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“Go for the golf, but don't stay here”

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Turtle Point Golf Course
Seoul, South Korea
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6 reviews
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“Go for the golf, but don't stay here”
Reviewed 2 April 2006

We are glad we took the advice of a Trip Advisor member who suggested to stay in Airlie Beach and only visit this golf course for the day. The course was nice although not as nice as we would have expected for the price. Perhaps because we visited in the off-season, the greens had a lot of debris, and the halfway house was closed by the time we finished the front 9. It seemed like we were the only people on the course.

It really did look like a ghost town…the (former?) main lodge was completely deserted and overgrown with weeds. Overall, it’s a decent (but expensive) golf course but we would not recommend staying at the resort (unless you’re looking for complete, eerie solitude).

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Gold Coast, Australia
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375 reviews
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“Peaceful, ideal for brief getaway.”
Reviewed 18 January 2006

We stayed here about 5 years ago, and revisited for 2 days on our way back from the Whitsunday area. Nothing has changed, it's very quiet. Great accomodation at a good price, the staff fall over themselves to assist you in any way they can. The on site restaraunt is well priced with excellent food and the friendliest service possible. The pool area is very nice with a bar serving into the pool, it could do with more shade though.
The golf course is absolutely one of the best in the country. It's the ideal place if you're looking for a quiet, relaxing place with few activities except the pool, tennis and golf (2-3 days was plenty for us).
It's a strange place, I can't think of anything to compare it with... it's huge, beautifully looked after yet desolate and isolated.. quite strange. They make it appear as if there's construction activity afoot, yet I'm not so sure?? Anyway, I'd definitely go back again when I'm in the area.. they deserve to make a go of it here!!

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“Ghost Town Whitsundays”
Reviewed 25 May 2005

Laguna boasts an excellent golf course but little else. Overall it is a literny of broken promises.

The "resort" - if you can call it that - has about 120 villas and apartments, a nice swimming pool and an expensive restaurant but no people. If you're a keen golfer you'll enjoy about a day here. Book for a three day stay and you'd better take a good book with you.

A few years ago the developer made a series of promises aout massive upgrades to the facilities but in fact the opposite has happened.

A new marina apartment development has never materialised. The promised completion of an international airport seems to be at least two years behind schedule and a number of resort improvements, international hotel etc seem stranded on the drawing board.

Instead the resort's only hotel, the Lodge, has been closed for almost three years. So too are the restaurants it housed. The "Stables" horse riding centre has been closed and the "Kids Club" is no longer operational. The Beach Club Cafe and shop are also boarded up, perhaps awaiting better times.

The nearest shopping is at Proserpine about half an our away and the nearest interesting destination is Airlie Beach, about an hour away.

In fact anyone considering Laguna would be better off staying at Airlie Beach for their stay in the Whitsundays and driving down to Laguna for a game of golf when the notion overtook them.

Laguna seems that it was once once a good idea that fell victim to its isolation. Its ghost town status of the past few years now seems entrenched for the foreseeable future.

Pay it a day visit by all means, especially if you're keen on golf - but otherwise give it a miss and stay in Airlie Beach.

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“Strange Place”
Reviewed 20 November 2004

This is a very strange place!. The golf course is teriffic, a great challenge and very well maintained but the resort is dead. Aside from the fact that it is 20 miles from the nearest town (Proserpine) with no public transport, there are no guests. The main hotel (the Lodge) closed about two years ago with accomodation now being provided in the serviced units, which are comfortable and well kept. All facilities (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are provided at the swimming pool bar and restaurant.

The staff are professional, pleasant and are doing a great job in what must be a demoralising ghost town environment.

There are huge plans for Laguan Quays (including 2 new golf course and an international airport) but at the moment it is a deserted backwater. If you want a very quiet golf holiday this is the place for you.

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