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Corner of The Esplanade & Meta Street, Mooloolaba, Queensland 4557, Australia
There are many golf courses within an hours drive of Mooloolaba.
TWIN WATERS G.C.: Twin Waters is a championship course rated number 4 resort course in Australia. A fine links course that is immaculately groomed and is aesthetically pleasing with its gently undulating fairways and rough covered mounds framed by tall melaleuca trees.
HYATT REGENCY COOLUM: Situated alongside the Pacific Ocean and overlooked by the majestic rugged Mount Coolum, this beautiful and challenging Hyatt resort course has stunning scenery. Rolling links land type holes run beside the ocean and the woodland holes are set in groves of melaleuca and eucalyptus trees. Coolum is the home of the Australian PGA Championship.
CLUB PELICAN : A top Greg Norman design, this spectacular course is set to rank among the worlds best. Bounded by lush national parks and scenic creek land, Pelican Waters has intelligently integrated the existing natural landscape. It promises golfers of all levels a truly exhilarating and memorable experience.
NOOSA SPRINGS: Carved out of Noosa's stunning landscape, this championship course does what all great courses do - it challenges you! On slightly undulating terrain, some holes feature water and others, varieties of native trees. It promises to enthrall players of all levels through its natural beauty and its remarkable design.
Pelican Waters, which opened in 2000, has already established a reputation as one of Australia’s finest resort golf courses.
Golf Australia magazine rated the course as the 10th best resort course in Australia, not bad for a course less than 11 years old. In time I’m certain this Greg Norman design will be considered one of the very best tracks anywhere in Australia as it features a collection of sensational golf holes, situated in a stunning natural Australian setting at Golden Beach near Mooloolaba. The course is gently undulating and runs alongside numerous lakes with natural swampland reeds adding to the character of the numerous water holes.
Some holes are carved out of the natural forests meaning there can be a contrast in the playing surfaces with some fairways bordered by the tall gums providing less run than the more open water holes.
In describing the appeal of Pelican Waters it is important to include a footnote that the author is a single figure golfer as many of the great challenges of the course may prove a little daunting for some high markers. The course is a shade under 6400m from the back tee and provides some stunning challenges as several risk vs reward shots are set-up to test your skills and either thrill or disappoint depending on the outcome of the gamble. The bunkering is a little reminiscent of the Sand Belt in Melbourne with large deep bunkers and perfect white sand providing a glorious contrast to the lush fairways and water hazards.
Info on Pelican Waters – courtesy of http://www.ausgolf.com.au/pelicanwaters.htm
Hyatt Regency Coolum
The golf course at the Hyatt Regency Coolum was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr, and represents one of his most subtle designs. More Info…
Coolum's signature hole - The 6th
The golf course at the Hyatt Regency Coolum was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr, and represents one of his most subtle designs. Unlike other Trent Jones courses you wont find any of the huge undulation or the trademark double and triple tiered greens. The course is a subtle challenge rather than an intimidating brute. Indeed the designer himself described the course at Coolum in a similar vain "This course is not designed to punish champions, just to find out who they are"
Indeed the layout is not super long at 6263m with the longest Par 4 390m and only one other Par 4 over 370m. What it lacks in length it makes up for with a most unique combination of contrasting landscapes. Holes 4 through 8 are carved out of native marshy swampland, while many holes on the back 9 run around a series of man made lakes and through a native Australian bushland setting. The challenge of Coolum is in the courses variety as well as the tricky design philosophies that were employed to create the numerous hazards around the course.
Info on Hyatt course – courtesy of http://www.ausgolf.com.au/sunshinecoast.htm
Novotel Twin Waters Resort
The Novotel Twin Waters resort boasts a resort golf course of significant importance in Australian golfing circles. More Info…
The Novotel Twin Waters resort boasts a resort golf course of significant importance in Australian golfing circles. The course, which is often rated amongst Australia’s Top 30 golf courses, was one of the first collaboration in Australia by renowned architects Peter Thomson and Mike Wolveridge, who have designed such gems as Hope Island, National Ocean, Moonah Links, and The Links Port Douglas in the ensuing years.
Twin Waters is an interesting course in many ways, not the least being for its contrast to the other courses in the region. Whilst retaining a resort course feel at all times the course has been designed with the game’s true origins well and truly in mind. Not a links course but a links style design, Twin Waters embraces the old adage that golf is a game for all seasons and all players. The course is not difficult to walk, nor is it overly taxing on that new box of balls in your bag, its tough but not unfair and open to the elements most of the time.
The course features many physical characteristics of the ancient game of links golf including gently rolling fairways, small pot bunkers as well as patches of thick rough and open greens where the running links style approach shot is well suited. There are the usual water hazards and lush green fairways synonymous with resort golf, but the links golf elements at Twin Waters provide a nice contrast.
Built in the late 80’s and part of an overall resort development run by the Novotel Hotel group, Twin Waters will provide some respite for golfers who have tackled the challenges of nearby Coolum and Pelican Waters.
Info on Twin Waters course – courtesy of http://www.ausgolf.com.au/sunshinecoast.htm
For the location and contact details of many other golf courses nearby see more info…
Headland Golf Course
Headland Golf Course, less than 2kms away
Golf Links Road, Buderim, QLD 4556
Phone 07-5444 5800
Horton Park Golf Course
Horton Park Golf Course, less than 4kms away
Golf Street, Maroochydore, QLD 4558
Phone 07-5443 1223
Caloundra Golf Course
95 Queen Street, Caloundra, QLD 4551
Phone 07-5491 2626
Chancellor Park Golf Driving Range
15 Sippy Downs Drive, Buderim, QLD 4556,
Tewantin-Noosa Golf Club
Cooroy Road, Tewantin, QLD 4565
Phone 07-5447 1407
Mount Coolum Golf Course
Lumeah Drive, Mt. Coolum, QLD 4573
Phone 07-5446 1539
Twin Waters Resort Golf Club
Ocean Drive, Mudjimba, QLD 4564
Phone 07-5448 8012
Noosa Golf Driving Range
Lot 6 Beckman's Road, Noosaville, QLD 4566
Phone 07-5449 7111
Noosa Par 3 Golf Course
Noosa Pastures, Eumundi Road, Noosaville, QLD 4566
Phone 07-5449 1666
Beerwah & District Memorial Golf Club
Tourist Drive, Beerwah, QLD 4519
Phone 07-5494 0630
Cooroy Golf Club
Eumundi Road, Cooroy, QLD 4563
Phone 07-5447 6258
There are many golf courses within an hours drive of Mooloolaba.Glasshouse Mountains Road, Glenview, QLD 4553
Phone 07-5494 5999
Nambour Golf Club
Bruce Highway, Nambour, QLD 4560
Phone 07-5441 2049