Okay, so you you didn't come all this way just to hit a little white ball around.. or did you? Well, either way, you won't be disappointed. The greens in Tropical North Queensland are designed to the highest standards in the world, and many are in tropical locations so stunning that you'll have difficulty keeping your eye on the ball. If you're like me, and believe that sport doesn't necessarily have to involve exercise, you'll be relieved to know that golf carts can be hired at almost all our courses!
ALL CARE HAS BEEN TAKEN TO PLOT THE LOCATIONS ON THIS MAP WITH ACCURACY. HOWEVER, WE RECOMMEND YOU USE THIS MAP AS A GUIDE AND CHECK THE SPECIFIC LOCATION BY THE STREET ADDRESS, GIVEN BELOW.
COASTAL GOLF CLUBS
COOKTOWN GOLF LINKS AT WALKER BAY
Quarantine Bay Road, Cooktown
Cooktown Golf Links is constructed on a natural sand belt. With dual tees, the course has been built in tropical bushlands with the imposing Mount Cook as a backdrop. The natural beauty of the surroundings make this links type course a must for golf adventurers and holiday hackers alike. Boxes and greens are well presented all year, but be aware that as this is the most northern golf course on the East Coast, the wind in the dry season funnels up from the south east and blows around 20 knots most days.
Length: 4297 metres
Green fees: 9 holes $15.00 / 18 holes $25
Club hire $5.50 / Pull buggy $3.30 / Motorised Buggy $15.00 (9 holes) / $25.00 (18 holes)
Membership available $165.00 per annum (Green fees apply)
MOSSMAN GOLF COURSE
Newell Beach Road
Mossman Golf Club is a public course three kilometres north of Mossman just off the Daintree - Cape Tribulation Road. All visitors are welcome. Offering a course suited to both the serious and the casual golfer it is the perfect spot to enjoy the game while relaxing in our unique tropics. Located under the towering tropical jungle of the of the Wet Tropic mountains Mossman is just a scenic hour's drive north of Cairns in North Queensland in Australia. Port Douglas is 20 minutes south. The Mossman Golf Club provides affordable golf for visitors and locals in a friendly, tropical environment.
Length: 5815 metres
Green fees: $30 (9 holes $19)
SEA TEMPLE GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB
Old Port Road, Port Douglas
Length: 6125 metres
Neat dress code. soft spike shoes
Green fees: $110.00 for 18 holes/$66.00 for 9 holes - includes compulsory electric cart
The Sea Temple Golf and Country Club is a true tropical links-style course, featuring the wonderful contrast of the Great Barrier Reef and the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest. The course has been voted in the top 50 public access courses in Australia (The Golf Course Guide) and been ranked in the Top 6 Links-style Golf Courses in the country.
The restaurant is open daily from 7.30am to 3.00pm with bar service to 6.00pm. Tee off from 6.30am to 4.00pm daily, (except Christmas day)
SHERATON MIRAGE COUNTRY CLUB, PORT DOUGLAS
Davidson Street, Port Douglas
A superb championship golf course situated by Four Mile Beach and part of the Mirage Resort located in Port Douglas. Designed by renowned golf architect Peter Thomson and rated as one of the world's leading resort courses. This course has hosted several top professionals such as Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus (not to mention Bill Clinton!) and is home to the famous skins game. It contains the unusual combination of 6 x par 3, 6 x par 4 and 6 x par 5 holes. Expect a luxurious resort style golf course set in tropical rainforest with manicured fairways winding around the resort, and glimpses of the Coral Sea on some holes. The greens are large, the fairways are wide, but the rough in places is dense and unforgiving. Includes an aquatic driving range, extensive practice facilities.
Complete resort facilities, tropical Queenslander style club house with all creature comforts of a five star resort, restaurant, golf shop and all equipment.
Bookings essential. Neat dress code.
Tee off: 7 days - 7:30am - 3pm
Length: 6261 metres
Green fees: $145 including compulsory cart.
Sheraton Mirage guest $125.
NOVOTEL RESORT, PALM COVE
(20km N of Cairns on Captain Cook Highway, 25 mins from Cairns)
A excellent golf course with first rate facilities set in 100 acres of beautiful tropical gardens, just 25 minutes north of Cairns. Bermuda greens and tees, couch fairways, seventeen bunkers, two lakes. The course provides an interesting challenge with undulating tree-lined fairways and one big hill. Enjoy a leisurely game as you walk the lush fairways fringed by rainforest mountains and graceful Melaleuca gums. Watch out for the numerous water hazards as you play this course. Practice chipping green, driving range, putting area.
Golf Club House bar, snacks, meals, accommodation, restaurant, BBQ, conference facilities, extensive resort facilities.
Soft spikes required. Neat dress code. Bookings essential. Visitors with handicap welcome.
