Friday 15 November 2019

Members’ Newsletter

Medal of Medals – The Palms Golf Course

On Wednesday 6 November, the Men’s Medal of Medals was held on The Palms golf course with 14 of the possible qualifiers battling it out to be the best of the best for 2019. The Palms awaited players with superb putting surfaces and an overall beautiful presentation in the hot and dry weather conditions. Paul Franks, with a score of 70 nett and 5 shots clear of his nearest competitor, was crowned the 2019 Men’s Medal of Medal Winner. Congratulations to Paul and all of the qualifiers. Best of luck to the qualifiers in The Pines Medal of Medals event which will be held on Saturday 23 November.



Social Sunday – Texas Scramble

The Social Sunday modified Texas Scramble provided a refreshingly different format for the 11 mixed teams that braved the heat on Sunday 10 November 2019. 

The event was tightly contested with only two points between the top three teams. The team of Peter and Jenene Spencer & Peter and Janice Wright took line honours with an impressive score of 135. 

A countback on 133 points was required to split second and third place with the team of Steven and Julie Bridges & Stewart and Karen Gilchrist just edging out the team of Paul and Chris Lynam & Ian and Cathy Mathieson.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Amendments to the Club By-Laws

The Club Board has approved amendments to the Club By-Laws.

Amendments were made to 3. Admission of Members, 6. Discipline of Members and 8. General/Administrative. Relevant By-Laws were amended in regard to Junior Access, to the process and outcome of disciplinary action and to related definitions. To view the By-Laws, please click here.



Ladies’ Medal of Medals

The 2019 Ladies’ Medal of Medals will be held on The Palms golf course on Monday 18 November and on The Pines golf course on Thursday 21 November. Good luck to all those who have qualified.




Social Sunday – Skins Event

A reminder to all Members that the Club’s next Social Sunday event will be held this Sunday 24 November 2019 and is the ever popular Members’ Skins Event.

This is a four-person team event where all players will play single stableford and a mystery skins is completed post round with $5,000 of prizes up for grabs. Bookings for this event can be made via the online tee sheet.

The event will be followed by the Sunday Roast and Carvery as well as the Weekly Members’ Draw.



Ladies’ Closing Day

The annual Ladies’ Closing Day is fast approaching and bookings are now open. This is a fantastic day for lady Members to celebrate their year of golf and is always filled with lots of fun and laughter.

Date: Thursday 5 December 2019
Time: 8am shotgun start with lunch to follow
Price: $57 per player includes pre-golf tea and coffee, lunch and a drink on arrival
Format: Ambrose with a twist
Bookings: Via the online tee sheet


Christmas Party Packages

The Club invites you to host your Staff Christmas Party at the Club with packages inclusive of golf and post-golf catering. Enjoy 9 or 18 holes of championship golf on either The Palms or The Pines golf course* followed by thirst-quenching cool beverages and selected catering in the Clubhouse while enjoying the picturesque views of The Pines golf course. View further details here.



Christmas Giving Tree

To show our support and celebrate Christmas as a time to share, Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club is providing a Christmas Giving Tree for Members to donate toys and books to Australian children this Christmas.

The Christmas Giving Tree is located in the foyer of the Golf Clubhouse until Monday 9 December 2019. Gifts will be handed over to The Smith Family to sort, wrap and deliver to disadvantaged families all over Australia, ready for Christmas morning. Click here to read full details.



The Movember Foundation has been saving and improving men’s lives through projects focused on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention since 2003.

Throughout November, Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club staff will be again growing moustaches for this worthy cause.

There will be a special NTP event during the month and donation tins will be located in the golf shop. Donations can also be made through the Club’s Movember Team page here.

Christmas Catering

The Club is once again offering Members the opportunity to order traditional Christmas fare to assist in making Christmas Day celebrations extra special. Please complete this here to place an order for Christmas Day Catering*. A printed version of the form can be collected from Member Services. Orders will be available for collection on Monday 16 and Tuesday 24 December 2019 between the hours of 9am – 5pm.

*Please be aware that all items marked “approx. weight” will be charged based on final weight. 


Members’ Wine Sale

The Club is offering Members the opportunity to use remaining 2019 Club Credit by hosting the Sanctuary Cove Wine Sale for another year. Please click here to view the wine list or collect a hard copy from Member Services.

Please note that wine can only be purchased by the carton. Once your form is completed, please submit it to Member Services and you will be contacted once your wine is ready for collection and your Member account will be charged accordingly.


The Pines Golf Course – Irrigation Works

Week six of The Pines golf course irrigation project is underway. The 13th hole is now complete, pending the repair of defects, and it is expected that the 14th hole will also be complete by the end of the week. The contractors continue the main line work through to hole 15. All services on holes 15, 16, 17 and 18 are now located and these holes are ready for works.

The newly laid turf is requiring extra attention given the hot and windy conditions that we are currently facing.

Over the next week, it is expected that the 15th hole will be complete and that all defects will be repaired on 14.

The team will face the challenge of running the main line underneath Arnold Palmer Drive between the 15th and 16th hole.

2020 Members’ Handbook

In 2020, the Club will be moving to a digital format for the Members’ Handbook. This will be located in the Members’ section of the Club’s website under the Members’ tab and will go live on Friday 15 November 2019.

The Members’ Handbook page will include links to the following:

  • 2020 schedule – the first quarter is now live and the second quarter will be live on Sunday 1 December 2019
  • 2020 Honour Board and Major Event schedule
  • 2020 Honour Board and Major Event Conditions of Play
  • 2020 Social Sunday schedule

Hard copies of the calendar in A4 format will be available for Members at Member Services.

