Gold Coast Golf Courses

Gold Coast Golf Courses

The Gold Coast is home to many fine golf courses. Above Par Golf Tours has negotiated access for its clients to many of the top golf resorts as well as the top public courses on the Gold Coast.

Below are some of the Gold Coast golf courses we have relationships with and as well as inclusion in full tour packages we can also offer some of them on a Green Fees Only basis.

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Hope Island Golf Course

Hope Island Golf Club, Gold Coast, AustraliaHoles:18     Par:72     Metres:6,457    
Designer: Peter Thomson    
Ranking: 6th best Public Access Course in Austrailia 2005
(#6 in 2004)
Course Facilities     
Practice Range, Putting Green, Club hire
Locker Room, On Course refreshments, Golf Academy

Travel Info
     
From Brisbane 50mins
From BroadBeach 35mins
From Surfers Paradise 30mins
Website: www.hir.com.au

Hope Island is a gem of an 18 hole traditional "links" style championship course, designed by five times British Open champion Peter Thomson and reminiscent of the great courses of Britain and Ireland. Challenging, yet very approachable, the two nines unfold with beauty and intrigue ensuring those that appreciate golf presented at its best leave with an unforgettable xperience and a strong desire to return again and again.

Forget about trying to play Hope Island like all the standard format resort courses, this one deserves special skill and attention.
Bump and run golf is a great challenge for those not accustomed to it, and we guarantee you will come away with  renewed admiration
for how the poms play their golf. A fantastic opportunity to sample good old fashioned British links golf without the 20 hour plane ride!
Don’t miss it.

Sanctuary Cove - The Pines

pinesHoles:18  Par:72  Metres:6,581
Designer: Arnold Palmer
Ranking: Top 50 in Australia


Travel Info:

From Brisbane 55mins
From Broadbeach 35mins
From Surfers Paradise 30mins


Website:
www.sanctuarycovegolfclub.com.au


 

 

The Pines Golf Course is the only Arnold Palmer signature golf course in Australia and is rated by the AGU as one of the nations most challenging courses. In the words of Sanctuary Cove's touring professional Adam Scott "When I think of great golf in Australia, I think of the Pines at Sanctuary Cove, a true test of the game"

With an AGU rating of 76 the course offers a very special golfing experience, with 14 of the holes contoured around 6 man made lakes.
A Fantastic Golfing Experience!

Sanctuary Cove - The Palms

Sanctuary Cove Golf Course, Gold coast, AustraliaHoles:18  Par:70  Metres:5,909
Designer: Ross Watson
Ranking: TBA
Course Facilities:


Travel Info:

From Brisbane 55mins
From Broadbeach 35mins
From Surfers Paradise 30mins

Website:
www.sanctuarycovegolfclub.com.au


The Palms Golf Course at Sanctuary Cove is another masterpiece from renowned Golf Course architect Ross Watson.
With gently undulating fairways dissecting critically placed bunkers, it offers a wonderful challenge for all golfers.
With a par of 70, it has a mixture of long and shorter holes, with some par 3 holes that are sure to attract critical acclaim.
Visually it has that links style appeal, and the more golfers play it they will appreciate its strategic qualities.
A Great Golfing Experience!

The Glades Golf Club

The Glades golf club, Gold Coast, AustraliaHoles:18     Par:72     Metres:6,431    
Designer: Greg Norman    
Ranking: 15th best Public Access Course  in Australia

Course Facilities      
Practice Range, Putting Green, Club hire, Locker Room
Golf Academy, Spa, On Course Refreshments, Restaurant & Bar
Travel Info     
From Brisbane 60mins
From Broadbeach 20mins
From Surfers Paradise 20mins
Website: www.theglades.com.au


The Glades Golf & Spa boasts one of the most stunning club locations anywhere in Australia & has been described as one of Greg Norman's 'best ever' designs. Challenging golfers of all abilities over its 6431 metre layout, this picturesque par 72 championship course is destined to become one of Australia's finest

