Complete transformation of Helensvale Golf Club

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Helensvale Golf Club has reopened its doors and residents say the new owners the Lawton trio have hit a hole in one.

More than 500 residents have signed with the club since owners Brett Lawton, 52, his son Christopher, 25, and daughter Danielle, 23 took over running the club.

The course closed in March last year after Jigsaw Community Services went into liquidation. The council had to maintain the 45ha site, which cost taxpayers more than $300,000. The Lawton family put their hand up to operate the club.

How the bar area has been changed.
How the bar area has been changed.

Lyn Dennis, who has been a club member for 20 years, said playing on the new course today was surreal. “The course and facilities are incredible, such an improvement” she said. “Old members are back, and new players were at the first Ambrose competition today.”

The area features a new clubhouse, luxurious member’s area and function rooms, the Black Duck restaurant, monthly $50 memberships, and user-friendly course.

The transformation of the restaurant area.
The transformation of the restaurant area.


Co-owner Brett Lawton said the response was overwhelming and working alongside his kids had been memorable.

“It is now a modern day building,” he said. “The kids have helped with the technology side and the whole design process. We do not enjoy the greed of chasing money or gaming – we developed a business inspired by what we enjoy.”

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