Wintersun is back again in 2024 -The Mackay District and Proserpine Veteran Golfers invite all Vet Golfers and friends to join us for a week of great golfing in the Mackay - Whitsundays.

The Wintersun Veterans Golf Carnival is on again this year from the 7th to the 15th August 2023. Nominations are now open. Click on the 'Nominate' button below to lodge your Nomination.


Please note that this year at Proserpine and Mackay, both Men and Women will play single stroke for 'A' Grade and single stableford for Grades 'B' and 'C'. In previous years Men have played single stroke in all grades and Women have played single stableford in all grades.

Click on the 'Story & Scores" button below to check the results for each event of the 2022 Wintersun Carnival and to read a brief story about how each round unfolded.


The Wintersun Veteran Golfers Carnival is held annually at four different golf courses in and around Mackay over nine days, starting as always on the first Monday in August.

The 2023 Wintersun Carnival is scheduled for 7th - 15th August 2023.

Events: Proserpine, Sarina, Pioneer Valley and Mackay Golf Clubs:

Two rounds at Proserpine on Monday & Tuesday, 7th & 8th August

18 holes at Sarina on Thursday 10th August. 

18 holes at Pioneer Valley on Friday 11th August

Two rounds at Mackay on Monday & Tuesday, 14th & 15th August.

*** Click on the Club Name to go to that Club's web site. ***


Monday 7th August - Proserpine Golf Club
Social Event (Hot Dishes & DJ) from 4:30 to 7.30 pm. - $10 per head

Tuesday 8th August - Proserpine Golf Club
Lunch continuous from 11:00 am - included in Proserpine Classic/Championship Entry Fee.

Thursday 10th August - Sarina Golf Club
Presentation Lunch after field finishes - included in Sarina Classic Entry Fee.

Friday 11th August - Pioneer Valley Golf Club
Lunch - progressive after the round- included in Pioneer Valley Classic Entry Fee.

Tuesday 15th August - Mackay Golf Club
Carnival Presentation Dinner- 6:30 for 7:00 pm - included in the Mackay Classic and Wintersun Championships Entry Fee. 

**  Non-playing partners are welcome to attend social events for a nominal fee.  **

All events in the Tournament will be held under the auspices of the QVGU.

We urge you to consider joining us for this premier event of the Veteran golfing calendar.

For more information, contact the  Tournament Director:
 Wayne Butler - Email: - Mob: 0437 073 348   or
Sue Rowlinson - Email: - Mob: 0438 787 295.

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ACCOMMODATION FOR WINTERSUN - check these out . . . .

Proserpine Tourist Park

79 - 83 Anzac Road, Proserpine 4800 - phone (07) 4945 0490 for bookings, or Email

Proserpine Golf Club

Self contained camping is available at the Proserpine Golf Club over Wintersun for those wishing to take up the $15 per night bargain. Limited spots available. Please contact the Golf Club on 07 4945 1337 to book . 

And in Mackay...

Here are just a few  of the many Caravan Parks in and around Mackay. Search "Caravan Parks around Mackay" for more details.

Andergrove Van Park

Ph: (07) 4942 4922

Central Tourist Park Mackay

Ph: (07) 4957 6141

Bucasia Beachfront Caravan Resort

Ph: (07) 4954 6375

BIG4 Mackay Blacks Beach Holiday Park

Ph: (07) 4954 9334


Other Veteran Golf  Events & Carnivals to Play around Wintersun

(Click on Club's Name or Link to go to that site.)

Proserpine Women's, Mixed & Men's Opens

Friday 4th August - Sunday 6th August 2023


Pioneer Valley Veterans Open

Thursday 21st September 2023

There are quite a number of other 1 to 3 day Veteran Opens in North Queensland prior to Wintersun. For information, check the program on the QVGU web site ( or contact the clubs directly. 


The Wintersun Committee gratefully thanks our sponsors and partners for their valued contribution to again ensure the success of this event which has been going since 1994.

To visit the web sites of our Naming Sponsor, click on the image below. Please also click on the sponsors' logos, which will also take you to their web pages, to see what services they can offer to you.