Sanctuary Cove is acclaimed worldwide as an international resort of excellence. Since opening in 1987, Australia’s first fully integrated resort has offered magnificent community facilities and a superb lifestyle conveniently located for travel from Surfers Paradise and Brisbane.
Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club has 2 major locations including The Golf Clubhouse that is open to Members and their guests only, and The Country Club that is a Members and public location.
The Palms Golf Course
The Palms golf course has undergone an $8.8 million reconstruction in recent years and was redesigned by renowned golf course architect Ross Watson. After its reopening in April 2011, The Palms is considered a championship course rivalling some of the best golf courses in Australia, now ranked in Australian Golf Digest’s Top 50 golf courses. It has a total length of 5904 metres off the championship tees, and has numerous water features and hazards. Tee placements have been designed to suit a variety of playing conditions and a diverse range of players. Nestled within century old Cabbage Palms, The Palms golf course is a return to the traditions of the game, with distinctive holes, deep greenside bunkers and boldly contoured greens requiring creative shot making.
The Palms is designed to challenge players of all abilities.
In the Australian Golf Digest’s recent Top 100 Australian Golf Course rankings, The Palms golf course came in at number 48 and was ranked 37 in the 2018 GOLF Course Guide’s list of the Top 100 Australian golf courses.
The Pines Golf Course
As Australia’s only Arnold Palmer signature course, The Pines golf course is recognised as one of Australia’s best and most challenging courses. Ranked as one of Australian Golf Digest’s Top golf courses, The Pines is carved through 101 hectares of established pine forest, the course features corridor approaches to several holes, with lakes guarding others. Fourteen of the holes are contoured around six man-made lakes. An abundance of wildlife features on The Pines including rare bird life and scores of native Australian kangaroos.
With a course rating of 74 off the black tees and 72 off the blue tees the course offers a very special golfing experience.
In the Australian Golf Digest’s recent Top 100 Australian Golf Course rankings, The Pines golf course came in at number 45.