Sanctuary Lakes Golf Club

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This was a very difficult and bland site which started life as a salt farm, and was further complicated by impenetrable rock and the difficulty of establishing a landscape in a windswept salty environment.  Having said that, the result was very pleasing, with all of the rolling shape being artificially created, and the development of a low-level landscape which looks natural.


Ranked in Australia's Top 100 (No. 66), Australian Golf Digest Magazine, 2010


Client Testimonial - About 15 years ago we set GNGCD, and in particular Bob Harrison [then employed as lead designer for GNGCD], an enormous challenge.  We challenged them to create a championship quality golf course on a flat, rocky, badly degraded former salt farm in Melbourne’s western suburbs.  The property actually looked a bit like the surface of the moon!


We wanted a links style course as the centrepiece of a planned 2800 lot masterplanned residential community.


Did Bob and his team succeed?  The proof is in the pudding.  Sanctuary Lakes Resort is undeniably the most prestigious masterplanned community in Melbourne’s west.  Virtually all lots have been sold, many at record prices. Homeowners now enjoy superb amenity and property values that are at least 30% above other homes outside the Resort.


All I can say is thanks Bob for embracing our vision and your passion to ensure a fantastic result.

Stephen Head, Managing Director - Links Living Limited