Best golf courses: Brisbane / Gold Coast

Brisbane / Gold Coast: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key for the rating definitions.
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Brisbane
Bolton, Fred

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

American golf course architect Fred Bolton, who made his home on Australia's Gold Coast.

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
McArthur, Arch

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Arch McArthur
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
O/seas & I/state
Brisbane
Clark, Carnegie

Visitors?

O/seas & I/state

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Original course at Yeerongpilly laid out in 1903/4 by Carnegie Clark. Subsequent modifications made by, among others, Dr Alister MacKenzie (1926), Wayne Grady and Ross Watson.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Norman, Greg

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Greg Norman Golf Course Design (lead designer Bob Harrison).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Unknown

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Original nine dates from 1932; second nine (1951); third nine (1974); final nine (1981).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Unknown

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Original nine dates from 1932; second nine (1951); third nine (1974); final nine (1981).
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Bolton, Fred

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

American golf course architect Fred Bolton, who made his home on Australia's Gold Coast.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Norman, Greg

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Greg Norman Golf Course Design (lead designer Bob Harrison).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Brisbane
Norman, Greg

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Greg Norman
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Thomson, Peter

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Peter Thomson & Mike Wolveridge
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Watson, Ross

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Original course at St Lucia designed by Scottish-born professional golfer Dan Soutar (1926). Bob Green designed the 36-hole layout at the club's current Long Pocket site (1976). Significant improvements made by Ross Watson (1985, 2006 and ongoing).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Watson, Ross

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Original course at St Lucia designed by Scottish-born professional golfer Dan Soutar (1926). Bob Green designed the 36-hole layout at the club's current Long Pocket site (1976). Significant improvements made by Ross Watson (1985, 2006 and ongoing).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Unknown

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Unknown
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Muirhead, Desmond

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Desmond Muirhead
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Nicklaus, Jack

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

A Jack Nicklaus Signature design.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Papworth, Graham

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Graham Papworth
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Marsh, Graham

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Graham Marsh
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Watson, Ross

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Ross Watson
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Kobayashi, Mitsuaki

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Mitsuaki Kobayashi
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Jones II, Robert Trent

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Marsh & Watson

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Graham Marsh & Ross Watson
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Marsh, Graham

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Graham Marsh

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Norman, Greg

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Greg Norman Golf Course Design (lead designer Bob Harrison).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Maruyama & Marsh

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Original design by Tomojiro Maruyama (1990). Extensively renovated by Graham Marsh (2015).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
On application
Brisbane
Clark, Carnegie

Visitors?

On application

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Original design by Carnegie Clark (1920). Further improvements by Dr Alister MacKenzie (1926) and Michael Clayton (2007).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Watson, Ross

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Original design by Fred Bolton (1985); re-routing and renovation by Ross Watson (2010).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Brisbane
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Arnold Palmer

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Brisbane
Thomson & Wolveridge

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brisbane

Designer

Peter Thomson & Mike Wolveridge

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