Friday 26 June 2020

Members’ Update

Annual General Meeting

The 2019 Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club Holdings Limited Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday 23 June at 6pm via virtual online webinar. Please click here to view the Meeting Presentation.

Member Survey 2020

On Wednesday 24 June, a Member Survey was distributed to all shareholders from Should you not have received this email, please check your junk or spam folders.

The Board kindly invites all shareholders to complete this survey, so as to provide valued feedback on the Club’s future.

Men’s and Ladies Handicap Championships

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Handicap Match Play Championships that were played at the Club on Sunday 21 June 2020. We look forward to presenting the below winners with their trophies once the Club reopens on 1 July:
Men’s A Grade
Jeff Dern defeated Doug Green 2 and 1
Men’s B Grade
Chris Smith defeated David Vosloo 1 up
Men’s C Grade
Wayne Kirby defeated Shaun Clarke 2 and 1
Ladies A Grade
Keiko Ishii defeated Audy White 1 up
Ladies B Grade
Tokiko Mino defeated Jenene Spencer 5 and 4
Ladies C Grade
Cheryl Martin defeated Marcelle Chapman 3 and 1
A special thank you to the referees who took time out of their Sundays to assist with officiating; Greg Herring, Margie Hay, Judy McDonald, Alan Lock, Robbie Hall and Rob Lane.

Golf Clubhouse Reopening – Update

On Tuesday 30 June, Members will receive further correspondence specific to COVID-19 requirements in preparation of the Golf Club reopening on 1 July 2020. In line with COVID guidelines, Lakeview Bar, The Jabiru Restaurant and Lakeview Terrace will be set up to abide by the rule allowing 20 persons at any one time in each section. Social distancing must be obeyed by keeping 1.5 metre distance from others. Members will be required to enter and exit the Golf Club as marked and are asked to kindly adhere to the directional signage.

In the initial phase of reopening, a snack menu with limited food items will be available until Members are advised further. The trading hours will be as follows:

Monday         11:30am – 2:30pm

Tuesday         Closed

Wednesday   11:30am – 5:30pm

Thursday       11:30am – 2:30pm

Friday            11:30am – 5:30pm

Saturday        11:30am – 5:30pm

Sunday          11:30am – 5:30pm

Each Member will be required to sign in, either by completing a form or via QR code using a mobile phone, prior to being seated in the area designated by staff, and we will be conducting table service only. Members will be required to use your Member accounts or credit card for payment of accounts. Payment cannot be made by cash at this time. From the time Members enter the Club areas, you will be requested to stay in the Club for a maximum of sixty (60) minutes if the facility is nearing or at capacity. As noted above, these guidelines will be outlined in detail in Tuesday’s communication.

The coffee service outside in the Golf Operations area will remain in place until further notice, however the hours will change to 7am – 11:30am daily.

Your patience and cooperation with staff when we reopen the facilities in these challenging circumstances will be greatly appreciated, noting that the team will have the full support of Management and the Board to enforce the legislative requirements.

Sanctuary Cove Easter Tournament

The Sanctuary Cove Easter Tournament is always a highlight on our golfing calendar and the Match Committee has worked hard to ensure we can reschedule this year’s event.

The Walker Cup will be played on Sunday 4 October with a seafood buffet to follow. The Jabiru Cup will be played on Monday 5 October followed by a barbecue buffet. Further details regarding these events will be released closer to the date.



Golf Shop – End of Financial Year Sale

For three days only, there will be an end of financial year sale in The Pines golf shop. Take advantage of the below offers on Sunday 28 June until Tuesday 30 June 2020:

  • 25% off all golf shoes
  • Purchase any piece of clothing and receive 50% off the second piece. Discount will be taken off the lowest priced item
  • $45 per dozen for 2017 Titleist Pro V1 golf balls
  • 25% off all Oakley sunglasses
  • 25% off all golf bags
  • Take an additional 20% of reduced-to-clear clothing
  • Scotty Cameron Phantom X Series putters – RRP $629, sale price $429
  • Lajosi 303 Stainless putters – RRP $599, sale price $399

  • Lajosi GSS Series putters – RRP $1,199, sale price $899

*Conditions apply. No further Member discounts apply. All specials are off floor stock only, no custom orders.

Arnold Palmer Statue

On Tuesday 23 June, a bronzed statue of Arnold Palmer was erected between the first and 10th tees of The Pines golf course. For a full story and to view photos, please click here.

School Holiday Golf Clinics

Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club will be hosting junior school holiday golf clinics over the July school holidays. Open to children aged 6 to 15 years old, the clinics will be fun and engaging whilst educating the participants about the fundamentals of golf. Click here to read full details.


Takeaway Locale Coffee

The Club is serving locally roasted Locale takeaway coffee in line with social distancing guidelines with contactless transactions from the Club’s coffee cart, located at The Pines bag drop. Coffee is available daily from 7am – 3pm until 1 July 2020, when operational hours will change to 7am – 11:30am daily.

Prices are as follows: 

  • Small coffee – $4
  • Large coffee – $5

All coffee served includes a biscuit.

Time: 7am – 3pm daily
The Pines bag drop

The Pines Golf Course Irrigation Project, Driving Range Temporary Closure and 3rd Hole Cart Path Upgrades

The Pines golf course irrigation project continued this week with the completion of ring mains and heads on the practice putting green as well as clean up works on the practice holes and the completion of defects in practice areas. This has resulted in these areas being signed off as complete.

The coming week will see works commence on major upgrades to the Members’ driving range. On Monday 29 June, works will be focused on the mobilisation of plant and equipment and marking out of target greens and fairway profiles. Tuesday 30 June – Friday 3 July will see the bulk earth works and shaping of the area. A total of 805 pine trees will be planted along both sides of the driving range, framing the area to match the aesthetics of The Pines golf course. In addition, the planting will reduce the amount of rough along the range and assist in minimising required maintenance of the area.

During this period, the driving range will be closed for four (4) weeks, reopening on Monday 27 July, subject to weather. The Palms driving range will be available to Members during this time.

On Monday 29 June, upgrade works on the cart path on hole 3 of The Pines will commence.

We appreciate your patience and understanding while these works are completed. 

Challenge yourself to embrace Technology to make your Golf more enjoyable

Michael Jones is holding an exclusive Golf Technology Clinic for Members only on Tuesday 7 July. Michael will use technology to enhance Members’ understanding of their golf performance including BodiTrak and flightscope. Each participant will receive feedback with tips on how to improve his/her game from the video footage captured.  

Date: Tuesday 7 July 2020
Time: 1pm until 3pm
Price: $45 per person
Location: The Palms driving range

This clinic is open to a maximum of six (6) Members.

Michael is also offering on-course lessons at special prices:

  • One Member for one hour – $120
  • Two Members for one hour – $70 per person
  • Two Members for two hours – $120 per person   
  • Three Members for two hours – $100 per person

To make a booking, contact the golf shop or Michael Jones via email or phone 0413 482 968.

Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club COVID-19 precautionary guidelines will be adhered to during all golf lessons.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

The Club has communicated via email to Members on several occasions over the past few months to keep Members up to date with the ever evolving coronoavirus and the effect on the Club, golf courses and operations. Each of these updates is copied onto the Members’ News page of the Club’s website. To view, login to the Members’ section of the website and click on the Members’ News tab. All future communications and updates will continue to be posted there as well.





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