If the undulated fairways and greens don’t grab your attention, then the 98 bunkers strategically positioned around this pristine course surely will. Norman has designed this course to test every part of your game – If your driving is on song you will be royally rewarded by taking the tiger line. You are also guaranteed a lot of fun with your short game, as you decide whether to putt or chip from the many humps, hollows and deep swales around these beautifully manicured bent grass greens.
A must play course for anyone visiting the Gold Coast

Lakelands Golf Club

Lakelands Golf Club, Gold Coast, AustraliaHoles:18   Par:72   Metres:6,492
Designer: Jack Nicklaus
Ranking: 12th best Public Access Course in Austrailia 2005
(#13 in 2004)
Course Facilities
Practice Range, Putting Green, Club Hire, Locker Room,
Restaurant & Bar, On Course Refreshments, Half way house

Travel Info
From Brisbane 60mins
From Broadbeach 15mins
From Surfers Paradise 15mins
Website: www.lakelands.com.au

As you would expect from a player with such exacting standards, Jack Nicklaus left no stone unturned when he designed Lakelands, his first foray into the Australian golf market, and an absolute cracker. Regarded by many as the premier resort course on the Gold Coast, Lakelands can be enjoyed from 5 different tees ranging up to 6,492m, ensuring an enjoyable game is guaranteed whatever your standard.

The course is immaculately prepared year round, made easier by Jack’s appreciation of Queensland’s climate in selecting Windsor Green Couch fairways and hardy Bermuda-strain tildwarf greens.
The additional cost is reasonable, and for a once in a lifetime experience, why not give it a try

Brookwater Golf Course

Brookwater Golf Club, Gold Coast, AustraliaHoles:18     Par:72     Metres:6,505   
Designer: Greg Norman   
Ranking:  #1 Public Access Course in Queensland 2011

Course Facilities     
Driving Range, Club hire, Locker Room, Drinks cart,
Restaurant & Bar
Travel Info     
From Brisbane Airport 30mins From Gold Coast 60mins

Website:
www.brookwatergolf.com


Brookwater Golf & Country Club has again confirmed its position as Queensland's premier golf course, ranking number one in the state following the release of Golf Australia magazine's best 50 courses. For the sixth time running, the Greg Norman-designed course has ranked Queensland's best in the biannual rankings, securing a place in the top 30 courses in Australia.

With an address on Tournament Drive, it's obvious before you even swing a club that Brookwater's magnificent golf course is up amongst Australia's best. This spectacular Greg Norman-designed masterpiece presents itself as a feast for the eyes and the ultimate test of golf.

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.
Its varied terrain, strategic design and landscaping makes it a course of outstanding character and the perfect environment for you to enjoy a day of premium golf.

Arundel Hills Golf Club

Arundel Hills Golf Club, Gold Coast, AustraliaHoles:18     Par:72     Metres:6,386   
Designer: Fred Bolton   

Course Facilities      
Driving range, Putting Green, Locker Room, Club & Shoe
hire, Sauna/Spa, On Course Refreshments, Restaurant/Bar

Travel Info     
From Brisbane 50mins
From Broadbeach 30mins
From Surfers Paradise 20mins
Website: www.arundellhillscc.com.au


Truly great golf courses provide far more than great layouts.
They are planned to the finest technical detail to ensure they can be maintained in a constant state of excellence for the pleasure of all golfers.
Arundel Hills Country Club boasts technical planning and implementation of the highest standard

The course layout is exceptional - 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 and manicured to perfection."

Royal Pines Golf Club

Royal Pines Golf Club, Gold Coast, AustraliaHoles:18     Par:72     Metres:6,457    
Designer: Tomojiro Maruyama & Graham Marsh (new nine)   
Ranking: Top 100 best Public Access Courses in Austrailia 2005

Course Facilities
     
Practice Range, Putting Green, Bar & Restaurant
Club Hire, Locker Room, On Course Refreshments

Travel Info     
From Brisbane 60mins
From Broadbeach 15mins
From Surfers Paradise 15mins
Website: www.royalpines.com.au


With undulating terrain that will challenge your every stroke, magnificent greens, tight fairways and bunkers that demand respect, Royal Pines is the golf encounter you've been waiting for With the recent addition of 9 new holes, Royal Pines is the Gold Coast’s only 27 hole resort. Three very distinctive sets of 9 holes await, providing something different to capture your attention.
The course names of Running Water, West Wind and Green Place give you some idea of what lies in store, but there is no better way to find out than to sample for yourself.

