May 21, 2022

Nine-hole golf is fast, fun and fits into busy lives – whether it’s early in the morning, after work, on the weekends or even while on holidays.

Run for the first time in 2017, Play 9 is an initiative to promote the value of nine-hole golf as a real alternative to the traditional 18-hole form of the game.

Nine-hole golf has an important role to play in increasing participation in our great game. An added advantage is that scores returned in nine-hole competitions can be used for handicapping purposes so it’s a great way to keep your skills sharp and your handicap up-to-date.

Golf Australia will again stage a celebration of nine-hole golf during the 2019 Men’s Australian Open.

Four players from NSW/ACT will have the chance to join representatives from other states and territories to play in a nine-hole event on the Saturday evening of the Open.


 Clubs are encouraged to run multiple nine hole competitions during the qualification period (closes October 2019). 

All eligible nine hole competitions must have their scores processed into Golf Link. There is no need to register your Club for the program – Golf NSW will access Golf Link data to draw the winners.

At the end of October, Clubs that ran nine hole competitions during the specified period will be placed into a draw. 

One regional club and one metropolitan club will be drawn at random. Once the two Clubs have been drawn, two players from each Club will be drawn at random – everyone who played in a nine hole competition has a chance to win, not just those who played well on a particular day.