Beverage Specials in Lakeview Bar

The following beverage specials are available in Lakeview Bar while stock lasts:

Agave Margarita
Tequila, dry vermouth and Cointreau with a squeeze of fresh lime and a dash of sugar syrup to taste

Dirty Mojito
Spiced rum, fresh lime and sugar syrup topped with dry ginger ale and fresh mint leaves

James Boag’s Draught
Tasmania’s finest beer, 99.9% sugar free

Kirin Ichiban
Japan’s prime brew, 100% malt

2019 Junior Club Championship

The 2019 Junior Club Championship will be held over 36 holes on Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December 2019. This event is open to all junior Members of Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club. The event will be played on The Palms golf course and The Pines golf course, respectively. Round one will tee off at 11:28am on The Palms golf course and round two will tee off at 7:48am on The Pines golf course. 

Date: Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December 2019
Time: Round one tee off 11:28am on The Palms golf course, round two tee off 7:48am on The Pines golf course
Price: $15 per person per day
Bookings: To make a booking phone the golf shop on 07 5699 9050 or email

Members’ VIP Christmas Shopping

Join us for our exclusive Members’ VIP Christmas Shopping Night. This is a great opportunity to buy some Christmas presents and spend any remaining Club Credit which needs to be used before the end of 2019.

Enjoy drinks and canapés throughout the evening while taking advantage of the following special offers:
Spend $100 and receive an additional 10% off**
Spend $200 and receive an additional 15% off**
Spend $300 and receive an additional 20% off**

PLUS: Spend $500 on the night and go into the draw to win a $500 Club Credit for 2020 to spend anywhere in the Golf Club.

Date: Thursday 12 December 2019
Time: 3pm-7pm
Location: The Pines golf shop
*Excludes golf clubs, golf balls and GPS/laser units **Discount in addition to the existing 10% Member discount.

2019 Members’ Christmas Party 

Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club would like to extend an invite to all its Members to attend the 2019 Members’ Christmas Party – 70s style. Reflect on 2019 and relax amongst friends in front of the Clubhouse while enjoying our chef-designed canape selection with a refreshing beverage on arrival. Head into The Jabiru Restaurant and party the night away to 70s tunes with the band Scorpion, with suburb summer-inspired canapes served throughout the night. Be sure to bust out the flared pants and curly wigs with prizes for best dressed and most creative costume up for grabs. Whether you come as a hippie, rock star or ABBA fan, this is set to be a fantastic night at the Club.

Date: Saturday 14 December 2019
Time: 5:30pm-11pm
Location: Golf Clubhouse porte-cochere followed by The Jabiru Restaurant and Lakeview Terrace
Dress Theme: 70s
Cost: $49pp including a beverage on arrival and canapes
Bookings: Click here to register a table or contact Member Services on 07 5699 9000 or email

Christmas Day at the Club

Members and their guests are invited to join us at the Club for Christmas Day Lunch. A stunning buffet will be on offer with a beautiful seafood selection, roast carvery with all the trimmings, traditional Christmas fare, salads, a charcuterie selection, bakery delights and an irresistible display of indulgent Christmas themed desserts.

Be entertained by live music while the kids have fun with a Christmas Elf, face painting and an exciting visit from Santa Claus. Make this Christmas Day one to remember surrounded by your loved ones at the Club.

Date: Wednesday 25 December 2019
Time: 12pm – 3pm
Location: The Jabiru Restaurant and Lakeview Bar
Price: Adults $130 per person including a beverage on arrival, Children 5-12 years $60, 4 years and under FOC
Dress: Smart Casual
Bookings: Click here to book, contact Member Services on 07 5699 9000 or email

Titleist Custom Logoed Golf Bags

The Club is pleased to announce the release of limited-edition Titleist custom logoed golf bags which are available exclusively to Members for a limited time.

This exclusive offer is for logo custom golf bags which will be logoed with The Pines and Arnold Palmer Signature Course logos and the option of your name. Click here for full details.

Weekly Members’ Draw

The Member drawn in last week’s draw was Mr Scott Vernon. Mr Vernon was not present, therefore this week’s draw value will jackpot to $1,600 Club Credit.

This Sunday, there will be another two chances to find a winner. In order to claim the Members’ Draw, the winner must be present in Lakeview Bar at the time of the draw. If the winner is not present, the draw will jackpot to $1,700 Club Credit next week with two chances to win.


Riversdale Golf Club

Set in the heart of Melbourne is Riversdale Golf Club, the second oldest golf club in Victoria.  Riversdale Golf Club is renowned for its superb quick greens and risk-reward golf holes.

Walk the tree-lined undulating fairways, cross stone bridges and tranquil lakes and you follow in the footsteps of some of Australia’s greatest players.  Step into the clubhouse and you are part of history dating back to 1869.  Sit back and enjoy the relaxed Riversdale hospitality, its splendid food and wines and absorb the picturesque views of lush green fairways, beautiful Northern and Southern Hemisphere trees, and lakes in the distance.

Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club Members may indulge in Riversdale Golf Club’s luxuries up to five times per year at its Member guest rate, with up to three guests per round, paying the same fees.

To find out more about Riversdale Golf Club, please visit

For letters of introduction to our reciprocal and affiliate golf courses, please contact Ashleigh Blacksell on 07 5699 9000 or email. To enquire about Pacific Links International bookings, please email Ryan Gailey.

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