La­guna Quays sold

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS - By Shakira Sellen Daily Mer­cury

HOPES are high that La­guna Whit­sun­days' once pic­ture per­fect 18-hole Tur­tle Point Golf Course will be re­fur­bished fol­low­ing news of its sale.

The prop­erty has been left in less than per­fect con­di­tion since its clo­sure last year.

For­merly known as La­guna Quays Re­sort, it is 45km south of Air­lie Beach and 16km from Proser­pine.

The prop­erty has been sold to Full­share Hold­ings Group, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment posted on the Save La­guna Whit­sun­days web­site.

Archers Body Cor­po­rate also con­firmed the sale when they is­sued a state­ment to all Cas­cade con­do­minium own­ers up­dat­ing them on the fu­ture of their units on the grounds.

"We can ad­vise that the re­sort has a new owner be­ing a com­pany by the name of Full­share, which has a sole di­rec­tor from Hong Kong," the state­ment said.

"Full­share has also pur­chased the Cas­cade units for­merly owned by the Mar­riner en­ti­ties.”

The state­ment said the con­di­tion of the re­sort was still "not good".

"There is now only one main­te­nance em­ployee who, whilst do­ing his best, can­not cope to keep on top of the re­quire­ments of the re­sort," the state­ment said.

"The re­sult is that many of the fair­ways have a me­tre-high grass. Power has been cut to some of the fa­cil­i­ties due to non-pay­ment of charges. We can only hope that we will start to see this im­prove with the new owner."

The em­bat­tled La­guna Quays Re­sort ex­pe­ri­enced a range of is­sues dur­ing the ten­ure of for­mer owner David Mar­riner, ac­cu­mu­lat­ing un­paid rates over a three-year pe­riod from 2005, which amounted to $1mil­lion.

Full­share Hold­ings Group has not pro­vided comment yet.

Tur­tle Point Golf Course (La­guna Quays Re­sort) when it was in pris­tine con­di­tion

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