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Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club

Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club offers first class golf, sport and leisure facilities on Queensland’s famed Gold Coast. The Pines and The Palms championship golf courses are widely regarded as some of Australia’s best. We offer a range of membership options to suit competition and leisure players.

Your VIP Experience

Casual players and visitors to the Gold Coast can experience a premier golfing experience and access The Palms golfing facilities with Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club’s VIP Golf Pass.
With a host of inclusions valued at over $800, a Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club VIP Golf Pass is ideal for travellers, as a gift, or to mark a special occasion in style.

Play The Palms – Among Australia’s Top 50 Golf Courses

Designed to challenge players of all levels and giving a nod to the traditions of the game, The Palms golf course ranks in the top 50 of the Golf Course Guide’s Top 100 Courses in Australia.
Designed by Ross Watson, recently refurbished and meticulously maintained, The Palms features century old Cabbage Palm Trees dotted amongst water features and bunker style greens.

A Package with Prestige

The VIP Golf Pass offers five (5) rounds of 18 holes on The Palms golf course, generous savings off range balls and green fees and exclusive rates for your guests, with shared electric cart(s) included. You are also provided maintenance of your Golf Link handicap for 12 months.

The VIP Golf Pass includes:

VIP Golf Pass card
Five (5) rounds of 18 holes of golf on The Palms golf course
50% off range balls at The Palms driving range
Seven (7) day discount green fee:
– Pass holder $75 per round
– Discounted guest rate of $80 per person valid for up to seven (7) guests
Shared electric cart(s)
Golf Link handicap maintenance for 12 months

To purchase your VIP Golf Pass phone (07) 5699 9000 or email.
*Conditions apply. Valid for 12 months from date of purchase. View the terms and conditions and frequently asked questions here


Sanctuary Cove is Australia’s first fully integrated residential resort, offering unparalleled services and facilities within a first class leisure lifestyle community. Located in the northern Gold Coast, 20 minutes from Surfers Paradise and just 45 minutes from Brisbane, Sanctuary Cove offers the very best in lifestyle living.
As part of Sanctuary Cove’s leisure lifestyle, the destination includes two championship golf courses, a Marine Village featuring more than 80 specialty stores, all-inclusive sporting and fitness centre, private Country Club, 297-berth marina and five-star Intercontinental Hotel Sanctuary Cove Resort..
Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club is a private club offering the first release of transferable equity memberships in the golf, sports and leisure facilities at Sanctuary Cove.

The club’s unrivalled offering includes the only Arnold Palmer designed course in Australia, The Pines, and Sanctuary Cove’s renowned resort course, The Palms.
As part of an $8.8 million redevelopment program The Palms has been redesigned according to a masterplan by golf course architect Ross Watson, and opened in April 2011.
Sanctuary Cove's new $13 million Golf and Country Club (pictured above) is one of the most spectacular facilities in the Australian golf arena. Completed in 2010, the state-of-the-art clubhouse forms a striking feature atop a picturesque waterfront location on The Pines.

After undergoing an $8.8 million reconstruction and a redesign by renowned golf course architect Ross Watson, The Palms golf course is considered a championship course rivalling some of the best golf courses in Australia. It has a total length of 5904 metres off the championship tees, and has numerous water features and hazards. Tee placements have been designed to suit a variety of playing conditions and a diverse playing membership.

The Palms

Nestled within century old Cabbage Palms, The Palms golf course is a return to the traditions of the game, with distinctive holes, deep greenside bunkers and boldly contoured greens. Requiring creative shot making, The Palms is designed to challenge players of all abilities. “The Palms is unique because of its rustic bunker style and unique layout. The Palms is deliberately shorter and requires the player to think more about where the pin is and where they need to be aiming - It’s the thinking man’s course.” Ross Watson – Course Architect

The Pines

As Australia’s only Arnold Palmer signature course, The Pines golf course is recognised as one of Australia’s best and most challenging courses. Carved through 101 hectares of established pine forest, the course features corridor approaches to several holes, with lakes guarding others. Fourteen of the holes are contoured around six man-made lakes. An abundance of wildlife features on The Pines including rare bird life and scores of native Australian kangaroos

With a scratch rating of 74 off the black tees and 72 off the blue tees the course offers a very special golfing experience. In the words of Sanctuary Cove’s touring professional, Adam Scott, “When I think of great golf in Australia, I think of The Pines at Sanctuary Cove, a true test of the game.” The Pines practice facilities include three practice holes only a short distance from the Clubhouse, two practice putting and chipping greens as well as a double-ended driving range; all set within a beautiful landscape of pine trees, native wildlife and The Pines golf course.

The Sanctuary Cove Country Club


The Country Club located along Gleneagles Drive prides itself in providing Equity Members with access to some of the very best facilities on the Coast. We provide the ultimate training and recreation environment with the latest gymnasium equipment, four air conditioned training rooms, a weight training room, a secluded yoga studio and group fitness room, five floodlit tennis courts, a 25-metre heated lap pool with barbeque gazebo, private spas and saunas, specialised treatment rooms, our first class kidz club, Arnie’s Café and Bar and our highly trained professional staff.
The Club provides a great range of services all under the one roof. The Country Club is complimentary for all Equity Members.
Fitness Classes include body balance, body pump as well as circuit training, yoga, pilates, body conditioning, cardio box, step, Zumba, Rev It Up and aqua classes. Massage and Beauty
Our qualified, experienced therapists can help you recover from overtraining, golfing injuries or general life stress as well as deliver a range of beauty treatments.
Drop into Arnie’s Café and Bar and enjoy a meal or a beverage overlook the 18th green.

Golf Memberships

Membership Options for Golfers - Equity Membership
Your Membership is a share and is your key to access first class golf, sport and leisure facilities as well as an asset which can be dealt with in a way similar to any other investment. Single, Family and Alternate Memberships provide you with access to:
The Pines golf course, driving range and practice facilities
The Palms golf course, driving range and practice green
Private Golf Clubhouse
The Country Club
Reciprocal golf club rights
Unlimited social rounds for you
Exclusive invitations to private Club events and tournaments for you and your guests

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