Weekly Update Friday 24 March 2017

24-march-2017NEED-TO-KNOWClubhouse 4Members’ Information Evening

On Thursday 27 April, the Club will be holding the first Members’ Information Evening for 2017 in Lakeview Bar. The evening will provide the Board of Directors the opportunity to discuss 2016 results, 2017 results year-to-date, the remainder of the year and general business.

Importantly, there will also be an opportunity for Members to ask questions through an open Q & A forum. The Board requests that the opportunity to raise any matters relating to the Club are raised at this meeting, not at the Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club Holdings AGM on Thursday 4 May 2017.

Date: Thursday 27 April 2017
Time: From 6pm
Location: Lakeview Bar

Line_Grey_1200Country-Club_Small4-Week Challenge Winners

On 13 February, 30 Members signed up to The Country Club’s 4-Week Challenge. Each Member was weighed and measured at the beginning and end of the 4 weeks.

The 4-Week Challenge is designed to encourage participants to train regularly and follow a healthy eating plan, allowing them to understand the results they can achieve through hard work and dedication in only 4 weeks. To assist them, all participants enjoyed a comprehensive health talk as well as daily training programs suitable to their requirements and fitness levels.

Congratulations to our 4-Week Challenge winners:

  1. Ian Mathieson – weight loss of 5.2kg and an overall loss* of 13.5cm
  2. Michael Selby – weight loss of 5.2kg and an overall loss* of 16.5cm
  3. Tegan Crisafulli – weight loss of 4.2kg and an overall loss* of 16.5cm

* Includes measurement of one arm, the chest, the waist and one thigh.

Line_Grey_1200IMG_99511-1Complimentary Flu Vaccinations

Sanctuary Cove Medical Centre is offering all Equity and Gym Members complimentary flu vaccinations.

To book, please phone 07 5577 8066.


Line_Grey_1200Hope-Island2017 Pennant Season

Wet and soggy conditions confronted the Sanctuary Cove Division 1 Pennant team at Links Hope Island on Sunday 19 March. Despite the weather challenges, the team had a convincing win of 6 – 1 over Southport Golf Club.

Match results were as follows:

  1. Dylan Perry – won 6 & 4
  2. Mitchell Varley – won 2 up
  3. Tony Lee – lost 2 down
  4. Kade McBride – won 4 & 3
  5. Paul Smerdon – won 4 & 2
  6. Bailey Knoll – won 2 & 1
  7. Terrence Ng – won 4 & 3

The next round will be played on Sunday 2 April against the Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club Pennant team on their home course.

Line_Grey_1200general kangaroo golf courseMixed Social Sunday – Team Multiplication Stableford

The next event on the Social Sunday calendar is the Florida Ambrose competition held Sunday 2 April 2017.

A four-player team event, each player plays the whole round as a Stableford event. Team scoring is based on using the best three (3) scores of the team. The total score for each hole is the 2 best scores added together and MULTIPLIED by the 3rd best score. So, if the 3rd best score is 0 the team score for the hole is 0.

For those players whose partners do not play golf, a register is now available in the Golf Shop for any Member seeking a partner for mixed events.

Following golf, enjoy Sunday Casual Dining in Lakeview Bar, as well as the Weekly Members’ Draw.

Throughout March, enjoy a choice of roast pork, chicken breast, alternate lamb and beef (choice of three per week). Roast meals will be served with roast potatoes, pumpkin, red onion, cauliflower cheese bake, baby spinach and jus with a bread roll for just $20 per person. Weekly dessert specials are available at $6 each.

Dinner bookings will be taken prior to the event in the Golf Shop.

Line_Grey_1200general kangaroo golf course 22017 Men’s and Ladies’ Sanctuary Cove Masters

The Sanctuary Cove Masters events for 2017 are fast approaching with the Men’s tournament played on Wednesday 5 April and the Ladies’ event on Thursday 6 April.

Both competitions are Single Stroke events, for which the day’s overall winner receives a green jacket.

Previous Sanctuary Cove Masters winners who wear their green jacket to the Club for presentations will receive one complimentary standard beverage.  Standard beverages include tap beer, house wine, tea, coffee and soft drink.

coursecareDirectional Signage and Roped AreasDirectional Signage and Roped Areas

Both The Pines and The Palms golf courses display directional signage and roped areas, which are in place to minimise damage to worn areas.

To assist in maintaining and improving both of our beautiful golf courses, we kindly request that all cart signs are obeyed and golf carts remain on paths around all tees and greens.

