Friday 7 February 2020

Members’ Newsletter

2020 Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club Easter Tournament

Entries are now open for the 2020 Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club Easter Tournament. The Easter Tournament is a highlight on the Club’s golfing and social calendar and will run from Thursday 9 April 2020 until Monday 13 April 2020.

For full event details and to enter, click here.



Men’s Senior, Veteran and Vintage Club Championships

A glorious summer morning greeted players for the finals of the 2020 Men’s Senior, Veteran and Vintage Club Championships on Sunday 2 February 2020.

In the Senior final, John Scerri took on Marshall Leigh which was always going to be a very competitive game. Marshall was leading throughout and held a two-up lead on the 16th tee. Some solid play from John sent the match to extra holes. Marshall had a chance to win the match on the first playoff hole, but the short putt slipped by. This then opened the door for John to win the second playoff hole and be the 2020 Men’s Senior Club Champion.

In the Veteran final, Gary Simmons played against Cliff Hoyle. Gary held a slender two-up lead through nine holes. Cliff just couldn’t find a way to narrow the margin with great golf being played by both men. Gary proved to be a touch too good and won the Veteran Championship by a 3 & 2 margin. This gave Gary back to back wins in the Veteran Championship.

In the Vintage final, Bart Doff played against Angelo Siokos. Bart was off to a hot start and was three up after four holes. Angelo then rallied with some fantastic golf to be all square after twelve holes. Bart then was too good and won four straight holes to take the match 4 & 2.

A special thank you to the three referees Greg Herring, David Vosloo and Rob Lane, who gave up their time on a Sunday to assist. 

Pick a Tee Day

The Match Committee is trialling a Pick a Tee competition day tomorrow, Saturday 8 February 2020 on The Pines golf course. Both the men’s and the ladies’ competition will be one competition, and each will have their choice of tee per the below:

  • Men will have the choice of playing from the black, blue or white tees
  • Ladies will have the choice of playing from the red or yellow tees

The daily handicap will adjust to the tee Members select to play off.

We welcome any post-event feedback to be sent to Ryan Gailey via email.

Bleasdale Wine Tasting

On Wednesday 12 February 2020, Mark O’Conner from Bleasdale winery will be visiting the Club to host a wine tasting event in Lakeview Bar from 5:30pm. Members and guests are invited to join us in Lakeview Bar to sample a selection of wines from one of the most historic wineries in Australia, which celebrated 165 years of continuous winemaking in 2015.

Date: Wednesday 12 February 2020
Time: from 5:30pm
Price: Complimentary
Location: Lakeview Bar
Bookings: Bookings are not required for this event

Book on Club History

We recently reminded Members that the Club is proud to have over 30 years of Club history including Major Event and Honour Board winners. Club Member Mr. Greg Gilson has offered to project manage and curate the production of a book celebrating the Club’s history that will be made available for Members to purchase. The book will cover the following:

  • The development of Sanctuary Cove Resort with a strong focus on the early days
  • The history and evolution of Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club 
  • Unique memorabilia, anecdotes and images from the past three decades

The Club is seeking assistance from Members for this project in the following areas:

  • Catalogue memorabilia
  • Contribution of content including stories or memorabilia
  • Contribution of content including stories, images or memorabilia

If you are interested in assisting, please contact Greg Gilson via email or by phoning 0439 961 983.

First Aid Course

The Club is holding a First Aid course that is open to Members on Tuesday 3 March 2020. There are two options available to Members:

Those who completed their First Aid course through the Club in 2019 can renew their CPR certification during a three-hour face to face course plus online pre-course learning. Note that the CPR component is valid for one year only.

For those who would like to complete the full First Aid and CPR course, the face to face course is eight hours plus online pre-course learning. The full course will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to administer first aid, basic life support and CPR in an emergency.

Those completing the CPR refresher will be required to attend the morning session only.

There are no prerequisites for the course however, those attending will be required to demonstrate their physical ability to perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on a mannequin to meet the performance criteria for assessment. 

All attendees will be required to provide a USI (student number from the online learning modules) prior to completing the course.

Date: Tuesday 3 March 2020
Time: 9am – 5pm. Those completing the CPR refresher will only be required for the morning and this portion will only cover CPR
Price: CPR only $62 per person. CPR and First Aid $99 per person
Location: Golf Clubhouse
Bookings: Bookings and prepayment are essential. To book, click here

Spaces are limited and subject to availability. Bookings close Sunday 16 February 2020. 

Members’ Online Bookings – The Jabiru Restaurant

The Jabiru Restaurant is now taking dinner reservations via an online tee sheet.

Restaurant booking sheets will be open 14 days in advance. Members can book up to 9 guests, any groups larger will need to be made directly with the Club.

  • Login to MiClub at
  • Click on Fixtures
  • Click on Resources on the top right-hand side
  • Select ‘Jabiru Restaurant Bookings’
  • Select date which you would like to make the booking for
  • Add your name to the ‘Book As’ box
  • Add the number of guests to the booking
  • Add any comments you would like displayed on the booking, such as table request or dietary requirements

Click here for visual instructions regarding how to make a booking. If you have any questions, please contact Member Services on 07 5699 9000.

Men’s and Ladies’ Competition Grading Change

The new world handicapping system was implemented on Thursday 30 January 2020.

The Match Committee has made a decision to implement a new grading system from this date for all men’s and ladies’ competitions, excluding all Monthly Medals, Major Events and Honour Board Events where traditional grading will continue to be used.

