Weekly Update Friday 12 May 2017


NEED-TO-KNOWlist-1Congratulations Cory Crawford

Congratulations to Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club Member Cory Crawford on winning the first professional event of his career following a thrilling six-hole playoff against fellow Queenslander Brett Rankin at the SP Brewery PNG Golf Open.

Cory finished regulation play at 10 under par matching Brett. The pair went head to head for the PNG Open trophy with Cory prevailing in a marathon 6-hole playoff at Royal Port Moresby Golf Club. The pair could not be separated through the first five playoff holes on the par 3 18th, with both making par on all attempts. On the sixth attempt, Cory made par for his first victory on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia. For his win, Cory is now on the Tour’s Order of Merit including full exemption until the end of 2018.

Last week was a great week dominated by Sanctuary Cove golfers, with Anthony Quayle finishing outright third and Adam Stephens tied fifth.

Line_Grey_1200Roasted Lamb ShanksThursday Night Dining in Arnie’s Café and Bar

Relax and unwind on Thursday evenings at Arnie’s Café and Bar and enjoy a delicious, mouth-watering meal.

Commencing Thursday 18 May, Arnie’s Café and Bar will be open for dinner and drinks for you and guests to enjoy, while taking in the evening views of The Palms golf course. Menu items include family winter favourites such as Braised Lamb Shanks, Slow Cooked Organic Beef Cheeks and Classic Fish ‘n’ Chips. View the menu here.

Arnie’s offers a family friendly dining venue as well as the perfect date-night venue.
Snuggle in next to one of our outdoor heaters while enjoying your dining experience.

Bookings are recommended, phone Arnie’s Café and Bar on 07 5699 9000 or email.

Line_Grey_12002mms_img1703112500New Sunday Breakfast Menu in Lakeview Bar

Lakeview Bar is the perfect place to enjoy a fantastic breakfast off the brand-new menu while overlooking the 18th hole of The Pines golf course on Sunday mornings.

This new menu is available from 7am and includes items such as Croque Madame, leg ham and Gruyère cheese layered between thick cut brioche, grilled and topped with fried egg and tomato relish and Ricotta Hotcakes, handmade and drizzled with Canadian Maple, vanilla ice cream, fresh strawberry and mint salad. View the full menu here.

To book phone Lakeview Bar on 07 5699 9000.

Line_Grey_1200pines from clubhouse2017 Nine and Dine Events – Next Event: Indian Delights and a 4-Person Ambrose

The Club continues to proudly host Nine and Dine events on Thursday afternoons.  This format has continued to grow over the past two years and further advancements will make these afternoon events even better.  Nine and Dine now has a full schedule for 2017 and will feature different themed dining for each event.  This is a pleasant mix of golf and food, allowing Members and their guests to play a fun golf competition and enjoy a meal in Lakeview Bar with fellow Members and guests after their round.

Join us for the next Nine and Dine afternoon, commencing with golf at 2:30pm in a shotgun start format. Following 9 holes of golf, enjoy an Indian themed dinner in Lakeview Bar for $15 per person, which also includes your competition fee.  Members are invited to bring a guest for just $50 per person.

The next event will be held on Thursday 25 May. Golf will be played as a 4-Person Ambrose.

Click here to view the 2017 Nine and Dine schedule.

Line_Grey_1200Pines LSanctuary Cove Ladies v Royal Queensland Ladies

Every year, the Sanctuary Cove Ladies enjoy a golf day against Royal Queensland’s lady golfers.  This year, the event will be hosted by Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club on Monday 29 May 2017. Two Sanctuary Cove Ladies will play with two Royal Queensland Ladies to make up each four.  The competition will be a 4BBB Stableford with an 8:30am shotgun start on The Pines golf course. Following golf, Ladies’ will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch prepared by Sous Chef Jamie-Lee Goodger in Lakeview Bar.

Ladies wishing to play in this event should register via the online tee sheet which is now open.

This Ladies’ event attracts healthy competition each year, and it is always a very enjoyable day.

