Friday 10 January 2020

Members’ Newsletter


Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club – Club History

The Club is proud to have over 30 years of Club history of Major Event and Honour Board winners. In addition to being displayed on boards around the Clubhouse, this information is now available on the Club’s website and app. To view the winners on the app, open the app and click on the icon on the bottom right of the home screen.




Membership Subscriptions

A friendly reminder that 2020 Membership Subscriptions were due and payable on Wednesday 1 January 2020. Please note the Club’s new NAB bank account details on your December invoice. For Members that have selected direct debit, your payment was processed on this date. The 2020 Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club buggy stickers are available for collection from Member Services once your fees are up to date.

As per the Club’s By-Laws, all statements rendered for charges by the Company shall be due and payable by the 15th day of the month. Accounts unpaid after this date will be considered delinquent. Members will be unable to charge to their account and will receive a Default Account Notice notifying them of their suspended membership until outstanding fees have been paid.

The golf facilities can only be accessed after fees have been paid and your 2020 Member buggy sticker is displayed.

The Palms Golf Course Renovation

On Monday 6 January 2020, The Palms golf course closed for its annual grooming period. This process has taken the Golf Course Maintenance team five days to complete, with a reopening date of tomorrow, Saturday 11 January 2020.

We appreciate your patience shown during this time.



The Palms Hole 4 Rectification Works

While The Palms golf course was closed this week for renovation, the Club’s Golf Course Maintenance Team made improvements to the 4th hole.

The works included but were not limited to:

  • Improving sub surface drainage
  • Re-contouring of the landing area
  • Lifting of irrigation heads
  • Solid turfing of the entire area affected by the rectifications

These improvements are expected to be completed by Monday 13 January 2020 and will take a further three weeks for the newly laid turf to knit in.
During this time the 4th hole will be played as a par 4.

Social Sunday – Members’ Guest Day

The Club’s first Social Sunday event for 2020 will be held this Sunday 12 January 2020 and is a 4BBB stableford. This event is also a Members’ guest day. Each Member is invited to bring one complimentary guest for the day with a $12 competition fee being the only payment required.

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



2020 Ladies’ Opening Day

Bookings can now be made for the 2020 Ladies’ Opening Day on Thursday 16 January 2020.  This day is always a fun day and a great way to start the golfing year. 

Date: Thursday 16 January 2020
Time: 8:30am shotgun with lunch to follow
Price: $57 per player. Price includes pre-golf tea and coffee, lunch and a drink on arrival
Event: Florida Ambrose
Bookings: Bookings can be made via the online tee sheet

Australia Day Social Sunday Golf Event

Celebrate Australia Day 2020 at the Club with golf on The Pines golf course followed by our Australia Day themed Sunday Night Roast in Lakeview Bar. 

The Australia vs The Rest of the World Challenge is a 2-person ambrose and we invite you to dress up and represent your team on this fun-filled day.

Our Australian Day themed roast includes mini truffles, pavlova, lamingtons and chocolate crackles.

Date: Sunday 26 January 2020
Time: 12:30pm shotgun start with pre-golf food served from 11:30am
Location: The Pines golf course and Sunday Night Roast in Lakeview Bar
Price: $55 per person includes competition fee, pre-golf food adjacent to the putting green and our Australia Day themed Sunday Night Roast in Lakeview Bar
Bookings: Via the online tee sheet

Members and their guests who opted not to play in the Australia Day event can still enjoy our themed Sunday Night Roast for $30 per person.

The Pines Golf Course – Irrigation Works

The Pines golf course irrigation project has recommenced after the Christmas and New Year break with the installation of the main line on the driving range, turfing around the sprinkler heads and valve boxes on hole 18 and completion of the defects on hole 17. The driving range has been closed for these works and is expected to reopen on Wednesday 15 January 2020.

Next week will see the completion of two path crossings on hole 11 and on the driving range and the install of the main line on hole 11. It is also expected that defects on holes 17 and 18 will be complete.


Sunday Night Roast at the Club

As of Sunday 5 January 2020, the price of the Club’s Sunday Night Roast increased to $30 per person.

The Club’s Sunday Night Roast includes your choice of roast pork, roast beef or roast chicken as well as delicious roasted vegetables. In addition to roast meat and vegetables, the price includes fresh soup and a full dessert buffet.

Date: Sunday evenings
Time: 5:30pm – 8pm
Location: Lakeview Bar
Bookings: Bookings are recommended. Phone Lakeview Bar on 07 5699 9020

2020 Members’ Handbook

In 2020, the Club has been moved to a digital format for the Members’ Handbook. You will find this in the Members’ section of the Club’s website, under the Members’ tab.

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

  • 2020 schedule – the first quarter is now live
  • 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.

Beginner Bridge Lessons

If you are looking for a new challenge in 2020, the Sanctuary Cove Bridge Club is hosting a set of intensive beginner Bridge lessons in February. Non-members of the Golf Club are also welcome to attend this course, conducted by Joan Butts, one of Australia’s best known Bridge teachers. Click here to see full details. Contact Suzi Ledger via email or phone 0419 028 412 if you have any questions.

Titleist Custom Logoed Golf Bags

Exclusive, limited-edition Titleist custom logoed golf bags are still available to Members, though 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.



Oakley Sunglasses          

Purchase any pair of Oakley Sunglasses during the month of January and receive an additional 15% off on top of the Member discount, total discount 25%.

Oakley has the best sunglasses for both on and off course. The new range of prizm golf lenses improves contrast for better separation of colour and gives you more depth cues to gauge distance and grass conditions.

Players like Rafa Cabrera Bello, Louis Oosthuizen, Ian Poulter and Zach Johnson all rely on Oakley sunglasses both on and off the golf course.

This promotion also includes custom orders.  Visit to view the entire range.

Weekly Members’ Draw

The Members drawn in last week’s draw were Mr Graham Stanton and Mrs Sheryl Gardner. Mr Stanton and Mrs Gardner were not present; therefore this week’s draw value will jackpot to $2,400 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 $2,500 Club Credit next week with two chances to win.


Huntingdale Golf Club

Rising to fame in 1979 with the inaugural hosting of the Australian Masters, Huntingdale has emerged as one of the most recognisable golf courses not only in Australia, but in the world. Since 1979, Huntingdale has played host to some of the most famous names in world golf, including Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Seve Ballesteros, Greg Norman, Nick Faldo, Geoff Ogilvy and Tiger Woods. In 2008 Huntingdale celebrated the 30th consecutive year of hosting the Australian Masters and was justifiably recognised as “Home of the Australian Masters”.

Consistently rated as one of the best golf courses in Australia, Huntingdale greets players with superbly manicured fairways, strategic fairway bunkering and large undulating greens. This combination of features at Huntingdale ensures this course challenges the best professionals and the latest technology. The greens at Huntingdale are true and fast and are generally kept in “Masters” condition throughout the year. Players hitting wayward shots to the far side of the greens can anticipate long undulating putts. The final stretch of holes contains some of the toughest and finest finishing holes in the world.

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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