Parkwood Village has announced its plans to progress with building a world-class integrated golf and surf resort, following lodgement of applications that will see Parkwood become a major tourism destination.
The property will contain a first-class eighteen-hole golf course and the Gold Coast’s first surf park called the “Endless Surf Wave Lagoon’. The existing and approved development application, combined with these changes, will result in a mix used hub of sport and recreation, with various uses for the site.
Parkwood Village managing director Luke Altschwager said, “The team has spent the past six months engaging the local community and council representatives reconfiguring the current approval to accommodate the Endless Surf Wave Lagoon and upgrades to the golf course.”
“The objective is that by 2023, Parkwood Village will be an exciting sports and family venue that not only adds value to the Gold Coast’s tourism industry, as well as a fun family destination for locals but also has the facilities to create an elite training environment for athletes across various disciplines,” Mr Altschwager said.
The proposed surf park will be the first of its kind in Australia and will cater to all levels of surfer, from beginner to professional, with up to seventy people an hour able to enjoy multiple waves each. “The Endless Surf technology is at the forefront of wave pool technologies. The variety and quality of waves are going to revolutionise the sport truly,” Mr Altschwager said.
“To complement the surf park, we will be completely redeveloping and upgrading the existing 18 hole golf course, with a brand new golf clubhouse and practice facilities overlooking the 18th hole.”
The proposed integrated resort will incorporate a range of mixed-use facilities, including a hotel with some private residences, offices, education, health, sports and recreation precinct, as well as a collective food and beverage experience that comprises a large casual dining experience with both indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the wave pool. Flagshipped by the Gold Coast Titans, the health, sports and recreation precinct will feature a high-performance recovery centre and altitude training facilities, as well as state of the art medical space to be made available to the public.