Length: 5132 metres
(9 Holes, 18 tees, Par 35, ACR 68, 2545m)
Green fees: 18 holes $27.50, 9 holes $18 (Two for the price of one with Guide)
Hire: Clubs $20, Premium $40, Buggies $4, Carts $27.50
PARADISE PALMS GOLF CLUB, CLIFTON BEACH
Paradise Palms Drive, Clifton Beach (20 minutes drive North of Cairns on the Captain Cook Highway)
No expense has been spared in the construction of Paradise Palms Golf Course. This is rated one of the best 20 golf courses in Australia, and one of the toughest. A golfer's dream, Paradise Palms features undulating fairways and large testing greens, set amidst the Queensland rainforest with views to the ocean and the mountains. This championship course has challenged some of the world's leading professional golfers. Clifton Beach Paradise Palms Golf Course offers 4 tee spots, 94 bunkers and 6 lakes, with water in play on several holes and 91 bunkers make for an unforgettable golfing experience in Far North Queensland. Several creeks run across the golf course from the surrounding tropical rainforest which
provides a dramatic backdrop to many holes. The course can accommodate golfers of all skill levels, and is open to the public every day of the week. Driving range, putting and chipping greens.
Complete resort facilities, tropical Queenslander style club house with lavish locker rooms, restaurant, bar, saunas,
tennis, swimming, beach volleyball, art gallery, golf shop and two function rooms.
Public welcome at all times. Bookings essential. Neat dress code.
Tee off: 7 days 7am - 9am and 11:30am - 1:30pm
Length: 6592 metres
Green fees: $120, AGU members $99, nine holes $70, prices includes compulsory cart.
Hire: Clubs $30
Just fifteen minutes drive from Cairns city, on the Northern Beaches, this high standard golf course has a gently undulating layout with views out to the Coral Sea, tropical wetlands and sweeping views over the mountain ranges. Half Moon Bay Golf Club offers a golf course that makes the most of what this great region has to offer. There is water in play on 11 holes of this sand-based all weather golf course. Practice nets, chipping and putting green.
Club House showers, bar, meals, snacks, pokies.
Neat dress code. Visitors welcome, bookings essential.
Par 70 (71 for women)
Length: 5200 metres (men), 5006 metres (women)
Green fees: $35, nine holes $20
Hire: Clubs $11, Buggies $3.50, Carts $27.50
CAIRNS CITY GOLF COURSE
This is an excellent public golf course located 7 kilometres south of Cairns, on the Bruce Highway at Woree (access via Kate St). A beautifully lush, undulating course, well laid out and set amidst tropical and native landscaping, with lush greens and a mountain backdrop. Cairns City Golf Course has several water hazards, which both complements as well as making the course challenging to all levels of golfers. The layout has 4 x par 3, 10 x par 4 and 4 x par 5. Practice fairway (own balls), green.
Full clubhouse facilities, practice tees and pro shop.
Neat dress code.
Tee off: Mon/Tue/Fri - 7am - 2:30pm and Wed/Thur/Sun 7am - 8am
Length: 6115 metres (men), 5483 metres (ladies)
Green fees: $35
Hire: Clubs with buggy $16.50, Buggies $5, Carts $28
GORDONVALE GOLF CLUB
George Street, Gordonvale
Gordonvale Golf Club offers a flat, gently undulating golf course featuring bunkers. Practice golfing facilities available. Playing access to the course for non-members is available between Monday and Friday each week including public holidays subject to availability.
Club House bar, snacks, showers, barbecue, conference.
Neat dress code.
Green fees: $16.50
Hire: Clubs $10 with buggy, Buggies $2, Carts $26
BABINDA GOLF CLUB
Hospital Street, Babinda
Babinda Golf Club provides golfers with a Well tended green and fairways, as well as a spectacular backdrop of mountains covered in lush tropical rainforest.
Length: 5962 metres
INNISFAIL GOLF CLUB
Bruce Highway, Innisfail
Innisfail Golf Club is a public access golf course situated in the heart of Tropical North Queensland just one hours drive south of Cairns. Located in one of the greenest areas of Australia, this beautiful and challenging 9 /composite 18 hole golf course provides a truly enjoyable golfing experience.
Relatively flat except for a couple of holes, the course is an easy walk for all ages. Being an established golf course, there is shade to be found under huge kauri pines in the open sections and rainforest trees or large stands of bamboo in the more challenging holes. The spacious timber 'Queenslander' style Club house has a fully licensed bar, poker machines, pool table and covered balcony with outdoor barbecue.
