It’s time to escape the cold weather and take a trip abroad to Australia’s sunshine state! With plenty of courses on offer, a Gold Coast golfing holiday might just be your perfect paradise.

Lakelands Golf Club

  • Travel Info: From Broadbeach 10 minutes
  • From Surfers Paradise 15 minutes
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SITUATED in the heart of the Gold Coast, Lakelands Golf Club is Jack Nicklaus’ first signature course designed in Australia. Lakelands Golf Club combines the traditions of Golf and Hospitality by providing its members, guests and visitors with the environment, facilities and services that satisfy their Golf, social and business needs and interests. Opened on 17th February 1997, Lakelands Golf Club had gained a reputation for “The Best Serving the Best” providing standards and facilities second to none on the Gold Coast. Multiple tee positions make the course user friendly and yet challenging, whatever the standard of golf you play. Nicklaus has used bunkering extensively in his strategic design and water features on many of the course’s 18 holes.
With tee times available to the public every day at Lakelands Golf Club, it is a must to play this golf course which has all of the tell tale signs you would expect of Jack Nicklaus designed Golf Course which is situated in the heart of the Gold Coast, less than 10 minutes from Broadbeach and 15 minutes from Surfers Paradise. Lakelands also has full locker room facilities, Golf Shop, Signature Restaurant and Bar, a full length driving range, PGA certified coaches available each day, along with all the other facilities you would expect a facility of this reputation to have.
Whether you are here for a trip away with good friends, or on a holiday, Lakelands Golf Club is a course you must visit for a game on our beautifully presented
course, making sure to enjoy a drink on the deck while overlooking those behind finishing out on the 18th green, or commencing their back nine on the challenging 10th tee with water all up the left hand side of the fairway.
Neat dress code is required at all times with strictly no denim or cargo pants permitted, collared shirt and enclosed footwear is a must while on course.
For more information please contact us on: or call 011 61 7 5510 6507

Links Hope Island Golf Course

  • Holes: 18 Par: 72 Metres: 6,457
  • Designer: Peter Thomson
  • Ranking: 6th best Public Access Course in Austrailia 2005 (#6 in 2004)
  • Course Facilities: Practice Range, Putting Green, Club hire Locker Room, On Course refreshments, Golf Academy
  • Travel Info: From Brisbane 50mins
  • From Broadbeach 35mins
  • From Surfers Paradise 30mins
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LINKS HOPE ISLAND is a gem of an 18 hole traditional “links” style championship course, designed by five times British Open champion Peter Thomson and reminiscent of the great courses of Britain and Ireland. Challenging, yet very approachable, the two nines unfold with beauty and intrigue ensuring those that appreciate golf presented at its best leave with an unforgettable experience and a strong desire to return again and again. Forget about trying to play Links Hope Island like all the standard format resort courses, this one deserves special skill and attention. Bump and run golf is a great challenge for those not accustomed to it, and we guarantee you will come away with renewed admiration for how the poms play their golf. A fantastic opportunity to sample good old fashioned British links golf without the 20 hour plane ride! Don’t miss it.
Links Hope Island, the Gold Coast’s No.1 Golf Course*, is perfectly located,
central to both Brisbane and the Gold Coast. We invite you to experience
our championship golf course and first class clubhouse facilities.
Contact Links Hope Island for bookings or further information on: Golf I Membership Options I Events I Weddings I Links Restaurant Phone 07 5530 9000 or email
With its 5-Star clubhouse and practice facilities and consistent rankings as one of Australia’s top ten resort courses, Links Hope Island is the ultimate destination for corporate and social golf, functions, glamourous events or weddings.
There are also a variety of membership options available from full membership, to corporate or 5 day options. Contact us today to find out more.

Palmer Gold Coast Golf Course (formerly Robina Woods)

  • Holes: 18 Par: 71 Metres: 6,078
  • Designer: Graham Marsh & Ross Watson
  • Course Facilities: Practice Range, Club Hire, Locker
  • Room, Bar, Restaurant, On Course Refreshments, Golf Academy
  • Travel Info: From Brisbane 60mins
  • From Broadbeach 10mins
  • From Surfers Paradise 15mins
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CARVED out of 65 hectares of native woodlands, with fairways lined by towering gum trees, this unique layout is unlike any other resort course on the Gold Coast. Palmer Gold Coast (formerly Robina Woods) possesses maturity well beyond its years, and has developed a reputation as one of Queensland’s best-loved resort courses. The rolling fairways, manicured greens, and towering eucalyptus trees are strikingly beautiful and blend harmoniously with the surrounding residential development. A natural water-course featuring lakes, ponds, creeks and native wildlife completes a rare golf course environment.
The front nine holes are particularly striking as the trees envelope you as you move around, and the final two holes are a great way to finish the round.
Consistently ranked in the top resort courses in the country, the service before and after you play is superb, and we feel certain you will enjoy your day.

