Every year, more and more people are travelling to play golf. Let’s face it, once you start to play, it becomes almost like an addiction! You have a great round – and you feel like you’re ready to take on the world.
Australia offers an excellent golfing experience with over 1500 golf courses located in iconic and distinctly Australian settings. Australian golf courses are perfectly situated around the country to create a full caravanning and camping holiday experience. Combine a city break with the acclaimed sand-belt courses in Melbourne or the stunning cliff-hugging courses in Sydney. Enjoy the tropical sunshine on a golfing holiday in Far Northern Queensland or combine wine tasting and golf in South Australia’s wine regions. Play on Australia’s first golf course in Tasmania or enjoy the beaches along Western Australia’s Golf Coast.
Australia boasts some of the world’s leading golf courses, with the greatest number of World Top 100 courses of any country in the southern hemisphere. So what are you waiting for? Enjoy a golfing experience while caravanning and camping on your next holiday!
Queensland offers an abundance of natural attractions and top-rated golf courses, which makes the Sunshine State a perfect golfing destination. Known amongst golfers as being Australia’s golf resort capital, 13 of the top 25 resort courses in the country can be found in Queensland. Cairns is the gateway to luxurious resort courses in the Whitsundays, Mareeba and Palm Cove. Hamilton Island Golf Club is located at the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, with some of the most spectacular views and settings of any golf course in the world. Closer to Brisbane, the lush Glades Golf Club and Brookwater Golf & Country Club have been designed by iconic golfer Greg Norman.
For more information on golfing in Queensland visit Golf Queensland.
The range and diversity of golf courses around Melbourne and regional Victoria, combined with their stunning backdrops of rivers, mountains and beaches create a fantastic golfing destination. Why not try your luck at the Horsham Golf Course in Victoria? Rated amongst the best country public golf courses in Australia, with excellent greens, fully tree lined fairways and a gentle undulating layout set on an ideal sand belt, Horsham Golf Course is a must for all golfing enthusiasts. There’s also Melbourne’s acclaimed sand belt region, consisting of a cluster of courses with prime sandy golfing terrain, all located within a short distance of each other. Sandbelt courses includes the championship Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Commonwealth Golf Club, Kingston Heath Golf Club and the Victoria Golf Club. You can golf your way along the beautiful Great Ocean Road, with courses including The Sands at Torquay and the Anglesea Golf Course. If you are around the Murray region, tee off on a course on the banks of the beautiful Murray River, such as Murray Downs Golf & Country Club.
For more information on golfing in Victoria visit Golf Victoria.
NEW SOUTH WALES
New South Wales has a broad range of courses in stunning waterside locations. Sydney boasts a number of top golf courses including the NSW Golf Club, Camden Lakeside Country Club, The Lakes Golf Club and Riverside Oaks. Further North, Central Coast golf courses enjoy stunning ocean views and golfing enthusiasts can stay in luxurious, champion-designed golf resorts in the Hunter Valley. On the South Coast there are picturesque clubs around Kiama, Gerrigong, Batemans Bay and Mollymook. From there head south to the Sapphire Coast which features manicured courses set against clean white beaches and national parks such as Tura Beach Country Club and Pambula-Merimbula Golf Club.
For more information on golfing in New South Wales visit Golf NSW.
From world-renowned golf resorts to lush public courses, there are over 200 courses located within vast and rugged Western Australia. Play your way down the “Golf Coast”, a 15 km stretch between Perth and Mandurah with first class course such as The Golf Club Kennedy Bay and Secret Harbour Golf Links. Close to Perth, Joondalup Resort Country Club is an acclaimed 27-hole course featuring sand dunes, bird-rich wetlands and towering Tuart gum trees. Where ever you choose to play in Western Australia prepare to meet some local wildlife, kangaroos roam freely at many of the state’s courses, dolphins play just offshore near the Sanctuary Golf Resort and rare Cape Barren Geese wander the fairways at the Esperance Golf Club.
For more information on golfing in Western Australia visit Golf WA.
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
The home of the nation’s capital city is also home to many great golf courses. One of the most prestigious is Royal Canberra Golf Club, with fantastic views of Lake Burley Griffen. Located in the centre of Canberra, the Capital Public Golf Course is a pleasant golfing environment and the Federal Golf Club is a championship 18-hole course with beautiful views to the Brindabella Ranges.
For more information on golfing visit Golf Australia.
South Australia has a wide range of courses, from the prominent Royal Adelaide Golf Course to the unique grassless course at Coober Pedy. As Australia’s wine and seafood capital, South Australia is the ideal state to embark on a gourmet golf trip. Combine wine-tasting and golf in the Barossa Valley, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale wine regions or sample the fresh seafood at the Eyre Peninsula after teeing off at one of the area’s many courses. There are coastal courses with spectacular backdrops on the Fleurieu Peninsula such as the Victor Harbor Golf Course or further down the coast at Links Lady Bay in Normanville.
For more information on golfing in South Australia visit Golf South Australia.
As home to a range of stunning natural environments it’s not surprising that the Northern Territory has some of the most unique golf courses in Australia. There are twelve courses to choose from, including the Darwin Golf Club, Alice Springs Golf Club and Alyangula Golf Club which is nestled in a beautiful tropical island setting.
For more information on golfing in the Northern Territory visit Golf NT.
There are more than 80 golf courses situated across Tasmania including one of the world’s top links golf course and Australia’s number one Public Course, Barnbougle Dunes. Hobart’s many outstanding courses include the historic Tasmania Golf Course, which is bound by water on three sides. Nearby Bothwell in the Derwent Valley is home to Australia’s first golf course, Ratho, and the Australasian Golf Museum. If visiting the north east coast of Tasmanian, Barnbougle Lost Farm is a must, this course is dramatically different from any other links course you'll have played.
For more information on golfing in Tasmania visit Golf Tasmania.