Gold Coast Golf Vacation

Is the Gold Coast a golf vacation paradise?

I'm not a golfer but my mum is.  A mad keen one at that!

Mum chomps at the bit when I tell her about all the great golf courses here on the Gold Coast.

There are some highly very ranked Championship courses and quite a few easily accessible resort courses.

Below you will find my quick rundown of golf courses for your golf vacation on the Gold Coast! Further down the page you will find suggestions about where to stay and what time of the year to visit.

If you prefer to see where they are all on a map, then check out my Gold Coast Golf Map.

Resort Golf Clubs and Public Golf Courses

These courses are generally open 7 days a week. You will need to check with them for bookings, tee off times and any specific course rules.

  • Boomerang Farm Golf Course - Mudgeeraba - 9 holes only
  • Coolangatta and Tweed Heads Golf Club - Coolangatta
  • Emerald Lakes - Carrara
  • Gainsborough Greens Golf Club - Pimpama
  • Hope Island Resort Golf Course - Hope Island
  • Lakeside Country Club - Coombabah - 9 holes only
  • Merrimac Public Golf Course - Merrimac
  • Palm Meadows Golf Course - Carrara
  • Robina Woods Golf Club - Robina
  • Royal Pines Resort - Benowa
  • The Colonial - Robina
  • The Glades - Robina
  • The Palms - Sanctuary Cove

Private Golf Clubs

Generally Private Golf Clubs on the Gold Coast are for Members and their guests only.

  • Arundel Hills Country Club - Arundel
  • Surfers Paradise Golf Club - Clear Island Waters
  • The Grand - Gilston
  • The Pines - Sanctuary Cove

Semi-Private Golf Clubs

Semi-Private Golf Clubs offer limited opportunities for non-members to play on these courses. You may have to have a certain handicap, belong to an affiliated club or other special conditions.

  • Gold Coast Burleigh Golf Club - Miami - holders of current AGU and WGA handicaps may play
  • Gold Coast Country Club - Helensvale 
  • Helensvale Golf Club - Helensvale
  • Lakelands Golf Course - Merrimac
  • Parkwood International Golf Club - Parkwood

Plenty of interesting and challenging courses to choose from for a great golf vacation here on the Gold Coast!

The Gold Coast is without doubt a fantastic and probably the best destination in Australia for a golf vacation or holiday, now you can starting planning your trip...

Choose When To Visit Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is suited to playing golf year round.

Our summer in Australia is December, January and February making it a popular destination for northern hemisphere golfers looking for some warmer places to play during their winter!

It will be significantly warmer and more humid during our summer months, which means that chosing golf course with buggies can help to make that more pleasant!

Why not check out month by month guide to the Gold Coast to decide on a great time for your golf vacation or holiday to the Gold Coast. You'll find lots of useful hints and tips on weather, school and public holidays, events and activities which may influence when you visit.

Choose Where To Stay On Gold Coast

The golf courses on the Gold Coast are scattered around, however many of the courses are found around Sanctuary Cove, Hope Island and in the central areas of Ashmore and Robina.

There are specific golf resorts such as Royal Pines Resort, Intercontinental Resort at Sanctuary Cove (formerly known as the Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove Resort) and Azzura Greens at Hope Island Resort.

If you are still looking for places to stay near golf clubs, then use the Golf Map and the suburb by suburb guide to the Gold Coast to help you decide where to stay during your golfing holiday.

For each suburb you will find information about the locality, facilities, attractions, travel times to golf courses and more accommodation suggestions.

How To Get To Gold Coast

Most visitors from overseas have to fly into Brisbane Airport to access the Gold Coast. Although there are some options to fly directly into the Gold Coast from some Asian countries.

Most of our interstate visitors fly directly into the Gold Coast airport at Coolangatta.  

You'll find hints and tips for both local and international visitors in flights and airport guide.

Other options for getting to the Gold Coast include train (via Brisbane), bus or drive yourself.


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