Weekly Update Friday 6 January 2017

6-jan-17antipasto-1Complimentary Antipasto Platter and Glass of Vidal when you Dine in The Jabiru Restaurant

Throughout January, dine in The Jabiru Restaurant and indulge in our summer table d’hôte menu to receive a complimentary antipasto platter and glass of Vidal wine valued at $18.

The Summer Antipasto Platter includes:

  • Selection of cured meats
  • Fennel infused olives
  • Marinated Mediterranean vegetables
  • Lavosh crisps

Guests will also enjoy their choice of a glass of Vidal Sauvignon Blanc or Vidal Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon.

The Jabiru Restaurant’s delectable summer table d’hôte menu offers guests a choice of indulging in a tantalizing two-course or an opulent three-course banquet. View the summer menus here.

Book now to enjoy this special offer by phoning 07 5699 9000.

*This offer is valid until Friday 27 January 2017.


bigholegolf2016 Summer Challenge

The Club’s inaugural Summer Challenge for 2016 has come to an end after six events were played on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons throughout the holiday period.

Members and their guests played 9 holes of a fun-style format which changed for each event, followed by a nice meal in Lakeview Bar.  The Summer Challenge was capped off with big hole golf in the final round.

Thank you to all the Members who supported this event, and we look forward to making the event bigger and better in 2017.

2016 Summer Challenge Results
Winners           Karron McComb and John Lewty
Runners-Up     Peter and Janice Wright
3rd Place         Jan Dekok and Agnes Dekok-Smith

Line_Grey_1200Clubhouse3_250x250Weekly Members’ Draw now Jackpots to a Maximum of $5000 Club Credit

In 2017, the Weekly Members’ Draw will be drawn once each Sunday in Lakeview Bar during Casual Sunday Dining. If the winner is not present, the draw will jackpot by $100 Club Credit a week to a maximum of $5000 Club Credit.

The Members drawn in last week’s Members’ draw were Jocelyne Lafleur and Marcelle Rechena. Jocelyne and Marcelle were not present therefore this week’s draw value has jackpot to $1500 Club Credit.

If the winner drawn on Sunday 8 January is not present, the draw will jackpot to $1600 Club Credit on Sunday 15 January. Should the jackpot be won, the total prize pool will revert back to $1000 Club Credit the following Sunday.


Pines courseMember Guest Day

The first Member Guest Day for 2017 will be held as follows:

Date: Sunday 15 January 2017
Time: 12:30pm shotgun start
Location: The Pines golf course
Price: $12 Members’ and guests’ competition fee I One complimentary Members’ guest green fee per Member ($12 competition fee only)
Format: 4BBB


Golf glove pink ballLadies’ Opening Day

Date: Thursday 19 January 2017
Time: 8:30am shotgun start
Location: The Pines golf course followed by lunch in Lakeview Bar
Price: $42 Members, including competition fee and lunch
Format: 1-2-3 Stableford


Buggy2017 Buggy Stickers

2017 Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club Buggy Stickers are now available. Members can collect their stickers from Member Services Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm and Saturday 8am – 1pm.

Buggy stickers will be available to Members upon payment of membership subscription invoices issued 1 December 2016.

Members are not permitted to use their carts on either of the courses without displaying a 2017 Member Buggy Sticker.


Pines 152017 Members Handbook

The 2017 Members’ Fixtures Books are now available for collection from Member Services during the hours outlined above.



Member Discounts in Arnie’s Café and Bar

Arnie’s Café and Bar offers guests a relaxed venue to enjoy breakfast, lunch or a beverage, 7 days a week from 6am. Providing stunning views of The Palms golf course from its alfresco dining area, Arnie’s offers the perfect environment to relax after golf or host your next function.

Members enjoy special rates when dining at Arnie’s Café and Bar, with discounted rates available on food purchases, and Member pricing applying on all beverages.

To receive Member pricing please present your Membership card at the counter when placing your order.


pines from clubhouse2017 Nine and Dine Events

In 2017 the Club will be continuing Nine and Dine events on Thursday afternoons.  This format has continued to grow over the past two years and changes in 2017 will make these afternoon events even better.

Golf will be a 2:30pm shotgun start over 9 holes followed by dinner in Lakeview Bar. The cost in 2017 is $20 and includes the competition fee and dinner which will be themed for each event.  Members are invited to bring a guest for just $50 per person.

Click here to view the 2017 schedule.



Golf Course Renovations

Renovations on The Palms golf course will take place in January 2017 per the below schedule:

The Palms Golf Course
Monday 9 January 2017 until Friday 13 January 2017
Available for play from Saturday 14 January 2017

Golf Course Renovations Process

Stage 1:
Verti-cutting (scarifying)
Removes matt and thatch
Promotes new shoot and root growth
Helps in the control of disease outbreaks
Stage 2:
Aerification (coring)
Improves drainage
Removes matt and thatch
Relieves compaction
Increases oxygen in the root zone
Stage 3:
Improves drainage
Restores and improves the putting surface
Stage 4:
Assists with plant recovery
Improves soil structure through soil amendments
Increases microbial activity

The golf course benefits from renovations as they improve overall plant health, reduce surface drainage, relieve compaction, offset and displace sodium and promote overall new growth in vegetation.

The renovations our Golf Course Maintenance team undertake are necessary in order to continue to provide the two high-standard golf courses consistently throughout the year. The impact to the conditions of the course should see a full recovery to optimal playing conditions in six weeks, depending on weather.