Date: Monday 29 May 2017
Time: 8:30am shotgun start
Location: The Pines golf course followed by lunch in Lakeview Bar
Price: $45 per person including the competition fee, pre-golf Danishes and post-golf lunch
Bookings: Via the online tee sheet

Line_Grey_1200250x250-Palms-18Ladies’ Pennant

The Women’s Golf Gold Coast Pennant season runs from Monday 26 June to Monday 28 August 2017.  If you would like to be considered for one of the teams, please see the Golf Shop staff and add your name to the Ladies’ Pennant team register.

The-Pines-16th-900-x-400The Pines Golf Course Renovations

On Monday 30 October, The Pines golf course will be closed for renovations for seven days and will re-open on Monday 6 November.  The Board has decided to close the course for an additional two days this year to ensure all renovations are completed without interruption and to give Members their Saturday golf competition on a non-renovated, well presented golf course.

The Saturday Members’ competition for both the Men and Ladies will now be held on The Palms golf course on Saturday 4 November.  Social play will be available on The Palms golf course on Sunday 5 November while The Pines golf course remains closed.  The Pines golf course will re-open for play on Monday 6 November 2017.

We appreciate your patience throughout the renovation period.

coursecareRaking Bunkers

Raking bunkers is not only a very important part of golf course etiquette, but raking bunkers correctly ensures you and other golfers following have the best possible lie when playing out of both fairway and greenside bunkers. To rake bunkers correctly, the below steps should be followed:

Step 1: When playing a bunker shot, ensure you enter the bunker at a low point or flat area, to avoid disruption or damage to the face of the bunker.

Step 2: After playing the shot, begin raking the sand over the areas disrupted by footprints and by the divot where the ball lay. Rake the sand towards you ensuring you don’t rake too much sand.  The goal is to leave the sand as flat and even as possible when you exit the bunker.

Step 3: When leaving the bunker, ensure all footmarks and divots are raked and place the rake on a flat spot in the bunker, facing the direction in which the hole is played.  This will reduce the chance of a ball coming to rest in a bad lie next to the rake.

Calendar-of-eventsPines courseSocial Sunday Skins Event

The next Social Sunday Golf event will be played on The Pines golf course on Sunday 14 May in a 12pm shotgun start. The day’s format will be a Skins Event, an enjoyable four-person team event, for which bookings are now available via the online tee sheet.

Skins tournaments have always been very popular at the Club, with over $5,000 worth of prizes on offer again for this upcoming competition.

Following golf, enjoy Sunday’s traditional roast casual dining menu in Lakeview Bar, as well as the Weekly Members’ Draw.

Line_Grey_1200New ABMT ImageAustralia’s Biggest Morning Tea in Arnie’s Function Room

Join us for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea in support of Cancer Council Queensland.

With a delicious variety of exquisite High Tea delights, a glass of sparkling on arrival, raffles, and lucky door prizes to be won, bring your friends in for a fun-filled day raising money for a worthy cause.

A donation of $5 per person will go towards the Cancer Council in aid of finding a cure for cancer through continued extensive research.

Date: Tuesday 16 May 2017
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am
Price: $45 per person which includes a $5 donation to the Cancer Council Queensland
Location: Arnie’s Function Room, The Country Club
Bookings: Phone 07 5699 9000 or email

Line_Grey_1200Cancan1web-headerVive la France

What is so unique about France that has people sighing when you mention Paris?

We are creating an evening featuring the most joyful elements to entertain you.

Our stunning drinks hostesses are in fact Cancan dancers who will perform for you after serving you French bubbles. In addition, a special, French inspired menu will be sure to caress your taste buds.

Finally, what evening wouldn’t be complete without our version of Edith Piaf? Please join us.

Date: Saturday 20 May 2017
Time: 6:30pm
Location: The Jabiru Restaurant
Price: $110 per person
Dress: Formal
Bookings: Phone 07 5699 9000 or email

Line_Grey_1200Italy 4Little Italy in the Heart of Sanctuary Cove

Let us take you for a tour of beautiful Italy with your bright red Vespa.

