New Zealand PGA Championship

New Zealand PGA Championship
Tournament information
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Established 1920
Course(s) Remuera Golf Club
Par 72
Tour(s) PGA Tour of Australasia (since 1965)
Nationwide Tour (2002–09)
Format Stroke play (since 1965)
Match play (1920–64)
Prize fund NZ$125,000
Month played March
Current champion
Australia Brad Kennedy

The New Zealand PGA Championship is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour of Australasia. It is currently known for sponsorship reasons as the Holden New Zealand PGA Championship. It has been played since 1920, with some gap periods. It was originally a match play event and switched to stroke play in 1965. Major championship winners who have claimed the New Zealand PGA title include Sir Bob Charles, Peter Thomson, Kel Nagle and Tony Jacklin.

Sponsorship problems caused the tournament to be terminated after the 1987 event. In 2002, a PGA Tour of Australasia and U.S.-based Nationwide Tour co-sanctioned event, called the Holden Clearwater Classic was started at the Clearwater Resort in Christchurch, New Zealand. It was played again in 2003 and in 2004 the event resumed the name New Zealand PGA Championship.[1][2] Co-sanctioning with the Nationwide Tour ended after 2009.

The 2016 purse was NZ$125,000.


Holden New Zealand PGA Championship

New Zealand PGA Championship

New Zealand PGA Pro-Am Championship

New Zealand PGA hosted by Christchurch

HSBC New Zealand PGA Championship

ING New Zealand PGA Championship

New Zealand PGA Championship

Clearwater Classic

Holden Clearwater Classic

New Zealand PGA Championship


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