It’s always summer in Moreton Bay, even in winter! In between beach hopping, fishing and off-road excitement, there’s plenty for a golf lover to do just a short drive north of Brisbane.
Here’s our guide to the best golf courses in Moreton Bay with all you need to know about where, when and how to find the best rounds.
Whether you’re a seasoned pro, mid-handicapper or a beginner, start planning your golf trip in Moreton Bay today!
Bribie Island is the location of the recent Legends PGA tour and it’s a lovely place to spend a few hours or days. Head across the Bribie Bridge and enjoy the scenery and adventure, or pop into Bribie Island Golf Club for a few hours and have your own PGA event!
The 18-hole, par-72 course can be enjoyed by every golfer, no matter your level of skill. With three sets of tees and an easily walkable layout, it’s well worth the time if you’re in a group of mixed-skill players and just as much of a great round if you’re alone.
It opens with a par 4, featuring a tricky dogleg right to a bunker-protected green. What follows are curvy holes with undulating fairways, all lined by trees to give every hole an intimate, compact feel. Water only makes a brief appearance on two holes, the 16th and the 18th.
The clubhouse is located less than half a kilometre from Woorim Ocean Beach, which means you can finish up with a swim in the clear ocean after your round.
Redcliffe Golf Club is an 18-hole championship golf course on the Redcliffe Peninsula that has hosted multiple professional events. Only 35 minutes from the heart of Brisbane City, it features 3 tee points (red, white, and blue) so that golfers of all skills can enjoy the round equally, but still have a bit of excitement and challenge.
Surrounded by impressive eucalyptus trees, the course is lightly undulating but not overly difficult. There is however, quite often a prevailing wind which can make it tricky, especially on the finishing three.
The fairways are beautiful year-round, thanks to the club’s progressive maintenance program and use of recycled water for irrigation.
As well as stunning fairways, you also have the chance to spot native wildlife as the land is a haven for creatures of all kinds.
Redcliffe Golf Club also hosts functions at its on-site restaurant, Fairways Bistro. Whether you’re hoping for a golf course wedding or just a birthday celebration held at a place you love, this club is a lovely spot for it.
The scenic 18-hole course at Woodford Golf Club is a beautiful place for a day out and is just a 55 minute drive south from the Sunshine Coast. It features a wide variety of different holes to keep every golfer happy, offer some fun and test your skills.
Natural hazards are scattered across the course, with many greens protected by sand traps. Water hazards though, are few. Don’t let the generous fairways fool you, for the grass runs fast and can be challenging. The Bermuda greens are speedy and true but require precision with the putter.
You’ll find plenty of straight holes…but don’t get complacent! Other difficult ones are waiting, like the 13th, which features a close, severe dogleg that’s easy to overshoot if you aren’t careful.
The clubhouse is home to a restaurant, a full bar and a function room where you can hold a conference or party if you wish.
Carved out of the natural landscape it features firm, curvy fairways that lead to fast, true and often raised greens. It requires you to keep your focus if you want to get a good score. Water hazards show up on almost every hole, offering a tropical feeling and testing your game.
For the most part, the fairways are generous. In some places, however, they’re obstructed by clusters of sand traps, impressively laid out throughout the course to provide some formidable challenge.
Beginners will need to focus on every shot but can still enjoy the scenery between holes. Experienced players will be able to take in the breathtaking views of this course while moving through it, although it’s worth noting that you will have to concentrate on various risk/reward holes.
The par-3 17th is the signature hole and features what some believe is the longest sand trap in the southern hemisphere — a waste bunker that runs from close to tee all the way to the green.
Caboolture Golf Club underwent a renovation a few years back and now offers golfers a true test with no 2 holes on the course resembling each other too closely.
Dry, firm fairways and smooth, true greens make the game challenging in a good way. One of the great things about this course is that the pins are tucked away, not always straightforward but it definitely adds a touch of interest to the round.
The 17th hole is the signature. It’s a par-5, double-dogleg challenge, flanked by water on both sides and with protective bunkers in play too. The green is well-protected and you’ll be lucky to come away with a par here.
For added interest, a creek runs right through the course, a natural habitat for koalas, kangaroos, and even the occasional sighting of a platypus, if you’re lucky!
This expat's guide to the best golf courses in North Brisbane should help you get a good feel for the courses nearby and help plan your next Moreton Bay Region golf trip!
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