Play the best the Gold Coast has to offer
Play Lakelands / Links Hope Island / Sanctuary Cove Pines or Palms / Arundel Hills / The Glades are just some of the courses on offer.
Stay in Broadbeach / Surfers Paradise / Main Beach or Coolangatta.
Enjoy Gold Coast Races / take in a game or match at Skilled or the Metricon stadium’s / take a day tour to Byron Bay or Mt Tamborine.
Links Hope Island
is a renowned resort course, since opening its doors in 1993 the club has been consistently ranked in Australia’s top ten resort courses. Set in a 360 ha residential resort community, the par 72 course measure approximately 6,500 metres off the championship tees. Designed by five times British Open winner Peter Thomson and design partner Mike Wolveridge following the natural contours of the land. Careful strategic thinking must be employed around the natural and man-made hazards and 128 challenging pot style bunkers.
Experience the knowledge and excellence that the world’s finest ever golfer, winner of eighteen majors, brings to golf course design on the Gold Coast. The Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus has designed over 150 golf courses on five continents.Constantly ranked among the very best in the world, his golf courses have played host to well over 200 professional tournaments. It took Jack twenty-five years to find the perfect location for his first signature Golf Course here on the Gold Coast, Australia. Consistently rated as one of the top 100 Australian courses come and experience Lakelands today, it’s your Gold Coast golf destination.
RACV Royal Pines
is a 27 hole composite golf course and state-of-the-art driving range, RACV Royal Pines Resort offers the best in world-class golfing for both the amateur and serious golfer. The Eastern 18 holes was originally designed by Tomojiro Maruyama, a Japanese golf course architect with the new 9 hole course on the western side of the Resort designed by Graham Marsh opened in 2004. The course is ranked in the top 60 public courses in Australia. It is proud home to the RACV Australian Ladies Masters on the Gold Coast
Sanctuary Cove Golf Courses
The Palms golf course has undergone an $8.8 million reconstruction in recent years and was redesigned by renowned golf course architect Ross Watson. After its reopening in April 2011, The Palms is considered a championship course rivalling some of the best golf courses in Australia, now ranked in Australian Golf Digest’s Top 50 golf courses. It has a total length of 5904 metres off the championship tees, and has numerous water features and hazards. Tee placements have been designed to suit a variety of playing conditions and a diverse range of players. Nestled within century old Cabbage Palms, The Palms golf course is a return to the traditions of the game, with distinctive holes, deep greenside bunkers and boldly contoured greens requiring creative shot making.
The Palms is designed to challenge players of all abilities.
In the Australian Golf Digest’s recent Top 100 Australian Golf Course rankings, The Palms golf course came in at number 48 and was ranked 37 in the 2018 GOLF Course Guide’s list of the Top 100 Australian golf courses.
“The Palms is unique because of its rustic bunker style and unique layout. The Palms is deliberately shorter and requires the player to think more about where the pin is and where they need to be aiming – It’s the thinking man’s course.” Ross Watson – Course Architect
The Pines As Australia’s only Arnold Palmer signature course, The Pines golf course is recognised as one of Australia’s best and most challenging courses. Ranked as one of Australian Golf Digest’s Top golf courses, The Pines is carved through 101 hectares of established pine forest, the course features corridor approaches to several holes, with lakes guarding others. Fourteen of the holes are contoured around six man-made lakes. An abundance of wildlife features on The Pines including rare bird life and scores of native Australian kangaroos. With a course rating of 74 off the black tees and 72 off the blue tees the course offers a very special golfing experience.
In the Australian Golf Digest’s recent Top 100 Australian Golf Course rankings, The Pines golf course came in at number 45.
Arundel Hills Country Club
is a private course with an exceptional course layout. It is designed to challenge the best or to be played as hard or relaxed as individual players choose. The great Australian champion, Norman Von Nida, pronounced the course as the best in Australia, describing it as “perfect… perfect tees, perfect fairways, greens shaped & manicured to perfection.
Burleigh Golf Club
is centrally located in Miami, in the heart of the Gold Coast and invites Tour Groups to experience the Championship golf course, first class practice and clubhouse facilities. The stunning par 71 golf course offers a challenging 18 hole layout and combines tree lined meandering fairways with naturally landscaped greens. Established native surrounds provide the perfect backdrop, offering a rewarding and diverse golfing experience for players of all standards.
The Glades Golf Club
boasts the reputation as one of Australia’s most prestigious resort golf courses. Designed by champion Australian golfing icon, Greg Norman, the course is typical of his trademark aggressive layouts offering golfers a challenging round of golf within visually stunning surrounds.
Palm Meadows Golf Course
has over 20 years of history in providing golfing experiences that are second to none. Designed by leading Australian golfer Graham Marsh, the course offers many challenges with water in play on 14 of the holes along with 82 sand bunkers. The infamous signature par 5 – 18th hole has been recognised by American Golf Digest as one of the world’s top 500 Golf Holes. Palm Meadows is available for play all year round, even after heavy rainfall due to the extensive drainage system and 11kms of strategically positioned cart path.
