Overview

At a Glance

  • Package

    2 nights / 3 games

  • When

    Flexible dates as desired

  • Accommodation

    2 nights at Aria Broadbeach Apartments (4.5 star) - 4 share in a 3 bedroom apartment

  • Golf

    (3 games with shared motorised carts)

    1 x Links Hope Island

    1 x Sanctuary Cove - The Palms

    1 x Lakelands GC

  • Drive

    Return airport transfers

    Return accommodation/golf transfers

  • Other

    Golf survival kit – golf ball, golf tees & personalised bag tag.

  • Pricing

    from AUD $690.00 per person (based on 4 golfers)

Itinerary Day-by-Day

Day 1
Flights Arrive on the Gold Coast.
Coach Transfer to golf.
Golf
Links Hope Island (Tee time TBC: Golf includes shared motorised carts) 
The golf course at Hope Island Resort is an 18 hole championship course designed by five times British Open champion Peter Thomson and the team at Thomson, Wolveridge and Perrett. The layout and design of the course is reminiscent of the great courses of Britain and Ireland in the "Links-style" tradition.
Coach Transfer to accommodation.
Accommodation
Aria Broadbeach Apartments   
Aria's Broadbeach central location is just a 200 metre walk from the patrolled beaches of Kurrawa. Broadbeach Pacific Fair shopping centre, Gold Coast Convention Centre and Conrad Jupiter's Casino are only minutes away as is access to international golf courses and theme parks.
Day 2
Coach Transfer to golf.
Golf
Sanctuary Cove - The Palms (Tee time TBC: Golf includes shared motorised carts) 
Sanctuary Cove, The Palms offers undulating fairways, challenging bunkers, water hazards and century-old Cabbage Palms, The Palms is a must for any avid golfer including Sanctuary Coves touring professional, Adam Scott. The 18-hole championship golf course is considered one of the best resort courses in Queensland.
Coach Transfer to accommodation after golf.
Accommodation
Aria Broadbeach Apartments   
Aria's Broadbeach central location is just a 200 metre walk from the patrolled beaches of Kurrawa. Broadbeach Pacific Fair shopping centre, Gold Coast Convention Centre and Conrad Jupiter's Casino are only minutes away as is access to international golf courses and theme parks.
Day 3
Coach Check out of accommodation and transfer to golf.
Golf
Lakelands Golf Club (Tee time TBC: Golf includes shared motorised carts) 
Lakelands offers many great golf experiences for golfers travelling to the Gold Coast. It is Jack Nicklauss 1st signature course in Australia and is immaculately spruced. The Windsor Green couch fairways are neat and well groomed, while the hardy Bermuda-strain tifdwarf greens are firm and roll honestly.
Coach Transfer to Gold Coast.
Flights Depart Gold Coast.

Golf Courses

Lakelands Golf Club

Gooding Drive
Merrimac, QLD, 4226
Australia

Region: Gold Coast

Lakelands Golf Club

Lakelands offers many great golf experiences for golfers travelling to the Gold Coast. It is Jack Nicklauss 1st signature course in Australia and is immaculately spruced. The Windsor Green couch fairways are neat and well groomed, while the hardy Bermuda-strain tifdwarf greens are firm and roll honestly.

Located ten minutes west from the heart of Surfers Paradise, between the white sandy beaches of the Gold Coast and the Hinterland's sub-tropical rainforests, is Australia's first Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course -- Lakelands Golf Club.

Ranked in the 2004 top 50 Australian courses by the Australian Golf Digest, Lakelands offers many great golf experiences for golfers travelling to the Gold Coast. It took twenty five years for Jack Nicklaus to find the perfect location for his first signature golf course in Australia.and the vision is now a reality.

Built by Leighton Contractors under the watchful eye of the Golden Bear Construction team, Lakelands is immaculately spruced. The Windsor Green couch fairways are neat and well groomed, while the hardy Bermuda-strain tifdwarf greens are firm and roll honestly.

