Sunshine & Golfing

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.


The Noosa region, with its beautiful beaches, lush green hinterland, stunning coastal national park, pristine river, cosmopolitan lifestyle and lively calendar of events is one of the most popular beachside holiday locations in Australia.
Located on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Noosa is surrounded by ocean, lakes, river, national parks and a lush hinterland.  But it’s more than just another beachside holiday spot. What makes Noosa special is its laidback atmosphere and year-round warm and sunny climate, combined with award-winning restaurants and cafes, a great choice of accommodation and a diverse range of activities and adventures for everyone.
There is also a busy calendar of events that celebrate the best in surfing, food, sports, music, theatre, creativity and more. Noosa offers a diverse and wonderful experience for everyone who visits.
The region is renowned for its award-winning restaurants and cafes, with an abundance of fresh, local and delectable produce prepared by dedicated and experienced chefs. From casual, alfresco dining and first-class restaurants to pubs and cafes, and produce markets, a culinary experience is guaranteed on any visit.
If you love nature and the outdoors, Noosa is a perfect destination with unspoilt beaches, stunning national parks, excellent fishing and trails that traverse the hinterland and are suitable for walking, horse-riding and mountain biking. Indulge in diving, surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, golf, fishing, swimming, boating, kayaking, kite-surfing and more.  For those wanting a more relaxed and chilled-out experience Noosa is also home to many superb day spas and health retreats.
Nestled in this paradise you’ll find picturesque Noosa Golf Club. Enjoy the beauty of this 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.
After playing 18, the perfect place for relaxing with friends is at the clubhouse.  The 19th hole offers a fine bistro and relaxing deck to take in the superb view over the ninth and 18th holes.   
Noosa Golf Club celebrates the camaraderie of golf with the best value green fees, membership and hire charges on the Sunshine Coast. Golfing great or just a beginner, we warmly welcome you to our club.
Noosa is just 1½ hours from Brisbane’s international and domestic airports, or just 30 minutes from Sunshine Coast Airport which has daily flights from Australian capital cities and direct flights from New Zealand.
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Why you should visit Noosa Springs this Winter

SHOCK! The temperature in Noosa dropped to 23 degrees today. And, in the depths of winter in July, it is predicted to fall to a knee-knocking 20 degrees.
While that’s enough to have Noosa residents reaching for their winter woollies, let’s put things in perspective: it’s still warm enough to take a dip in the ocean, walk through the forest in shorts and tee-shirt; and, if you’re a golfer, it’s about as close as you’ll get to perfection.
The climate is just one of the reasons New Zealanders choose to escape the snow and sleet of their homeland, and visit the Sunshine Coast in winter.
Already more than 20,000 Kiwis call the Sunshine Coast home, and that number swells each winter as New Zealanders take advantage of the direct flights to the Sunshine Coast airport.
Most visiting golfers opt to play the Coast’s best course – Noosa Springs, situated just a few minutes’ drive from iconic Noosa Heads, and set amidst the stunning bushland of the Noosa hinterland.
The 18-hole championship layout, lush and tropical with beautifully manicured fairways and greens, meanders through tropical bushland and picturesque lakes. Chances are you’ll spot a few kangaroos lazing in the shade of the winter sun.
Then there’s the associated treats you always find at Noosa Springs – a world class spa, tennis courts, a well-stocked golf shop, friendly staff, a superb restaurant and bar overlooking the course, and a fitness centre.
There’s a range of great accommodation, comprising not just spacious, air-conditioned units, but luxurious villas – boasting four and five bedrooms, media rooms, outdoor entertainment areas and their own swimming pools.
And it’s all just three hours away from the chill of Auckland, the icy gales of Wellington and the wintry winters of Christchurch. What are you waiting for?


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 the 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