Par 70 (women 71)
ACR 69 (women 70)
Green fees: 9 $12 / 18 $18
Club hire $10
Buggy hire $5
neat dress code
soft spikes required
Opening hours 6.30 am daily
EL ARISH GOLF CLUB
Golf Course Road, El Arish
Length: 4479 metres
TULLY GOLF CLUB
Pratt Street, Tully
Length: 6072 metres
CARDWELL GOLF CLUB
Corner Gregory and Brasenose Streets, Cardwell
Length: 5442 metres
INGHAM GOLF CLUB
Racecourse and Recreation Reserve, Marina Parade
Length: 5831 metres
MYSTIC SANDS GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB
Mystic Avenue, Balgal Beach
Townsville Golf Club is the oldest Golf Club in Queensland, the 4th oldest in Australia, and the only 27 hole championship course in NQ.
Wonderful venue for weddings, product launches,team building events, golf events etc. Join as a Member and enjoy daily competitions.
Green fees 9 holes $20 / 18 holes $30
Club hire $15 / Buggy hire $5 / Cart hire $33
Visitors welcome / Bookings essential / Neat dress code / Soft spikes required
Opening hours From 6:30am. Competitive corporate golf rates. Opening hours From 6:30am. Please contact their PRO SHOP on (07) 4779 8790, or book and pay online at www.townsvillegolfclub.com.au
ROWES BAY GOLF CLUB, TOWNSVILLE
Heatley Paradede Pallarenda Townsville (4km from city centre)
Golfers will enjoy superb golfing at Townsville's Rowes Bay Golf Club. This golf club is provided with tifdwarf and 328 greens, few bunkers, fully watered. Rowes Bay Golf Club is surrounded by fantastic views, a nature park environment on one side and the Pacific Ocean on opposite side of the golf course. Practice facilities available.
Club House bar, snacks, showers, pokies, BBQ, large entertainment area.
PGA Professionals: Kevin Carruthers
Bookings advised. Neat dress code. Corporate bookings welcome.
(9 Holes, Par 3, Townsville's only Par 3 course)
Green fees: $17 (Two for the price of one with Guide) Before 10am Mon - Sat $10 18 holes. Discounts for large groups - bookings essential.
Hire: Clubs $10 with buggy, Buggies $3.30, Carts $20, nine holes $10.
WILLOWS GOLF RESORT, TOWNSVILLE
19th Avenue, Kirwan, Townsville (Left off Ross River Road into Golf Links Drive, 2nd left into 19th Ave.)
Willows Golf Resort offers a gently undulating couch and carpet grass fairways, Tifdwarf greens, fully watered tees, greens and fairways. Bunkers and lakes. Willows Golf Resort is also home of Queensland Golf Masters, part of Von Nida Tour.
Wildlife includes kangaroos and black cockatoos, the club logo. Two practice greens, bunker.
Golfers can also enjoy the club house showers, bar, snacks, conference room.
Neat dress code. Bookings essential.
Length: 6254 metres
Green fees: $22, nine holes $15
Hire: Clubs $16, Buggies $5, Carts $30
MAGNETIC ISLAND COUNTRY CLUB
Whether you're a golfer looking to be challenged, or just after a pleasant day out, Magnetic Island Country Club is an ideal 9 hole golf course located in one of the most beautiful island of Tropical North Queensland. Greg Norman rated the 5th hole in his listings of the top 18 most difficult holes in Queensland. The Magnetic Island Country Club is set in picturesque Picnic Bay. The area is rich with native flora and fauna, and don't be surprised if some of the famous local koala population are watching you tee off from the fringing forests.
The Country Club is open to the public seven days a week, from dusk till dawn, and has poker machines for your entertainment.
Length: 3404 metres
Green fees: $14
AYR GOLF CLUB
Edward Street, Ayr
Length: 5865 metres
HOME HILL GOLF CLUB
Iona Road, Home Hill
Length: 5971 metres
BOWEN GOLF CLUB
Golf Links Road, Bowen
Bowen Golf Club is located by the beach, which offers a fabulous views of the Coral Sea. However, golfers should be aware of the strong winds of this area of Tropical North Queensland.
Length: 5836 metres
COLLINSVILLE GOLF CLUB
Moongunya Drive, Collinsville
Length: 5681 metres
PROSERPINE GOLF CLUB
Corner of Anzac Road and Jupp Street, off Main Street
Prosperpine Golf Club offers a 150 metre practice fairway and an indoor training facility. Located close to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef, Proserpine Golf Club offers an extraordinary golfing experience for professional golfers and beginners alike.
Par 71 men, 73 women
Length: 5781 metres (men) 5347 (women)
Green fees: 18 holes $23, 9 holes $14
Hire Clubs $6 to $20, push buggies $4, electric buggies 18 holes $30, 9 holes $18
TURTLE POINT GOLF CLUB
Kunapipi Road, Midge Point (20 mins. South of Proserpine on Bruce Highway)
The course, known as Turtle Point Golf Club, comprises gently undulating Bermuda 328 couch fairways (the grass used on greens elsewhere in Queensland) and Tifdwarf greens. The holes are set amongst natural rainforest thickets with some holes exposed to magnificent ocean vistas. Fully irrigated, Turtle Point Golf Club is the largest driving range in the Southern hemisphere, floodlit putting green.
