ASB MAGAZINE Parkwood Village announced it is progressing plans for its integrated golf and surf resort following the lodgement of a Change Other Application that will see Parkwood become a major tourism destination, with a first class 18 hole golf course, as well as the Gold Coast’s first surf park, the ‘Endless Surf Wave Lagoon’.
The existing approved Development Application, combined with the proposed changes, will result in a mixed use hub of sport and recreation, comprising various ancillary and primary 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.
Endless Surf will be manufactured by WhiteWorld, a world-famous Canadian-based wave pool and water park attraction developer.
“The Endless Surf technology is at the forefront of wave pool technologies. The variety and quality of waves is going to truly revolutionise the sport,” 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 club house 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, a 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.
The collective will incorporate foot and beverage outlets including a craft brewery, market kitchens, café, bakery and various restaurant options, as well as an event and festival hall, sports bar and gaming lounge, bowling alley and kids adventure playground.
“The recent renovation to the existing Club included an upgraded kids zone, mini golf and Topgolf swing suites, so the proposed collective of food and beverage outlets will complement the existing Club offering,” Mr Altschwager said.
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.
The Club at Parkwood Village is a well-established leisure destination located in the centre of the Gold Coast, only 10 minutes from Surfers Paradise.
MORE FACTS ABOUT ENDLESS SURF WAVE LAGOON:
- 70 people per hour can surf and enjoy 12 to 14 waves each
- The surf pool will churn out waves every eight seconds with an average ride time of 12 seconds
- It offers safe, predictable and quality waves in a controlled environment
- Built with cutting-edge technology, surfers can select the waves they want to ride including barrels, wedge waves, and a choice of left or right waves
More about Endless Surf HERE