If you are crazy about golf and all you can think about is; holes in one, birdies and chipping out of bunkers to inches from the pin then Queensland is the place for you.
Queensland has a plethora of world-class golf courses and hosts some of the best tournaments located in some of the most unique locations. There are three world-class courses on the Gold Coast, one being the home to the Volvik RACV Ladies Masters and the Australian PGA Championship.
The courses can take you to some of Australia’s best and varied countryside. The Whitsundays on Dent Island is the only island-based championship golf course in Australia. If you would like to visit a more tropical region to sample the reefs and rainforests then North Queensland’s courses of Port Douglas, Cairns and Palm Cove are ideal. And the Sunshine Coast can offer Pelican Waters a course designed by Greg Norman.
RIVERLAKES GOLF COURSE
One of South East Queensland’s most picturesque and difficult courses. Riverlakes is one of the newest Championship Standard being completed in 1999.
It is surrounded by the Logan River and has the magnificent California Creek flowing through it feeding a series of large ponds that are dotted all over the course. With a combination of Bermuda Grass Greens; fairways and rough comprising Wintergreen Bermuda Grass the course maintains the highest standards.
THE BRISBANE GOLF CLUB
The Brisbane Golf Club is one of the longest established golf institutions in Australia. Established in 1896 the founding members set out to build an exceptional course together with the traditions and culture that make an unparalleled club.
The clubhouse is heritage-listed and overlooks an 18 hole championship course. Ranked amongst the top 100 courses in Australia, the Brisbane Golf Club is the only
golf course in Australia to have a champion’s green putting surface installed on over 700 golf courses in the USA.
KEPERRA COUNTRY GOLF CLUB
Excellently located only a twenty minute drive from the CBD of Brisbane. It is set in Queensland’s rainforest showcasing hundreds of different types of trees and scores of bird species make this course one of the most picturesque in the region.
Keperra is more than a fantastic natural space, it is also a very special golf course that provides 27 holes that are arranged in different combinations to provide three very distinct courses to test every level of ability.
Natural fairways with Bermuda or Tifdwarf greens have been made out of the local vegetation and water obstacles in the rainforest. So that each course require good length, accuracy and a steady hand on the greens.
INDOOROOPILLY GOLF CLUB
The club was established in 1940 Indooroopilly has been enjoying golf for nearly 75 years. It is one of the closest courses to the centre of Brisbane being just 10km away.
The location is picturesque being right on a bend of the Brisbane River the complex is quite unique.
Indooroopilly incorporates 36 championship holes of golf. There is a separate driving range and practise putting green next to the clubhouse. Allowing golfers to loosen up and practise before tee off time.
The club also hosts a number of social events such as weddings, banquets and is a meeting venue. Visiting golfers can enjoy the courses every day apart from Saturday which is reserved for members. However, the West Course is strictly for members only.