This golf course was designed by David Graham and Gary Panks and hosted 1994 and 1995 Australian Skins Tournament with the visit of Greg Norman, Nick Price, John Daly, Tom Watson.
Club House showers, lockers, bar, snacks, restaurants, 60 room hotel, approx. 100 villas, 3 swimming pools, three tennis courts,
15 ha watersport lagoon. Golf and accommodation packages available.
Neat dress code. Soft spikes required.
Visitors welcome. Bookings essential.
Length: 6366 metres
Green fees: Weekends and pub hols $77 includes cart, midweek $66 includes cart.
Hire: Clubs Graphite $25, Callaway Sets $65, Carts compulsory and included in green fees.
PIONEER VALLEY GOLF CLUB
Leichhardt Road, Mirani
Length: 6089 metres
ATHERTON TABLELANDS AND OUTBACK GOLF CLUBS
MAREEBA GOLF COURSE
Hampe Street, Mareeba (Main Street over Granite creek, left into Dimbulah Road)
Enjoy a taste of the outback at Mareeba Golf course, located 90 kilometres west of Cairns on the Atherton Tablelands and close to the Kuranda Rainforest Village. Majestic grey kangaroos roam freely around the Mareeba golf course and provide the backdrop for a golfing experience that is totally unique. Wide, gently undulating fairways. Relatively flat golf course with native trees and few bunkers, fully watered greens and fairways. Practice chipping green, putting green, 210m driving range.
Two storey Club House, with spacious verandahs overlooking the golf course, bar, snacks.
Open to public Mon - Wed, Fri, Sat and Sun am
Neat dress code. Bookings advised. Group bookings and catering can be arranged.
Tee off: 7 days - 8am Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri - 1:30pm
Length: 5977 metres
Carts available (limited)
Green fees: $20, $13 nine holes
Hire: Clubs $11, $15 with buggy, Buggies $5, Carts $25
ATHERTON GOLF CLUB
Golf Links Road, Atherton
Atherton Golf Club offers a new 18 hole layout, making this golf course one of the best semi public courses in Far North Queensland. The golf course is abundant with trees and provides a mixture of layouts, some undulating some flatter.
Length: 5499 metres
MILLAA MILLAA GOLF CLUB
Malanda Road, Millaa Millaa
Millaa Millaa Golf Club is a short but interesting layout on naturally undulating topography. This is a genuine rural golf course, surrounded by rainforest, and abundant wildlife, including the very rare Lumholtz tree kangaroo. It is Queensland's highest altitude golf course at 870 metres above sea level. Golfing competitions are held on Sundays and visitors are most welcome to compete.
Length: 5129 metres
Green fees: $10
RAVENSHOE MILSTREAM COUNTRY GOLF CLUB
Kennedy Highway, Ravenshoe
Length: 5673 metres
MOUNT GARNET GOLF CLUB
Kennedy Highway, Mount Garnet
Length: 2993 metres
CHARTERS TOWERS GOLF CLUB
Dalrymple Road, Charters Towers
Length: 6257 metres
GEORGETOWN GOLF CLUB
Cemetery Road, Georgetown
Length: 4950 metres
RICHMOND GOLF CLUB
Hillier Street, Richmond
Length: 5712 metres
HUGHENDEN GOLF CLUB
Hann Highway, North Hughenden
Length: 5827 metres
TORRENS CREEK GOLF CLUB
Length: 5574 metres
NORMANTON GOLF CLUB
Racecourse Road, Normanton
Length: 5032 metres
KARUMBA GOLF CLUB
Karumba Road, Karumba
Length: 5538 metres
CARPENTARIA GOLF CLUB
Central Avenue, Weipa
Length: 6155 metres
CLONCURRY GOLF CLUB
Sir Hudson Fysh Drive, Cloncurry
Length: 5410 metres
MOUNT ISA GOLF CLUB
Powerhouse Road, Mount Isa (six kilometres from the city center)
This characteristic outback golf course is built astride Silverlena Creek, a tributary of the Leichhardt River. Although the creek itself is usually dry, the water course allows for the growth of majestic, picturesque stands of gum trees lining the the grass fairways.
The Mount Isa Golf Club hosts the City of Mount Isa Open Golf Tournament in July each year which attracts golf professionals playing for prize money and over 100 amateurs shooting for trophies.
The air conditioned clubhouse has full bar and kitchen facilities, open from 9.00am, with seating for 120. Club house is closed on Mondays.
Par 72 (Front nine and back nines are both par 36 with five par three holes and five par five holes)