One of the reasons people love golf is the peaceful solitude of golf courses. Beautifully-manicured lawns surrounded by trees: quiet concentration, and the crisp sound of making contact with the ball. For many people, golf is a chance to mentally switch-off from everyday life.
That’s why stay and play golfing holidays are so popular — it’s a chance to clear your mind and enjoy scenic landscapes. But what if you could get away from the busy-ness of city life for good, and settle down somewhere that feels like a sanctuary without being totally cut-off?
Make home your favourite destination for relaxation, by entering the draw to win our fantastic Bribie Island prize home.
Part of the Pacific Harbour golfing community, your potential new home—Mater Prize Home lottery No. 266— has views of the golf course and full access to Country Club facilities. The house itself is magnificent. It features four bedrooms, designer kitchen with butler’s pantry, theatre room, pool with spa and a fully covered alfresco area.
Bribie Island is one of the world’s largest sand islands, and that makes it a sandbelt-style golfing mecca. The island boasts two stunning golf courses and both have been rated as some of Australia’s best.
By winning our latest prize home, you’ll be located on the doorstep of the Pacific Harbour Golf Club. The course was designed by Ross Watson, who’s also the architect behind the home of the Australian Open Championship—the Royal Sydney Golf Club. Known for his ability to create courses that both challenge and delight, he has designed a memorable links course on Bribie Island. Take an online course tour and get some tips on how to play each hole.
The Bribie Island Golf Club is also considered a “must-play”, with a links style course featuring fairways bunkers and fast greens all year round.
Not a golfer? You should be!
Yes, golf-lovers will be smitten with our Bribie Island prize home, but even if you’ve never played a round in your life, consider these reasons to embrace the country club lifestyle:
It’s a great way to enjoy the great outdoors: Bribie Island is a picturesque location, and what better way to take in the views and perfect weather than a round of golf? Research has shown that a walk through a quiet, green environment can help soothe your mind.
It’ll train you to be more patient: Golf is a skill and it takes effort to master. But the pursuit of a lower score is what keeps many people coming back, to refine their swing or putt. Raw power is not as valuable as technique, so learning to play golf is great for your patience and humility (everyone has swung and missed at least once!). It’s also incredibly satisfying when you strike the ball well.
It gets you moving, and socialising: Golf requires physical effort, especially if you walk the course rather than take a buggy. But it’s not hectic. In fact, when you play with others, you’ve got time to talk and connect deeply as you walk between each hole. It’s a wonderful social sport.
It’s classy, but not just for gentlemen: Inexperienced golfers can be put off by the idea of etiquette, but the truth is—golf is about friendly and honest competition. It’s ideal for men and women of all ages. The dress code isn’t difficult and the rules shouldn’t deter you: like most sports, they’re easy to pick up and most are simply designed to ensure efficient play and protect the green.
Whether you’re an avid golfer or not, you don’t want to miss this chance to enjoy island living with all the benefits of a luxurious golfing holiday (without the disappointment of returning to the ‘real’ world). Imagine if you win a house: it’ll be more exciting than a hole in one!
Want to live a leisure lifestyle by winning Mater Prize Home lottery No. 266? Get your tickets today.