Queensland

Queensland is situated in the north east of Australia – occupying an area of more than 700,000 square miles – and its population of around four and a half million is concentrated along the Pacific coastline. Queenslanders, like all Australians, love their sport and swimming is one of the most popular – evidenced by the fact that all six of Australia’s gold medals at the Beijing 2008 summer Olympics were won by swimmers from the Sunshine State.

Golf Queensland was formed in 2007 following the merging of the Queensland Golf Union and Women’s Golf Queensland so that all the state’s male and female golfers in around 270 clubs are now organised within nineteen district associations which are governed by the one unified authority.

As you might expect from Greg Norman, Queensland’s favourite golfing son, he has designed a number of top modern tracks around the state capital of Brisbane, including Brookwater, Glades, Pelican Waters and Grand. Another course that merits attention is the 18-hole layout at Royal Queensland, an old Carnegie Clark design that Michael Clayton has recently overhauled.

Our Queensland Best In State Rankings were last updated in November 2016. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Queensland

Royal Queensland

1st Queensland - Best in Area

Royal Queensland Golf Club hosted three Australian Opens in 1947, 1966 and 1973. Perhaps the nation’s premier professional tournament is due a return here some time in the future?

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Brookwater

2nd Queensland - Best in Area

The course at Brookwater Golf Club has become quite a talking point in its few short years of existence. It is essentially a public course and therefore receives a good airing with the golfing public.

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Hamilton Island

3rd Queensland - Best in Area

Hamilton Island Golf Club is not actually located on Hamilton Island; instead it’s laid out on nearby Dent Island and is accessed by ferry from the marina...

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Hope Island

4th Queensland - Best in Area

Hope Island is Thomson’s tribute to old-fashioned golf and it embodies all that is good in the links game...

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Grand Golf Club

5th Queensland - Best in Area

The rebirth of the course was complete when the Grand Golf Club hosted the 2001 Australian Open.

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Glades

6th Queensland - Best in Area

This Greg Norman designed course at The Glades Golf and Spa opened in 2000 and is considered to be one of the Great White Shark’s better golfing projects.

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Pelican Waters

7th Queensland - Best in Area

Situated in the Golden Beach area near Caloundra, Pelican Waters Golf Club lies on relatively flat land with creeks coming into play at nearly every hole...

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Sanctuary Cove (Pines)

8th Queensland - Best in Area

Arnold Palmer has designed more than 300 courses but so far he has only one Australian signature course to his name and it happens to be the Pines course here at Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club

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Lakelands

9th Queensland - Best in Area

Lakelands Golf Club is promoted as Australia's first Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course.

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Sanctuary Cove (Palms)

10th Queensland - Best in Area

The original Palms course at Sanctuary Cove Golf & Country Club was designed as a typical resort layout by American Fred Bolton in the late 1980s. Twenty years later, Ross Watson toughened up the challenge...

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