Updated July 24, 2020
Planning a game of golf during your holidays is easy with our pick of the best Gold Coast Golf Courses!
The Gold Coast is a great destination for a golf holiday. With more than 35 courses coastwide, the Gold Coast has the most golf courses per capita in the whole of Australia! Here’s our pick of the best public golf courses around the coast.
Palm Meadows Golf Course
Palm Meadows Golf Course is centrally located within 10 minutes drive of Surfers Paradise and five minutes from Broadbeach.
The challenging 250-hectare par 72 course designed by Graham Marsh measures 6,319 metres off the championship tees and boasts opening and closing holes rated among the greatest in Australian golf. Water comes into play on 14 holes and there are 82 sand bunkers around the course.
The club has a history of providing golfing experiences that are second to none with value for money and customer satisfaction assured. The renowned reputation for unsurpassed quality and service attracts high profile golf tournaments as well as social, charity and corporate events. On-course food and beverage service and access to the fully licensed Lakeview Bar and Bistro will ensure your day at Palm Meadows is an enjoyable one.
Palm Meadows Drive, Carrara
Emerald Lakes Golf Club
Emerald Lakes Golf Course is unique because of its floodlit grounds, which means that players don’t have to cut their games short because of the sunlight, and can keep playing until 10 at night. The course is not as long as some of the championship courses but is still quite challenging because of the surrounding water.
The club’s facilities add to the golfing experience with food and beverage offerings and gaming. The driving range is also well-lit, perfect for after-hours social golf or letting out pent-up aggression after a long, hard day at work!
Corner Alabaster Drive & Nerang-Broadbeach Road, Carrara
Located just 5 minutes from Mudgeeraba but completely hidden from the outside world, the Boomerang Farms Golf Course delivers a challenging course wrapped in lush tropical surrounds, majestic vistas and historic wonder.
From the moment you leave Springbrook Road and cross Mudgeeraba Creek you will be transported to another place and time. Enjoy a round of golf, test your skills on the downhill MTD course or experience a magical wedding on the beautiful farm.
55 Johns Road, Mudgeeraba
Links Hope Island
Just 20 minutes from Surfers Paradise, Links Hope Island Golf Course is the centrepiece of Hope Island Resort. With its 5-Star facilities and consistent rankings as one of Australia’s top ten resort courses, Links Hope Island Golf Course is the ultimate destination for corporate and social golf, functions and events.
Your day begins with a friendly welcome from the concierge, and may include a practice session on the aquatic driving range, or a meal on the Legends Terrace. It will then involve some careful strategic thinking while you make your way around the Par 72 course, avoiding the natural and man-made hazards and the 128 challenging pot style bunkers.
Hope Island Road, Hope Island
Boasting two full golf courses, Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club is well-known for its spaciousness, accommodation of its players and luxury. The first of the courses is The Pines, Australia’s only course designed by late golfing legend Arnold Palmer, which reflects his ideology that golf is “deceptively simple and endlessly complicated.”
The Parkway, Hope Island
Lakelands Golf Club
Experience the knowledge and excellence that the world’s finest ever golfer, winner of eighteen majors, brings to golf course design. The Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus has designed almost 300 golf courses on five continents. Constantly ranked among the very best in the world, his courses have played host to over 200 professional tournaments. It took twenty-five years for Jack Nicklaus to find the perfect location for his first signature golf course in Australia…so come and experience Lakelands Golf Course.
100 Lakelands Drive, Merrimac
The Glades Golf Club
The Glades Golf Club is a beautiful 18 holes course located in the centre of Robina.
The Glades was designed by champion Australian golfing icon, Greg Norman. It is typical of his trademark aggressive layouts offering golfers a challenging round of golf within visually stunning surrounds. For instance, with a total of 94 bunkers, sure to be a challenge for any golfers, in 9 hectares of wetland area to create a natural wildlife sanctuary within the course.
1 Glades Drive, Robina
RACV Royal Pines
The 27 hole golf course at RACV Royal Pines allows for three unique 18 hole combination golf courses, including a recently redesigned championship course which hosts the Australian PGA Championship. The Golf Course at RACV Royal Pines has also recently been nominated Australia’s Best Golf Hotel 2017 by the World Golf Awards.
Ross Street, Benowa