Robina Woods Golf Course

Robina Woods Golf club, Gold coast, AustraliaHoles:18     Par:71     Metres:6,189    
Designer: Graham Marsh & Ross Watson    
Ranking: 19th best Public Access Course in Austrailia 2005
Course Facilities     
Practice Range, Club Hire, Locker Room, Bar, Restaurant,
On Course Refreshments, Golf Academy, Tennis Courts

Travel Info
     
From Brisbane 60mins
From Broadbeach 10mins
From Surfers Paradise 15mins
Website: www.robinawoods.com.au


Carved out of 65 hectares of native woodlands, with fairways lined by towering gum trees, this unique layout is unlike any other resort course on the Gold Coast.
Although only 15 years old, Robina Woods possesses maturity well beyond its years, and has developed a reputation as one of Queensland’s best-loved resort courses. The rolling fairways, manicured greens, and towering eucalyptus trees 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.

The front nine holes are particularly striking as the trees envelope you as you move around, and the final two holes are a great way to finish the round. Consistently ranked in the top 25 resort courses in the country, the service before and after you play is superb, and we feel certain you will enjoy your day

Palm Meadows Golf Course

Palm Meadows Golf Club, Gold Coast, AustraliaHoles:18 Par:72 Metres:6,319
Designer: Graham Marsh
Ranking: TBA
Course Facilities:
Licensed Restaurant
On course food & beverage cart


Travel Info:

From Brisbane 60mins
From Coolongatta 25mins
From Surfers Paradise 10mins
Website: www.palmmeadows.com.au


Palm Meadows, the original Gold Coast golf resort, was designed by leading Australian golfer and course architect Graham Marsh.
The challenging layout measures 6,319 meters (6,910 yards) from the championship tees. Water edges into play on 14 of the 18 holes and the 82 carefully positioned sand bunkers make this Par 72 course an enjoyable challenge for every level of golfer.

Today, the picturesque course is an environmental success story and at the forefront of the industry for biological sustainable management practices. Palm Meadows is available for play all year round, even after heavy rainfall. This is due to the extensive drainage system and 11kms of strategically positioned cart path. You and your equipment will be kept dry by the fleet of 85 Yamaha golf carts with wet weather covers.

Burleigh Golf Club

Burleigh Golf Club, Gold Coast, AustraliaHoles:18     Par:71     Metres:5,935    
Designer: N/A    
Ranking:
Course Facilities     

Travel Info     
From Brisbane
From Broadbeach
From Surfers Paradise
Website: www.burleighgolfclub.com.au



Centrally located near Miami Beach, Burleigh Golf Club is a private members golf club offering first class golfing and clubhouse facilities whilst catering for golfers of all standards.
The championship course offers a diverse experience with a 'woodland' type forest front nine flowed by a 'sandbelt' heath back nine with the course masterplanned to be rated in the top 50 golf courses in Australia and one of the best on the Gold Coast.

Gumtrees Brasserie and our award winning chef Nigel Coulson, offers great coffee , a full a la carte menu, is open for lunch 7 days, for dinner Wednesday to Saturday evenings as well as breakfast on Sunday mornings.