There are five different tee markers on each hole, so golfers of all standards can test every part of their game. Extensive practice facility with five target greens and undercover hitting bays for inclement weather are also a key feature of the great facilities that Lakelands has to offer.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 74
Length (m): 6489
Architect: Jack Nicklaus
Design Year: 1997
Top 100: 56

Playing Tips

1
Par 4, Length 373m

A driver is suitable here, hit left centre of fairway. Approach the green from left to stay clear of large greenside bunker on right.

2
Par 5, Length 478m

A good drive backed up with a strong fairway wood right centre of the fairway (watch the bunker!) sets a good third shot approach to all pin placements on a large green.

3
Par 3, Length 145m

Correct club selection is important here as green has bunkers front and back. If you miss green, short left is your best option.

4
Par 4, Length 355m

Your drive to right centre of the fairway will avoid a group of fairway bunkers on left and open up the green. Club selection on approach shot is important and is normally one more than it looks.

5
Par 5, Length 481m

After reaching the fairway, the second shot should be aimed to the left hand side of the fairway to set up a short iron to the narrow green. Aim away from the deep greenside bunker.

6
Par 3, Length 152m

Hit enough club to carry front greenside bunker. Front left is a safe option.

7
Par 4, Length 332m

Must hit your drive left centre of fairway to stay clear of right fairway bunker. A high approach shot is required to stop the ball on this plateau green. Avoid the left hand greenside bunker.

8
Par 4, Length 324m

A drive between the centre and right hand bunkers will open up the green and take the water carry out of play. Club selection for the shot to the green is important as it is well bunkered front right and rear.

9
Par 4, Length 350m

There is ample fairway to the left hand side which will avoid bunkers and leave a mid to long iron to this large green, which slopes back to front.

10
Par 4, Length 370m

A strong drive right centre of fairway ensures you don’t flirt with the water, however, this does provide a more difficult shot to the green. The green is well bunkered front right and back left.

11
Par 5, Length 471m

A long drive right centre of fairway will leave you in good position for options. The safe approach is to lay-up right side of fairway to take the left side fairway bunkers out of play. Wind direction determines the difficulty of this hole.

12
Par 4, Length 378m

A courageous drive left centre of fairway will leave you in a good position to attack the flag. Your approach shot has to be very accurate with water cutting into green on right hand side.

13
Par 4, Length 384m

A difficult par 4 which requires a strong drive to the middle of the fairway, followed by a long iron approach. Take note of the fairway bunker to the right and the extensive greenside bunkers.

14
Par 3, Length 117m

This feature hole will leave you with many options. Ensure club selection suits the pin placement and wind direction. Best of luck!

15
Par 4, Length 374m

A well hit drive down the centre of fairway (don’t be right!) will leave you with your best approach. An extensively bunkered green front left and back right will test your approach skills.

16
Par 5, Length 471m

Hit centre left with your driver to set up options for your approach. Safe option is to hit second shot between left side fairway bunker and centre fairway bunker which opens up green for a pitch approach.

17
Par 3, Length 188m

Note the distances for this hole as club selection is vital to avoid front right and greenside bunkers. There are bail out areas to the right and behind the green.

18
Par 4, Length 389m

A long drive down left centre of fairway opens up this large green for a cautious approach. The well bunkered right hand side of the green should be avoided.

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Links Hope Island

Hope Island Road
Hope Island, QLD, 4212
Australia

Region: Gold Coast

Links Hope Island

The golf course at Hope Island Resort is an 18 hole championship course designed by five times British Open champion Peter Thomson and the team at Thomson, Wolveridge and Perrett. The layout and design of the course is reminiscent of the great courses of Britain and Ireland in the "Links-style" tradition.

The golf course at Hope Island Resort is an 18 hole traditional "links" style championship course designed by five times British Open champion Peter Thomson and the team at Thomson, Wolveridge and Perrett. The course has been given a course rating of 74 by the AGU.

