Visitors Guide to Gold Coast Golf Courses
You can stay at the fabulous Radisson Palm Meadows resort, where they offer Gold Coast golfing packages.
Enjoy playing golf or brush up on your technique with lesson or two from the pro.
Other golf resorts on the Gold Coast include Sanctuary Cove, Hope Island and Royal Pines Resorts.
There are over 30 great golf courses in and around the Gold Coast, and that isn't counting those within a couple of hours drive on the Sunshine Coast either! The map of golf course locations on the Gold Coast shows you roughly where all the courses and clubs are.
There are different types of golf courses and clubs. Some are private and only open to members, others are public. Most courses are 18 holes whilst a few are 9 holes. Emerald Lakes has an 18 hole course with 9 holes under lights for night golf to 9.30pm each night.
I have listed all the main golf clubs and courses in the Gold Coast with a bit of information on each to give you an idea. This includes addresses and booking numbers and where I can a guide to the cost of a round of golf. In addition the Gold Coast suburb pages have information about local golfing including travel times to courses to give you an idea. I hope you find this information useful. Use the links below to jump to what you are looking for, or scroll down.
Arundel, Helensvale, Hope Island, Parkwood, Pimpama and Sanctuary Cove.
Ashmore, Carrara, Clear Island Waters, Gilston, Merrimac, Miami, Nerang, Robina, Southport and Tallai.
Banora Point, Mudgeeraba, Tallebudgera, Tweed Heads and Terranora.
Please note that these are not ALL the Gold Coast golf courses. Most omissions are smaller public courses. All prices quoted are approximate. Valid in May 2009. Used to show relative cost of options.
Private members only 18 hole golf course in northern Gold Coast area.
Arundel Drive, Arundel Hills Arundel QLD 4214
Ph: (07) 5573 9400
See where Arundel Hills Golf Club is on Gold Coast Golf Map
9 hole golf course at Mudgeeraba just off Springbrook Road. Open for bookings from visitors. An AGU handicap is required to play in the competitions. Children are not allowed on the course unless playing with their own set of clubs. Expect to pay under $30 for 18 holes plus $30 for motorised cart.
54a Johns Rd Mudgeeraba QLD 4213 Mudgeeraba QLD 4213
Ph: (07) 5530 5231
See where Boomerang Farm Golf Course is on Gold Coast Golf Map
Public, 9 hole AGU rated Par 33 course in Tallebudgera in Southern Gold Coast. Open 7 days a week from 6am to 6pm. Expect to pay around $18 for 18 holes plus $25 for motorised cart.
234 Tallebudgera Creek Rd Tallebudgera QLD 4228 Tallebudgera QLD 4228
Ph: (07) 5533 9732
See where Burleigh Palms Golf Club is on Gold Coast Golf Map
Small course with 9 Par 3 holes and 3 Par 4 holes in Carrara in central Gold Coast. Open till 9 for day and night golf and driving range.
Broadbeach-Nerang Rd Carrara QLD 4211
Ph: (07) 5596 0404
See where Carrara Gardems Golf Course and Driving Range is on Gold Coast Golf Map
Club Banora Golf Club is in northern NSW and part of the leisure and entertainment centre Club Banora which is part of Twin Towns Club. There are other facilities in addition to the golf course.
18 hole championship golf course. Practice range and putting green. Open 7 days. Works on NSW time so from October to April beware of the daylight saving when booking and playing during these months.
Competitions are run daily and may be open to visitors with AGU or WGA handicap. Visitors are welcome for social play at certain times. You will need to book so you can check when you book.
Expect to pay around $35 for 18 holes and $35 for motorised cart. Steel and graphite clubs can be hired in either full or half sets.
Leisure Drv Banora Point NSW 2486
Ph: (07) 5524 6666 (golf bookings)
See where Club Banora Golf Course is on Gold Coast Golf Map
Two Championship 18 hole Golf Courses in Tweed Heads South, NSW. West Course and River Course. Visitors welcome. Just over the border in NSW runs on NSW time so observes daylight saving October to April. Expect to pay around $40 for 18 holes and $38 for motorised cart hire. Full club sets can be hired.
Soorley St Tweed Heads South NSW 2486
Ph: (07) 5524 5545
See where Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club is on Gold Coast Golf Map
18 Hole Championship Course in Carrara in mid Gold Coast area. It also has the option for 9 holes played under lights to 9.30pm each night. Large driving range and short game practice areas.
Expect to pay under $70 for 18 holes including motorised cart hire. Golf Under Lights from 5.30pm 9 holes under $40 including cart hire. Expect to pay $10 for 80 balls on the driving range.
Large coaching program with range of programs covering general golf swing, junior golf, women's golf and other aspects of golf game improvement.
There is even an 18 hole mini golf for the kids open from 6am to 9pm. Expect to pay $5 per player on mini golf course.
