The Palm Lake Resort brand is synonymous with luxury over-50s community lifestyle resorts. But did you know this family-owned Australian company was also responsible for bringing the 2020 Isuzu Queensland Open golf tournament back to the Sunshine Coast for the first time in 30 years?
Part of the ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia, the $137,500 Queensland Open was played from February 20-23 at Pelican Waters Golf Club. Palm Lake Group took ownership of Pelican Waters in November 2018. The course is one of Australia’s best, which made it the perfect addition to the Palm Lake Group portfolio of 35 exclusive over-50s residential communities on Australia’s east coast.
It was just the third time in the tournament’s 95-year history that it was played on the Sunshine Coast and golf enthusiasts of the region definitely celebrated the return of the event. Palm Lake Group managing director Scott Elliott said the Queensland Open was a boon for the Sunshine Coast.
“We were very excited to partner with Golf Australia and bring a major event of this calibre back to the Sunshine Coast after three decades, both for the benefit of the game and for the benefit of our local community,” Elliott said.
Palm Lake Group chief executive Manuel Lang said the company’s purchase of Pelican Waters Golf Club and associated development land (including an approved residential precinct) secured the future of the establishment. Agreements in place with Sunshine Coast Council will deliver more than 33 hectares of rehabilitated conservation land to the local community and secure a reconfigured golf course with a sports and recreation zoning in perpetuity.
“Our redevelopment of the club and the Greg Norman-designed golf course will exceed all expectations of quality and finish,” Lang said.
According to Lang, earthworks alone for the redevelopment of this site will make it “one of the most significant projects” of any in the Palm Lake Group’s 40-year history. In exciting and timely news on the back of the successful Queensland Open, Lang confirmed that most of the main council approvals for this project have now been received and the company will accelerate the project, starting with a renovation of the clubhouse and driving range.
Golf is a significant feature among the various Palm Lake Resort lifestyle communities. The sport has been acknowledged for keeping residents physically active and healthy, their minds alert and, importantly, their social calendars full.
Palm Lake Resort’s newest locations offer state-of-the-art golf simulator rooms where residents and their guests can tee off on 19 different courses from all over the world, and still make it home in time for lunch. As well as a golf simulator room, Palm Lake Resort Beachmere Bay offers its very own nine-hole golf course that meanders between wildlife-filled waterways in a green belt immediately adjacent to the resort. There’s also a separate four-hole course alongside adjacent Palm Lake Resort Beachmere Sands which is further helping residents get their daily dose of greens and iron! Other Palm Lake Resort addresses offer mini-golf-style, chip-and-putt greens (which are also a magnet for visiting family members and grandchildren) as well as golf-enthusiast social groups.
For those over-50s golf enthusiasts looking for a lifestyle change, Palm Lake Group is offering a couple of great incentives right now. There’s a $25,000 discount on new home purchases that settle by December 31, 2020. And new homeowners also get the chance to play Pelican Waters Golf Club for free until 2028. This free membership offer applies to any new home purchased at Palm Lake Resorts Beachmere Bay, Caloundra Cay, Cooroy-Noosa or Toowoomba. For terms and conditions of these offers, freecall the sales centre of your chosen Palm Lake Resort. As the company’s tagline states, “This is your time.”
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