Palmer Coolum Resort has announced a major refurbishment and redevelopment program to establish the property as one of Queensland’s premier tourism experiences.
Resort general manager Simon Stodart announced today work would commence as early as next month, with the accommodation and conference component of the business temporarily closing during the refurbishment process.
The golf course and many other attractions will remain open.
The world-class Robert Trent Jones Jr-designed championship golf course and associated golf facilities will continue to function as normal during the renovation period, as will Palmersaurus Dinosaur Park, the Motorama auto museum and Palmer Grill restaurant.
“The time has come for an extensive overhaul of our iconic Sunshine Coast property to establish it as the premier property not just in its region but all of Queensland,’’ Mr Stodart said.
“Importantly the world-class golf experience will carry on as normal during this period and we will continue to work closely with the local community to raise the standard even higher.
“We want to encourage as many people as possible to come and play at the home of 12 Australian PGA Championships and follow in the footsteps of such golfing superstars as Greg Norman, Bubba Watson, Adam Scott, John Daly, Peter Lonard, Robert Allenby and more.
Mr Stodart said the aim was to have the new-look property open to the general public as soon as possible, creating many consulting, construction, and trade jobs along the way and sustainable employment positions into the future.
Since taking ownership Clive Palmer has spent considerable time and money transforming the property including the addition of the Palmersaurus Dinosaur Park and Motorama auto museum to stimulate local tourism.
Today’s announcement ensures Palmer Coolum Resort will be firmly established as one of Australia’s leading resorts and a major boost for Sunshine Coast tourism.