29 Sep 2021
For many Australians, happiness is a small white ball and the freedom of the fairway. To fuel the fire for your next golf getaway, here are some of Australia’s best public courses!
You don’t have to be a brilliant golfer to bring the clubs away on holiday. Whether you’re planning the annual golf trip or treating Mum or Dad to a golfing weekend, holidays with golf are always a win.
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In Australia, we’re always close to a great public course, meaning no membership necessary and no over-the-top fees required! Even better, Australia’s weather means courses are open most times of the year, so whether you're close to the city or travelling further out, let’s golf!
WHERE: McCracken Drive, Victor Harbour, SA 5211
STAY WHEN YOU PLAY: McCracken Country Club
This championship standard 18-hole course earns its reputation as one of SA's best public courses.
Just an hour south of Adelaide's CBD, McCracken Country Club is the perfect base from which to explore the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula. The rewarding layout here is designed by renowned golf architect Tony Cashmore and offers panoramic views across the Hindmarsh Valley to the Southern Ocean. A challenge for players of all levels, there are 72 bunkers and 14 separate lakes to manage!
Phone the Pro Shop on (08) 8551 0299 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHERE: 73 Morphett St, Robe, SA 5276
STAY WHEN YOU PLAY: Discovery Parks - Robe
Your Limestone Coast holiday awaits, with wine, seafood, sand and golf!
Part of an iconic South Australian holiday destination, the Robe Golf Club is a very pleasant place to ruin a good walk! Presented as a fourteen fairway layout but played as an 18-holer, its combination of undulating fairways and flat terrain is flanked by sand dunes and views of the Southern Ocean. Let the crashing of waves calm you down as you work your way around this beautiful course.
Contact the Pro Shop on (08) 8768 2330 or email: email@example.com
WHERE: 62 Broken Head Rd, Byron Bay NSW 2481
STAY WHEN YOU PLAY: Discovery Parks - Byron Bay
At the most easterly point of Australia, this 18-hole championship standard course is one of the spectacular public golf courses you’ll meet. Boasting views of the Central Coast in all its glory, you won’t want your round to end. Able to accommodate a tee times seven days a week, the clubhouse restaurant The Deck is well repped online as a place to eat.
Contact the Pro Shop on (02) 6685 6470
WHERE: 40 Kooindah Blvd, Wyong, NSW 2259
STAY WHEN YOU PLAY: Discovery Parks - Gerroa
Kooindah Waters Golf Club is consistently voted in the top 100 public access golf courses in Australia. Co-designed by champion Australian golfer Craig Parry, the course offers pristine greens and a challenge for all levels of golfers, all year round. Dubbed a "thinking golfer's" dream, it's also home to a vibrant population of native birdlife.
Contact the Pro shop on (02) 43 51 0700 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHERE: Younger St, Warrnambool, VIC 3280
STAY WHEN YOU PLAY: Discovery Parks - Warrnambool
Many golfers will have heard of but never played the iconic Shipwreck Bend. Made up of a challenging stretch of holes at Warrnambool Golf Club, this course is set against cliffs that look out to the Southern Ocean. A meticulously designed layout, the 18-holes here features elevated tees, tree-lined fairways, and a few tight approaches.
Contact the Pro Shop on (03) 5562 2108 or email: email@example.com
WHERE: Yarra Bend Rd, Fairfield, VIC 3078
STAY WHEN YOU PLAY: Discovery Parks - Melbourne
Minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, the Yarra Bend Golf Course has won acclaim not only as one of the premiere public golf courses in Melbourne, but also as one of the 40 best value courses in the country! A picturesque course with plenty of challenges, right next door is a par-3, and for even younger players, a supervised mini-golf is always open!
Contact the Pro Shop on (03) 9481 3729 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHERE: 93 Aslett Dr, Karlkurla, WA 6430
STAY WHEN YOU PLAY: Discovery Parks - Kalgoorlie Goldfields
Kalgoorlie Golf Course is a lush, green layout with a laid back vibe, meaning it's all about enjoying the day! Consistently included on the list of Australia’s top 20 public courses, Kalgoorlie’s challenging layout butts right up against the city centre. Time your run to include lunch at the Waterhole Bar & Bistro!
Contact the Pro Shop on (08) 9021 9600
Ten minutes outside the CBD and along the banks of the Swan River, Maylands Peninsula Golf Course is a must. Loved for its freshwater lakes, cityscape views, and slowly undulating layout, each hole is named after a famous Australian aviator! One of the most picturesque courses in Western Australia with a healthy collection of local wines at the spike bar!
Yeppoon Golf Club has been serving golf enthusiasts of the Capricorn Coast since it opened in the late 1960s! Still in great shape and loved by locals, a local population of big grey kangaroos live on the course and love hopping around the sloping greens. Visitors are also welcome to join the regular members competitions and social golf days!
Contact the Pro Shop on (07) 4939 1056 or email: email@example.com
WHERE: 1 Tournament Drive, Brookwater, Ipswich QLD 4300
STAY WHEN YOU PLAY: Discovery Parks - Fraser Street, Hervey Bay
Weave your way through two nine-hole loops and immerse yourself in the gorgeous natural surrounds of the Brookwater Golf Course. Featuring undulating greens, natural water features, and long, narrow fairways, the course’s strategic design makes it the perfect environment for golfers of any level to enjoy a day of premium golf. Masterfully designed by Greg Norman, this award-winning public access golf course offers a golfing experience you won't easily forget.
WHERE: 20 Regal Ct, Seven Mile Beach, TAS 7170
STAY WHEN YOU PLAY: Discovery Holiday Parks - Hobart
Feel "Royal" without being a member of this 100+ year-old club! Easily one of the best maintained courses in Tasmania, the Royal Hobart Golf Club is regarded as one of Tasmania’s premier members clubs. Redeveloped in 2017, it has played host to a number of championship-standard events. As you might expect, there are also state-of-the-art practice facilities, world-class greens and cavernous bunkers that enhance the professional feel. A family-friendly 9-hole pitch and putt is also right next door!
Contact the Pro Shop on (07) 6248 6108 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHERE: 1420 Tasman Highway, TAS 7170
STAY WHEN YOU PLAY: Discovery Holiday Parks - Hobart
Like many upper-tier courses in Tasmania, Tasmania Golf Club is a true championship level course, yet can be played by anyone. Located smack bang in the Barilla Bluff, Tasmania GC is surrounded on 3 sides by the waters that separate Hobart’s outskirts with the rugged east coast of the island. Expect a more undulating, Australian style golf course that makes for a refreshing break from the links-style play that characterises Tasmanian Golf.
Contact the Pro Shop on (07) 6248 5098 or email: email@example.com
WHERE: Links Rd, Marrara NT 0812
STAY WHEN YOU PLAY: Discovery Holiday Parks - Darwin
An easy 7-minute drive from the park, the Darwin Golf Club opens its arms to visitors on this tropical 18-hole championship standard course. Lined with palm trees and an undulating layout that offers a challenge to all levels, this is the type of course you want to be looking at during dry season with a pina colada in your hand post-round!
Contact the Pro Shop on (08) 8927 1322