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Halcyon Greens lures golfing stalwart

Lifestyle
July 29, 2018

Queensland golfing figure Barry Shepherd and wife Yvonne have teed up a move into Australia’s first over 50’s golf and residential community, the $300 million Halcyon Greens at Pimpama.

Mr Shepherd served as Queensland Golf Union (QGU) president for three years before playing an instrumental part in unifying men’s and women’s golf to create Golf Queensland.

The former pharmacist also had significant involvement with Golf Australia during his 40-plus year involvement in golf administration and was honoured with the Service to Sport Award at the Queensland Sports Awards in 2012.

Barry is a regular golfer and Yvonne also enjoys a round, so the move to Halcyon Greens, which overlooks the 18-hole Gainsborough Greens Golf Course, is a logical one, especially when the couple receives free golf membership.

“It did influence the decision,” Mr Shepherd said.

“We’ll only be living 100m from the new clubhouse - and I will play mid-week there.

“I have three mates who play regularly at Gainsborough Greens, so I will be able to join them for a mid-week game.

“Golf Queensland had the Queensland Open Championships there back in 2007 and the course wasn’t bad, but I think they’ve done a good job with it and it has improved out of sight.”

The couple has even factored storage of Yvonne’s golf buggy into the design of their new home at Halcyon Greens.

“We’ve converted part of the garage into space where Yvonne can park her cart,” Mr Shepherd said.

The desire to downsize from their double-storey Redland Bay home had also influenced the couple’s decision to move to Halcyon Greens.

“We’ve got a fairly large house and it’s just the two of us now, so it was time to downsize and move to a one-level home,” Mr Shepherd said.

“We also liked the idea of all the community facilities at Halcyon, like the pickleball, gymnasium and tennis – everything’s going to be there.”

Early homeowners at Halcyon Greens receive exclusive membership benefits at the Gainsborough Greens Golf Club until 2027, while non-golfers will be able to enjoy an exclusive wine and dine packages at the recently opened new clubhouse.

Aside from the golfing benefits, homeowners will have exclusive access to a new Country Club which is part of the 2.5 hectares of lifestyle facilities planned by Halcyon.

These include a recreation club and lodge, cinema, gym and wellness centre, indoor and outdoor pools, floodlit tennis court and championship-sized bowling green.

Homeowners will also have access to a work shed, herb and vegetable garden, rose garden and fruit orchard, as well as storage facilities for boats, golf buggy, caravans and CCTV security.

Already more than 100 people have moved to Halcyon Greens where homes in the community’s third release are priced between $485,000 and $725,000.

Halcyon Greens is taking shape on a spectacular island parcel surrounded by the golf course, natural wetlands, private open space and walking trails.

For more information on the homes offered at Halcyon Greens please phone 1800 050 580 or visit lifebeginsathalcyon.com.au.