Southern Queensland Country might be best known for its wholesome farm experiences, sprawling vineyards, and scenic mountain climbs, but it’s also home to some of Queensland’s top golf courses, all a short putt from Brisbane.
Read on for the best golf courses in Southern Queensland Country to help you plan the ultimate golf-lovers getaway.
Toowoomba Golf Club Middle Ridge
Just a 90-minute drive from Brisbane’s CBD, begin your golfing getaway at one of Queensland’s best-recognised clubs, Toowoomba Golf Club.
Resting 700 metres above sea level, this 18-hole course is defined by tree-lined fairways of Kikuyu which are complimented with Penncross Bentgrass greens.
Book in for competition, social or individual tee times at the Golf Pro shop, where beginners can also purchase lessons.
After a long day perfecting your swing, enjoy a meal and a well-deserved icy beverage from the deck at Ridges Bar & Bistro, while looking back at all the ground you covered during the day.
City Golf Toowoomba
If you consider yourself the king of the course, you’ll want to tee off where the legends locate at City Golf Toowoomba.
Host of the Coca Cola Queensland PGA Championship, this 18-hole golf course is where pros Greg Norman, Peter Senior, Steven Bowditch and Cameron Smith are known to frequent.
From stay and play packages to give you ample time to perfect your swing, putt-putt to entertain the whole family, plus a bar, restaurant, and cafe to service your hunger cravings 24/7, you can stay until you’re ready to walk out a pro.
Eustondale Golf Course
Is your golf is a bit rusty or just getting into the swing of things? Point your bonnet five kilometres out from Toowoomba’s CBD to Eustondale Golf Course.
Book a lesson, hire equipment and buggies, or splash out on a kit at the Pro Shop onsite at Eustondale Golf Course.
The easy nine-holes, 33 par course is open for social play seven days a week and bookings aren’t required.
Once you’ve called it a day, swap the club with a refreshment from the bar perched at the top of the range.
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Also check out: Cabarlah Golf Club, Birnam Driving Range, Millmerran Golf Club, Goombungee Golf Club, Cecil Plains Golf Club, Crows Nest Golf Club, Clifton Golf Club, Pittsworth Golf Club, Oakey Golf Club, and Borneo Barracks Golf Club.
Laidley Golf Club
If you’re a Laidley local or passing by with your clubs in the trunk, you’ll want to start swinging at the 12-hole, 72 par course at Laidley Golf Club.
The greens, stretching over 6,074 metres, have been described as some of the fastest in the area, a title you’ll want to test for yourself.
A la carte meals are only served twice a week, so make sure you time your visit for a Wednesday or a Friday if you want to be fed.
Gatton Jubilee Golf Club
Few courses promise a game with a “million-dollar view”, but the only 18-hole golf course west of Ipswich does.
Find the Gatton Jubilee Golf Club sitting amongst the ironbark trees just off the Warrego Highway.
The nine holes at the front of this course have been crafted for golfers wanting a challenge, while the nine holes at the back are for social players’ enjoyment.
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Southern Downs & Granite Belt
Warwick Golf Club
For a tee-riffic course in the Southern Downs & Granite Belt, start in Warwick.
The Warwick Golf Club offers a parkland style 18-hole golf, 69 par course with ideal playing conditions all year round.
Social golf is available all week, with weekly competitions open to visiting golfers.
With one of the most expansive views of the Southern Downs & Granite Belt, enjoy a quiet drink on the deck, dinner with friends or a relaxing Sunday breakfast at Hawker Restaurant.
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Stanthorpe Golf and Country Club
Stop and smell the roses at Stanthorpe Golf and Country Club.
Get ready to tee-off under the observant eyes of Skip and his mates, with a population of around 100 eastern grey kangaroos, often out-numbering golfers on the field.
Don’t let the roaming wildlife and blooming rose bushes distract you from this serious 10 holes, 18 tees, par 72 course.
Try your hand on the bowling greens or at the croquet club while you’re there – and leave enough time to crack a cold one with your mates at the bar afterwards.
Allora Sports Club
For rolling green hills and perfectly positioned trees to work your club magic around, head along the New England Highway towards the quaint nine-hole, 68 par course at Allora Golf Club.