The layout and design of the course is reminiscent of the great courses of Britain and Ireland in the "Links-style" tradition. Primarily the course consists of two loops of nine holes.

The front nine starts off to the southeast in an anticlockwise direction. The back nine heads off in a southwesterly direction, finishing with an interesting challenging two holes bounded by the non-tidal lake.

The front and back nines are separated by an extensive practice facility, consisting of putting greens, a driving range and chipping green with bunkers. The driving range is unique in that it takes the concept of a driving lake, complete with target greens with bunkers at various distances from the practice tee.

This area provides a spectacular view from the clubhouse. In various positions around the back nine holes of the golf course, chipping and putting courses are available for residents use.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 74
Length (m): 6457
Architect: Thomson, Wolveridge & Perrett
Design Year: 1993
Top 100: 43

Playing Tips

1
Par 4, Length 341m

The first hole is an Ode to joy, with a wide fairway and no bunkers to worry about. Nor is the green so fiercely guarded. Yet it has subtlety that is deceptive. It is advisable to travel down the left side which offers a better chance of approaching the green without bother. Coming at it from the right-hand side might present some difficulty, depending on the position of the flag.

2
Par 5, Length 501m

Now begins the examination, the road test, because this is a hole only the mighty can reach in two, because the green is raised and not all that large. There is no way around its difficulty as you must be straight, and long. Bunkers to the right and left and further a tree or two. Patience though will pay dividends. Five will be well earned.

3
Par 3, Length 193m

Here is one of the best par three holes anywhere. The bunkers are deep and imposing and the getting of the green in one shot, is an accomplishment to boast of. Beware of the deceptive early bunkers, they are well short of the green. But between them and the target is a safe reception. To be short is not so foolish.

4
Par 4, Length 402m

This can be a problem par four, as the obstacles ahead are many and to be wild here is certain disaster. Tread carefully. even shortening down from the tee, to keep out of danger. From the halfway point it is defenceless and simple.

5
Par 3, Length 140m

This is the "Pulpit" from which one can look around and down to trouble of all kinds. For a hole so short, the green is necessarily small and some pinpoint accuracy is required. If your confidence is low, play left and short. Three can be had from there.

6
Par 4, Length 372m

This is a change of direction and strength, for here is a powerfull par four. There is a serious trial of a tee shot with bunkers straight ahead, but out of range of most. A small bunker at the front of the green challenges the second shot with steep sloping sides to the rest of the green. Again it is no sin to be playing short. There is not trouble there.

7
Par 4, Length 351m

This is what might be called a "drive and pitch" hole, but that depends on the wind. The fairway bottlenecks around the 280 metre range, so that its hardly worth the risk. The green is a ridge of no real depth, but putting is possible from out and about.

8
Par 5, Length 502m

A hole for men not boys. A par five with plenty of action. There are 8 bunkers along this hole, the first pair being an inspiration from the Principal's Nose at St Andrew's. Once past these it is advisable to proceed down the left side and ignore the green untill you get within close range. Those further bunkers are designed to cause trouble for the audatious.

9
Par 4, Length 368m

Here is a picture all round, with the beautiful clubhouse as a backdrop. Par fours don't come any more adventurous than this one. For the long drivers there is a challenge from the tee to squeeze between bunkers, so it is better to go warily. The second shot has to be good to make ready for putting. No apologies for difficulty. A par is a capital score.

10
Par 4, Length 369m

Keep left where there is a vast space and the passage peaceful. Just one bunker at the green to avoid, but be warned it is a demon! Putting is enjoyably flat. No borrows needed.

11
Par 5, Length 511m

This is a hole of ridges and length. Yet all the troubles are there to see. Nothing of consequence is hidden, so hit forward with confidence over bunkers and rough. There is a wide area waiting ahead. Indeed the anti-area is generous in width, from which to make one's pitch-approach. The green is another flat one. Make the most of it!

