The naturally refreshing Sunshine Coast, where you will experience a laid-back lifestyle centred around pristine beaches, freshwater rivers and lakes, subtropical forests and warm sunshine.
From the naturally stylish Noosa, to the family fun of Coolum, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba and Caloundra, to the cool and creative hinterland villages of Maleny, Montville and Mapleton.
Any destination you choose for your Sunshine Coast holiday will fill your body, mind and soul with an enduring sense of warmth. And the Golf is great too! So take your clubs and escape the Winter Blues.

Noosa Golf Club

Enjoy the beauty of Noosa Golf Club’s 18 hole championship course in a natural parkland setting with an abundance of local wildlife at your side.  Families of kangaroos laze in the sun and koalas can be spotted snoozing in the trees.  Unlike players, the koalas actually like being in the trees! The course is said to be very forgiving with 6000+ metres of easy walking and wide fairways.  Still, it’s no pushover and can be a challenge to golfers of all levels.
Many course improvements have taken place recently, with fairways regrassed, bunkers upgraded and new drainage works – all leading to the course being in the best condition ever.  The recent tree planting program has led to accreditation as a Land for Wildlife Site.
Visitors are welcomed and encouraged to play in competitions or you can play socially seven days a week.  Available times vary depending on the day. For those on holiday, green fee cards or temporary memberships are available at reasonable prices.
Our golf professionals offer lessons from beginners to advanced and can help you with equipment hire.  Looking for some retail therapy? You’re sure to find it in our pro shop which is stocked with an extensive range of clothing and equipment.
After playing 18, the perfect place for relaxing with friends is in the comfortable clubhouse. Dine with mountain and fairway views at Legends Bistro, serving dinner from Tuesday to Friday and open every day for lunch.
Noosa Golf Club celebrates the camaraderie of golf with the best value green fees, membership and hire charges on the Coast. Golfing great or just a beginner, we warmly welcome you to our club.
For bookings phone +61 7 5447 1407 or book online or email

Headland Golf Club

Located in the heart of Queensland’s magnificent Sunshine Coast, Headland Golf Club is home to one of the area’s outstanding 18-hole championship courses. The mature, tree-lined course offers a layout to challenge the best of players, while providing a fair and invigorating test for golfers of all abilities. Visitors who discover Headland for the first time delight at not only the golf, but also the location, the 18 holes meandering through age-old flora and fauna, playing host to koalas, kangaroos, and abundant birdlife. Members here never tire of being able to savour the experience every day of the week. The traditional clubhouse experience is equally memorable, a dedicated catering team in Bistro Tee offering lunch, coffee and cake, seven days a week and dinner on Friday night. “Cold beer and great food” – and the best views in the entire Sunshine Coast - combine to make any visit to Headland Golf Club an unforgettable day out. The idyllic location provides the perfect setting for a wedding, party, or simply a wonderful spot to relax.

Palmer Coolum Resort

Golf in Australia simply doesn’t get any better than at Palmer Coolum Resort. This stunning 18-hole course challenges even the best golfers while still providing plenty of enjoyment for the novice.
Our 72 par, 6137 metre course has been graced by the game’s best including the current US Masters winner Adam Scott, as well past major winners Bubba Watson, Y.E. Yang, Greg Norman and Darren Clarke. Other high profile players who have graced our fairways include the USA’s Ricky Fowler, Aussie favorites Jason Day, Geoff Ogilvy and Robert Allenby, Y E Yang and K T Kim from South Korea, Liang Wen Chong from China and many, many more!
Designed by renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr, a round of golf at this superbly challenging course is a highlight for guests, visitors and locals alike. As the Sunshine Coast has the luxury of being in a subtropical climate, the golf course is a pleasure to play all year round! Visit for more information.

