Paradise Palms Breaks Australian Golf Digest’s Top 100 Ranking

Cairns, QLD, Australia – ( February 17, 2012

Paradise Palms Breaks Australian Golf Digest's Top 100 Ranking

Paradise Palms Breaks Australian Golf Digest's Top 100 Ranking

Australia’s number one golfing magazine, Australian Golf Digest has once again endorsed Paradise Palms Resort and Country Club in its biennial ranking with a prized spot in its Top 100 released this week.

Paradise Palms’ director of Golf, Des Shearer is delighted with this result that sees Paradise Palms Resort and Country Club climb 10 spots to 66.

“This is the news we’ve been waiting for!  In fact, we are the only course with a double figure jump that was listed previously in the Top 100.”

According to Des, Paradise Palms’ significant jump in its ranking follows a substantial investment in new machinery as well as a new irrigation system and all the fertilisers and herbicides required to better manicure the golf course.

“Our hard work appears to be paying off.  Saying that, we are expecting a further jump in the next two years as these developments continue to be reflected in the quality of the course.  Our plans to stage further standalone tournaments throughout the year, as well PGA events (the first of which is in June 2012), will also assist the ranking,” he said.

Des also congratulates the team at Sea Temple in Port Douglas for their return to the Top 100.

“Having another course in the Top 100 makes selling Far North Queensland as a top golf destination, a far easier task,” he said.

The Australian Golf Digest Top 100 courses in Australia was published this week in the March edition of the magazine.

Commenting on this year’s rankings, Des said there are lots of new entrants and naturally, a number of exits as well.

“Royal Melbourne West reclaims top spot and shows how important staging tournaments is to the raters.

Lost Farm debuts at number six. Plenty of debate to happen here I’m sure!”

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About Paradise Palms Golf Course

Designed by Graham Marsh and Ross Watson, Paradise Palms golf course was first opened in 1990.

The par 72 course measures 6.592 metres off the championship tees (with four tee spots on offer) and its AGU rating of 76 is an indicates the scale of challenge awaiting the keen golfer.

About Paradise Palms

Paradise Palms Resort and Country Club is situated on the northern beaches of Cairns, just 20 minutes drive north of Cairns Airport along the Captain Cook Highway.

Facilities include an 18 hole championship golf course, clubhouse with pro shop, conference facilities and restaurant and bar.

In 2009 a significant refurbishment was completed which then signalled the opening of a 96 room resort that is a member of Vision Hotels and Resorts and Pelicans in Paradise adventure playground.

Paradise Palms Resort and Country Club was purchased from founding developer, Daikyo in November 2004 by experienced North Queensland development company, H & S Vision Group – which then set about to create its own $500 million vision.

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