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You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to courses in the Noosa region ...
NOOSA is a great place to lower the heart rate while golfing enthusiasts do their best to lower their handicap on a smorgasbord of quality golf courses.
Golf here always offers a natural feel with the fairways sometimes having to be shared with swans on the water hazards, plus kangaroos and the odd koala looking down from a tree.
Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort
This Graham Papworth-designed golf course is rated one of the best in Australia and likes to pose a challenge with 69 bunkers and water in play on 12 holes. And it has an abundance of wildlife for those who like to share the fairways with nature. The clubhouse facilities are a Noosa showpiece. Call Noosa Springs on 5440 3333.
Noosa Golf Club
This thriving social hub on Cooroy Noosa Rd in Tewantin describes itself as the only nature reserve with a championship golf course attached that will offer plenty of challenges and recently attracted the likes of Ian Baker-Finch. The well-appointed clubhouse caters for club members and social visitors alike. To arrange a round of golf call the pro shop on 5447 1910.
Noosa Par 3
This 27-hole public golf course offers a wide range of playing times seven days per week including social golf days in a picturesque setting. This is considered by some to be the best short course in Australia, with small greens and undulating and wind-exposed fairways at the Hollet Rd setting in Noosa. Has full club facilities – call 5449 1666.
Noosa Valley Country Club
This spectacular course, described by Australian Golf Digest Magazine as “a golfing gem”, is the first golf course in Australia to be accepted into the ABC’s Open Garden Program. This gem is just off the Eumundi Noosa Rd, and while the course does not offer competition play, conquering its holes holds its own rewards. Call the Golf Shop/Restaurant: 5449 1411.
Peregian Golf Course
This reopened Peregian Golf Course with a driving range is in the heart of Peregian Springs. The course is set amid tree-lined fairways with a number of holes featuring lakes and waterways providing golfers a pleasant but testing outlook. Located at Peregian Springs Drive, the licensed clubhouse is a social drawcard. To book a round call 5471 5400.
Cooroy Golf Club
Nestled on the southern entrance to Noosa’s premier hinterland town, this course offers a relaxed feel for a hit of golf to complete a holiday experience or social, corporate or charity golf day. The open-plan clubhouse looks out over the first fairway and 18th green. This is an ideal place to unwind. Call 5447 6258.