Cnr Nerang Broadbeach Rd & Alabaster Drv Carrara QLD 4211
Ph: (07) 5594 4400
See where Emerald Lakes Golf Club is on Gold Coast Golf Map
Championship 18 hole golf course in Pimpama northern Gold Coast. Visitors welcome. Expect to pay under $70 for 18 holes including a cart.
Yawalpah Rd Pimpama QLD 4209
Ph: (07) 5546 6003
See where Gainsborough Greens Golf Club is on Gold Coast Golf Map
18 hole private golf club in Miami, mid Gold Coast. Visitors welcome but all players must hold current membership at another golf club and possess a current AGU or WGA handicap or overseas equilvalents. Expect to pay around $60 for 18 holes and $30 for motorised cart. Competition fees extra.
Cnr of Hillcrest Pde & Barden Ave Miami QLD 4220 Miami QLD 4220
Ph: (07) 5572 8266
See where Gold Coast Burleigh Golf Club is on Gold Coast Golf Map
18 hole Championship golf course in Helensvale northern Gold Coast. Also has day and night driving range and practice putting and chipping greens Social golf is available but bookings are essential. Expect to pay around $35 for 18 holes and $35 for cart hire. 60 balls on driving range about $7. Clubs and pull buggies can be hired.
Country Club Drv Helensvale QLD 4212
Ph: (07) 5573 2940
See where Gold Coast Country Club is on Gold Coast Golf Map
18 hole golf course in northern Gold Coast. Visitors welcome but bookings are essential. Expect to pay around $30 for 18 holes and $30 for a cart. Hire of clubs and pull buggies also available.
16 Wandilla Drv Helensvale QLD 4212
Ph: (07) 5573 1329
See where Helensvale Golf Club is on Gold Coast Golf Map
Private members 18 hole luxury resort golf course in Hope Island, northern Gold Coast. The Links Hope Island course has limited public access. Visitors can contact the club in advance to try to secure a booking make sure you do this in plenty of time.
Hope Island Rd Hope Island QLD 4212
Ph: (07) 5530 9030
See where Hope Island Golf Club is on Gold Coast Golf Map
This was the first Jack Nicklaus signature course in Australia. An 18 hole championship golf course in Merrimac mid Gold Coast. Private course only open to groups and corporate events.
Gooding Drv Merrimac QLD 4226
Ph: (07) 5579 8700
See where Lakelands Golf Club is on Gold Coast Golf Map
This is a 9 hole public golf course set near Coombabah lake in Arundel, north Gold Coast. Open 6am to 6pm. Expect to pay approximately $15 for 9 holes at this Gold Coast golf course.
433 Brisbane Rd Arundel QLD 4214
Ph: (07) 5594 0196
See where Lakeside Country Club is on Gold Coast Golf Map
9 hole public golf course in Tallebudgera valley on Valley Drive, south Gold Coast area. Expect to pay under $15 for 18 holes here.
Valley Drv Tallebudgera QLD 4228
Ph: (07) 5534 8444
See where Meadow Park Golf Course is on Gold Coast Golf Map
9 hole public course in Merrimac, central Gold Coast. Beginners course. Gets a bit waterlogged when raining. Expect to pay under $15 for 9 holes. No carts here. They advertise no booking necessary. Hardest part about this golf course is finding it! It is opposite Carrara Markets on Gooding Drive, just before you get to the big roundabout.
Gooding Drv Merrimac QLD 4226
Ph: (07) 5579 9902
See where Merrimac Golf Course is on Gold Coast Golf Map
Palm Meadows Golf Course is right opposite the Radisson Palm Meadows in Carrara in mid Gold Coast area. It is an 18 hole resort course with a large driving range. Visitors are welcome at this golf range and golfing packages can be arranged in conjunction with the Radisson Resort. Expect to pay around $115 for 18 holes on this course.
Palm Meadows Drv Carrara QLD 4211
Ph: (07) 5594 2450
See where Palm Meadows Resort Golf Course is on Gold Coast Golf Map
18 hole championship course in Parkwood, northern Gold Coast. Facilities include a driving range. Expect to pay under $50 for 18 holes here. Cart fees just under $40. Large bucket of balls at driving range around $8.
Napper Rd Parkwood QLD 4214
Ph: (07) 5594 6388
See where Parkwood International Golf Club is on Gold Coast Golf Map
18 hole championship par 71 resort golf course at Robina in mid Gold Coast area. Facilities include driving range and practice areas. Open 6am to 6pm year round except Christmas day. Expect to pay over $100 for a round of golf at this course.
Ron Penhaligon Way Robina QLD 4226
Ph: (07) 5593 1766
See where Robina Woods Golf Course is on Gold Coast Golf Map
The only 27 hole golf course on the Gold Coast. 3 Championship golf course layouts on this golf course in Ashmore in mid Gold Coast. Daytime driving range.