Palmer Colonial Golf Course

  • Holes: 18 Par: 72 Metres: 6,424
  • Designer: Mitsuaki Kobyashi
  • Course Facilities: Practice Range, Putting Green, Club
  • hire, Locker Room, On Course Refreshments, Restaurant
  • Travel Info: From Brisbane 60mins
  • From Broadbeach 10mins
  • From Surfers Paradise 15mins
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A FARMLAND once home to cows, weeds and bush has been transformed into a beautifully groomed course with lush fairways and meticulously manicured greens. The championship resort layout meanders its way through 39 hectares of towering eucalyptus, picturesque lakes and serene waterways.
Flowering native and exotic trees and plants abound, while ornate bridges cross watercourses in which luxuriant lilies jostle for space The distinguishing feature of the course is the clubhouse, with its Colonial Queenslander design. You feel like you have drifted back in time as you sit down to that first thirst quenching drink on the wide, breeze-catching Queenslander verandahs which surround the building and offer panoramic views over the golf course and Gold Coast hinterland. Palmer Colonial is well worth the visit, and great value for money.

Sanctuary Cove –The Palms

  • Holes: 18 Par: 70 Metres: 5,904
  • Designer: Ross Watson
  • Travel Info: From Brisbane 55mins
  • From Broadbeach 35mins
  • From Surfers Paradise 30mins
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THE Palms Golf Course at Sanctuary Cove is another masterpiece from renowned Golf Course architect Ross Watson. With gently undulating fairways dissecting critically placed bunkers, it offers a wonderful challenge for all golfers.
With a par of 70, it has a mixture of long and shorter holes, with some par 3 holes that are sure to attract critical acclaim. Visually it has that links style appeal, and the more golfers play it they will appreciate its strategic qualities. A great golfing experience!

Palm Meadows Golf Course

  • Par: 72 Metres: 6319
  • Travel Info: From Broadbeach 5 minutes
  • From Surfers Paradise 10 muntes
  • 18 Holes Par 72 measures 6319 metres
  • DesignerGreg Norman
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Palm Meadows Golf Course at Carrara on the Gold Coast is centrally located within 10 minutes drive of Surfers Paradise and five minutes from Broadbeach. Palm Meadows welcomes golfers of all standards. There are no reserved tee times and patrons may utilise all facilities including the clubhouse, function rooms and Lakeview Restaurant.
The all weather golf course has 11 kilometres of golf cart paths around the fairways. Palm Meadows has a fleet of 72 Club Car Electric Golf Carts with wet weather covers.
The challenging 350 hectare course was designed by leading Australian golfer Graham Marsh. Par 72 measures 6319 metres off the championship tees. Water comes into play on 14 holes and there are 82 sand bunkers.
The first hole is recognised as one of the world’s most challenging opening holes. Water runs the length of the hole on the left and the world famous Bamboo Curtain forms a barrier to the right.
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.
Palm Meadows Golf Course is a public course with limited memberships. All golfers may enjoy the facilities of the course, clubhouse and Lakeview Restaurant.

The Glades Golf Course

  • par 72, 7264 metre
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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.

Paradise Golf Tours

Paradise Golf Tours is the longest-established specialist Golf Tour company on the Gold Coast (since 1989), which means that you are dealing with a very reputable and experienced company.
Over the years, Paradise Golf Tours has built excellent relationships with the Gold Coast’s premier resort courses and this means they can usually secure your preferred tee-time on all courses, on any day.
Because of their buying power, they have access to significant discounts at a huge choice of accommodation venues as well as all golf courses – discounts which are passed on to their clients ensuring that Paradise Golf Tours provides excellent value with lower prices than can be obtained by going direct.  
Let Paradise Golf Tours organise your next group trip to the Gold Coast and you too could be playing on exclusive and private renowned courses such as Hope Island, Sanctuary Cove Pines, Sanctuary Cove Palms, the Jack Nicklaus-designed Lakelands, the Greg Norman-designed Glades or Brookwater, the home of the Australian PGA – Royal Pines, Arundel Hills and many others too.
With a modern fleet of buses to provide transfers throughout your stay and a myriad of choices for accommodation, it’s no wonder they say:
“We’ll cross all the tee’s for you !”
Begin your trip planning right now by going to: and click on the red “GET A QUOTE” button, or email them at : or just call on 0402 049 868 right now – it’s really that easy to organise a golf trip for any number of golfers from 2 to 100 or more.  

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 Gold Coast is undoubtedly the favourite winter golf destination 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