Kooralbyn Valley Golf Course
#1 Resort Golf Course in Queensland – Golf Australia’s Top 50 Favourite Courses 2017
#2 Resort Golf Course in Queensland – Golf Course Guide Top 100 Courses 2018
The 18-hole championship golf course at Kooralbyn Valley opened for play in October 1979 and in two years was chosen to host the 1981 Queensland Open – a fitting tribute to its superb layout. The first golf resort built in Australia with Greg Norman as its tour professional at the time. It is now the golfing holiday destination for tens of thousands of keen golfers every year from Australia and overseas to thoroughly enjoy the challenge of the course like no others.
Renowned Scottish designer, Desmond Muirhead, said the landsite was one of the best he had worked with in all of the 80 courses he has designed around the world. Kooralbyn is Muirhead at his best. It is a masterpiece of design that has no conflict with nature. Muirhead’s design of the 220-metre par-3 fifth, that drops some 100 feet, featured in Robert Muir Graves and Geoffrey S. Cornish’s book, ‘Classic Golf Hole Design’, and was one of a handful of show-stoppers during a round.
After eight years in the wilderness during the global financial crisis, Peter Huang, founder of the Yong Real Estate group, purchased and re-opened the golf course and the resort in 2016. Golf Course Manager Jeremy Parry, Designer Marcus Lane (Atlas Golf) and Golf Course Shaper Lindsey Richter set about the redesign and rebuild of all greens. The bunkers have been reshaped and refurbished with pure white sand and a new irrigation system has been installed. After the multi-million dollar makeover, the course is set to impress the golfing world once again.
Kooralbyn is the Aboriginal name of ‘copperhead’. Famous for its Copperhead Challenge, the inland championship course with contrasting nines is just a short drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. The front nine winds through natural valleys and watercourses, whilst the back nine flirts with 10 hectares of lakes in the valley basin. The wildlife is abundant, with hundreds of kangaroos feeding on a daily basis.
Share in its renaissance: spend time on the driving range where the great Norman Von Nida and Col Swatton watched over the swings of golfers of all ages. Now the mission is carried on by long-term Kooralbyn Valley local residents: Randall Vines – two times Australian PGA champion. Test yourself on the course that honed the games of major champions Jason Day and Adam Scott as well as Adam Crawford, Steven Bowditch and others.
18 holes map and information
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7.00am-5.30pm | 7 days a week
Summer weekends (1 Nov-31 March) open 6.30am-5.30pm
(Closed Christmas Day)
Casual Golf Fees
MON-FRI: $50 per person
SAT, SUN & PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: $70 per person
MON-FRI: $30 per person
SAT, SUN & PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: $40 per person
Prices include motorised golf cart, twin share. $18 surcharge for single cart hire use. Prices subject to change and availability.
Group Discounts (20+ players) 18 holes
MON-FRI: $45 per person
SAT, SUN & PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: $60 per person
IF required, each group could be given 6 vouchers including a holiday voucher + 5 x $100 holiday discount vouchers as prizes.
Prices include motorised golf cart, twin share. $15 surcharge for single cart hire use. Prices subject to change and availability.
PGA Members’ Deal
The green fee is waived for any PGA member if they bring at least two guests (cart fees still apply).
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES (including district affiliation, handicapping and administration fees)
Full Membership: $69/m Mon-Sun or $828/Annum
Full Membership including cart hire: $249/m Mon-Sun or $2999/Annum
5 Day Membership: $49/m Mon-Fri or $588/Annum
Junior Membership: $80/Annum Mon-Sun (up to 12 years)
Intermediate Membership: $25/m or $299/Annum Mon-Sun (12-18 years old)
Country Membership: $49/m Mon-Sun or $588/Annum (75-150km)
Country Membership: $290 Mon-Sun (over 150km)
Cart fee 18 Holes $36 ($18 per player twin share)
Kooralbyn Valley Golf Club has reciprocal agreements with Brisbane River Golf Course and Surfers Paradise Golf Club. Bookings are essential and subject to terms and conditions.
Weekly competition: Every Thursday and Public holidays (Excluding Christmas Day)
Annual competition date: First weekend in February (attended by previous years’ weekly winners and annual winners)
Competition fee: $15
WINNER PRIZES (for both nett & gross champions)
A) Weekly winners:
- Trophy, shirt, and a holiday voucher worth up to $300 each for both nett and gross weekly champion.
- 2-5 nett and gross winners will get $100 holiday voucher + extra $40, $30, $20, and $10 golf voucher each.
- $100 Holiday Voucher for longest drive (16th hole) or nearest the pins (all par 3 holes).
- Box of Golf balls if you break handicap
B) Annual winners (for both nett and gross champions):
- A holiday and unlimited golf gift vouchers worth up to $500.
- Lifetime free Copperhead Competition as well as free Copperheads Green fees if you bring a full paying guest (Extra cart fee apply if on your own)