Moonah Links will host 2003 Holden Australian Open
BY iseekgolf.com | Australasian PGA Tour | 2003 Australian Open | General | 25 Nov 2002
It is official, Moonah Links, Open Course on the Mornington Peninsula has been chosen by the Australian Golf Union to host the 2003 Holden Australian Open Championship.
Moonah Links, Open Course has been designed specifically with the Open Championship in mind by an internationally renowned team that knows what successful contemporary international competition is all about.
In Peter Thomson’s words; "Moonah Links will challenge the Champions. This will make for a gripping Holden Australian Open, and a great spectacle for our visitors and worldwide TV audience. There will be a brand new $40 million 4.5 star hotel for our Holden Australian Open visitors.
For players and spectators alike, Moonah Links offers a wonderful contrast to previous venues, being set on the picturesque Mornington Peninsula surrounded by water and abounding in world class wineries, restaurants, and nautical activities. The rolling slopes at Moonah Links will provide a magnificent and unique amphitheatre viewing for galleries".
The 6822 m Moonah Links Open Course was opened for play in December 2001. It will be the first time the Open has been played on a public course.
The 2004 Centenary Holden Australian Open has previously been scheduled for Sydney’s Australian Golf Club.
Dates for these Championships are:
2003 Holden Australian Open – Moonah Links 27 – 30 November
2004 Centenary Australian Open – The Australian Golf Club 25-28 November.