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I didn’t even play golf until
I came here – Ted Moore
Retired supermarket chain executive,
Ted Moore, has been living beside the
third green on the Legends course at
Moonah Links [above] for more than
a decade. Still a member of a number of
boards, Moore, refers to his study as the
“I always wanted to retire to a golf-
course residential development and at the
time there were 45 under construction
around the country,” he says.
Moore, chose Moonah Links on
Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula
because of the tranquillity it offers:
“It’s a piece of paradise just 50 minutes
from Melbourne. There are a number
of wonderful golf courses in the area
but only one of them, Cape Schanck, is
residential. The only noise I hear in the
morning is the chattering of magpies.”
Moore purchased one of 250 residential
lots and while the majority of his
neighbours are retirees like him, there is
still a good smattering of young couples
and families living at Moonah. The two
magnificent golf courses – the Legends
and Championship layouts – were not the
main reasons he moved to the area.
“I didn’t even play golf until I came
here,” the 17-marker says. “And my wife,
Robyn [inset], was pretty much a social
player. But we never tire of playing
these two courses. They present a new
challenge every day.”
Wind always plays a part in your
round at Moonah but both courses are
playable all year because of the sandy
terrain on which they are built. “I can
only remember on one occasion where
the greens were unplayable because of
surface water,” Moore says proudly.
And at the risk of stating the obvious,
all this is available by taking a short
cart ride to the first tee. Not to mention
the wonderful restaurant, clubhouse
and gym facilities at your fingertips
and private access to the adjoining
hot springs and winery (both just two
minutes away in a golf cart).
“ We’re extremely happy to be here. We
couldn’t ever see ourselves leaving this
place,” Moore says.
– Michael Davis
PIECE OF PARADISE
OFTEN IT’S THE ACCOMPANYING ATTRIBUTES OF A
GOLF-COURSE ESTATE THAT HELP MAKE THE SELECTION.
The atrium of Marina Concourse has a
retail and dining precinct with direct access
to the waterfront and landscaped gardens.
The world-famous Gold Coast beaches are 15
On the New South Wales Central Coast,
Magenta Shores has seen excellent growth
over the past 24 months. In some cases, it has
extended beyond 19 percent at this premium
lifestyle product. In the fashionable Sanctum
precinct, 51 luxury beach homes and golf-
side homes were offered off the plan. Some 48
have now sold and the next stage of design is
underway at the estate, which offers ocean
views surrounded by national parkland just
one hour from Sydney.
Down on the border, Black Bull Golf Course
is winning rave reviews and Silverwoods
Golf and Lifestlye Resort is flourishing
at Yarrawonga on the banks of the Murray
River. Located in one of the fastest growing
regional towns, Silverwoods has been a hive
of construction over the past few years and
property buyers have witnessed the completion
of streetscapes and continued overall growth to
the development. An exciting new stage release
is coming soon to Silverwoods, which will be
the highly sought after waterfront allotments
on Lake Mulwala and first hole with fairway
views. In addition, plans have been announced
to build a Sebel luxury 4-star boutique hotel
and serviced apartments.
Across the ditch in New Zealand, the
Jack’s Point development in Central Otago
on the South Island is taking shape around
the acclaimed 18-hole layout designed
by John Darby. Upon completion, some
5,000 residents will live in the Jack’s Point
settlement on the shores of Lake Wakatipu,
just 15 minutes from Queenstown.
While planning has taken 15 years, Jack’s
Point will eventually comprise 1,300
residential homes, a lakeside village with
accommodation, restaurants and shops, a
luxury lodge and 35 kilometres of hiking,
cycling and equestrian trails.
Once a high-country farming station,
Darby’s vision was to convert it into an
upmarket residential estate. Only five
per cent of the total 1,200 hectares will
undergo construction – in keeping with the
environmental philosophy of Jack’s Point:
“5% settlement, 95% preserve and 100% life”.
“Jack’s Point is truly one of the very special
sites in New Zealand, sitting so close to
Queenstown on the sunny side, right under the
Remarkables mountain range,” Darby says. “In
designing the village, neighbourhoods and
golf course, we wanted to capture and preserve
the sheer scale of this dramatic land with the
mountains rising above it.
“ We made some ground rules for ourselves
very early on – one was to make sure 95 per
cent of that area was kept as open space for
everyone to enjoy.”
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