Golf in the Tropics

Sea Temple development seeks golfing devotee developer

The luxury Sea Temple Golf and Country Club in Port Douglas as well as the adjoining housing estate has been put by for sale by the Juniper Development Group.

 A spokesperson for Juniper declined to give a price estimate for the 6,100-square-metre 71-hole Thomson, Wolveridge and Perrett-designed championship golf course and the remaining 51 home sites, which have an average size of 764 square metres.

 The development is being sold via an expressions-of-interest campaign led by Paul Nyholt and Wayne Bunz from CBRE closing on October 13.

The links-style golf course is located on Old Port Road in Port Douglas on the edge of the ocean, framed by tropical rainforest and mountain views.

 The golf course is home to a variety of native mammals and birdlife, with some lucky golfers able to tee off under the watchful gaze of a crocodile.

 It has existing development approval for an additional 10 fairway lots averaging 1,333 square metres.

 It was launched by Juniper in October 2007 as a $38 million house-and-land development with plans for 63 lots to envelope the golf club.

 The listing of the Sea Temple golf course, country club and housing estate follows receivers being appointed in July to sell two Queensland golf courses bought in 2002 by a Babcock & Brown investment syndicate.

 The Robina Woods golf course has been listed for receivership sale through CB Richard Ellis and McVay Real Estate, along with the nearby The Colonial course.

 The listing of the Sea Temple golf course, country club and housing estate follows receivers being appointed in July to sell two Queensland golf courses bought in 2002 by a Babcock & Brown investment syndicate.

 The Robina Woods golf course has been listed for receivership sale through CB Richard Ellis and McVay Real Estate, along with the nearby The Colonial course.

By Larry Schlesinger
Thursday, 15 September 2011