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TSB Nelson Festival of Golf

2019 Tournament Dates & Programme

This year the Nelson Golf Clubs (organisers and hosts of the festival) have given the opportunity for motorhomers and caravanners who love golf to participate in the competitions while staying on-site in their self contained vehicles. More information on the parking and how to book below.



Certified Self Contained Motorhome/Caravan On-site Parking

Nelson, Greenacres and Motueka Golf Clubs are all offering overnight parking for Self Contained Motorhomes and Caravans for the duration of the tourament. You will need to be a registered participant in the competition. Each course will have limited space - 6 vehicles maximum per course, so it's important to get in quick!

Register for the Tournament (scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the application form)

Where can I park?

Nelson, Greenacres and Motueka Golf Clubs can accomodate you over the course of the tournament, but bookings are very essential. This means that you will be able to choose one of the clubs to make your base at and travel daily to the other courses.

How much does the parking cost?

Prices may vary on which course you decide to stay at. Please contact the course of your choice and make seperate arrangements.

Are pets allowed?

No sorry. No pets allowed on course grounds.

How do I book?

Nelson Golf Club contact: James Cooper on 03-548-5029

Greenacres Golf Club contact: Stuart Anderson on 03-544-8420

Motueka Golf Club contact: Peter Johnson on 03-528-8998

If you have any questions regarding the itinerary, or the tournament in general, please contact us directly on: nelsonfestivalofgolf@gmail.com and we shall endeavour to get back to you with an answer to your query as soon as possible.

We very much look forward to seeing our returning competitors and also meeting all the new ones for what will be a fantastic week here in the beautiful Nelson Tasman region.


Itinerary for 2019 TSB Nelson Festival of Golf

Sunday 28th April

Registration day at Nelson Golf Club.

  • Between 12noon and 3pm
  • We welcome participants along to register for the tournament

You can:

  • Sign up for the 2’s competition throughout the week
  • Ask any questions of the committee
  • Pick up your goody bags and generally meet old friends in the comfort of the clubhouse. The café will be open so you can chat over a coffee or have a nice lunch whilst enjoying the views over the course.


Monday 29th April at Nelson Golf Club

Team Day

There will be a shotgun start at 9.45am.  The competition of the day will be an Ambrose format, as it keeps everybody involved and allows you to ignore the odd bad shot on your first day of competition. It will be a good fun day and a great start to our week.

Today, we have the qualifying for the Long Putt competition. Over the last few years this has proved to be a great success and everyone has one putt to see if they can qualify for Friday’s Final Putt Off. Don’t miss your chance!

There will be a daily prize giving event after play in the clubhouse.

Tuesday 30th April at Motueka Golf Club

First day of the individual tournament, with a shotgun start at 9.45am. There will be handicap divisions in both male and female groups. There will be a daily prize giving event after play in the clubhouse. For returning competitors, you will notice we are now going to alternate each year on the playing days for the  Motueka and Greenacres courses. This year we visit Motueka first.


Wednesday 1st May

This is your rest day to explore all that our region has to offer. If you are looking for options, just ask us!


Thursday 2nd May at Greenacres Golf Club

Second day of the individual tournament, with a shotgun start at 9.45am. You will be staying in the same divisions as you started the tournament, even if the day falls on a day when handicaps have changed. You will, however, be playing off your new handicaps. There will be a daily prize giving after play in the clubhouse.


Friday 3rd May at Nelson Golf Club

The third and final round of the individual competition, so it’s all to play for today! Today’s shotgun start will be at 9.15am – so make sure you’re not late! The reason for this earlier start time is to allow the caterers time to get the room ready for the evening dinner after we have our daily prize giving for the day’s  round. We will also be holding the final of our Long Putt competition at the end of play today when everyone not taking part can stand on the balcony and watch/cheer/heckle as the lucky qualifiers do battle on the 18th green!

This evening we will hold our Tournament Dinner and Grand Prize-Giving at Nelson Golf Clubhouse. Timings are approximate at this stage but we plan for arrival around 6pm for a 6.30pm dinner.