Top golf courses on the Gold Coast
If you're a bit of a golfing enthusiast, the Gold Coast is one of the best family holiday destinations in Australia.
Home to a number of top-ranked courses, you and your family will be spoiled for choice when it comes to hitting the green and sinking a few hole-in-ones.
Here are just a few of the top golf courses worth a visit on your Gold Coast family holiday.
The Glades Golf Club
Featuring a course designed by Australia's own champion golfing icon Greg Norman, the Glades Golf Club features a Par 72 championship course spanning 65 hectares of fairways and greens.
This is definitely not one for the amateurs as it has a total of 98 bunkers and other challenges, but it is an undeniably beautiful course with nine hectares of wetland area acting as a natural wildlife sanctuary within the course itself.
"Featuring two different courses - The Pines and The Palms - Sanctuary Cove has a lot to offer golfing fans."
Links Hope Island Golf Course
Another one of the finest courses to be found on the Gold Coast, the Hope Island golf course is located a quick drive away from Mantra Sun City, one of
Mantra's holiday apartments in Surfers Paradise.
It's also a Par 72 course, requiring some careful strategic thinking on the part of players to avoid the 128 pot-style bunkers and other man-made and natural hazards that can be found dotted around the holes.
Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club
Featuring two different courses - The Pines and The Palms - Sanctuary Cove has a lot to offer golfing fans.
The Pines golf course is the only Arnold Palmer Signature course in Australia and features a challenging layout, with fourteen holes designed around six man-made lakes.
The Palms golf course has recently been redeveloped by Ross Watson and reopened in 2011 - a championship course designed to suit a range of playing conditions and skill levels.