Words by Amanda Wallner
“It’s not often you get to play 18 holes in tropical conditions, walk a course with sweeping ocean views, tropical rainforest or see a croc adjacent to the course. As a passionate golfer, I personally don’t think there’s a better place in the world for golf.”
There’s nothing quite like the rush of adrenaline, the feeling of pure joy and a sense of being ‘in the moment’ when you hit a perfect golf shot, especially when it’s witnessed by spectators. That’s the feeling that local company Survivor Golf Series wants to harness and bring to amateur golfers across the country.
This progressive event is designed to make amateur golfers feel like professionals while putting a playful twist on traditional golf.
The Drummond Golf Survivor Golf Series originated in far north Queensland, and it is the fastest growing two-person Ambrose golf tournament across the country. Aimed at providing a welcoming and supportive atmosphere, along with a high level of organisation and professionalism, competition day allows participants to feel like they’re part of something special throughout the 18-hole competition.
Unique event elements - including putting competitions, food, entertainment, live music and a wide range of prizes across the day, as well as a prize for every hole - all help to create a party-like buzz which serves to increase the nerves and the excitement as players head out on their round of 18-holes alongside their teammate.
Each event hosts up to 50 teams and each winning team of the Drummond Golf Survivor Golf Series event is presented with the ‘golden ticket’ which automatically qualifies for a place in the grand final. This year the grand final will be played on 10 December at the magnificent Palmer Reef Golf Course in Port Douglas.
Grand finalists receive luxury accommodation at the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas. The grand final winning team prizes include a spectacular cruise on the Great Barrier Reef aboard the luxurious catamaran Liquid Desire.