- Wednesday, 30 May 2012 12:10
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Home of the Australian PGA Championship, Palmer Coolum Resort is on track for an even better golfing experience, announcing this week a major investment in new cart paths around the world-class layout.
The resort's director of golf, Paul Crangle, said cart paths would be installed throughout the entire 18-hole network at a cost of several hundred thousand dollars.
"It will contribute significantly to the golfing experience at Palmer Coolum Resort and ensure that even in severe weather the most die-hard players have access to the course,'' Mr Crangle said.
Construction of the new paths has commenced, with completion expected in July.
Meanwhile, the resort has introduced a new range of money saving corporate and group golf rates to suit corporate team-building events to a tee. Smaller groups of between eight and 32 players can enjoy 18 holes and cart hire from $108 per person, with savings increasing with the number of players. Packages for large groups of between 97 and 128 players including 18 holes, cart hire and five $15 'nearest the pin' vouchers to spend in the pro shop, are available for $75 per person – and there is a range of other great group packages in between, including nine-hole options.
The par 72-course at Palmer Coolum Resort offers 6137m of challenging fairways set between Mount Coolum and the sandy shores of Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
Created by renowned course designer Robert Trent Jones Jr, it is the home of the Australian PGA Championship and has been graced by the game's best including recent US Masters winner Bubba Watson, British Open winners Greg Norman and Darren Clarke, USA's Ricky Fowler, Aussie favourites Adam Scott, Jason Day, Geoff Ogilvy and Robert Allenby,Y E Yang and K T Kim from South Korea, China's Liang Wen Chong and many more.
The course is supported by Australia's leading golf education centre, offering under-cover tuition and high-tech analysis to help refine swing and technique.