Wanna be a VIP and mingle with golf pros for the weekend?
For all you golf lovers out there! Whether you birdie every hole or bond with the bunkers during a round of golf, you’re going to love this great giveaway centered around a prestigious golf tournament. Don’t know what a birdie or a bunker is? That’s ok. You’ll still love this giveaway. That is, if you love picturesque ocean views, shopping, meeting professional sports players and being treated like a VIP, all while having a short kid-free getaway with that special someone, be it your husband, your sister, or BFF.
About the Tournament
The Venetian Macao Open inaugurated in 1998, will hold its 17th edition at the Macao Golf & Country Club October 15-18. One hundred forty-four players will compete in this four-day tournament. Among the competitors this year will be four-time Major Winner Ernie Els of South Africa as well as defending Venetian Macao Open champion, India’s Anirban Lahiri. With the continued commitment of The Venetian Macao, which has been the title sponsor of the prestigious tournament since 2012, the event’s total prize purse is at an all-time high of US$1 million.
I had the pleasure of visiting the Macao Golf & Country Club a couple weeks ago in anticipation of this big event, and I was blown away by the beauty of the course and its spectacular views. The course is located about fifteen minutes away from the glitz and bustle of the Cotai Strip on the island of Coloane. It’s a par-71 course sprawling across 6,698 yards, beautifully designed with holes donning well-groomed and protected greens and narrow fairways.
One of MGCC’s signature holes is Hole 6, which has been recently redesigned. It’s a par 3 hole (meaning it ‘should’ take three stokes to get your ball in the hole) which calls for a well-executed tee shot that lands the ball on the impressive island green and hopefully not among the Koi fish. It’s a hole that inspires many high fives and victory fist pumps from avid golfers as well as plenty of colorful language followed by “can you hand me another ball” from the more ‘leisurely’ golfers.
The 17th Hole is another one worth mentioning. Because, that view… This hole’s tee is elevated 140 feet above the green surrounded by cliffs to the right and the South China Sea to the left. It couldn’t be more picturesque. That is, until you put professional, world-renowned golfers playing stellar golf on the course. In general, the course is stunning and a perfect setting for the Venetian Macao Open.
The official wine sponsor for the event is Casillero del Diablo, the most-recognised Chilean Premium wine brand in the world. After visiting the golf course and having a divinely delicious lunch at Portofino at the Venetian (you must try the mushroom risotto), I was able to taste a selection of Casillero del Diablo wines which included their Cabernet Sauvignon for which they are so famous, and yes, it was lovely.
So hmmm, beautiful views- check. Beautiful wine- check. Oh and the shopping- do I really need to tell you about the shopping in Macao, but in particular, at the Venetian? Saying there is amazing shopping at the Venetian Macao is like saying your toddler will crawl into your bed at 3 a.m. despite months of effort to train her to stay in her own ‘big girl’ bed. It is the truth. It’s fact. Ok, perhaps that’s a personal fact. But you know what I’m saying.
The first and only step to making this awesome Venetian Macao Open VIP experience happen for you is to ENTER TO WIN! There will be two winners!
What do you win?
- Two round trip Cotai Water Jet Cotai Class tickets between Hong Kong and Macao on 17th and 18th of October 2015, respectively.
- Round-trip pick-up service for two between The Venetian Macao and Macau Golf & Country Club on 17 October 2015 (No pick up on 18 October)
- One night accommodation in a King Superior Room or Twin-Double Room at Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central on Saturday 17 October 2015 (Room type subject to availability)
- Two Venetian Macao Open VIP Hospitality Passes to the Macao Sports Lounge overlooking the 18th green for 17 October 2015
- One MOP 500 shopping voucher valid for use at Shoppes at Four Seasons, Shoppes at Venetian & Shoppes at Cotai Central (expiry date: 19 October 2015)
- Meet & Greet with Venetian Macao Open Star Player(s) on 17 October 2015 (Subject to player availability)
How do you do it?
Answer any one of the following questions correctly for a chance to win a VIP experience at the 2015 Venetian Macao Open.
Watch the video about the Venetian Macao Open.