Top 5 Social Golf Courses on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is home to many fine golf courses. Whatever challenges you are looking for from a golf course there is plenty of choice available. Whether you are looking to improve your short game or get to grips with your new putter, golf on the Gold Coast is perfect for just about anyone.

If the idea of social golf at a top Gold Coast golf course appeals, then this blog post is definitely for you. Here we will be taking a closer look at five of the very best social courses around.

Gold Coast Robina Woods

If you are looking for lush rolling fairways combined with manicured greens then its hard to beat the Palmer Golf course at Robina Woods. Carved out of 65 Hectares of native woodlands this unique course is unlike any other to be found along the Gold Coast.

Consistently ranked within the top 30 golf courses in Australia, this par 71 championship golf course provides a perfect setting for enjoying a game with friends or colleagues. The corporate department can easily accommodate small or large numbers, allowing Robina Woods to serve a great venue for group events.

Golf is not the only thing on the agenda at Robina Woods. Over the years this stunning venue has earned a top reputation for hosting weddings, parties and corporate events.

Coolangatta & Tweeds Heads

From its location just south of the Gold Coast, Coolangatta & Tweeds Head Golf Course offers great golfing combined within one of Australias top holiday destinations.

Covering a total of 101 Hectares and featuring its own dedicated wildlife reserve, the Coolangatta & Tweeds Head courses have become a firm favourite with golfers and nature lovers alike.

There are two courses available, with both the West and the River courses providing their own levels of difficulty and challenge. Suitable for golfers of all ages, the Coolangatta & Tweeds Head course has hosted many top tournaments including the Queensland Open.

The stunning backdrop of lush green gardens surrounded by towering trees makes this an ideal social venue. Weddings, birthdays and corporate events are all catered for by the experienced and professional functions team.

The Glades

For fans of bunkers, The Glades is an absolute must, featuring no less than 98 throughout the Par 72 championship course. This challenging course also contains 9 Hectares of wetland area which serves as a natural haven for wildlife

Typical of other Greg Norman designed courses, the Glades features an aggressive layout that will test even the most seasoned of golfers. A new type of “creeping bent grass” offering a truer putting surface has become a firm favourite with amateurs and professionals alike.

Fine dining and full conference facilities are also on the agenda with a visit to The Glades. Whether you are looking for a great day out to mark a special occasion or fancy a relaxing game then The Glades is more than capable of providing everything you could ever want.

The Colonial

Farmland that was once the home of weeds, bush and cows has been transformed into one of Queensland’s premier golfing venues. This course opened in 1992 under it’s original name of The Paradise Springs Golf Course and boasts some of the most beautiful rolling fairways combined with meticulously kept greens.

Meandering through nearly 40 Hectares of towering Eucalyptus, lakes and waterways this Par 72 championship course provides a picturesque backdrop in which to enjoy a social game of golf. While the course is a joy to play, the stunning Queenslander styled clubhouse has become a favourite for visitors and golfers alike.

The Palmer Colonial is perfect for golfers of all levels and offers first class practice facilities. Golfers who are looking to improve their round can take advantage of the knowledge of Chris Renouf, AA Rated PGA Professional.

Gold Coast Hope Island

Another top choice for golf on the Gold Coast comes in the shape of the Links course on Hope Island.

If you are looking for a perfect choice to enjoy an event or a social get together then this championship course is hard to beat. Sitting between Surfers Paradise and USA CBD the Links Hope Island course is the central attraction on the Hope Island resort.

5 Star facilities have helped to create an environment that is recognised as one of Australia’s premier resort courses. Friendly staff are on hand to ensure your day goes according to plan, all you need to do is to focus on your golf skills.

Whether you are planning a social game, corporate event or wedding function, the Links Hope Island represents the perfect setting.

Wrap Up – The Top 5 Gold Coast Social Courses

All of the above course enjoy a number of common themes. Top quality golf is available in some truly stunning backdrops. Combine this with hospitality that really shines and here are some of the best social courses available on the Gold Coast.

If you are planning a group event then why not travel in comfort by chartering a minibus to any of these great venues. Whether you are a keen golfer or are looking for somewhere to hold your next corporate meeting these five courses are not to be missed.