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The Vanuatu Golf Open has been played at The Port Vila Golf & Country Club for over 30 years.
The course, of approx. 5,800 meters, runs along the beautiful Port Vila Harbour and Mele Bay with views to Hideaway Island, Devils Point and the Pango Peninsula on one side, while the opposite looks to the magnificent, lush green, rolling hills and cattle properties that extend to the center of the Island of Efate.
Keen amateur golfers descend on Port Vila all year round to enjoy Vanuatu golf at its best. However, The Vanuatu Golf Open gives everyone the opportunity to participate in a significant South Pacific golf event and join with the professionals for a fun week of golf and social interaction which has become legendary.
Nightly functions and entertainment make for a memorable week.
Over the years many who have made the initial visit to this fun filled week, then return on an annual pilgrimage, such is the draw of the friendly smiles and the sensational hospitality offered by the local Ni-Vanuatu people and expat golfing community.
The Vanuatu Golf Open is played annually at The Port Vila Golf and Country Club, Vanuatu’s only 18 hole Championship Course. The event attracts professionals and amateurs from many South Pacific Countries including New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia and the Solomon Islands.
The VGO is now a significant event on the South Pacific golfing calendar with professional golfers returning annually to Vanuatu to enjoy the hospitality and hopefully take home some of the purse on offer.
Many of the visitors to the VGO each year turn their visit into an annual golfing holiday, bringing both family and friends to either play golf or just play.
The event can accommodate up to 180 players and is open to professionals and amateur men and ladies.
Keep up to date with future news on the 2019 event through the year by visiting our blog page and checking weekly updates and sponsor information below
VGO 2019 Final Results
2019 Pro Scores
A Grade men Scores
B Grade men scores
C Grade men scores
A Grade Ladies scores
B Grade Ladies scores
Burdett wins 2019 VGO
The Blue Springs Evergreen Vanuatu Golf Open 2019 has been played and won.
In a thrilling final day the punters were kept guessing as the overnight leader Alex Edge saw is slender overnight lead disappear into the trees on the 7th which saw Burdett can a 30 foot eagle putt whilst Edge could only manage bogey saw his lead gone by the turn and with work to do to recover the top spot.
The 2nd last group included Michael Wright and Christopher Wood who were both playing well but needed the leader to make some mistakes if their scores were to have a chance.
By the 15th Hole things had tightened up and on 16 Wright birdied to suddenly found himself with a one shot lead and a playoff loomed large..
Burdett failed to capitalise on a great drive on 16 and on 17 both Wright and Burdett could only manage bogey leaving the 18th to decide the VGO champion for 2019.
Wright took control after a great 2nd shot to 4 feet and he birdied to be the leader in the clubhouse and could only look on as Burdett’s 2nd shot on 18 found the putting surface but a good 20 feet left for birdie to force a playoff.
Burdett calmly stroked in the 20 footer and so the playoff was on.
Burdett won the toss on the 18th tee for a “sudden death” playoff required due to failing light.
Burdett’s drive found the centre of the fairway whilst Wright found tree trouble right.
A wayward 2nd from Burdett and a brilliant 3rd shot recovery from Wright saw both players playing from the bunker. Neither could make their putts and Burdett claimed his first VGO title and the winner’s share of the AUD$50,000 purse
Congratulations to Adam Burdett and to all of the professional who made the event so great in 2019