One of the only two Australian homes with its own private, 18-hole championship golf course on freehold land is for sale and is expected to fetch close to $15 million.
Hong Kong businessman Tony Fung is selling the sprawling property, known as ‘Eagles’ Nest’, which is located in the Noosa hinterland on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. The property, at Tinbeerwah, is 20 minutes’ drive from Noosa beach and includes a stunning architect-designed home on 60.88 hectares.
The home offers northerly views over Noosa and out to the ocean and includes seven master bedrooms, three separate living areas, eight bathrooms, a commercial size kitchen, maids’ quarters, a tennis court, infinity lap pool, spa treatment room and teppanyaki pavilion opening to the golf course. The par-69 layout has 11 par-4s, two par-5s and five par-3s.
Construction on the course was completed in 2000, with the 1st tee being just a few steps from the front door of the home.
This sale represents the first ever opportunity in Australia to purchase a home with a private 18-hole golf course. The only other private residence in Australia to feature an 18-hole course was developed by fellow tycoon, the late Kerry Packer. In 2015, the Packer family sold a 50 percent share of the luxury Hunter Valley family retreat, Ellerston, for $60 million.
This means the new purchaser of Eagle’s Nest will make property history alongside the likes of Australia’s most affluent names.
The luxurious Eagle’s Nest has been blessed in the Buddhist manner and designed carefully by a Feng Shui master, around a 150-year old fig tree, which sits on the hill overlooking the lush hinterland.
Outside the residence, a teppanyaki pavilion combines with a large private sandstone terrace leading to the pool courtyard and tennis court.
“There are very few properties, anywhere in the world, where you can walk out the front door, and onto your private, championship golf course,” the property’s sales agent, LJ Hooker Double Bay’s Bill Malouf, said.
“This property is extremely rare … unique. This property has a tennis court, a lap pool, and staff quarters. I’ve seen a lot of outstanding properties, and I was very impressed with this.”
The property is not only luxurious but also sustainable with an on-site waste treatment system and portable water supply sourced from its own onsite bore.
Several waste storage areas and dams located within the golf course provide irrigation water for its professional maintenance, which is completed year round by specialist professional grounds staff.
The billionaire is offloading the property to spend more time on the Gold Coast where he purchased Aquis Farm and has recently submitted a development application for Australia’s first six-star beachfront hotel valued at $450 million.