12
Par 4, Length 351m

A short par four, but made especially difficult by the fairway bunkering which is a minefield! There are two hidden bunkers along the right-hand line, so keep left and there should be no problem. The short approach is to a two level green. There are some interesting small undulations on both sides.

13
Par 4, Length 389m

Now the going gets tough. A par four with lots of danger. There is a reward for driving past the fairway bunkers on the left, but consider if it is worth the risk. If you play short from the tee, the second shot is a real tester! The bunkers and the green will look you right in the eye. Wear a four proudly.

14
Par 3, Length 192m

A deceptive par three with lots of generous space around the green. Yet the green is a small target tilted right to left. It is possible to putt up from the area to the right of the green but the chances of down-in-one are slim indeed. If you miss the green, miss short left, or not at all!

15
Par 4, Length 410m

This may be the most difficult of all the holes depending on the wind. There is plenty of length. The fairway is bunkered right and mostly left, but the real test comes with the second shot. The green is set in a dell beyond a ridge and it sits up like a table top. This hole puts everyone to the severest test, so don't be disappointed with a five, fours are rare.

16
Par 4, Length 320m

A temptation to drive near the green. But the penalty for missing the tiny gap is heavy. Best play along the right-hand route and take on the pitch to the green from a distance out. Keep out of the greenside pot too, it is a deep devil!

17
Par 3, Length 230m

Your breath may be taken away, and the wind may be into your teeth but the spectacular vista is worth it. From the back tee, most players cannot reach the green into a wind. So it is advisable to consider playing this hole as a par four instead of a three. There is a small fairway to the short right area, from where it is a simple pitch to the green. Whatever befalls you, this is an experience in courage or folly. You decide.

18
Par 5, Length 515m

What a view. A long journey "home", with plenty to see and avoid. Keep right and you'll find no trouble, and at the end there is a mall green surrounded by bunkers and a hollow out front. This is the terminus and it is hoped you'll not be disappointed.

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Sanctuary Cove - The Palms

Gleneagles Drive
Sanctuary Cove, QLD, 4212
Australia

Region: Gold Coast

Sanctuary Cove - The Palms

Sanctuary Cove, The Palms offers undulating fairways, challenging bunkers, water hazards and century-old Cabbage Palms, The Palms is a must for any avid golfer including Sanctuary Coves touring professional, Adam Scott. The 18-hole championship golf course is considered one of the best resort courses in Queensland.

Award winning The Palms golf course is designed around century-old groves of cabbage palms. Considered one of the best courses in Queensland, the 5904 metre course has a par of 70 and a rating of 70.

Leading brand clubs are available for hire. Practice putting greens are located near The Palms' first hole.

Course Information

Par: 70
ACR: 70
Length (m): 5904
Architect: Ross Watson
Design Year: 2010
Top 100: 59

Playing Tips

1
Par 4, Length 318m

Dogleg left to a blind green with water on the right and out of bounds to the left. The play is a tee shot to the left side of the fairway short of the ridge, to leave a short iron onto a very elevated green. A deep bunker in the front right and also water to the right will catch any errant shot.

2
Par 3, Length 139m

Short downhill Par 3 with water guarding the right side of the green and a small pot bunker to the front centre. A shot to the left of the bunker has a chance to roll around and catch the rear of the green. Green is steeply sloping, angled towards the water. A putt from the top tier could roll off the green into the water.

3
Par 4, Length 294m

Another great short Par 4 with sand everywhere and water all down the right hand side. Layup short of the cross bunkers to leave a short iron onto a small tiered green surrounded by water. Small layup area to the left of the green will still leave a difficult chip. Anything over the back is in the water.

4
Par 5, Length 473m

Good Par 5 which can be challenged by the longer hitter with a 230m drive over the water. Safe play is a shot to the left around the water, with a long iron second over the fairway cross bunkers, to leave a short iron onto the green which is protected by six bunkers.