The new grading system will be a sliding grade system. This means that the competition splits will change from day to day depending on the field size per the below example:

Men’s competition with 104 players
A grade – 35 players with the lowest handicaps
B grade – 35 players with the next lowest handicaps
C grade – 34 players with the highest handicaps

The split may change slightly if there are several golfers on the same handicap that are right on the grade split.

The Golf Services staff will write the daily grade split on the results sheet.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please email or phone Ryan Gailey on 07 5699 9000.

The Pines Golf Course Irrigation Project

The Pines golf course irrigation project continued this week with the completion of turfing works on both range tees and the surrounds. The installation of lateral lines and irrigation heads on the 11th hole fairway, rough and tee complex was also completed.

The next two weeks will see the main line, laterals and irrigation heads completed on the 8th hole as well as all defects completed on hole 11 and the hole signed off.



Burleigh Brewing Co. Beverages now available in Lakeview Bar

Lakeview Bar is now stocking two beers from Burleigh Brewing Co.:

Burleigh Bighead
Burleigh Brewing Bighead No Carb Lager is a full-flavoured, full-strength beer that is 100% natural and boasts a clean, crisp taste. With zero carbs and only 88 calories per bottle, Bighead is brewed traditionally, with an innovative twist. The depth of flavour will surprise you.
Stubby 8.5

Burleigh Twisted Palm
Tropical Pale Ale
Like the place it calls home, the flavours in Burleigh Brewing Twisted Palm Tropical Pale Ale are relaxed and uncomplicated. The unique hopping regime delivers tropical aromas and characters of orange, mango and papaya. All sitting comfortably together, it is a perfect accompaniment to delicate flavours such as your favourite seafood. Equally, it is the ideal refreshment to partner with more robust dishes.         
Stubby 8.5                    

Dining in The Jabiru Restaurant

The Jabiru Restaurant will be serving a unique weekly menu offering Members and their guests four courses for $55 per person or six courses for $75 per person, running weekly until Friday 3 April 2020.

The weekly menu is a Chef’s tasting menu created by the Club’s culinary team, and no dish will be repeated throughout this period. To view this week’s menu, click here.

In addition to the Chef’s tasting menu, there will be live entertainment in The Jabiru Restaurant during this period on the following dates:      

  • Friday 7 February: Nostalgia Duo
  • Friday 21 February: Peter Cohen
  • Friday 13 March: Nostalgia Duo
  • Friday 3 April: Peter Cohen

Date: Friday 24 January – Friday 3 April 2020
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Location: The Jabiru Restaurant
Bookings: Bookings can be made via the online tee sheet. Click on ‘Other Bookings’ at the top of the right hand side of the page then select Jabiru Restaurant Bookings. To view detailed instructions regarding online bookings, click here.

Please see our friendly staff to discuss menu options.

Valentine’s Day

Members and their guests are invited to book a table from 5:30pm on Friday 14 February 2020 to enjoy an intimate dining experience in The Jabiru Restaurant.

Your evening will commence with a welcome glass of Mumm Petit Cordon on arrival, followed by a special Chef designed three-course menu that is sure to delight the taste buds. To enhance the evening’s romantic atmosphere, guests will enjoy the classic sounds of harpist Rhondda Howland throughout the evening.

Date & time: Friday 14 February 2020 from 5:30pm
Location: The Jabiru Restaurant
Price: $75pp three-course dinner including a glass of Mumm Petit Cordon on arrival
Bookings: Bookings are essential. To book phone Member Services on 07 5699 9000 or book via the online tee sheet

Clinic for Ladies new to Golf 2020

Michael Jones from MJ Golf is holding a clinic in 2020 for all ladies who are new to golf. This golf clinic is designed for ladies who are new to the game and want to learn how to play, understand the rules and golf etiquette. Michael’s course offers a friendly, non-competitive environment with morning tea provided in the Clubhouse at the conclusion of each clinic. Lady representatives from the Club will join the group for morning tea. Click here for full details.



2020 Sanctuary Cove Professional Shootout – Save the Date

The Club is pleased to announce that the 2020 Sanctuary Cove Professional Shootout will be held on Sunday 26 July 2020. We are looking forward to another spectacular event and are looking to have the strongest field yet for a professional shootout.

If Members are interested in sponsoring the event, please email Ryan Gailey for more information.

Golf Grip Special

SuperStroke Rubber Grips are used by some of the world’s best golfers including Jordan Spieth.

For this week, Members can purchase grips for $10 each for the standard size or $12 each for the midsize.

Alternatively, regrip your set of clubs* for $100 for the standard size or $120 for the midsize.

*Conditions apply. Full set regrip offer is valid for up to 13 clubs. This offer is valid for floor stock only and no further Member’s discount applies.


Titleist Clearance          

Titleist has just released the new Vokey SM8 series wedges and its new range of Scotty Cameron Select putters.

The golf shop has discounted prices on current floor stock to make way for the new releases.

SM7 demo wedges
$85 each

Scotty Cameron Studio Select putters – brand new floor stock only
RRP $569, reduced to $399

Conditions apply. No further Member discount applies. These offers are valid for current floor stock only.

Weekly Members’ Draw

Congratulations to Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club Member Mrs Beverly Bayley who was the lucky winner of $2,600 Club Credit at the Members’ Draw on Sunday 2 February 2020.

This Sunday, the draw will reset to $1,000 and there will be one chance to find another lucky 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 $1,100 Club Credit next week with once chance to win.



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