverages and entertainment
  • Gala presentation dinner at Mercure Gold Coast including 3 course dinner, beverages and dance band
  • Tallships sailing cruise with lunch
  • Oasis shopping centre morning tea and fashion parade
  • French cooking class at Mercure Gold Coast

  • Italian cooking class at Mercure Gold Coast
  • Wine and craft beer tastings at Mercure Gold Coast
  • Nightly prize draw
  • Entry into major prize draws
  • Bonus discount vouchers *conditions apply

Tournament’s Pricing

Golfer’s package

AUD 999 

Non-Golfer’s package

AUD 499


Host Hotel – Mercure Gold Coast Resort


With its great Gold Coast location, Mercure Gold Coast Resort provides the ideal base for exploring the many delights of this vibrant, exciting region. Situated just minutes from Surfers Paradise and half an hour from Gold Coast Airport, you can explore the region’s many beautiful beaches, its lush hinterland, its pristine golf courses, its thrilling theme parks and its towns’ many restaurants, bars and shops.

Masters participants receive:

• Free upgrade to superior pool or golf view room

(subject to availability)

• 15% discount at all restaurants and bars

• Free wifi throughout the Resort

• Join Le Club Accorhotels and earn points and special privileges when staying at Accor hotels.

Resort Room

AUD 149 per room per night*

* max 2 adults

Superior Spa Room

AUD 209 per room per night*

* max 2 adults

Guaranteed golf view room with bath robes and slippers, premium tea selection, free wifi, welcome gift, express check-in & check-out.

Broadbeach Accommodation

Bel Air *

1 Bedroom Standard – AUD 139

2 Bedroom Standard – AUD 179

2 Bedroom Superior – AUD 199

Mantra Sierra Grand *

1 Bedroom – AUD 159

2 Bedroom Ocean View – AUD 219

3 Bedroom – AUD 289

Broadbeach on the Park*

1 Bedroom – AUD 169

2 Bedroom – AUD 229

3 Bedroom – AUD 299 (SOLD OUT)

* All rates quoted are per apartment per night and based on minimum 7 night stay. Surcharge applies for shorter stays. Refunds for cancellation are subject to the terms and conditions of each individual property.

Sunday 25 October 2015 (Arrival & Registration)

8.00am Golf at Arundel Hills (optional)

10.00am-3.00pm Srixon demo day, long drive and NTP competition

at Palm Meadows driving range

10.00am-3.00pm Tournament registration

5-6.00pm Single mingle – singles get together at Mercure

6-9.00pm Welcome dinner under the stars at Mercure Gold Coast Resort

Monday 26 October 2015 (Round 1)

Round 1 Ladbrokes World Masters

6-7.30pm 19th Hole – Craft beer and fine wine tastings

Tuesday 27 October 2015 (Round 2)

Round 2 Ladbrokes World Masters

6-7.30pm 19th Hole – Beach Party

Wednesday 28 October 2015 (Optional Golf & Tours)

7.30am or 12.45pm ‘Skins Golf’ at The Glades (optional)

9.00am-4pm Mt Tambourine Winery & Day Tour (optional)

Thursday 29 October 2015 (Round 3)

Round 3 Ladbrokes World Masters

6-7.30pm 19th Hole – Golf Trivia

Friday 30 October 2015 (Round 4)

Round 4 Ladbrokes World Masters

6-7.30pm 19th Hole – Country & Western

Saturday 31 October 2015

8.00am Golf at RACV Royal Pines Resort (optional)

11.00am-5.00pm Derby Day, Gold Coast Turf Club (optional)

7.00 – 11.00pm ‘It’s Halloween’ Gala presentation dinner, Mercure  Gold Coast Resort

Join us for these optional events and experience great competition on the Gold Coast’s stunning resort courses.

BBBB Stableford
Arundel Hills

Sunday 25 October

Includes motorised cart, competition fee, post round BBQ lunch and prizes

Price per person:

AUD 119

The Glades

Wednesday 28 October
7am or 12.30pm

Includes motorised cart, competition fee, prizes, post round BBQ

Price per person

AUD 119 (if booked before 15 July)

AUD 139 (if booked after 15 July)

2 Ball Ambrose
RACV Royal Pines

Saturday 31 October

Includes motorised cart, competition fee, post round BBQ lunch and prizes

Price per person

AUD 119


Saturday 31 October
11am – 5pm

Includes racecourse entry, three course plated luncheon, reserved seating, race book and transfers.

This event was very popular in 2014 and sold out – so register early!

