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.
NOOSA’S ONLY NATURE RESERVE WITH A CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COURSE ATTACHED
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.
For further information visit www.noosagolf.com.au and for accommodation www.visitnoosa.com.au
Noosa Springs – where Kiwis come to play
Why do nearly 70,000 New Zealanders visit the Sunshine Coast each year?
Well, it may have something to do with the weather. While Kiwis shiver in 11 degree temperatures in July, beachgoers on the Sunshine Coast are still soaking up the sun and surfing the breaks.
New Zealand tourists also come for the events and attractions, the laid back lifestyle, world class restaurants and the friendly locals (including more than 20,000 of their countrymen who love the place so much they chose to not go back).
But for an increasing number of Kiwis, the lure is the quality and accessibility of the Coast’s golf courses. Golf tourism is one of the region’s fastest-growing sectors.
And the best of the courses is Noosa Springs, situated just a few minutes’ drive from Noosa Heads, and set amidst the stunning bushland of the Noosa hinterland.
The 18-hole championship layout, lush and green with beautifully manicured fairways, meanders through tropical bushland and picturesque lakes. Chances are you’ll spot a few kangaroos lazing in the shade of the winter sun.
Noosa Springs hosts a Q-school event each December, where aspiring professional golfers vie for a spot on the Australian PGA Tour; and it’s a mecca for golfers – of all skill levels – from around the country.
Hamish Robertson, a Kiwi who for years carved out a living from playing golf in Australia and New Zealand, loves it so much he’s landed a job at Noosa Springs as a teaching professional.
Noosa Springs is more than just a great golf course. Its attractions include 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.
And you never have to leave the property.
There’s a range of superb 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.
Each year, from July to October, Air New Zealand flies direct from Auckland to the Sunshine Coast. We’d suggest you book early.
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:
HEADLAND GOLF CLUB
Located in the heart of Queensland’s magnificent Sunshine Coast, Headland Golf Club is the region’s premier golf club and home to an outstanding 18-hole championship course. Beautifully positioned on the hills of Buderim, overlooking the spectacular Sunshine Coast coastline, and within easy reach of Brisbane, Headland provides exceptional golf and hospitality experiences to members and visitors alike. With its rolling and tree-lined fairways and pure greens, the historic par-72 championship course offers a layout to challenge the best of players, while providing a fair and invigorating test for golfers of all abilities. It is this combination of challenge and enjoyment that makes Headland a top-rated golf course and must-do for visiting golfers.
The traditional clubhouse experience is equally as memorable, with popular restaurant Vista@Headland offering excellent food and stunning views in a relaxed dining experience. Open for lunch 7 days a week, and Friday night’s for a special a-la-carte menu, you can enjoy a great day out at Headland Golf Club. The idyllic location also provides the perfect setting for a wedding or function. For more information or to make a booking please call +617 5444 5800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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 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
PERIGIAN GOLF COURSE AND DRIVING RANGE
Peregian Golf Course and Driving Range: a premier pay-to-play golf venue on the Sunshine Coast.
Located just 7 minutes north of Coolum and 12 minutes south of Noosa, the Peregian Golf Course is a highly ranked park-land style golf course open to the public 7 days a week. We have relaxed dress regulations to ensure that all golfers and visitors are made to feel welcome at the course and driving range. Families and juniors are encouraged to enjoy the wonderful facilities including the Par Bar where you can relax and watch the sports channels provided.
Whether you’re a keen golfer, casual golfer or not even a golfer at all, have a browse through our website and see what your piece of Peregian will be.