The Colonial Golf Course

The Colonial Golf Club, Gold Coast, AustraliaHoles:18, Par:72, Metres:6,189
Designer: Mitsuaki Kobyashi

Course Facilities:

Practice Range, Putting Green, Golf Academy, Club hire,
Locker Room, On Course Refreshments, Restaurant, Tennis Courts

Travel Info:

From Brisbane 60mins From Broadbeach 15mins
From Surfers Paradise 15mins

Website:
http://www.thecolonialgc.com.au

A farmland once home to cows, weeds and bush has been transformed into a beautifully groomed course with lush fairways and meticulously manicured greens. The championship resort layout meanders its way through 39 hectares of towering eucalyptus, picturesque lakes and serene waterways.
Flowering native and exotic trees and plants abound, while ornate bridges cross watercourses in which luxuriant lilies jostle for space The distinguishing feature of the course is the clubhouse, with its Colonial, Queenslander design. You feel like you have drifted back in time as you sit down to that first thirst quenching drink on the wide, breeze-catching Queenslander verandahs which surround the building and offer panoramic views over the golf course and Gold Coast.
The Colonial is well worth the visit, and great value for money.

Coolangatta Tweed Heads Golf

Coolongatta Tweed Heads Golf Club, Gold Coast, AustraliaWest Course
Holes:
18     Par:72     Metres:6,018   
Designer: Unknown
River Course
Holes:
18     Par:72     Metres:5,946
Designer:
Unknown
Course Facilities: Practice area, Putting green, Locker room
Club hire, On course refreshments, Restaurant and Bar
Travel Info     
From Brisbane 90mins
From Broadbeach 30mins
From Surfers Paradise 35mins
Website: www.cooltweedgolf.com.au

Located in Tweed Heads on the NSW side of the border and about 5km from Coolangatta, Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club is the perfect Golfers holiday destination. Situated on the edge of the beautiful Tweed River and on a 101 hectare dedicated wild life reserve, Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club offers a truly magnificent golfing experience.

Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club plays host to two Championship golf courses; both the River and West course are good golfing challenges.
Relax and enjoy the facilities our spectacular Clubhouse has to offer. With Clubhouse views overlooking the finishing holes and the Tweed River, experience the delight that only Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club can provide.

Emerald Lakes Golf Club

Emerald Lakes Golf Club, Gold Coast, AustraliaHoles:18     Par: 72     Metres:5,807   
Designer: Graham Marsh   
Ranking: Not ranked
Course Facilities: 
Practice Range, Putting Green, Club Hire, Locker Room,
Floodlit Golf, Restaurant & Bar, On Course Refreshments

Travel Info
     
From Brisbane 60mins
From Broadbeach 15mins
From Surfers Paradise 15mins

Website:
www.emeraldlakes.com.au

Emerald Lakes Golf Club is nestled on the edge of the tranquil hinterland and just a few minutes drive from Surfers Paradise
Designed by world renowned golf course Architect Graham Marsh, thisenjoyable par 72 championship course is set with medium to large greens, wide fairways and a multitude of pristine lakes. Each hole has its own challenges to make your playing experience interesting and unique.
Another great feature of Emerald Lakes is that the back nine is floodlit, and the course is re-opened for play from 5.30pm every day.
A new challenge and one worth trying.

Parkwood Golf Course

parkwoodHoles:18     Par:72     Metres:6,043   
  
Course Facilities     
18 Hole Mini-Golf Course, Retail Golf Store,
Floodlit Practice Driving Range, Golf Academy,
Putting Green, Club Hire, On Course Refreshments,
Restaurant and Bar
Travel Info     
From Brisbane 50mins
From BroadBeach 35mins
From Surfers Paradise 30mins
Website: www.parkwoodgc.com.au

Parkwood International Golf Course mixes the best of a traditional Australian golf course with the Gold Coast Resort style still in mind.
Set in naturally undulating bushland, the 18 hole, par 72 course combines established eucalyptus trees alongside imported palm trees.
A series of lakes and ponds along its 6043 metre championship layout come in to play on many holes and provide a fitting challenge for players of all levels.

Not just a golf course, Parkwood International boasts a number of facilities to complete your experience. Parkwood International boasts The Golf Superstore, the largest on-course golf retail store on the Gold Coast. There is also Boulders & Badlands Mini-Golf, the Ultimate Mini Golf Experience, for you to enjoy as part of the lighter and fun side of golf.

Sit down and relax over a meal and ice cold beverage in the brand new alfresco restaurant and bar, set with views overlooking the golf course and its surrounding facilities as you wind down after your round of golf.

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