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The Finest Gold Coast Golf Vacations

By Bailey Jamieson

The Australian Gold Coast is situated in southern Queensland and is well known for its many Gold Coast Golf Holidays and opportunities along with being in close proximity to beachside playgrounds, internationally famed theme parks.With so much to do throughout the whole of the Australian Gold Coast consisting of all entertainment of the world celebrated theme parks, bars and discos, sub-tropical rainforests, casinos, entertainment and naturally the dazzling sandy beaches which the region is legendary for. The Queensland Gold Coast offers it all and is a world class golf holiday destination. With its location and sub-tropical surrounds it is little wonder that the Gold Coast provides year round sunshine and outdoor opportunities to captivate all eager golfers. Australian seasons are the reverse of those experienced in the Northern Hemisphere – the average summer time temperature is twenty five degrees Celsius and in winter, it is around 15 degrees Celsius. With golfers invariably looking for pleasant sunny temperatures the Gold Coast is a great option with more than 300 days of shining sun every year.

It is little wonder that the Gold Coast has emerged as an incredibly idylic golf vacation destination since there are so many golf courses to select from. The RACV is the present operator of Royal Pines and stages a multitude of occasions like the yearly Ladies Masters tournament.At this time there is an on-site Golfing Academy which delivers a large variety or courses to fit golf players at all levels. These opportunities vary from single day courses through to full time qualified instruction.Lakelands is a Jack Nicklaus developed 18-hole championship Gold Coast golf course and is the very first golf course created by the famous player in Australia. Lakelands on the Gold Coast is well equiped and provides a wide variety of added facilities such as a pro shop, driving range and pitch and putt green.

Hope Island is located on the northern part of the Gold Coast and is the one links style golfing course of its kind at the Gold Coast. Hope Island golf course is governed by the internationally recognised Troon Golf and has its roots as a public resort course. With the new direction has come a fresh operating name, now established as, “Links Hope Island”. As with several of the regions showcase courses ‘Links Hope Island’ was styled by professional golfers, in this instance British Open Champion Peter Thompson and Mike Wolverridge. The course spans 360 hectares. This sweeping format is thought of as exceptionally tough and covers 6500 Champion metres and includes 128 bunkers.

Palm Meadows is the supreme Gold Coast Golf Course. It has hosted countless famous name golfers including the likes of Langer, Raffety, Ozaki and the iconic Australian Greg Norman. These days Palm Meadows is a preferred course for numerous domestic and foreign players yet in its early days it has been home to one of the sports wealthiest competitions.Now with a challenging series of water obstructions, sandy bunkers and brilliant fairways, the 18 hole Palm Meadows was laid out by celebrated Australian golfer Graham Marsh.Palm Meadows has received many accolades in its 20 years, however none can compare to being included in the “Worlds Top 500 Golf Holes”. The celebrated 18th hole has cemented its place in history as appearing in the best 500 golf holes on the earth, identified by the American Golf Digest.It has acquired this fame courtesy of the spectacular lake that traverses the entire 523 metres alongside the hole. The hole is impressive and gratifying but it can be definitely distressing if golfers land in the water. Palm Meadows is the ultimate course to experience during your holiday to experience Gold Coast Golf.

Playing at some Gold Coast golf courses does have to have a booking well ahead of the intended play day and at other courses it is totally members only and invite only so to be sure to plan in advance. A complete list of Gold Coast golf courses can certainly be found online.

The Queensland Gold Coast is a great golfing vacation destination. One can read more on all the very best Gold Coast Golf courses and book your Gold Coast Accommodation using the web at Bailey Jamieson’s internet site.

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