This course is also home to the ANZ Ladies Masters held in February each year.
Expect to pay around $120 for 18 holes on this course including motorised cart. Golf packages available in the resort.
Ross St Ashmore QLD 4214
Ph: (07) 5597 1111 27 hole layout Carrara m Luxury Resort 18 Resort
See where Royal Pines Resort Golf Course is on Gold Coast Golf Map
Sanctuary Cove has two courses. Private 18 hole luxury golf course The Pines Sanctuary Cove and public luxury 18 hole resort course The Palms Sanctuary Cove.
The Palms course is currently closed and being redeveloped. It is due to reopen in 2010.
Caseys Rd Sanctuary Cove QLD 4212
Ph: (07) 5577 6151
See where Sanctuary Cove Golf Courses are on Gold Coast Golf Map
Southport Golf Club is located in the mid Gold Coast area just behind Surfers Paradise. It is a private members only golf club with limited access to non-members with current handicaps.
If you manage to book a round here expect to pay around $60 for 18 holes plus under $35 for motorised cart.
Slatyer Ave Southport QLD 4215
Ph: (07) 5532 1577
See where Southport Golf Club is on Gold Coast Golf Map
18 hole championship course located at Clear Island Waters, behind Broadbeach in mid Gold Coast. Visitors and groups are welcome, but must adhere to strict dress code. Booking essential.
Home to Surfers Paradise Men’s Open Championship and South Pacific Ladies Open Classic each year.
1 Fairway Drv Clear Island Waters QLD 4226
Ph: (07) 5575 1666
See where Surfers Paradise Golf Club is on Gold Coast Golf Map
9 hole golf course in Tallai mid Gold Coast. Aparently this is quite a deceptively challenging little course because of the hilly greens! Expect to pay under $15 for 9 holes.
Cnr Worongary Rd & The Panorama Tallai QLD 4213
Ph: (07) 5530 2335
See where Tallai Country Golf Course is on Gold Coast Golf Map
Also known as Coplick's Tallebudgera 18 hole golf course in southern Gold Coast. Expect to pay about $25 for 18 holes and about $36 for motorised cart.
Cnr Guineas Creek & Connection Rds Tallebudgera QLD 4228
Ph: (07) 5534 8484
See where Tallebudgera Golf Course is on Gold Coast Golf Map
Also known as Chris Douglas Tally Valley Golf Course. A 9 hole public golf course located in Elanora in southern Gold Coast. This is on the same road as Tallebudgera Golf Club. A round of 9 holes will cost under $15 and some motorised carts, but they need to be booked.
335 Guineas Creek Rd Elanora QLD 4221
Ph: (07) 5533 9121
See where Tally Valley Golf Club is on Gold Coast Golf Map
18 hole golf course on Tamborine Mountain. Temperatures can be 5C cooler at this course than on the Gold Coast, great in summer, but be prepared in winter!
Expect to pay under $25 for 18 holes here with cart hire about $28. Half sets and full sets of clubs available for hire.
Golf Course Rd Mt Tamborine QLD 4272
Ph: (07) 5545 1397
See where Tamborine Mountain Golf Club is on Gold Coast Golf Map
Luxury 18 hole championship golf course at Robina in mid Gold Coast. Expect to pay around $100 for 18 holes including cart. Clubs, shoes and carts can also be hired.
Paradise Springs Ave Robina QLD 4226
Ph: (07) 5593 2777
See where The Colonial Golf Course is on Gold Coast Golf Map
Greg Norman designed 18 hole Par 72 championship golf course in Robina in mid Gold Coast area. There is also a spa, so if your partner isn't into golf, they can be pampered whilst you play a round of golf!
Expect to pay around $130 for 18 holes including motorised cart. A bucket of 40 balls on the driving range will be around $6. You can also hire shoes and club sets. Only soft spikes allowed on this course, collared shirts and strictly no denim allowed.
Glades Drv Robina QLD 4226
Ph: (07) 5569 1900
See where The Glades Golf Course is on Gold Coast Golf Map
Located in Gilston, just behind Nerang in the mid Gold Coast this is the most exclusive of private golf courses on the Gold Coast. 18 hole championship course was designed by Greg Norman. You must be a member here or invited to play by a member.
They don't do corporate days, trade days or offer reciprocal rights to any other golf clubs. Very exclusive! If you do get to play here with a member, green fees are around $120.
364 Gilston Rd Gilston QLD 4211
Ph: (07) 5596 0400
See where The Grand Golf Club is on Gold Coast Golf Map
Private golf course where membership is by invitation only. You can play here by arranging a group event. 18 hole golf course. Golf packages for minimum of 12 in the group start at $185 including 18 holes, lunch and cart hire amongst other things.
74 Riverview Rd Nerang QLD 4211
Ph: (07) 5502 4500
See where The Villa Golf Course is on Golf Map of Gold Coast