The proposed timing of golf course renovations is not taken lightly. Your patience and co-operation throughout the renovation periods will be greatly appreciated.


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Shootout and Eclectic 2017

The Match Committee has made a small change to the Conditions of Play for the Shootout and Eclectic competitions for 2017.

The competitions have begun and will run through until Monday 20 November for Ladies and Wednesday 22 November for Men.

Optional competitions are not included in either of the events and rounds that qualify must be played on holes 1-18 of The Pines golf course.  No substitute holes can be a part of a qualifying round in either event.

Sign up sheets for both events are on the golf shop notice board.


screen-shot-2016-12-22-at-11-20-16-amMoët & Chandon Champagne

Throughout January, Moët & Chandon Champagne is available in Lakeview Bar and The Jabiru Restaurant for $90 per bottle.



Directional Signage and Roped Areas

Directional 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.

Golf-ClubhouseNew Member Welcome and Cocktail Party

On Friday 27 January, the Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club Board and Management will be hosting the first 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 27 January 2017
Time: 6pm
Location: Clubhouse Foyer
Price: $20 includes drinks and canapés. Complimentary for Members who dine in The Jabiru Restaurant afterwards
Bookings: Contact Sophie Wilson on 07 5699 9000 or email


austrlalia-dayAustralia Day

On Sunday 29 January, the Club will be celebrating Australia Day with our annual ‘Australia vs The Rest of the World’ golf challenge.

In spirit of Australia Day, Members will enjoy a traditional Australian meal before golf including meat pies and lamingtons. Following golf, a sumptuous Australian-style buffet will be served.

Members are encouraged to dress in traditional colours of the nation they are representing.

Date: Sunday 29 January 2017
Time: 11:30am pre-golf catering | 12:30pm shotgun start
Location: The Pines golf course | Clubhouse
Price: $50 Members | $140 Members’ guests
Bookings: Via the online booking sheet


Valentines DayValentine’s Day

Spoil your loved one this Valentine’s Day with a delicious three-course limited menu in The Jabiru Restaurant on Tuesday 14 February 2017.

Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine or beer on arrival and indulge in a romantic dinner listening to live entertainment.

There will be a special present for ladies on the night.

Date: Tuesday 14 February 2017
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Location: The Jabiru Restaurant
Price: $79 including a three-course limited menu and beverage on arrival
Bookings: Contact Sophie Wilson on 07 5699 9000 or email


Monday 26 December Tuesday 27 December Wednesday 28 December
Thursday 29 December Friday 30 December Saturday 31 December – Men’s and Ladies


x-img_4193Discount Rack Discounted

For this week only, take an additional 10% off the already reduced prices on the Discount Rack in The Pines golf shop.

Quality brands at bargain prices. With limited stock and sizes available you better get in quick!

Golf-professionalsPutt Like a Pro with Matt Ballardmatt-ballard

What happens when you hit the perfect putt on the perfect line with the perfect speed. Does it always go in? No.

“Why not?,” you ask. Aside from green imperfections and wind or external factors, not all putts hit perfectly go in the hole.

I have found that the two major factors attributing to missed short putts – the ones we want to make or expect to make, aside from a poor putting stroke – are:

1. Green reading skills –  a skill that can be learned
2. Aiming – because we play golf side on to the ball almost all golfers need help with alignment

I also believe these are the two most neglected factors when trying to improve your putting statistics.  Most people change putters, change their grip style or change their stroke.

This can work in some cases, but how many of you have had your alignment tested with a laser? You will be surprised how many people are unable to aim at the hole with the putter from 6ft. Eight out of ten people I have tested fail this test. If you aren’t aimed correctly from this distance, how can you expect to make all the putts you want?

Let me help you aim better.  Much like aiming the putter, our eyes have the biggest influence over what we see and how we see the world. This is the problem with green reading, as our eyes can and will play tricks on your green reading.

Want to learn more? Contact me on 0438 942 292 to learn proven skills to help you aim better with precision and read the greens without any doubt in your mind.

Bar&RestaurantsRoast_250x250-183-183-96dpiSunday Night Dining

Throughout January, 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.

Weekly dessert specials available at $6 each.

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

FVidal Wineeatured Winery January – Vidal

Vidal is Hawke’s Bay’s oldest boutique winery and is also renowned for its award-winning brasserie-style restaurant, which was the first winery restaurant facility in New Zealand.  A combination of traditional winemaking techniques and modern methods are used to produce the very stylish and modern wines from Marlborough and the Hawke’s Bay regions.
Winemaker Hugh Crichton

Vidal Sauvignon Blanc
Gooseberry and guava aromas lead into a palate that bursts with passionfruit and tropical fruit flavours. This wine expresses purity of fruit and is balanced by a lively, natural acidity.
Bottle $32    Glass $7

Vidal Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon
This Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas of red fruits and spice. With flavours of plum, blackcurrant and cedar, the palate’s smooth finish is supported by supple tannins.
Bottle $32    Glass $7

This wine is available while stocks last.

Other-Membership-InformationPacific-LInksPacific Links

Pacific Links International provides golfers with a premium golf experience through an innovative membership structure that offers access to the finest collection of high-quality member and affiliated golf clubs in the world.

The Club has upgraded its previous agreement to now become an Affiliate Club of the program. The improved benefits of this arrangement now allow Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club Members to receive access to an increased number of golf courses worldwide, whilst receiving the benefit of only paying a cart or caddy fee at other Affiliate Clubs.*

Over the past 6 months, Pacific Links International has added some great new courses to its portfolio, click here to view the list of courses.