If you're looking to play golf on the QLD Sunshine Coast, here's our recommendations for 2 of the best Golf courses in the region. Actually - these places aren't just golf “courses" - they are a true destination for the avid golfing nut who also wants to enjoy the ambience of a quality luxury accommodation venue.
1. Hyatt Regency Coolum Golf Course
As the home of the Australian PGA Championship, the golf course of the Hyatt Regency Coolum is rated among the best golf courses in all of Australia. They simply don’t get any better than this. Nowhere else in the Sunshine Coast can you find a golf course that has passed the high expectations and lofty standards of the best golfers in the region and in the world.
Designed by renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr, the 6,263-meter, par-72 course is quite a challenge and features such diverse landscapes as coastal holes close to the Pacific Ocean to fairways that traverse through local bushlands. The climate is near-perfect. In addition, there is a well-stocked Pro Shop, training center, floodlit driving range and chipping greens.
Earlier this year, Australian golfer Geoff Ogilvy, the reigning US Open champion, announced that he will be competing regularly at the Australian PGA Championship starting 2006, which is even more reason to visit the course.
About the venue: Set at the base of Mount Coolum, the Hyatt Regency Coolum resort hotel spans 150 hectares of bushland, rainforest and natural woodlands. It sits across the Pacific Ocean, with two kilometers of pristine beaches in between. There are 324 rooms in all, including low-rise resort suites discreetly tucked away in natural Coolum rainforest as well as exclusive hotel villas on the Ambassadors Club that provide top-flight services and amenities. There are three excellent in-house restaurants: the McKenzie Grill, Fish Tales and Village Square.
Venue awards: The Hyatt Regency Coolum has received the following awards and distinctions: “Winner - Deluxe Accommodation” from Queensland Tourism Awards, 1997.
2. Novotel Twin Waters Golf Course
The golf course for the Novotel Twin Waters Resort is a world-class, 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course. Two of the top golf course architects in the world collaborated on its outstanding design: the five-time British Open champion Peter Thomson and world renowned golf course designer Mike Wolveridge. It is ideal for both golf neophytes and professionals.
Avid golfers will likely detect the British influence on the pristine layout of this course, notably in the generous sprinkling of pot bunkers. Regulars here are especially fond of the eighth green in particular, which is said to strongly resemble the famous St. Andrews Road Hole bunker.
The Twin Waters Golf Course is open to the public. Among its other features are an aquatic driving range and fully-stocked pro shop as well as excellent dining and conference facilities.
About the venue: The Novotel Twin Waters Resort is nestles between two impressive bodies of water, the Maroochy River on the left and the Pacific Ocean and its surf beaches on the right. There are a host of natural attractions within easy reach.
Venue awards: The Novotel Twin Waters Resort has received the following awards and distinctions: “Winner - Deluxe Accommodation” from Sunshine Coast Tourism Awards, 2002; “Finalist - Meetings & Business Tourism” from Queensland Tourism Awards, 2002; and “Finalist - Deluxe Accommodation” from Queensland Tourism Awards, 2002.
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The Sunshine Coast boasts some of Australia's best luxury five star hotels, resorts and boutique style accommodation. Nothing could be finer than relaxing with a glass of wine on your QLD hotel balcony with a magnificent sunset.
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