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Enjoying Their Greens

Caloundra Cay is really starting to come together with a major facility just opened for very excited first residents.

Palm Lake Group prides itself on providing the best on-site facilities our residents. One of the most popular pastimes for a large number of our home owners is lawn bowls and, as such, Palm Lake Group is committed to providing world-class undercover bowls greens in all new resort locations.

Caloundra Cay Bowls Club was unveiled recently, to the immense satisfaction of those first residents at this stellar Sunshine Coast location. Among them is Jenny Arthur who, along with husband Patrick, left their family home in Cairns for the delight of resort-style living at Caloundra Cay late last year. And Jenny admits, the proposition of a world-class eight rink undercover lawn bowls green in their backyard was one of the most important aspects in their decision to pull up stumps in North Queensland.

“We were very specific about what we wanted out of the resort we would ultimately choose – it had to offer lawn bowls,” Jenny says. “This is a lovely green and the roof is fantastic. The clubhouse is especially nice – we are very, very lucky.”

Jenny played competitive lawn bowls with the Marlin Coast Bowls Club at Trinity Beach for seven years before moving south. She was the B Grade Women’s Singles Champion and also held a position on the club’s Pennants team. Jenny says there are quite a few talented lawn bowlers already living at Palm Lake Resort Caloundra Cay with more due to move in, in the coming months.

“We will have quite the formidable team once we get a full contingent of players,” she says.

With resident numbers still building at this new Palm Lake Resort location, Jenny says the lawn bowls enthusiasts are playing socially on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The better players are already offering coaching to those interested residents who are new to the game.

And for those who prefer to watch from the sidelines, the Caloundra Cay Bowls Club is also the place to be for Friday night Happy Hour. Built alongside the green, the clubhouse offers generous options for dining and relaxation, as well as a large bar – the perfect end to any hard-fought lawn bowls match.

Palm Lake Resort lawn bowls surfaces are installed by industry experts, Sportcrete. Sportcrete spokesperson Ben Sutcliffe says the world-renowned Greengauge woven bowls surface is used at all Palm Lake Resorts for its performance, durability and consistency.

“It’s a surface that’s renowned for providing consistent speeds of 15-16 seconds, which is ideal for all levels and styles of bowling,” Ben explains.

Coupled with the Sportcrete Bowls Base System, which utilises the latest laser technology and environmentally friendly polymer bonding, the greens at all Palm Lake Resorts are truly top of the range.

“The outcome is a precision bowls base built to the finest tolerances, designed to perform year in and year out,” says Ben.