5
Par 4, Length 352m

Long Par 4 requiring a well struck tee shot to the right side of the fairway avoiding the large fairway bunker. Mid iron onto an elevated green with bunkers front, left and right. Long green with steep drop off to the right and rear.

6
Par 3, Length 148m

Fine looking Par 3 with all carry over water from the back tee. Bunkers left and right protect the front of the green. Any shot right is likely to find water. Lay up short left for an easy chip up the green.

7
Par 4, Length 350m

Dogleg left requiring length and accuracy. Drive to the left to allow a clear shot at the green, avoiding the small pot bunker in the middle of the fairway. then a mid to long iron onto an elevated green with a bunker guarding the left and water on the right.

8
Par 4, Length 347m

Great hole which requires a drive to the left side of the fairway short of the fairway cross bunker. Next a mid iron to an elevated green with large deep bunkers left and right. Water protects the green right and era. A quality approach shot is needed to a sloping green for a rewarding Par 4 finish.

9
Par 5, Length 465m

A strong hole with water to the left and right. Long hitters can attempt a drive down the right side of the fairway over the cross bunkers to leave a long iron to the green. Anything less than a perfect shot will be punished, with water to the right and deep pot bunkers to catch an errant shot. Safe play is a drive to the left side of the fairway to layup short of the cross bunkers, and an iron second shot to the right side will leave a short iron to a well guarded steeply tiered green. Don't go long or left.

10
Par 4, Length 357m

Often playing into a head wind, the perfect drive is a slight right to left shot between the fairway bunkers to the wide area on the left side of the fairway, leaving a long iron onto an elevated green. Be aware of the steep drop off at the rear of the green and bail out area to the right side.

11
Par 3, Length 169m

Long Par 3 hole guarded by deep bunkers left and right. Any shot short of the green should allow a simple chip to the flag. Large contours on the green makes it important to be on the correct level. Make a par and you should be happy going to the next tee.

12
Par 4, Length 302m

Short Par 4 dogleg left. Deep bunkers protect the left side of the fairway. The longest drivers can hit a right to left shot over the cross bunkers to leave a short chip to the green. Everyone else will drive out to the right side of the fairway to leave a short iron to an elevated green with two large deep bunkers front and right. Watch out for the out of bounds left and water to the right.

13
Par 3, Length 158m

Down hill Par 3 over a lake with the green guarded by two bunkers front and centre. Green looks smaller from the tee than it really is. Take enough club to carry the bunkers and you won't be far from the flag. Plenty of room to bail out down the left side for an easy pitch down the length of the green.

14
Par 4, Length 373m

Long Par 4 over a ridge in the fairway to a blind green. Safe shot is a drive left to avoid the fairway bunkers, but this leaves a difficult angle from a downhill lie to the green. Longer hitters can try to drive over the fairway bunkers to leave an easier shot on the green. Water on the left will catch any errant approach shot.

15
Par 4, Length 340m

Great Par 4 with water all the way down the right side of the fairway. Bunkers strategically placed in the centre of the fairway leave options to drive left or right. Left is the safe line, leaving a longer approach shot. Perfect drive right will leave a wedge or short iron. Right side of the fairway is very narrow with water on the right. Small green protected by bunkers to the left and water to the right.

16
Par 3, Length 120m

Short Par 3 with green protected by water front and right. Small pot bunker immediately in front of the green. Plenty of room out to the left for an easy chip to the flag. Don't be short, as anything landing on the slope will go back down into the water.

17
Par 4, Length 375m

Drive to the right side of the fairway on this long Par 4 to leave a long iron onto an elevated green, guarded by bunkers to the left and right. Steep drop off the left side of the green will make for a difficult chip to save par.

18
Par 5, Length 450m

Short Par 5 with plenty of risk and reward. A birdie is in the making for two perfectly hit shots. The drive is out to the right side of the fairway avoiding the bunkers. The long hitters will be tempted to go for the green over the small lake. The safe shot is a layup to the right to leave a short iron across the water to a small tiered green.

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