RACV Royal Pines Resort

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   RACV Royal Pines Resort Est. 1990

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RACV Royal Pines Resort is home to a well-rated and always popular 27-hole golf course, which sits at the heart of Queensland's Gold Coast. The course has recently benefitted from a substantial redesign by Graham Marsh, and now presents a tougher test than in days of old. There are many attractive holes to challenge your game on the Green and Gold "Championship" nines (to the east of the clubhouse) as well as on the Blue-nine (to the west).

Set against a lush tropical background and wrapped around the towering resort hotel, this tree-lined and open parkland layout should not disappoint. Previously a "bomber's paradise" from the tee, the 2015 renovation has significantly toughened-up the course, with the enlarging of some of the strategic water hazards and addition of plenty of stylish high-lipped bunkering.

In and around the often elevated greens is where your game will be most thoroughly tested. These large undulating putting surfaces are now defended by deep expansive bunkers, and mounds and hollows galore. Slick runoff areas are also present around the greens; some will unceremoniously carry your ball straight into the awaiting water hazards.

Following the revamp, this well-maintained layout is again a fitting and challenging centrepiece to this RACV Stay & Play facility.

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Making Contact

RACV Royal Pines Resort
Ross Street,
Ashmore, Gold Coast, Queensland 4214
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Office   +61 (0)7 5597 8700
Pro Shop   +61 (0)7 5597 8787

  +61 (0)7 5597 2277

Email   enquiries@royalpinesresort.com.au
Website   www.royalpinesresort.com.au
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Golf Pro
Mark Gibson (Director of Instruction)
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About the course

The course: 27 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Relatively flat terrain - no effort to walk.
Surroundings: Residential setting.
Designer: Original design by Tomojiro Maruyama (1990). Extensively renovated by Graham Marsh (2015).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6690 5988 5182
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 75 71 71
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Championship course (Green & Gold nines), which is used for the Australian PGA Championship and ANZ Ladies Masters. The Blue-nine is similar in length to the other two nines.
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How2Get There?

75 km SE of Brisbane

Essential information

Green Fees:
2016 visitor fee, 18-holes: A$150. Golf cart included. [Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play rates and packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

The Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV) operates four golf resort properties, all with onsite accommodation. The four are: Healesville (60 km E of Melbourne, Vic); Torquay GC (21 km south of Geelong, Vic); Cape Schank Resort (Mornington Peninsula, Vic) and Royal Pines Resort (75 km SE of Brisbane, Qld).

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Published Ranking
2016 Australian Golf Digest rating: 90th best course of the 1,500 courses in Australia.
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Latitude: (-28.003041)
Longitude: (153.376243)
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RACV Royal Pines Resort 4.5 star
Ross St, Benowa, Gold Coast, QLD 4214.
+61 (0)7 5597 8700

Located a short drive from the white sandy beaches of Surfers Paradise and at the heart of the region’s sand belt, the 331-room RACV Royal Pines Resort is set on a 27-hole champion golf course. The resort is situated midway between the sparkling coastline and the lush beauty of the hinterland rainforests.

Golf at this hotel Royal Pines
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