Calendar-of-eventsGeneral ClubhouseNew Members Welcome and Cocktail Party

On Friday 24 March, the Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club Board and Management will be hosting the second New Members Welcome and Cocktail Party for 2017 to welcome new Equity Members of the Club.

All Members are invited to attend the Cocktail Party from 6pm for drinks and canapés followed by optional dining in The Jabiru Restaurant.

Attendance at the Cocktail Party is complimentary for Members who dine in The Jabiru Restaurant afterwards and enjoy the table d’hôte menu.

Date: Friday 24 March 2017
Time: 6pm
Location: Clubhouse Foyer
Price: $20 includes drinks and canapés. Complimentary for Members who dine in The Jabiru afterwards
Bookings: Contact Sophie Wilson on 07 5699 9000 or email

Line_Grey_1200General golf course 52017 Nine and Dine – Next Event: Chinese Themed Cuisine – Thursday 30 March

This year, Nine and Dine continues to offer the perfect Thursday afternoon activity. Growing in popularity over the past two years, 2017’s Nine and Dine sees the introduction of a fortnightly 4-Person Ambrose competition followed by a themed dinner in Lakeview Bar.

We invite you to join us for the next Nine and Dine afternoon on Thursday 30 March, commencing with golf at 2:30pm in a shotgun start format. Following 9 holes of golf, enjoy dinner in Lakeview Bar for $15 per person.  Members are invited to bring a guest for $50 per person.

For this event, indulge in a Chinese themed meal.

Click here to view the 2017 Nine and Dine schedule.

Line_Grey_1200US MastersUS Masters Breakfast in Arnie’s

On Monday 10 April, join us in Arnie’s Café and Bar from 6am to watch the final round of the 2017 US Masters on the big screen.

Treat yourself to the delicious Eggs Benedict with perfect poached eggs served on a toasted English muffin with bacon or ham, sautéed spinach and homemade hollandaise sauce.

With barista coffee and the full Arnie’s Café and Bar breakfast menu available all day, Arnie’s is the place to be to watch the final round at Augusta.

Line_Grey_1200Easter-250-x-250Easter Sunday Lunch in Arnie’s Function Room

Hop into Arnie’s Function Room on Easter Sunday and enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch and a hot or cold beverage of your choice.

With a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny and an Easter Egg Hunt, as well as an abundance of chocolate, face painting and other kid’s activities, Arnie’s Function Room is sure to offer a great family day for all.

Date: Sunday 16 April 2017
Time: 12pm – 3pm
Location: Arnie’s Function Room, The Country Club
Price: Barbecue lunch $40 per adult | $20 for children 13 years and under. Price includes one beverage*
Bookings: Contact Sophie Wilson on 07 5699 9000 or email

*Conditions apply. One (1) complimentary tea, coffee, soft drink, orange, or apple juice is included with all barbecue lunches purchased.

Line_Grey_1200Easter1_20172017 Easter Tournament

Online bookings are now open to play in the annual Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club Easter Tournament, held from Thursday 13 April to Monday 17 April 2017.  Click here for further details.

HEALTH-AND-FITNESSyoga10 Ways Yoga will help your Golf

Yoga is known to provide an abundance of health benefits, both physical and mental. It can be particularly helpful for golfers, as the golf swing requires core strength and flexibility while the mental side of golf is arguably the game’s greatest challenge.

Next time you’re contemplating which new class to try at The Country Club, keep the following benefits of yoga in mind, which will contribute to the quality of your game:

Improves your flexibility Builds muscle strength
Perfects your posture Prevents cartilage and joint breakdown
Relaxes your system Improves your balance
Releases tension in your limbs Boosts your immune system functionality
Gives you inner strength Lowers blood sugar


Monday 13 March – Ladies Wednesday 15 March – Men’s Thursday 16 March – Ladies
Friday 17 March – Men’s Saturday 18 March – Men’s Saturday 18 March – Ladies

View Billings Cup results here.

GET-TO-KNOWStuartStuart Godlee – Golf Course Maintenance

Stuart Godlee has been part of Sanctuary Cove’s Golf Course Maintenance team for nearly 17 years. As a greenkeeper and grounds person, Stuart knows our treasured golf courses like the back of his hand.

To learn more about Stuart, please click here.

Golf-shops-newsGolf Shop News imageThe Pines Golf Course – Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course Logo Shirts

In late 2016, the Club introduced a new The Pines logo, which has been well received by both Members and guests.

The Arnold Palmer Signature shirt range donning this logo is valued at $64.95, and we are offering the following specials until Sunday 9 April 2017:

Purchase one shirt for $49.95
Purchase two shirts for $69.95

The shirts are available in white, black and light blue.