On Saturday 29 July, The Jabiru Restaurant will transform into an Italian Restaurant where you will sit back and enjoy our tantalizing, Italian themed 5-course degustation paired with a decadent list of vinos.

With a phenomenal menu on offer on the night and wine pairings for each course, reminisce on your previous Italian adventures or plan your next getaway.

Date: Saturday 29 July 2017
Time: 6:30pm
Location: The Jabiru Restaurant
Price: $129 5-Course Degustation Menu including wine pairing with each course
Bookings: Phone 07 5699 9000 or email

TIP FROM THE KITCHENIMG_4218Lemon Tip from Jamie-Lee Goodger

Lemons are one of the most versatile citrus fruits, but getting the liquid you need from lemons can be a difficult task. Even extracting half a cup of juice can take a few lemons.

I recommend microwaving your lemons prior to squeezing them to help get all the juice out easily. Warming up the fruit for 15-20 seconds softens its insides. This allows you to extract the most lemon juice from the fruit that you can, saving you time and money. Just remember to let the lemon cool for a minute before you start slicing.

This trick works on oranges, too.


Monday 1 May Wednesday 3 May – Men’s Thursday 4 May – Ladies
Friday 5 May – Men’s  Saturday 6 May – Men’s Saturday 6 May – Ladies

GET-TO-KNOWCasandra Weiske | Member Services OfficerCasandra Weiske – Member Services Officer

Casandra has been with Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club since 2015 in the position of Member Services Officer. Casandra is located at Member Services in the Clubhouse and is looking forward to assisting you with any Member enquiries that you have.

To learn more about Casandra, please click here.

Golf-shops-newsScreen Shot 2017-05-07 at 8.13.33 amBeat the Winter Chill with FootJoy

The  FootJoy ProDry Performance Thermal Base Layer is a non-restricting constructed shirt that fits closely to the skin to help regulate body temperature without interfering with the golf swing.

Buy any FootJoy Base Layer Thermal shirt and receive a complimentary sleeve of Titleist DT TruSoft golf balls

TaylorMadeTaylorMade Fitting Day

TaylorMade is renowned for its M1 and M2 drivers, fairway woods and rescue clubs, which are used by players such as Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose and Jason Day.

On Friday 19 May, TaylorMade will be hosting a fitting day on The Pines driving range, providing you with the opportunity to be fitted with the clubs that best suit your game.

Date: Friday 19 May 2017
Time: 9am – 1pm
Location: The Pines driving range
Bookings: Via the online tee sheet or by emailing Ryan Gailey

Golf-professionals18280246_1095967683842492_222131112_n_Fotor-300x205Michael Jones – It’s more than just a Game

Golf brings people together. As my students Norika Tsukamoto and Isabelle Taylor found out on the recent long weekend, golf’s a great way to spend an afternoon, share a story and enjoy some fun moments.

Preparing to compete in the women’s interstate series next week as part of the Queensland team, 16-year-old Isabelle played 9 holes with my newest student, 18-year-old Norika, who has relocated from Japan to spend time in Australia improving her golf game.


A big fan of Japanese culture, Isabelle picked up a few new Japanese phrases including “sugoi”, meaning “wow”, when Norika birdied the 4th hole par 3.

Well done, Girls. It’s great to see you playing good golf and enjoying the afternoon.

MJ Golf Performance can assist with lesson and membership packages for overseas golfers who wish to take advantage of Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club’s world-class learning facilities.

Bar&RestaurantsFullSizeRender.jpgThe Jabiru Restaurant

The Jabiru Restaurant has been serving a brand-new elegant table d’hôte menu designed weekly by Sous Chef Bryce Faull.

Members and their guests will enjoy The Jabiru Restaurant’s weekly menu, as well as have the opportunity to discuss the menu with Bryce during service on the evening.

For bookings, contact Lakeview Bar on 07 5699 9000. *

*Please note that dress regulations apply in The Jabiru Restaurant. Males must wear a collared shirt and long pants as well as enclosed shoes and socks. Tailored denim is permitted. Ladies may wear thong style shoes; however, rubber thongs are not permitted in any area of the Clubhouse at any time.