Southport Golf Club
One of Queensland's most prestigious private members clubs, nestled in the heart of the spectacular Gold Coast"
FOUNDED in 1924, Southport Golf Club has been recognised over many years as the Gold Coast’s premier private member’s club.Its status is reflected in the hosting of numerous major tournaments, with both state and national championships: the annual Gold Coast Open initiated in 1959 , as well as the Queensland Amateur Matchplay Championships in 2012 and the 2013 Queensland Amateur Men’s and Women’s Championship. Southport Golf Club is an easy walking course with a mild amount of undulation with tree lined fairways and strategically placed ponds and lakes.
All our fairways are beautifully manicured with Greenlees Park turf grass and our greens are 328 couch grass and roll consistently between 9-10 ft.
Brookwater Golf & Country Club
has again confirmed its position for the seventh consecutive year as Queensland’s No. 1 public access course in the biannual rankings following the release of 2012 Golf Australia magazine’s Top 100 courses. This spectacular Greg Norman-designed masterpiece presents itself as a feast for the eyes and the ultimate test of golf. The centre piece of the community, Brookwater is the first championship calibre golf course to be built in the Brisbane environs in nearly 30 years. The ambitious design weaves up and down rolling terrain encompassing two nine-hole loops and an overall distance of 6,505 metres.
Coolongatta Tweed Heads Golf
is located beside the majestic Tweed River. The club offers two 18 hole championship courses and a magnificent clubhouse. The River Course requires power and accuracy. There are beautiful tree-lined fairways adjacent to the Tweed River with some played through rainforest. The 18th hole has been the scene of thrilling moments in major tournaments including the Queensland Open.
Ocean Shores Country Club
was designed by Bruce Devlin and Robert von Hagge in 1972. The course has many unique features the foremost being the enormous greens – 13,000 square metres with the 5th green alone accounting for 1100 square metres. The eighteen hole championship layout comprises of six par 3’s, six par 4’s & six par 5’s with the longest being 556 metres. The lush fairways and pristine greens set against a background of bushland and sparkling lakes makes it one of the most spectacular golf courses in Australia.
#1 Resort Golf Course in Queensland – Golf Australia͛s Top 50 Favourite Courses 2017
#2 Resort Golf Course in Queensland – Golf Course Guide Top 100 Courses 2018 The 18-hole championship golf course at Kooralbyn Valley opened for play in October 1979 and in two years was chosen to host the 1981 Queensland Open –a fitting tribute to its superb layout. The first golf resort built in Australia with Greg Norman as its tour professional at the time. It is now the golfing holiday destination for tens of thousands of keen golfers every year from Australia and overseas to thoroughly enjoy the challenge of the course like no others. Renowned Scottish designer, Desmond Muirhead, said the landsite was one of the best he had worked with in all of the 80 courses he has designed around the world. Kooralbyn is Muirhead at his best. It is a masterpiece of design that has no conflict with nature. Muirhead͛s design of the 220-metre par-3 fifth, that drops some 100 feet, featured in Robert Muir Graves and Geoffrey S. Cornish͛s book, ͚Classic Golf Hole Design͛, and was one of a handful of show-stoppers during a round.
After eight years in the wilderness during the global financial crisis, Peter Huang, founder of the Yong Real Estate group, purchased and re-opened the golf course and the resort in 2016. Golf Course Manager Jeremy Parry, Designer Marcus Lane (Atlas Golf) and Golf Course Shaper Lindsey Richter set about the redesign and rebuild of all greens. The bunkers have been reshaped and refurbished with pure white sand and a new irrigation system has been installed. After the multi-million dollar makeover, the course is set to impress the golfing world once again.
You'll be captivated by Gainsborough Greens unique Australian charm.
Gainsborough Greens was opened in 1990 and nestles among 230 hectares of unspoiled natural beauty. The 18-hole par 72 course was designed and constructed by Fred Bolton, and measures 6,069 meters. There are 54 bunkers, 7 lakes, 22 water hazards and 10,000 native trees on the course. Gainsborough Greens has hosted two Queensland PGA tournaments and one Queensland Open.
We have a fleet of 70 new Electric Golf Carts all fitted with eskies and GPS that will not only tell you exactly how far from the green you are but also lets you score your round. However if you like the exercise, walking is more than welcome.
Moving into a brand new clubhouse in February 2018, it boasts a number of big screen TV’s located out on the deck so you can watch your favourite sport whilst having a drink after your game, or just admire the 200 degree view of the golf course. With a comprehensively stocked Golf Shop, we have an extensive range of clothing, logo souvenirs, as well as leading brand name golf clubs, grips and accessories. Both Men’s and Ladies Rental Club’s are available with graphite and steel shafts. Golf Coaching is available at Gainsborough Greens, as well as a full Driving Range, Putting Green and Chipping Green with bunkers.
Palmer Gold Coast
was carved out of 65 hectares of native woodlands, with fairways lined by towering gum trees. This unique layout is unlike any resort course on the Gold Coast. The rolling fairways, manicured greens, and towering eucalyptus are strikingly beautiful and blend harmoniously with the surrounding residential development. A natural water-course featuring lakes, ponds, creeks and native wildlife completes a rare golf course environment.