Tee-change for Louis' pro golf dream

Tee-change for Louis' pro golf dream

May 26, 2011

Brookwater has become the ultimate ‘tee change' destination, with more families making the move to the premier golf community for a complete lifestyle change.

The Dobbelaar family recently opted for a complete ‘tee change'- with the young family making the move to Brookwater to support son Louis' professional golfing dream.

Nine-year-old Louis Dobbelaar took up golf in 2009, and has already set his sights on turning professional at Brookwater. Alison Dobbelaar said she decided to make a permanent move to Brookwater after realising her son's dream of becoming a professional. 

"I recently purchased a house back in October after renting in Brookwater for six months in 2010," Ms Dobbelaar said.

"While we had decided to buy in Brookwater because we have family in the area, part of the reason for staying was to support Louis' growing interest in golf," she said.

Louis, who can be found out on the golf course - rain, hail or shine - at least twice a week and practices with the Kookaburra Club up to four times a week, says he loves living within walking distance to Queensland's number one golf course.

"I love living at Brookwater," Louis said.

"I can play golf almost every day of the week - it's great!"

Professional golfing runs in the Dobbelaar family, with Alison's uncle and cousin both professional golfers abroad. 

"We already have two golfing professionals in the family," Ms Dobbelaar said. "My uncle, Gordon McKinlay, is actually a professional golfer based in Troon, Scotland. Gordon's son - also Gordon McKinlay - is a professional based in Pinehurst in the United States," she said.

The Dobbelaar's new house overlooks Brookwater's famous Greg Norman-designed golf course, which Alison says has contributed to a complete lifestyle change for the whole family.
"The overall lifestyle at Brookwater is really unique," Alison said. "We have absolutely no plans to move any time soon!"

Brookwater deputy managing director Raynuha Sinnathamby said Brookwater's world-class golf course was the centrepiece of the premier golfing community, and is continuing to attract more families looking for a complete lifestyle change.

"Brookwater's spectacular golf course is the centrepiece of the premier golfing community, offering residents an exclusive lifestyle that is simply unrivalled," Ms Sinnathamby said.
"Residents have access to all of our premier community facilities - including, of course, the award-winning golf course and clubhouse - which all contribute to the overall liveability of the area," Ms Sinnathamby said.

The Brookwater golf course has once again landed Queensland's top spot in Golf Australia's exclusive ranking of Australia's top 100 public access golf courses, securing the number 10 position in the bi-annual national listing earlier this year. The placement marks the fifth consecutive year that Brookwater has taken out the title for Queensland's best public access golf course.

"Brookwater is a world-class golf residential community just 30 minutes from Brisbane, with the Greg Norman-designed golf course proving not only to be the centrepiece for our community, but a destination for those passionate about premium golf," Ms Sinnathamby said.

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