Pacific Harbour is one of the Sunshine Coast’s premier golf courses located on the beautiful Bribie Island, Queensland. Playing at Pacific Harbour Golf Club should be on everyone’s bucket list, as the course is a unique, award-winning, ‘island links’ style, 18-hole champion course, that will challenge both the champion and mesmerise the social player.
Pacific Harbour chose Ross Watson, one of the Asia Pacific region’s most respected golf architects, to design the course. His previous work includes Robina Woods, Palm Meadows at the Gold Coast, Royal Sydney Golf Club and The Vines in Perth.
With 25 years’ experience, fifty courses internationally, and a reputation for crafting exciting and visually spectacular courses, Ross Watson has few peers. Sculpting a memorable environmentally sensitive island links course was Ross’s aim when designing Pacific Harbour.
Water is the central theme of the course and can be seen with many picturesque reflective lakes. Even the clubhouse appears to float over a lake and an aquatic driving range. Ross has cleverly used the wetlands, watercourses and native vegetation in the environmentally friendly and sustainable design, which he calls minimalist turf care principles.
Only environmentally acceptable fertilisers, which will not degrade the environment, including the subterranean water table, are used. Irrigation for the course is sourced from feature lakes and the underground water table. The plan also ensures that the irrigation water will run off back into the water table and the lakes.
Ross describes the style of the course as ‘risk and reward’, which works well for the championship resort and club golf.
At 6,932 yards par 72, from the championship plates, the course will present a test and challenge from scratch and professional players. It is also very enjoyable for the social golfer to have a pleasurable round of golf in a beautiful, peaceful setting.