Sanctuary Cove Golf & Country Club

Gleneagles Drive,

Sanctuary Cove, Queensland 4212

  • Office

    +61 (0)7 5577 6108
  • Pro shop

    +61 (0)7 5577 6151
  • Fax

    +61 (0)7 5577 6026
  • Golf pro

    Steve Darmody
  • Academy

    Sanctuary Cove Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and residential.

  • Designer:

    Original design by Fred Bolton (1985); re-routing and renovation by Ross Watson (2010).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
5904
5547
4653
Par
70
70
70
SSS or slope

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Palms course. Also at Santuary Cove is the 18-hole Pines course (par-72; 6681 mtrs from back tees).

Location

Latitude:

-27.857194

Longitude:

153.361104

How to get there:

65 km SE of Brisbane.

Sanctuary Cove Golf & Country Club (Palms course)

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1985

Sanctuary Cove Golf & Country Club boasts two 18-hole championship courses: the typically higher-rated Arnold Palmer-designed Pines course, and the also well-regarded and shorter Palms course, which was designed by Ross Watson.

Nestled within century old Cabbage Palms, the tree-lined and open parkland Palms course should not disappoint, with many attractive features and several excellent holes to enjoy. It has a total length of 5904 metres off the championship tees, and includes numerous water features and hazards. The Palms exudes the traditions of the game, with distinctive holes, deep greenside bunkers and boldly contoured greens requiring creative shot making.

Stay & Play at Sanctuary Cove: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Brisbane / Gold Coast

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season: A$150, golf cart included.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Walking permitted. Golf carts are fitted with GPS.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

The Palms course at Sanctuary Cove was originally designed by Fred Bolton, an American golf course designer who initially worked for Jack Nicklaus. While working for Nicklaus, Bolton was sent to oversee the construction of the re-design of The Australian Golf Club in Sydney. Bolton stayed in Australia after the project was completed, and began his own independent design business, designing several well-nown Gold Coast courses in the process. He married an Australian and settled on Queensland's Gold Coast.

Published ranking

2020 Australian Golf Digest rating: 71st best course in Australia.

Where2Stay

  • InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort5-star

    Manor Circle, Sanctuary Cove, Queensland 4212.

    +61 (0)7 5530 1234

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    The InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort boasts 243 rooms and suites set against a backdrop of picturesque fountains, lush gardens, a marina, golf course and a spectacular one acre beach lagoon pool. Queensland’s first InterContinental branded property offers guests a complete luxury experience.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Sanctuary Cove (Pines and Palms courses)

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Hope Island

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Gainsborough Greens; Arundel Hills; Royal Pines; Palm Meadows; Lakelands.

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