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 February 2019. Click the link to read the story.