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On the course.
Tee-off in lush surrounds with a golfing expert as your guide!
Sanctuary Cove opened with much ado in 1987 as Australia's first and largest fully integrated tourism resort. It covers 474 hectares and has four man-made harbours.
The Hyatt Regency, which runs autonomously, has a pool, man-made beach, lagoon and a marina with more than 300 berths. The village has more than 80 shops and there are cafes, restaurants, a food hall, a brewery and a cinema.
The recreation club is a health and fitness centre with nine lit tennis courts, a 25-metre heated pool, lawn bowls, gym, spas, saunas, fitness classes and extra services such as massage, physio, podiatry, beauty therapy and specialised disabled programs.
Two of Sanctuary Cove's greatest attractions are its golf courses. The Pines is Australia's only Arnold Palmer signature course and is one of the country's most challenging. It is an 18-hole course, has a rating of 76 and covers 6681 metres.
The Pines has been carved through an established pine forest, with corridor approaches to several holes and lakes guarding others. It snakes around the resort, with 14 of the holes contoured around six man-made lakes. It is open only to Hyatt guests and Country Club members and their guests.
The public course, The Palms, is also an 18-holer. The 7th is almost water-locked and the 13th and 15th holes are elevated with great views.
It has extensive draining on the fairways and its cement golf-cart paths combine to make it one of Queensland's best all-weather courses. It has a 71 par, a rating of 70 and covers 5833 metres.
Both courses were renovated at great cost between 1997 and 1999. World-first environmentally-friendly techniques were used to lay Bermuda grass greens, reconstruct bunkers and plant 400 trees.
The Sanctuary Cove Golf Academy has a team of PGA professionals who offer half- and one-hour private lessons, clinics and golf schools, as well as special packages offered each day or in conjunction with the Hyatt Hotel.