Sanctuary Cove (Palms)
Gold Coast, QLD | User Rating: (4.0) | Add A Review
The new Palms Golf Course at Sanctuary Cove has returned more challenging and magnificent than ever. Strategic plays are what will win you the game, with the course surrounded by numerous bunkers and pristine lakes. The new Palms bears little resemblance to its old self with a lot of variety to keep it interesting and great fun to play.
Beautifully merged into a tropical landscape of century-old cabbage palms and paperbark trees, the undulating greens replace the somewhat tame greens of the old course. Strategic and Innovative new bunkering makes scoring from 100 metres out particularly challenging. Sand is held up the face of the bunkers, which are visually spectacular. The gently undulating fairways mean that golfers must be able to handle uneven lies that further increase the interest in the approaches to the already demanding greens of this ‘Ross Watson’ designed ‘Gem’. Watson a renowned and highly respected golf course architect was responsible for the redesign of Royal Sydney Golf Club and has created many other masterpieces such as Magenta Shores and Kooindah Waters to name a few.
There are many standout holes on the newly designed Palms. The first is a par-five with water and clever bunkering placing pressure on the golfer to start working straight away on keeping the ball in play. The Par 3 holes will undoubtedly attract critical acclaim and require excellent shot-making skills. The 17th and 18th are spectacular finishing holes, leaving golfers with a lasting impression of one of Australia’s finest courses. Little wonder designer Ross Watson believes The Palms will become one of the top 100 courses in Australia.
The private club is now allowing leisure round access to members with an official club handicap.