Price per person:

AUD 99


Wednesday 28 October

Enjoy stunning views and 3 superb wineries at the ‘Green Behind the Gold’ – Gold Coast’s lush, green hinterland. Wines are primarily sourced from the Granite Belt – rapidly growing in reputation. Drive along the pretty Canungra Valley to O’Reilly’s vineyards for wine tastings before freshly-made scones & tea/coffee. Drive up the ‘goat track’ for some delectable ‘moonshine madness’ at The Heritage in a beautifully restored church. A lovely lunch is served at the modern Mason Wines. End the day with a guided ecowalk through the sub-tropical rainforest – those preferring the cute, mountain village can relax while the others walk.

Price per person:

AUD 139


Located in the heart of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Mantra Mooloolaba offers luxury resort accommodation. Within easy reach of the Sunshine Coast’s best attractions and golf courses, you will never be short of things to do!

Package includes:

5 nights at Mantra Mooloolaba in a 1 bedroom apartment

18 holes at Palmer Coolum Resort including motorised cart

18 holes at Noosa Springs Golf Resort including motorised cart

18 holes at Pelican Waters including motorised cart

18 holes at Twin Waters Golf Club including motorised cart

Price per person (twin share)

AUD 969


For the ultimate Gold Coast short escape getaway, stay at the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort and indulge your love for golf.

Package includes:

3 nights at InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort in a Guest Room

18 holes at The Palms Golf Course, Sanctuary Cove including motorised cart

18 holes at The Pines Golf Course, Sanctuary Cove including motorised cart

Price per person (twin share)

AUD 599

  1. The 2015 Ladbrokes World Masters Golf Championship (‘The Championship’) shall be under the management and control of the Tournament Committee, whose decision on all matters relating to the Championship will be final.


  1. The Championship will be a 72 hole single stableford event. ‘A’ grade golfers will also be eligible to compete for a 72 hole ‘gross’ event. Competition rounds will be conducted on Monday 26 October, Tuesday 27 October, Thursday 29 October and Friday 30 October 2015.


  1. Golfers will be drawn to play one round at each of the four host courses. Course allocations & start times will be sent with the official program on 15 October 2015. All golfers will be drawn to play two morning and two afternoon rounds. A separate draw for playing partners will be conducted for each round and posted to the Go Golfing website on 15 October. Any requests for changes to your start times or playing request must be sent in writing to info@ gogolfing.net.au before 2pm AEST on 18 October. No changes can be made after this time. Final draws/flights will be published on 20 October 2015. You will be issued with a printout of your course allocations, start times and playing partners at tournament registration on Sunday 25 October. We can provide you with the same start times each day as your friends but cannot guarantee the same courses.


  1. Event age categories will be 35 – 55, 56 – 65, 66+. Note: Players must be within the appropriate age category as at the first day of play – Monday 26 October 2015. Age divisions are subject to change based on entry numbers.


  1. The handicap range for each grade (A, B, C) will be based on final entries. The maximum handicap for men and women are as follows:

Age 35-55; Men 30; Ladies 40

Age 56+; Men 36; Ladies 45

Players with higher handicaps must play off the maximum permitted handicap.


  1. Competitors must have an official handicap (endorsed by your national golf association). For golfers who have provided online access to their handicap history, tournament organisers will download your ‘handicap index’ on 10 October and this will be confirmed at tournament registration on 25 October. Entrants who have not provided online access to your handicap, must provide confirmation of your handicap index to the tournament committee no later than 10 October. This official handicap advice must be dated after 1 Oct 2015 and signed by an authorised club official. Players who fail to provide handicap verification will be permitted to play, but will be ineligible for golf prizes. Note: In partnership with Golf Link and International Golf Associations, the tournament committee will review the 6 month playing history of all entrants. The tournament committee reserves the right to amend player handicaps prior to and during the tournament.


  1. The ‘slope handicap system’ will be utilised to calculate player handicaps for the Championship rounds. Under the slope system, the difficulty of the golf course and the tee blocks played from determine a player’s handicap prior to the start of each round.


  1. The handicap committee have developed a complex and proven system for adjusting player handicaps (reductions only) following each round of the tournament. It takes into consideration:
  • Scores for each round in relation to the calculated course rating. The calculated course rating is based on the 15th percentile score at the course you are playing each day.
  • Consistent high scoring
  • Scores recorded on pre-determined holes
  • On course review of playing ability


The handicap committee’s decisions on handicaps are final and no correspondence will be entered into. Note: All handicap adjustments are for the Championship only. Your scores will be entered into GolfLink following your final round to update your official handicap.