Pelican Waters Golf Club

LOCATED just one hour north of Brisbane in the stunning surrounds of Golden Beach, it was the first Greg Norman-designed course on the Sunshine Coast. Open to the public and designed to rank among the premier courses (ranked No.1 on the Sunshine Coast and No.16 in the top 100 public access courses in Australia, according to Golf Australia Magazine), this spectacular 18-hole, 6359m championship course fittingly boasts one of the finest clubhouses and practice facilities in Australia. Pelican Waters features an impressive driving range, practice putting and chipping greens, and a well equipped shop. Find out more at

Mt Coolumn Golf Club

AN 18-hole 5901m championship course considered one of the region’s hidden gems and nestled at the foot of Mt Coolum, a Sunshine Coast landmark. It is acknowledged as one of the most picturesque and popular courses on the Sunshine Coast. Mt Coolum is a relatively flat course with water in play on 12 holes and an abundance of natural flora surrounding.
There are full clubhouse facilities, including showers, bar, bistro, poker machines and conference facilities.
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Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort

NOOSA Springs Golf & Spa Resort offers golfers much more than 18-holes of championship golf in a pristine bushland setting. The award-winning resort bordering beautiful Lake Weyba and Noosa National Park is a sanctuary from the everyday, yet only three minutes to the upmarket boutiques, bars and restaurants of Hastings Street and famous beaches.
Our luxury, open-plan two-and-three bedroom apartments overlook the first fairway of the golf course so the only sounds you’ll hear are from nature. From the accommodation it’s a short stroll or motorised golf cart ride to play a round of golf, have a game of tennis, tone up in the fitness centre, swim in the 25m heated swimming pool, indulge at the day spa or have a gourmet meal and cocktails at the Clubhouse. After a round of golf why not head to the resort’s European-style day spa for a rejuvenating body treatment?
The Spa has myriad beauty treatments using Eminence products, organic skin care from Hungary. Our treatment rooms look out on to private, subtropical courtyards. Visit for details.

Twin Waters Golf Club

THE course is internationally recognised as one of the top six resort courses in Australia and members naturally consider it the best on the Sunshine Coast.
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. Visit their website for full details:

Pacific Harbour Golf Club

Pacific Harbour is one of the Sunshine Coast’s premier golf courses located on the beautiful Bribie Island, Queensland. Playing at Pacific Harbour Golf Club should be on everyone’s bucket list as the course is a unique, award-winning, ‘island links’ style 18-hole champion course that will challenge both the champion and mesmerise the social player.
Pacific Harbour chose Ross Watson, one of the Asia Pacific region’s most respected golf architects to design the course. His previous work includes Robina Woods, Palm Meadows at the Gold Coast, Royal Sydney Golf Club and The Vines in Perth.
With 25 years’ experience, fifty courses internationally, and a reputation for crafting exciting and visually spectacular courses, Ross Watson has few peers. Sculpting a memorable environmentally sensitive island links course was Ross’s aim when designing Pacific Harbour.
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.
Only environmentally acceptable fertilisers that will not degrade the environment, including the subterranean water table are used. Irrigation for the course is sourced from feature lakes and the underground water table. The plan also ensures that the irrigation water will run off back into the water table and into the lakes.
Ross describes the style of course as ‘risk and reward’ which works well for the championship resort and club golf. At 6460 metres par 72, from the championship plates the course will present a test and challenge from scratch and professional players. It is also very enjoyable for the social golfer to have a pleasurable round of golf in a beautiful peaceful setting. You may even spot our friendly Emu ‘Eric’ who wanders the grounds and keep an eagle eye on our golfers. Find out more at

Above Par Golf Tours

ABOVE PAR Golf Tours, one of the region’s leading tour operators, is owned by a fellow Kiwi, Mike Cox. The Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast are undoubtedly favourite winter golf destinations for Kiwis, and having spent 20 years in the depths of Southland, Mike can fully understand why.
“Our aim is to simplify your holiday by taking over all of the accommodation, golf and transport bookings on your behalf, and at the same time using our bulk buying power to provide the package cheaper than you can do it yourself – a classic win-win situation,’’ he said.
“Packages are tailormade for your individual requirements with a large selection of accommodation and courses available to suit any budget.’’
The company offers outstanding value packages for small and large groups, and provides a comprehensive website with slideshows of all golf courses.
The website also has a unique online quote system which means you can go on-line 24 hours a day, seven days a week and construct your own dream holiday from a wide range of accommodation, resort courses, hire cars or daily transfers.
Once the selections are made, a no-obligation quote is immediately emailed, saving hours of time and money contacting Australia.
Mike’s sales staff then work on a one-to-one basis with you to ensure a truly memorable holiday for all.
For full information visit: or call Mike on 0061 7 5522 9055

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