Inside Golf Travel : Inside Golf Travel April 2016
4 INSIDE GOLF TRAVEL | April 2016 Childlow and Glenn Dodds have played all 20 years. Newcomers and singles are made to feel welcome with a cocktail party style catch-up before the welcome dinner. “ with so many repeat players, we are always looking at ways to refresh and enhance the event experience. Marcia Hines, Little River Band and Jerry Lewis have performed at the event. In recent years Australia’s top comedy acts have been the feature entertainment on opening nights. we have had functions on the beach, Skydeck on the 71st floor and palatial ballrooms.” To celebrate the 21st running of the world Masters, held 23-28 October, Go Golfing has fine-tuned an event program inspired by what golfers have most enjoyed over the past 20 years. BROADBEACH AS THE TOURNAMENT BASE 82% of participants prefer to stay in Broadbeach, which has accommodation to suit all budgets. It offers the ultimate coastal resort experience just metres from the Gold Coast’s best beaches, restaurants serving every cuisine, casino, bars and shopping with the all new Pacific Fair and Oasis shopping centres. It has accommodation to suit all budgets. Three years ago more than 300 golfers stayed at Meriton and gave it the thumbs up, so Go Golfing have secured a great deal for golfers to stay there again. Another property secured is the beachfront property, Air on Broadbeach. TOP RESORT COURSES The private and exclusive The Pines at Sanctuary Cove was a host course for the first time last year. 71% ranked it as their favourite course so it is on the four course rotation this year. Graham Marsh’s complete redesign of RACV Royal Pines Resort was finished in time for the PGA Championship in December and Ladies Masters participants have given the course a big thumbs up. while most will recognise the former layout, the new course features more risk and reward holes and massive undulating greens. Palm Meadows is arguably the best layout on the Gold Coast. Under new management, course conditioning has returned to the glory days when it hosted Australia’s richest tournament - the Palm Meadows Cup. It has been 6 years since Palm Meadows hosted the world Masters, but with new bunkers, new carts and those fantastic greens, Go Golfing welcomes Palm Meadows’ return this year. The Glades is always a favourite at the Masters. with the completion of new bunkering and upgrades to the practice facilities, it will again be a premier course at the Masters. Hope Island and The Colonial will host optional events in conjunction with the world Masters.
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