The remnants of the glory days of Terranora Lakes Country Club are still there for us to see.
From the department of abandoned golf courses comes this stunning drone footage of the now derelict Terranora Lakes Country Club in Bilambil Heights, just south of the border between New South Wales and Queensland.
Terranora Lakes began in 1959 with a small clubhouse, 9-hole golf course, squash court, swimming pool, and bowling green.
In 1965 it had obtained a liquor license and its first poker machines.
By the time the 1980s rolled around and Greg Norman pushing Australian golf to new heights, Terranora Lakes was a glamourous place to be a member with an 18-hole golf course, three bowling greens five tennis courts, and not surprisingly, hundreds of poker machines.
But by the mid-1990s the luster had worn off, membership waned and the club closed in 1996. Despite numerous efforts to resurrect the club, demolish it and more recently develop the site with houses, a school, and an aged care home, nothing has happened.
Recently a curious local sent a drone through the site and the footage is strangely captivating.
It’s not the first time the abandoned interior of Terranora Lakes clubhouse has been captured.
Photographer Anthony Sofoulis took some beautiful photographs of the dilapidated Terranora clubhouse back in 2017. It’s a sad and sorry thing to see but endlessly fascinating to see in its current state.
And just because they are fascinating, here are a few more from Terranora Lakes Golf Club across the decades from the “Have you seen the old Gold Coast” Facebook page.