Dates: Monday 15 January – Friday 19 January 2024


Be part of one of New Zealand's largest and longest running multi-course golf tournaments. Established in the Bay of Plenty in 1995, the tournament will celebrate its 29th year anniversary in January 2024. 


For the 2024 Bay of Plenty 5 Course Classic, we are delighted to have the continued support from title sponsors Barfoot & Thompson. With now over a 100 years of real estate experience, Barfoot & Thompson have indelibly stamped their mark on the Auckland and Northland markets with a clear understanding of how those unique communities work.  They have been spreading their professional service wings to the Bay of Plenty region for over a year now, with incredible success.

Barfoot & Thompson have a huge investment interest in top level sport - their distinctive blue & yellow logo is seen on the rugby jerseys of the Blues in Super Rugby, Auckland, North Harbour, Northland and Counties Manukau in the NPC, also on the Mystics and Stars Netball Teams, along with the Auckland Marathon and NZ Squash Open.

"Barfoot & Thompson are excited to support the BOP 5 Course Classic. It is our goal that sponsorships such as this will help the growth of golf at a community level through to those who reach professional status. Our company is proud to be an integral part of the places where we do business. Whether supporting sports teams, or helping community organisations, we love to play a part in making Auckland, Northland and the Bay of Plenty (Tauranga) great places to work and live".  

The Bay of Plenty 5 Course Classic, attracts a large number of returning players; the camaraderie enjoyed and lifelong friendships that evolve are clearly evident. It is also a hugely popular format attracting new golfers to the region to enjoy a ‘feast of golf’! 

The Bay of Plenty is the perfect summer holiday destination not only for the golf but for beaches, local shopping, restaurants, cafes and fun tourist adventures.


The tournament programme is set over 5 days playing 5 championship courses - Mount Maunganui, Omanu, Omokoroa, Tauranga and Te Puke. The Mount Maunganui course is ranked in NZ's Top 40 courses and along with Te Puke, Tauranga and Omanu has regularly hosted national events. Te Puke hosted the NZ PGA in 2021. Tauranga and Mount Maunganui annually host events on the NZ Golf Charles Tour. 

The competition format is stableford over 5 rounds. Under the World Handicap System, handicaps will be changed daily. Prizes are awarded daily, with overall prizes by multiple handicap divisions at the end of the week.

The field is limited to the first 500 entries received. Players are drawn into four equal groups, and play a different course over the 5 days. You can nominate your playing rotation on entry; let us know the names of your travelling friends and we will do our best to arrange for you to play on the same courses.

All participants enjoy a fantastic week of golf and social activities and the best weather that the Bay of Plenty can offer.


Open to men and women golfers from clubs around New Zealand as well as international golfers from Australia and the Pacific. Maximum handicaps of 36.0 apply for men and 40.4 for women. Minimum age is 20 years. 


Tournament entries officially open on Monday 21 August 2023. Enter online now

  • EARLYBIRD OFFER - Enter before 1st October 2023 and pay $320 per player

  • Enter after 1st October 2023 and pay $350 per player

  • All local players, members of the 5 host clubs pay $285 per player

Please refer to our full Booking Conditions and Terms of Competition at the time of entry online.


  • Tournament entry to the 2024 Bay of Plenty 5 Course Classic

  • Five (5) rounds of golf

    • Mount Maunganui GC

    • Omanu GC

    • Omokoroa GC

    • Tauranga GC

    • Te Puke GC

  • Player gift

  • Complimentary morning tea at Registration on Monday 15 January 2024

  • Light lunch at Prize Giving on Friday 19 January 2024

  • Extensive prize list valued over $24K, including

    • Daily individual winners

    • Closest to the pins

    • Overall individual winners by gender and multiple handicap divisions

OPTIONAL EXTRAS not included but please pre-book with your entry

  • Titleist PRO V1 2’s competition @ $12pp for the 5 rounds

  • Quality FootJoy polo shirt with tournament logo @ NZD$75

  • Cart (seat) pre-booked at each course @ NZD$25 per day shared

    • In case of an over subscription, and where the number of carts are limited, priority will be given to those with a valid medical reason who may be asked to produce a medical certificate.

  • Trundlers (push trolleys) pre-booked at each course @ NZD$10 per day

  • Practice rounds at each course, contact the golf clubs direct

  • Mid Way Catch Up Dinner with entertainment @ Omanu GC on Wednesday 17 January @ $45pp

  • Trinity Hill Wines will be on sale at special tournament prices $36 per twin pack – to be collected at Registration


For those golfers needing accommodation during tournament week, for 2024 we are offering special rates at apartments in the new QUEST Mount Maunganui (opened 2023) and QUEST Tauranga – both have great central locations to the golf courses, shopping and restaurants.

QUEST Mount Maunganui

  • Address: 2 Rata Street, Mount Maunganui

  • Location: Walking distance to beaches, restaurants, shopping. Central to the 5 golf courses

  • Studio Apartments @ $278 per night (KING BED - 1 or 2 sharing)

  • Studio Apartments @ $306 per night (TWIN BEDS - 1 or 2 sharing)

  • Two Bedroom Apartments (2 or 3 or 4 sharing) – sold out

  • Optional extras – parking $15/day and breakfast $20pp/day

QUEST Tauranga Central - All bookings to be made direct with the hotel - contact direct, and mention you are playing in the tournament.  (07) 282 9100 or reservations@questtaurangacentral.co.nz

  • Address: 71 Devonport Road, Tauranga  

  • Location: Walking distance to restaurants, shopping, cinema. Central to the 5 golf courses

  • Studio Apartments $219 per night (KING BED - 1 or 2 sharing)

  • Studio Executive Apartments $229 per night (KING or TWIN BEDS - 1 or 2 sharing)

  • One Bedroom Apartments $269 per night (KING or TWIN BEDS - 1 or 2 sharing)

  • Two Bedroom Apartments (2 or 3 or 4 sharing) – limited availability / upon request

  • Optional extras – parking and breakfast

Hotel Payment and Cancellation Policy QUEST MT MAUNGANUI ONLY 

  • Hotel bookings are secured with an NZD$100 deposit paid online with your entry

  • An invoice will be issued for the full amount due by 14 December 2023 (30 days out from the tournament)

  • Hotel bookings may be cancelled for any reason up to 30 days prior to 14 December 2023 – we will refund your deposit less 10%

  • If you cancel your hotel booking within 30 days of the tournament, (after 14 December 2023) all deposits and balance amounts are non-refundable. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

  • All cancellations must be in writing.


The team from PaR nz Golfing Holidays will again be tournament directors and event organisers. The PaR nz Team are multi-course specialists and will be bringing a high level of professionalism to the long-standing great tournament.

Mount Maunganui
15 Fairway Ave
Mount Maunganui 3116
(07) 572 7044
98 Matapihi Road
Mt Maunganui 3116
(07) 575 5957
67 Links View Drive
Omokoroa 3172
(07) 548 0384
1295 Cameron Road
Tauranga 3142
(07) 578 8465
Te Puke
847 State Highway 2
Te Puke 3186
(07) 533 1832
 PaR nz Golfing Holidays
P.O Box 63, Waihi Beach 3642, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Kim Buckley
Ph: 021 373 502
Denise Langdon
Ph: 0275 662 385