Friday 3 January 2020

Members’ Newsletter

Happy New Year

The Board, management and staff of Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club wish all our Members and your loved ones a very happy, safe and prosperous 2020.




Membership Subscriptions

A friendly reminder that 2020 Membership Subscriptions were due and payable on 1 January 2020.

For Members that have selected direct debit, your payment was processed on this date.

Please note the Club’s new NAB bank account details on your December invoice.

The 2020 Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club buggy stickers are available for collection from Member Services once your fees are up to date.

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

We look forward to seeing you at the Club in 2020.

The Palms Golf Course Renovation

On Monday 6 January 2020, The Palms golf course will be closed for its annual grooming period. This process will take the Golf Course Maintenance team five days to complete, with a reopening date of Saturday 11 January 2020. We appreciate your patience during this time.




The Palms Hole 4 Rectification Works

While The Palms golf course is closed next week for renovation, the Club’s Golf Course Maintenance Team will be making improvements to the 4th hole.

The works will include but are 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 will take approximately 7 days to complete and a further 3 weeks for the newly laid turf to knit in.
During this time the 4th hole will be played as a par 4.

Congratulations to Members who scored a Hole in One

Congratulations to the following Members who scored a Hole in One throughout 2019:

Hole 4 The Pines golf course:
Robyn McDonald – 14/02/2019
Brian Bellamy – 31/05/2019

Hole 7 The Pines golf course:
Cathy Mathieson – 20/05/2019
Rob Lane – 9/06/2019
John Scerri – 12/07/2019
Susan Brooker – 28/09/2019
John Hargreaves – 16/10/2019

Hole 13 The Pines golf course:
Kota Kagasaki – 26/07/19

Hole 16 The Pines golf course:
Margie Hay – 16/02/2019

Social Sunday – Members’ Guest Day

The Club’s first Social Sunday event for 2020 will be held on 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. 



Ladies’ Opening Day

Bookings can now be made for the 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

Sunday Night Roast is available at $30 per person for Members and their guests who are not wanting to play in the Australia Day event.

Temporary Closure of The Pines Driving Range

The Pines golf course irrigation project will recommence on Monday 6 January with the installation of the irrigation main line that feeds The Pines driving range. It is expected that this will take five days to complete, pending weather conditions. During this time, The Pines driving range will be closed and Members are able to use The Palms driving range.  Please note it will be irons only on The Palms driving range.

The following week will see the main line installation on hole 11, the clean-up and turfing works on hole 18 and the completion of defects and sign off of hole 17.


Sunday Night Roast at the Club

As of Sunday 5 January 2020, the price of the Club’s Sunday Night Roast will increase from $25 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.

Price Increases

In line with supplier price increases, please be advised that the Club has adjusted food and beverage and golf shop pricing. This was effective 1 January 2020.





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 Mrs Barbara Mitterdorfer and Mr Peter Campbell. Mrs Mitterdorfer and Mr Campbell were not present, therefore this week’s draw value will jackpot to $2,300 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 $2,400 Club Credit next week with two chances to win.


Glenelg Golf Club

Ranked inside Australia’s top 25 golf courses, Glenelg Golf Club offers a true world-class challenge and is recognised as one of Australia’s premier golfing facilities. Strategic design elements and impeccable turf quality provide a memorable challenge for all players. 

Glenelg Golf Club is a must if you are visiting South Australia and wish to add another first-class golf course to your list of courses played.

At Glenelg’s member guest rate of $82.50 per player, Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club Members may play at Glenelg Golf Club up to five times per year with up to three guests per round.

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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