  1. Trophies for the 72 hole event will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placegetters in each age/handicap division. Winners are determined by the highest aggregate of Stableford points over the four competition rounds. Trophies will be awarded to the winner of the 72 hole single stroke ‘gross’ event in each age division. Players may only win one trophy.


  1. Go Golfing has approved the use of distance measuring devices at the Ladbrokes World Masters. Go Golfing recommends the SureShot GPS range and has special offers for tournament entrants.


  1. All events will be conducted in accordance with the rules of golf and such local rules as approved by the tournament committee.


  1. In the event that weather conditions prevent all players from finishing their round, that competition round will be cancelled and the Championship reduced accordingly. If the course you are scheduled to play is closed or players complete less than 12 holes, golfers in that draw will receive a voucher for a round of golf including cart at that course (voucher valid for 12 months – excludes Glades GC).


  1. Additional Golf Events: Sunday 25 October (8.00am), 4BBB Stableford at Arundel Hills; Wednesday 28 October (7.30am or 12.30pm), ‘Skins’ at The Glades; Saturday 31 October (8.00am), 2 Person Ambrose – RACV Royal Pines Resort. Entries for these events are strictly limited and organisers reserve the right to refuse entry if capacity is exceeded. There will be no refund for players cancelling within 48 hours of any event. For these additional golf options, if the course is closed or weather conditions restrict players to less than 12 holes, golfers will receive a voucher for a round of golf at the selected course.


  1. Additional Non Golf Events that are organised throughout the event are subject to supplier refund policies and there will be no refunds for cancellations within 48 hours of any event.


  1. A deposit of A$250 must accompany each entry. The balance of all fees must be paid before 1 October 2015. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to refuse entry should capacity be exceeded.


  1. Refund applications received in writing before 1 October 2015 will be subject to a $50 administration charge. Cancellations between 1 October and 13 October will incur a $150 cancellation fee. No refunds will be processed for cancellations after 13 October. Note: Refunds for cancelled accommodation will be subject to the standard terms and conditions of each property.


  1. Entry applications with minimum deposit payment received before 15 July will receive a $100 discount on the full entry fee, a Srixon gift pack valued at $60 and 5 bonus entres in the major prize draw.


  1. The ‘Major Prize Draw’ will be conducted by a Ladbrokes representative on Saturday 31 October 2015 at RACV Royal Pines Resort. All registered golfers and non golfing partners will gain entry in the draw. Additional draw entries will be awarded for entries received before 15 July, past entrants, referrals, daily golf winners and Cancer Council raffle winners. Drawing Procedure – At approximately 9pm ten tickets will be drawn with those ten people to come up on stage. If the person is not present, there will be a redraw until 10 people are on stage. The ten names will then be placed in a barrel for the second stage of the drawing. In the second draw, the first name drawn will be placed in prize envelope number one. This process will be repeated for prizes two to ten. The prizes will then be presented from tenth prize through to first prize. All prizes are subject to terms and conditions.


  1. All prizes will be distributed in accordance with the rules of amateur golf status.


  1. Go Golfing may arrange media promotion and publicity before, during and after the Championship. Competitors assent to pictures of them appearing and being used for purposes determined by Go Golfing.


  1. The tournament committee may at its discretion amend or add any condition of the Championship.


  1. To drive a motorised cart, competitors agree to possess a current driver’s license and have previous experience driving a golf cart equal to a minimum of four rounds. In the event of an accident, the driver is responsible for the costs to repair the cart and any property damaged as well as being liable for any personal injury claims.


  1. By signing the Indemnity Disclaimer on the tournament entry form or registering online, competitors agree to participate in the Ladbrokes World Masters Golf Championship at their own risk. The tournament committee, Go Golfing, sponsors, host golf clubs and other suppliers of goods and services accept no liability for any death, injury, property loss or damage incurred during or arising out of any aspect of the conduct of the Championship.

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Travel Arrangements

Go Golfing Travel will be happy to provide no-obligation, competitive quotes for your tournament air travel. For a quote or to book, call us on 07 5508 2250.

Bags Fly For FREE

Bonus baggage allowance – receive 2 x 32kg pieces of checked luggage when you book your Virgin Australia domestic flights with Go Golfing Travel. Terms and conditions apply.

Event Transport

Golfers - Round trip transport to golf (4 courses), welcome and presentation dinners. Non Golfers – Return transfers to dinners and non golfer activities. Book on entry form.

Car Rental

Book your car hire with Thrifty Car Rentals for the Masters and receive special golfing intermediate wagon rates. Call +61 7 5570 9999 and Qoute 2015 Go Golfing.