February 24-26, 2023
One for Royal Canberrans, this.
The opening round of Super Rugby ’23 will see a cracking derby fixture as old foes ACT Brumbies and NSW Waratahs do battle at Allianz Stadium, the gleaming new coliseum at Moore Park. And there will be a hot time Friday night in Sin City.
In the day time, meanwhile, you can play golf – at New South Wales, at Elanora, at Mt Broughton.
And, in the way of these things, you can and drink quite nicely, too.
Friday 24 February
From Canberra it’s a nigh-on three-hour trip, door-to-door, from Royal Canberra to New South Wales GC. Our tip: leave at 06:00, enjoy breakfast at Sutton Forest, before heading straight to La Perouse. You’ll be there by 10:30am latest in time for warm-up ahead of an 11:15am tee-time.
After your round enjoy a drink before heading to your Coogee accommodation where you’ll check-in, clean up and enjoy a beer in the sports bar of the Coogee Bay Hotel. Local transport can easily whisk you to nearby Allianz Stadium ahead of an 8pm kick-off.
Saturday 25 February
After a swim and breakfast it’s across a couple of Bridges and up the Wakehurst Parkway to fabulous Elanora CC where you can check-in and drop your bag ahead of midday tee-time in the Saturday Members competition.
Dinner suggestion: The Collaroy
Sunday 26 February
Early risers can head to nearby Narrabeen for a dip before before breakfast and a 9am check out ahead of a 9:30am departure. You’ll then slide two hours door-to-door ahead of a 12:30 tee-time at Mt. Broughton.
After the round it’s just 90 minutes back to Canberra. That said, a Competition suggestion would be: worst round has to drive while passengers enjoy quiet roadies. A stop at the rustic Bushranger Hotel at Collector could also feature.
TBA depending on Single / twin-share, required rugby ticket (be it General Admission or a level of hospitality) and room rates at Coogee and Elanora. But for three rounds golf (including two reciprocal), two nights Single accommodation, breakfast, and an evening of Rugby Hospitality … maybe $900? Or approx $500 for twin-share, General Admission. Get in touch and we can do the sums.