Perfect for the social players to have a quick hit at golf, before trying a hand at darts or a round of bowls with friends, before sipping back and relaxing at the local community’s favourite clubhouse.
Also check out: Killarney Golf Club, Wallangarra Golf Club, Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, and Wallangarra Army Area Golf Club.
Blackbutt Golf Club
For an enjoyable yet challenging round of golf, make your way to the top of the Blackbutt Range.
Blackbutt Golf Club’s nine-hole, 71 par course is situated in a bushland setting, stretching across 5,807 metres with water features and strategically placed bunkers to catch you out.
The classic country style club is perfect for the whole family, with a campsite and junior program for the kids.
Kingaroy Golf Club
The Kingaroy Golf Club prides itself on its relaxed country atmosphere and hospitality, so gather up your mates and head out along the Bunya Highway to this 18-hole, 71 par course in the South Burnett.
Established in 1925, this club is one of the longest-running in the region, welcoming visitors and social groups for a round or two.
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Proston District Golf Course
Less than a kilometre’s drive out of town, you’ll come across a quaint and classic country golf club, run entirely by passionate, local volunteers.
The Proston and District Golf Club on Brigooda Road’s current course is 70 par, stretching across 5,528 metres of iconic Aussie flora and fauna.
Social golfers may like to play a nine-hole round or take part in the more intense 18 tee game, while competitive golfers should stick around for an 18-hole Stableford on Sunday mornings.
Well-positioned near the Boondooma Dam and the Barambah wine trail, you’ll want to stay while you play, with just a donation necessary.
Also check out: Kumbia & District Golf Course, Murgon Golf Club, Nanango Golf Club, Goomeri Golf Club, Kilkivan Golf Club and Wondai Golf Club.
Goondiwindi Golf Club
Founded in 1925, and originally a sand green course, the Goondiwindi Golf Club has since developed into an 18-hole, 71 par course designed around a natural watercourse and stretched across 6,037 metres of rolling green landscapes.
With a reputation of being one of the best country courses in Queensland, it’s easy to see why once you’re kicking back at the clubhouse with a coldie overlooking the fields you just dominated.
Texas Golf Club
Get ready to pick up the rake again and play a round on Texas Golf Club’s 12-hole course, the extra challenging course is rewarded by panoramic views of the surrounding hills and valleys.
The course offers alternate tees on six holes and is 69 par for men and 71 for ladies.
Putt like a local and join the community for a social round on Thursdays or play the competition on Sundays.
Inglewood Golf Club
Make sure you pack the golf clubs during for your visit to Inglewood because a short but sweet 9-hole grass green course awaits. Each hole has alternate tees, with par 72 for men and par 74 for ladies.
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Miles Golf Club
How are your raking skills? You’ll get to practise them on this 18-hole, 72 par course, with alternating sand and grass greens stretched across 6,173 metres.
The clubhouse offers locker rooms and a bar and restaurant to quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger pains after all that fun in the sun.
The Gums Golf Course
For an entire golf course to yourself, stop off where the Leichhardt Highway meets Sunset Way at the Gums Sports Club.
Prepare to putt along the sand greens as you play golf peacefully among the gums.
A handy stop for travellers, the Gums Store onsite offers petrol, meals and free overnight camping with amenities.
Dalby Golf Club
The Dalby Golf Club greens are regarded as some of the best on the Downs, and are open to all members of the community with daily competition and social play to choose from.
The renowned 18-hole, 72 par country course is situated beside a running creek and lined with Kikuyu fairways and towering gums, leaving room for little error.
The steep surrounds call for accurate approach shots, but all greens feature subtle breaks designed to test all abilities.
Chinchilla Golf Club
Known as “the best in the west”, the Chinchilla Golf Club is located one kilometre west of town on the Warrego Highway.
This nine-hole irrigated golf course with 328 grass greens is available for play every day.
Find the resident caretaker for clubs, buggies, carts, tees, balls for hire and refreshments to reward yourself with.
Also check out: Bell Golf Club, Condamine Golf Club, and Jandowae Golf Club.
If you simply can’t get enough of golf, don’t put the club down just yet.
Here are the unmissable golf events coming up in Southern Queensland Country:
- The Queensland Men’s Country Week Championship, 9-11 August 2021
- The 2021 Goondiwindi Junior Classic, 3 October 2021