Weekly Update Friday 26 May 2017


NEED-TO-KNOWSCovePines_04TeeLow_4121Members’ Working Bee

The Match and Greens Committee of Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club have organised a working bee for Members on Tuesday 6 June.

The working bee will focus on filling in divots on the fairways and clearing up any sticks or branches in the pine trees so that we can begin cleaning up the pine cones with our machine.

Members will be walking The Pines golf course while completing the above tasks.  At the completion of the Working Bee, there will be complimentary beverages and snacks available to Members that participated in Lakeview Bar.

Date: Tuesday 6 June
Time: 3pm-5pm
Location: Meet at The Pines practice putting greens at 2:50pm

Line_Grey_12002Unknown-1Saturday Member Barbecue 

As of this Saturday 27 May, there will no longer be a barbecue option available for Members at the halfway point of competition golf.

A newly created menu that Members can order from while on-course has been designed to replace the barbecue. This menu can be viewed here.

Place your order between 8:30am and 2:30pm by phoning the Golf Shop on 07 5699 9008. Orders must be placed a minimum of 15 minutes prior to collection. Collection and payment of your order is from The Pines Golf Shop.

Line_Grey_1200Unknown-5Too Good Tuesday Lakeview Bar

Members and their guests are invited to the Club on Tuesdays to enjoy a specially designed two-course lunch menu in Lakeview Bar.

Selecting only the finest local ingredients, our chefs will create a delicious weekly two-course menu accompanied by a glass of wine for you to enjoy.

Date: Every Tuesday
Time: 11am – 2pm
Price: $25 per person which includes a glass of wine, a Locale coffee or Twinings tea
Bookings: Bookings are recommended, phone 07 5699 9000 or email

Lakeview Bar is open to Members and their guests only.

Line_Grey_1200SCovePines_04TeeLow_4121Men’s C Grade Monthly Medal

Over the past 12 months the Match Committee have been asked to consider changing the Men’s C Grade Monthly Medal on The Pines golf course from the Blue Tees back to the Black Tees as it was several years ago.

The Match Committee has recently completed an informal survey with the majority of the Men’s C Grade competition golfers.  Over 80% of the Members surveyed requested that the Men’s C Grade Monthly Medal remain off the Blue Tees.

At the recent May meeting the Match Committee decided that the Men’s C Grade Monthly Medal will remain on the Blue Tees.  If any Members have any concerns over this decision please email Ryan Gailey.

Line_Grey_1200SCovePines_04BunkerLow_4115Gold Coast District Golf Association Interclub Pennant 2017

The 2017 Gold Coast District Golf Association (GCDGA) Interclub Pennant season is scheduled to commence in July this year. We would like to invite our Members to participate in the upcoming Pennant series, which include the Match Play Interclub Pennant, the Senior Pennant and the Super Senior Pennant.

The first round for the 2017 Match Play Interclub Home & Away will be played on Sunday 2 July in A, B and C Grade.

Your GA handicap as at 5 June will determine which grade you qualify for, with the grades defined as follows:

A – GA 0-9
B – GA 10-16
C – GA 17-24

This series will precede the Senior and the Super Senior Pennant for the 2017 John Goss Shield, which begins on Monday 7 August 2017.

Senior Pennant is not handicapped, and players must be of, or over the age of 50 prior to 7 August to meet the eligibility criteria.

The Super Senior series is a Match Play handicap competition without handicap limits, and players must play in handicap order. To be eligible, competitors must be of, or over the age of 60 prior to 7 August 2017.

If you wish to take part in one of this year’s GCDGA Pennant series, please add your name to the lists provided on the notice board in the golf shop. Should you have any questions regarding either series or joining one of the Pennant teams, please contact Ryan Gailey via email.

Line_Grey_1200Vive la FranceVive la France Event

On 20 May, the Social Committee hosted the  Vive la France Dinner in The Jabiru Restaurant.

Members and their guests’ enjoyed a French style four-course meal while being entertained by Can Can girls, a French singer and then danced the night away to the sounds of Joe Phillips. Click here to view images from the event.

Thank you to the Social Committee for organising another great event.

Line_Grey_12002IMG_1486Congratulations Laura Liebenau

Congratulations to Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club Member Services Manager Laura Liebenau and her partner Matt on the safe arrival of Noah Jones on 16 May at 2:20am. Noah weighed 3.3kg and was 52.5cm long. Both Laura and Noah are doing well.

timbrayCongratulations Tim Bray

Congratulations to Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club Golf Operations Manager Tim Bray and wife Bree on the safe arrival of Madison Linda Bray on 19 May at 12:16pm. Madison weighed 2.8kg and was 49cm long. Both Bree and Madison are doing well.

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea eventAustralia’s Biggest Morning Tea

Sanctuary Cove Country Club’s annual Australia Biggest Morning Tea event in support of Cancer Council Queensland was held on Tuesday 16 May at the brand-new Arnie’s function room. Guests were entertained by the lovely Faye Wyer who kindly emceed the morning. A wonderful selection of clothing and swimwear was paraded by Calypso Swimwear and Sanctuary Cove Resort Shoppe, as well as a lovely display of intimate apparel from Champagne for Breakfast, located on Chevron Island. Read the full story and see the image gallery here.

