I've only played Royal Pines once and it was after the upgrades were completed by Graham Marsh. Royal Pines is home to the Australian PGA Championship with Adam Scott and 2017 U. S Masters Champion Sergio Garcia playing at this coming summers tournament. As well as host to the Australian ladies Masters in 2016.
27 holes occupy the resort and are all perfectly manicured as if a tournament was being played whilst you were there. The course has countless lakes and bunkers on undulating terrain for the best part, the Blue 9 certainly has the most in / decline.
The Gold coast hinterland mountains can be seen from the course as well as the famous Gold Coast skyline strip.
Good shaping in and around the greens now meet the golfer with bunkers and water, where as before they were fairly flat.
I enjoyed my 27 holes at R.P.
I'll certainly be back!
Royal Pines Resort is a nice place and the course is in perfect condition. It is fairly long and has a ton of undulations on and around the greens. Maybe too much but it's definitely making the shots into the greens a little bit more trickier when the wind is up!