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Welcome to Queensland, where vibrant cities meet breathtaking natural wonders! The “Sunshine State” invites you to explore a diverse tapestry of experiences. From the golden beaches of the Gold Coast to the ancient rainforests of the Daintree, Queensland offers a playground for adventure seekers, nature enthusiasts, and sun-soaked relaxation.
Home to some of Australia’s most popular golf regions, Queensland will have you wanting to return year after year to sample the fine golf courses on offer.
Select from a range of first-class golf packages
We offer a number of golf tours on the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Hamilton Island with flexible options available to suit your needs.
Our self-guided golf tours are designed for each groups requirements and can include access to some of the State’s most renowned courses, such as Brookwater, Sanctuary Cove, Noosa Springs and many more.
The Gold Coast is famous for a lot of things; beaches, nightlife, theme parks, sightseeing, the list is endless. What the region also offers is world-class golf courses making a Gold Coast Golf Tour a fantastic choice!
Signature Golf Tours has access to the best courses on the Gold Coast, including former Australian Ladies Masters and Australian PGA Championship host course Royal Pines, and fan favourites The Glades, Sanctuary Cove, Links Hope Island and Lakelands.
With current partnerships and access to 40+ accommodation providers throughout the Gold Coast, we can provide options to suit each groups needs. Whether it be budget or luxury, hotel or apartments, we can ensure your stay is a comfortable and memorable one.
Why not choose a Gold Coast Golf Tour for your next golf holiday? You can’t go wrong! Our self-guided golf tours are fully customisable to suit each groups needs, so contact us today to start discussing your trip.
Our recommended Gold Coast golf courses.
RACV Royal Pines Resort
RACV Royal Pines Resort is located just minutes from the Gold Coast’s famous beaches and features a 27-hole championship golf course. With tight fairways, undulating greens and strategically placed bunkers, each 18-hole combination has its own distinctive challenges that require a unique skill set in order to have a successful round.
RACV Royal Pines Resort is the current host of the Australian PGA Championship and was the long-time host of the Australian Ladies Masters.
Sanctuary Cove Golf & Country Club
The Palms golf course has undergone an $8.8 million reconstruction in recent years and was redesigned by renowned golf course architect Ross Watson. After its reopening in April 2011, The Palms is considered a championship course rivalling some of the best golf courses in Australia.
The Palms has a total length of 5904 metres off the championship tees and has numerous water features and hazards. Tee placements have been designed to suit a variety of playing conditions and a diverse range of players. The Palms is designed to challenge players of all abilities.
Links Hope Island
The golf course at Links Hope Island is an 18-hole traditional links-style championship course that was designed by Peter Thomson, 5 x winner of the British Open. The layout and design of the course are reminiscent of the great links courses of Britain and Ireland.
Primarily the course consists of two loops of nine holes, the front nine starts off to the southeast in an anticlockwise direction. The back nine heads off in a south-westerly direction, finishing with an interesting challenging two holes bounded by the non-tidal lake.
The Glades Golf Club
The Glades Golf Club boasts the reputation as one of Australia’s most prestigious resort golf courses and is located right here on the Gold Coast. Designed by champion Australian golfing icon, Greg Norman, the course is typical of his trademark aggressive layouts offering golfers a challenging round of golf within visually stunning surrounds.
The Glades is a par 72 championship course that spans 65 hectares of land. Greg Norman is renowned for his bunkering worldwide and the Glades does not disappoint with a total of 94 bunkers. Greg not only had the vision to create a challenging golf course on the Gold Coast, but he also retained 9 hectares of wetland area to create a natural wildlife sanctuary within the course.
Lakelands Golf Club
The name Nicklaus has long been associated with greatness on the golf course. The 18 professional major championships, the most electrifying finishes, and the sheer will to win- Jack’s achievements are legendary.
Today the name Nicklaus also stands for superior Golf Course Design, the result of Jack’s more than four decades as a renowned Golf Course Designer.
With a course rating of 74 off the black tees and 72 off the blue tees, the course offers a very special experience.
In the Australian Golf Digest’s recent Top 100 Australian Golf Course rankings, Lakelands came in at number 56.
Brookwater Golf Club
Brookwater’s redesigned course with improved playability and sustainability is without a doubt Queensland’s finest golf experience. The spectacular Greg Norman-designed championship golf course meanders its way through naturally undulating Australian bushland, with signature bunkering and superb use of natural waterways.