220170430_193016Ladies’ Golf Clinics with PGA Professional Ashleigh Blacksell – LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE

PGA Golf Professional Ashleigh Blacksell is holding a number of Ladies’ Group Golf Clinics which are open to both Members and the public.

These clinics will be held on the below Tuesdays from 9am-10:30am:

  • Tuesday 6 June 2017
  • Tuesday 20 June 2017
  • Tuesday 4 July 2017
  • Tuesday 18 July 2017
  • Tuesday 1 August 2017
  • Tuesday 15 August 2017

The cost is $200 per person for 6 clinics or, $40 per clinic. The price includes coffee and cake after each clinic in Lakeview Bar.

There are a maximum of 10 ladies per clinic. To secure your spot, email Ashleigh.

coursecareBuggyBuggy Parking on the Golf Courses

A reminder to all Members that correct parking on the golf courses will assist in maintaining healthier course conditions.  It is also a responsibility as a passenger or playing partner to advise fellow Members in your playing group if they are parking their buggys in the incorrect areas.  This will limit any unnecessary damage to our beautiful golf courses. Please click here to view further details regarding parking locations during your round, specifically around tee boxes and greens.

Calendar-of-eventsDCIM100MEDIADJI_0072.JPGSocial Sunday – Florida Ambrose

The next event on the Social Sunday calendar is the Florida Ambrose competition, which will be played on Sunday 28 May and will be a 12pm shotgun start.  This event is also round one of the Mixed Winter Challenge which is a Mixed competition with five qualifying rounds.  The top two pairs from each event qualify for the final, which will be played on Sunday 27 August.

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.

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

Line_Grey_1200SCovePines_08ThroughTrees_9575Sanctuary 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.

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_1200pines from clubhouse2017 Nine and Dine Events – Next Event: Tapas and Tasting Plate

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 tapas and tasting plates in Lakeview Bar for $15 per person, which includes your competition fee.  Members are invited to bring a guest for just $50 per person.

The next event will be held on Thursday 8 June. Golf will be played as a 4-Person Ambrose.

Click here to view the 2017 Nine and Dine schedule.

Line_Grey_1200webLittle 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

HOME-LAWN-CAREPaul McLeanFeed your Lawn by Paul McLean

What do lawns like to consume? Nitrogen is the most important nutrient. Look for a mix of fast and slow-release fertilizers that will green up your lawn quickly.

Good to Know
Feed your lawn “little and often” preferably with a liquid fertiliser around every 8 weeks.


Monday 15 May Wednesday 17 May – Men’s Thursday 18 May – Ladies
Friday 18 May – Men’s  Saturday 20 May – Men’s Saturday 20 May – Ladies

GET-TO-KNOW25199DB0A-12ED-4282-8EB2-06D94D170F41Rebecca Hill – Food and Beverage Coordinator

Rebecca (Bec) commenced her employment at Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club in October 2016 as a Food and Beverage Attendant in the Clubhouse. Along with her professional and friendly demeanour, Bec’s optimistic personality as an organised, forward-thinking and initiative-taking individual shone through, leading to her promotion to become the Club’s Food and Beverage Coordinator in March this year.

Prior to starting at Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club, Bec lived in Canada for 2 years where she enjoyed skiing daily and travelling extensively.  To learn more about Bec, click here.

Golf-shops-newsContourFit golf shoesContourFit golf shoes

Experience ultimate comfort with ContourFit golf shoes. Special construction allows for the ultimate in underfoot comfort and flexibility. FJ, The #1 Shoe in Golf.

Until Sunday 3 June, purchase any pair of Footjoy shoes and receive an additional 10% off.

Golf-professionalsInt_Hero_Golf_SteveHole1_060412Steve Darmody – Golf Improvement Plans

Golf improvement coaching packages are now available with PGA Professional Steve Darmody:

Improvements that can be made in this package include:
1. Drive it further – improve your contact and ball flight to hit it further
2. Hit more greens in regulation – improve your timing and directional control
3. More up and downs around the green – chip it closer and sink more putts
4. Reduce your number of putts – sink more short and mid-range putts.

Save 10% on a four lesson package. Call Steve on 0419 731 152 to book or discuss further.

Bar&RestaurantsArnie'sThursday 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_1200Beef steakExtended Saturday Night Clubhouse 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. Alternatively, Members can choose to be seated in The Jabiru Restaurant to enjoy this menu.

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 Saturday 1 July, those who dine on Saturday night will receive a complimentary house wine or draught beer with every main meal, and those who purchase a main meal will also receive a complimentary cheese platter or dessert.

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

Line_Grey_1200FullSizeRenderNew 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.

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 Members’ Draw

The Members drawn in last week’s draw were Mr Brian Hurley and Mr Ken McArthur. Mr Hurley and Mr McArthur were not present, therefore this week’s draw value will jackpot to $2,000 Club Credit.

This Sunday, there will be three 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 $2,100 Club Credit next week with another three chances to win.

GlenGlenelg 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.

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.