Line_Grey_1200Beef steakExtended Saturday Night Lakeview Bar Trading

Members and their guests are invited to the Club on Saturday nights to enjoy our brand-new and relaxed evening dining environment in Lakeview Bar until 10pm.

A special dining menu has been designed by our culinary team offering a casual and enticing dining experience. Click here to view the menu.

Until 30 September, those who dine on Saturday night will receive a complimentary house wine or draught beer with every main meal.

Contact Lakeview Bar on 07 5699 9000 to book a table.

Sunday DiningSunday Casual Dining

The Club has been overwhelmed to receive such positive feedback on its new traditional roast menu which is available every Sunday evening in Lakeview Bar.  This enticing menu will be sure to tempt your taste buds with a range of traditional roasted dishes served carvery style for just $25 per person which includes an array of delicious desserts.

Sunday Casual Dining Menu
Fresh bakery selection including sourdough, Turkish bread and assorted petite rolls served with olive oil, balsamic and cultured butter

Slow cooked roasted Cape Grim sirloin with mustard and garlic crust
Organic, roasted chicken rubbed with paprika and seasoned with lemon
Lamb shoulder pressed with garlic and rosemary
Pork leg, crisp roasted and rubbed with sea salt and apple cider
Assorted condiments and traditional gravy
Yorkshire puddings

Steamed seasonal greens rolled with butter and garden herbs
Cauliflower au gratin
Roasted root vegetables mixed with caramelised Spanish onions
Crunchy roast potatoes

Dessert Buffet
Warmed bread and butter pudding
Chocolate mud cake
Apple crumble
Whipped cream

Date: Sundays in Lakeview Bar
Time: Available from 5:30pm
Price: $25 per person

Bookings recommended, phone 07 5699 9000.

Other-Membership-InformationGeneral ClubhouseWeekly Member’s Draw

The Members drawn in last week’s draw were Mr Chris Scott and Mr Daniel Phillips. Mr Scott and Mr Phillips were not present therefore this week’s draw value will jackpot to $1,800 Club Credit.

This Sunday, there will be 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 $1,900 Club Credit next week with two chances to win.

ClearwaterClearwater Golf Club

The Clearwater Golf Course has proven itself as a venue for international professional golf over 13 consecutive years, yet it offers a rewarding experience to all visitors from its six tee choices.

Clearwater Golf Club is located in Christchurch, New Zealand, and is a must if considering a trip to New Zealand. Walk in the footsteps of Clearwater graduates such as Jason Dufner, Bubba Watson, Jason Day and most recently Lydia Ko, who in February 2015 posted a course and career record low score of 61 whilst ranked as the World Number 1 female player.

With its glistening spring-fed lakes, Clearwater lives up to its name, providing a lush oasis close to the city and Christchurch International Airport; it offers a golfing escape and change of pace that few destinations can match.

A magnificent 18-hole course awaits the international traveller and those closer to home. The course is complemented by superb practice areas and impressive accompanying facilities including a fleet of modern electric golf carts equipped with GPS.

After your golf, enjoy the best in golfing hospitality in the Member Lounge, savouring the views of the famous closing hole from the comfort of leather lounge chairs, or the wonderful deck area.

Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club Members have the privilege to play up to five rounds per year with up to three guests at Clearwater Golf Club’s member guest rate.

Upon booking a round of golf at a reciprocal or affiliate golf club, please email Ashleigh Blacksell to request your letter of introduction.

MEMBERS-GOLF-EXPERIENCESOne of the many privileges of being an Equity Member of Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club is having access to over 150 golf courses both nationally and internationally, through our extensive reciprocal, affiliate and Pacific Links International networks.

A number of Members have taken advantage of this unique offering, with new enquiries regularly received. As a means of providing you with additional, first-hand information, we wish to invite those Members who have visited our partnering facilities to provide and share feedback on their experiences at any of our associated golf clubs and courses.

If you would like to share your experiences and recommendations, please email Ryan Gailey.

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