The recent renovations included the strategic redesign of greens, fairways and bunkers. The scope of works was also aimed at returning the course to its original design through widening playing corridors and resurfacing and renovating green complexes.
Whilst Brookwater remains a challenging course, the changes have made it one that golfers will want to come back and play regularly. From seasoned pros to everyday enthusiasts, the captivating course offers something for any type of player.
Southport Golf Club
Southport Golf Club is an easy walking course with a mild amount of undulation with tree-lined fairways and strategically placed ponds and lakes. All the fairways are beautifully manicured with Greenlees Park turf grass and the greens are 328 couch grass and roll consistently between 9-10 feet.
The course starts with a reasonable par 5 and most golfers meander through the first nine holes comfortably. The back nine is where games are won or lost with ‘amen’ corner commencing with the par 3 14th hole. This is where Southport has held itself together in tight pennant matches. The back nine has been completely redeveloped over the past 15 years.
Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club
Located in Tweed Heads on the NSW/QLD border, Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club is the perfect golfer’s holiday destination. Situated on the edge of the beautiful Tweed River and on a 101-hectare dedicated wildlife reserve, Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club offer a truly magnificent golfing experience.
With two championship golf courses to offer, the River and West, Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club offers a great golfing challenge to golfers of all levels. Featuring beautiful tree-lined fairways adjacent to the Tweed River and with holes played through the rainforest, there is never a dull moment during your round.
Surfers Paradise Golf Club
This 18-hole championship golf course is located in the heart of the Gold Coast and provides golfers with well-manicured fairways and greens. Surfers Paradise Golf Club is open to the public with competition golf for both members and golf link visitors or for just a social game with your mates after work or on the weekends.
The tree-lined fairways and strategically placed water hazards make it a true test of golf. With a par of 71, the course provides a good mix and variety of golfing conditions. Possessing a fully automated, recycled watering system and natural drainage, the course is playable and in superb condition year-round.
Palm Meadows Golf Club
Palm Meadows Golf Course at Carrara on the Gold Coast is centrally located within 10 minutes of Surfers Paradise and five minutes from Broadbeach. Palm Meadows welcomes golfers of all standards and patrons may utilise all facilities including the clubhouse, function rooms, and Lakeview Restaurant.
The challenging 350-hectare course was designed by leading Australian golfer Graham Marsh. Measuring 6319 metres off the championship tees, the par 72 course features water that comes into play on 14 of the holes as well as 82 sand bunkers.
Palm Meadows’ signature hole is the world-famous 18th; it measures 523 metres from the championship tees. Players accept the challenge and decide how much of the right dogleg they want to cut off.
American Golf Digest rated Palm Meadows 18th in the world’s top 500 golf holes.
Hamilton Island is the largest Island in the Whitsunday’s, but it is also the most popular holiday destination with tourists seeking sun, sand, and relaxation.
Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, there are a wide array of activities and sightseeing opportunities available for visitors, or if you’d prefer, you can relax on the beach or the swim up bar.
For the golfers, jump on the ferry to nearby Dent Island and tackle one of Australia’s most scenic golf courses. Enjoy a luxurious and relaxing Hamilton Island Golf Tour for your next golf holiday.
Hamilton Island Golf Club
The 18-hole, par 71 Hamilton Island Golf Course is said to be one of the most challenging in the world. Designed by five time British Open winner Peter Thomson, and taking full advantage of Mother Nature’s work, the course is strung along the spectacular ridges and steep valleys of Dent Island.
The course boasts a variety of obstacles for those willing to take on the challenge – wicked winds; impenetrable bushland; people have even called the 14th hole, the ‘Valley of Death’. Despite its punishing design the golf course is a ‘must do’ for both novice and professional golfers, catering for all experience levels. Plus, with spectacular views of the surrounding Whitsunday Islands and Coral Sea, the contemporary Clubhouse is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a meal after your unforgettable golfing experience.
When it comes to what makes the Sunshine Coast so special, you’ll find the clue is in the name! A sunny disposition that radiates from the inside out, when you’re on holiday at the Sunshine Coast, you’ll feel it too.
Golfers are spoilt for choice when it comes to quality golf courses in the region, with many top rated courses just a short drive away from all the favourite suburbs to stay, such as Mooloolaba, Noosa, Maroochydore and Caloundra.
Signature Golf Tours have worked hard to form great relationships with all of the local top quality courses which allows us access to all the courses, but also in peak times at most courses, like Saturday’s and Sunday’s. When choosing a Sunshine Coast Golf Tour for your next golf getaway, you won’t be disappointed!