Golf-professionalsInt_Hero_Golf_SteveHole1_060412Steve Darmody

Recall that great golf lesson with a comprehensive movie clip

Have a lesson with Steve Darmody, and receive it by email with before-and-after video footage, special graphics to highlight the change and a voice over explaining how to practice. This video can be viewed on any device including your mobile phone, which can be a fantastic practice resource when on the driving range.

Success story
Long-term students Bill and Jakob Goonan competed in the father and son Quinella at Brookwater Golf Club on the weekend. Jakob and Bill scored a remarkable 65 and 66 nett, respectively.

Call Steve on 0419 731 152 to book your game improvement session.

Bar&RestaurantsAdobeStock_112457415The Jabiru Restaurant March Promotion

Indulge your senses by dining in The Jabiru Restaurant on Friday evenings throughout March and go in the draw to win a decadent picnic basket filled with delicious treats for you and your loved ones to share.

The picnic hamper valued at $350 boasts a fine range of products for you to enjoy:

  • Roaring Meg Pinot Noir
  • Roaring Meg Pinot Gris
  • Wheel & Barrow picnic blanket
  • Two Rona sparkling champagne flutes
  • A special serving plate
  • Cheddar cheese wheel
  • Cheese knife
  • Delicious olives
  • Tasty sun-dried tomatoes
  • Specialty chorizo sausage
  • Belgian Delights chocolate gift box

The Jabiru Restaurant Menu offers a delectable fine dining table d’hôte menu. Guests will have the option of relishing in a tempting two-course or a luxurious three-course banquet.

Book now to enter the draw and enjoy a special evening.

Date: Friday evenings
Time: From 6pm
Location: The Jabiru Restaurant
$49 per person for two courses, $59 per person for three courses
Required, please phone 07 5699 9000

Line_Grey_1200250-x-250ArniesCoffeeWin Coffee for a Year

Win a cup of coffee per day for a year at Arnie’s Café and Bar.

Simply dine in Arnie’s Café and Bar on or before Friday 31 March 2017 for your chance to WIN!

To enter, attach your receipt to an entry form which will be supplied by Arnie’s staff and place it in the entry box at Arnie’s.

our_place_hero_2400x1200Featured Winery March – Wither Hills

Wither Hills was established in 1994 from Marlborough, New Zealand, and was founded on the philosophy that the very best wines are ‘created in the vineyard’.

Much of Wither Hills’ success lies in the quality fruit sourced from the cornerstone vineyards of Rarangi, for its unique coastal location produces lean and distinctive Sauvignon Blanc, and regularly produces some of the best Pinot Noir from the Taylor River which is located directly behind the winery.

Winemakers: Matt Large and Sally Williams

Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc
This Sauvignon Blanc boasts tropical guava, sweet Meyer lemon, perfumed kaffir lime and mandarin aromas which stimulate the senses with underlying nuances of crunchy fresh garden salad and ripe red capsicum.
Bottle $25 Glass $6.50

Wither Hills Pinot Noir
Rich brooding aromatics full of dark wild berry fruits, alluring toasty spice and subtle earthly undertones blend together in a concentrated hedonistic bouquet.
Bottle $49 Glass $12.50

This wine is available while stocks last.

Roast_250x250-183-183-96dpiSunday Casual Dining

Throughout March, enjoy a choice of roast pork, chicken breast, alternate lamb and beef (choice of three per week).

Roast meals will be served with roast potatoes, pumpkin, red onion, cauliflower cheese bake, baby spinach and jus with a bread roll.

Date: Sundays in Lakeview Bar
Time: Available from 5:30pm
Price: $20 per person I Desserts $6 each

Bookings recommended, phone 07 5699 9000.

Other-Membership-InformationLakeview-BarWeekly Member’s Draw

The Member drawn in last week’s draw was Natasha Finberg. Mrs Finberg was not present therefore this week’s draw value will jackpot to $1,100 Club Credit.

This Sunday, there will be one chance 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 $1,200 Club Credit next week with one chance to win.

Line_Grey_1200HuntingdaleHuntingdale 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.

Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club Members have the privilege to play up to five rounds per year at Huntingdale Golf Club’s Member guest rate, with up to three guests per round, paying the same fees.
To find out more about Huntingdale Golf Club, please visit www.huntingdalegolf.com.au

Upon booking a round of golf at a reciprocal or affiliate golf club, please contact Laura Liebenau 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 Laura Liebenau.

For letters of introduction to our reciprocal and affiliate golf courses, as well as to enquire about or place Pacific Links International bookings, please contact Laura Liebenau on 07 5699 9000 or email Laura Liebenau.