5 Best Golf Courses on the Gold Coast
The Gold Coast is a huge attraction for tourists for many varied reasons and one such reason is that it hosts some absolutely stunning golf courses. Whether you fancy 18 holes with a nice scenic view, or you are trying to organise a group golfing trip, the hardest part is choosing one. The Gold Coast is totally spoilt with golf courses, so you could call it a golfers’ paradise.
Here are our top five picks for golf courses on the Gold Coast to help you decide which one to go for:
Burleigh Golf Club
The Championship course at Burleigh Golf Club is a hugely popular course that consists of a woodland forest front nine and a sandbelt heath back nine. It is like playing two courses in one!
They welcome visitors but you should check the website for the days that they are open to visitors. The course also offers a range of facilities including beginner clinics and a host of function venues including boardrooms. The China Garden restaurant is also part of the complex if you are looking to have a meal after you game of golf.
Links Hope Island
The spectacular course Links Hope Island was designed by five time British Open Champion Peter Thomson and you will struggle to find a course that competes with such beautiful scenery.
The course is easily accessible from both Brisbane and Surfers Paradise and offers a wonderfully challenging game with plenty of water and bunker hazards along tree-lined fairways.
Palm Meadows Golf Course
Head to Carrera to experience one of the most exciting golf courses on the Gold Coast. Palms Meadow Golf Course is just 5 minutes from Broadbeach and is a great course for players of all standards.
Designed by Australian golfer Graham Marsh, there is a mix of water and sand bunkers to negotiate around this par 72 course. The 18th hole is 523 metres long and is ranked in the top 500 golf holes in the world according to American Golf Digest.
The Grand Golf Club
Designed by the famous Greg Norman, the Grand Golf Club lies between the stunning coastal line and the Hinterland. It hosted the 2001 Australian Open and is a firm favourite with golfers and the odd kangaroo. It is unique in many ways and not least because it offers 19 holes of golfing.
The course is kept to an exceptional standard and also provides great catering as well as having a spa and sauna to relax in after your game.
The Pines Golf Course
The Pines at Sanctuary Cove is another exceptional course on the Gold Coast. Australian Golf Digest rates it as one of the top golf courses and it is a highly challenging course for even the most experienced golfers.
The wildlife you will meet around the course makes the experience even more unique, with rare birds and kangaroos joining you as you play.
Getting around the Gold Coast to any of these fantastic courses won’t be easy unless you have suitable transport arrangements in place.
You certainly will not want to try taking your equipment on public transport so why not organise reliable bus hire with a driver? The friendly team will be able to work around your tee times to get you to the course and then you can enjoy the clubhouse drinks as much as you like!