Our recommended Sunshine Coast Golf Courses:
Noosa Springs Golf Club
With a spectacular golf course, world class spa, superb dining, fitness centre and pool, conference and wedding facilities, and spacious self-contained accommodation, Noosa Springs Golf and Spa Resort caters for everyone.
Situated between the lush Noosa National Park and picturesque Lake Weyba, Noosa Springs is just three kilometres from Hastings Street and Noosa’s famous beaches.
More than 20 years old now and in its absolute prime, Noosa Springs is a wonderful test of golf. Consistently rated one of the finest in Australia, each hole has its own personality and style, and is lovingly maintained by a crew of greens staff, some of whom have worked at Noosa Springs since its inception. It can be a challenge, but is always a joy for visitors, social clubs, members, and those of us who simply enjoy playing the game in beautiful surroundings, then relaxing over a cold drink in the clubhouse overlooking the course.
Twin Waters Golf Club
Twin Waters Golf Club is a sportsperson’s dream. The course is internationally recognised as one of the top six resort courses in Australia.
The 18 hole, par 72 championship course was designed by five times British Open Champion Peter Thomson and partner Mike Wolveridge. The stunning setting and challenging layout combine to produce an enjoyable game of golf for all players.
A unique practice facility is the Aquatic Driving Range. Twin Waters boasts one of only a handful of aquatic driving ranges in Queensland. Working on the principle of reverse psychology, standing on the practice tee hitting straight into the water allows golfers to get used to hitting the ball when faced with a body of water. Not always easy but a good test of character!
Maroochy River Golf Club
Maroochy River Golf Club on the Sunshine Coast has been awarded recognition by being a TOP 100 Golf Course in Australia by the 3 major golfing reviewers.
Enjoy the views of the spectacular golf course with the iconic Mt Coolum on the horizon. The Maroochy River Golf Complex is the home of the Maroochy River Mini Golf, a million-dollar tourist destination and the only one of its kind on the Sunshine Coast. The complex is also the home to a modern driving range with practice bunkers and greens alongside the Queensland Golf Performance Teaching Academy.
The Maroochy River golf course is a classic risk versus reward layout. Each hole provides a safe option where a bogey – sometimes a par – is almost certain. But the course also tempts the adventurous and ambitious to squeeze a few more metres out of the drive, or to take on a devilishly placed pin. That’s when the carefully placed bunkers come into play, and a player runs the risk of his ball rolling off the sides or back of the green.
That’s part of what makes this a great golf course. The waterways – there is water on almost every hole – rolling fairways, and feature walls snaking through much of the course make for a stunning vista, while bunkers and bunker islands break up the fairways. In the distance, iconic Mount Coolum dominates the skyline, keeping an imposing eye on the play. All in all, a magnificent spectacle.
Palmer Coolum Resort
First opened for play in 1988, Palmer Coolum was designed by world renowned architect Robert Trent Jones Jnr, and is one of only five layouts in the country that he has had a hand in developing, the others being Joondalup, Meadow Springs, Cape Schanck and Old Course at National.
Visually stunning, the course utilises about a third of the resort property, with a mix of links-like holes on the stretch running along the Pacific Ocean beach and parkland holes further inland among the native melaleuca and eucalyptus groves.
Palmer Coolum had hosted the Australian PGA Championship for many years starting from 2002. After dedicating copious time and money into bringing the course back to life, it is truly in spectacular condition again and is a must play when visiting the Sunshine Coast.
Pelican Waters Golf Club
Nestled along the stunning Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Pelican Waters Golf Club stands as a beacon for golf enthusiasts seeking a harmonious blend of challenging play and breathtaking scenery. As a golfing oasis, this course, designed by the legendary Greg Norman, offers an unforgettable experience that transcends the typical round of golf.
Pelican Waters is more than a golf course; it’s a visual masterpiece. With its manicured fairways, framed by lush vegetation and complemented by serene water features, every hole is a journey through a landscape where nature and golf coalesce seamlessly. The sparkling waters of the Pumicestone Passage provide a stunning backdrop, creating an idyllic setting for an extraordinary day on the links.
Greg Norman’s design genius is evident in every undulation of Pelican Waters. The layout challenges golfers of all skill levels, demanding strategic play and precision. From elevated tees with panoramic views to meticulously crafted greens, each hole presents a unique test, ensuring both novices and seasoned players find delight and challenge in equal measure.
Noosa Golf Club
Not far from Tewantin, Noosa Golf Club offers terrific views and challenging play for golfers at every skill level.
Well-groomed fairways and greens keep Noosa Golf Club difficult yet friendly, and the staff can offer tips and tricks for playing your best round. Noosa Golf Club is a good choice for your regular rounds of golf or a new destination for you and friends when visiting Tewantin.
Headland Golf Club
Located in the heart of Queensland’s magnificent Sunshine Coast, Headland Golf Club is the “Club of Choice”, a jewel in the crown of the area’s golf courses. Just 5 minutes from Mooloolaba Beach, an amazing design awaits you at Headland – a 60 year old Par 72 championship course with the charms and charisma that only a classic course can provide.
This along with award winning staff, the best greens on the coast, a traditional clubhouse (cold beer and great food) and amazing views of the Mooloolaba coastline combine to make Headland Golf Club an unforgettable experience and a great day out.
Peregian Springs Golf Course
Peregian Springs Golf Course is a true golfer’s course. The superb layout over 62 impressive hectares is the work of top Australian designer Phil Scott, father of Adam Scott.
It takes players on an unfolding journey through native bush, stands of eucalyptus trees and strategically situated water. Glimpses of other groups are rare after the opening holes.
The course presents golfers with memorable challenges. From long, narrow par 5s to short par 4s with sloping greens, Peregian Springs Golf Course puts a premium on accuracy and shot making. The course is also well protected by bunkers, positioned to make players think.
Bribie Island Golf Club
The Bribie Island Golf Club offers you an 18 hole championship layout, with undulating fairways, 328 grass greens and a true sand-belt style golfing experience.
It is an easy walking course with plenty of challenges offered by the natural sand bunkers and sandy lies off the fairways. We pride ourselves on providing a great playing surface year round as well as the great southern Queensland tropical climate.
Pacific Harbour Golf Club
Conveniently located in the Moreton Bay region between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, is the home of Pacific Harbour Golf and Country Club at Bribie Island. Surrounded by pristine national parks, and inhabited by plenty of local wildlife, this course is one that you’ll want to add to your bucket list!
Operating since 2006 and open to the public, we offer social play 7 days a week and visitors are welcome to play in our competitions. The course boasts lush green fairways, responsive fast paced greens, challenging par-3s, lengthy par-4s and some rewarding par-5s for golfers of all levels. With an aquatic driving range, chipping area, practice green and spectacular views of natural surrounds, this course is a must-see destination. You will not regret coming out and testing your golfing skills on this beautiful hidden treasure!
All the key characteristics of a world-class course have been incorporated: a great layout that tracks the terrain naturally, challenging design and memorable holes, framed by beautiful landscaping which emulates the unique coastal forest environment on Bribie Island.
Water is the central theme of the course and can be seen with many picturesque reflective lakes. Even the clubhouse appears to float over a lake and an aquatic driving range. Ross has cleverly used the wetlands, watercourses and native vegetation in the environmentally friendly and sustainable design, which he calls minimalist turf care principles.
Mt Coolum Golf Club
Mount Coolum’s challenging 18-hole layout sits at the southern foot of the iconic 26-million year-old volcanic peak from which it gets its name, and less than 1km from one of the Sunshine Coast’s pristine beaches.
Our Par 72 course features numerous waterholes and creeks, winding their way through the vast expanses of native vegetation that provides a wonderful sanctuary for the local wildlife.
The Club has a reputation as “the Friendly Club” – with an active and engaged membership exceeding 900 in number. You will feel welcomed at Mount Coolum – whether you become a member, or are simply a visitor to our region.
Maleny Golf Club
Nestled within the verdant hills of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, the Maleny Golf Club’s quality course provides visitors with a picturesque, ‘golf-as-it-began’ playing experience. From the elevated first tee, players are presented with a panoramic view of the links-style course and an ideal vantage point from which to assess the golfing challenge ahead.
The Par 69 course is comprised of three Par 5s, nine Par 4s and six Par 3s featuring unique revetted greenside bunkering, Tiffdwarf Bermuda Grass greens and Kikuyu fairways within a peaceful, scenic hinterland setting.
Maleny’s innovative design takes full advantage of some excellent natural assets – gentle rolling hills, well-drained volcanic soil, existing pastures, surrounding rainforest and some wetland.
The course has been built to a high standard under the direction of course superintendent Mick McCombe using the latest agronomic technology and know-how. Supported by a band of dedicated volunteers, Mr McCombe has transformed what was once a weed-ridden old dairy farm into a quality golf course praised by all who play it.
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