Port Douglas Golf
Not only is Port Douglas known for its stunning natural beauty, and wide range of stunning hotel and resort style accommodation, the region is also home to some of the most impressive and breathtaking golf courses in Australia. There is no better place to play a round or two than at one of the magnificently designed Port Douglas golf courses. Not only are the courses maintained to perfection, the surroundings in which they are set are fantastic. Imagine teeing off down a lush green fairway lined with palm trees with the golden sands and warm waters of the Coral Sea in sight. The views from a Port Douglas golf course are truly second to none and this, paired with the high quality of course design, is what attracts famous and avid golfers from all over the world to play a round or two in paradise.
Palmer Sea Reef Golf and Country Club
The Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course takes its inspiration from the oldest and most prestigious course in the world, St. Andrews in Scotland. This is certainly a highlight when playing the 18 hole link style course as designed by world class golf course design company Peter Thomson Wolveridge and Perret.
The golf master minds have been creating fabulous courses on which to play the perfect round throughout Asia and Australia for many years and, with their extensive golfing history, know exactly what players want.
Five times British Open Champion Peter Thomson heads the company and has a knack for knowing how to fine tune a course for championship play.
Playing 6125 meters from the championship tees, the The Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course is a Par 71 and delivers a challenge to both professionals and beginner golfers.
Set against Tropical North Queensland rainforest, the view from the course is magnificent. Rolling mountains in the distance, tropical tress swaying in the breeze, contrast elegantly with the bright vivid green of the manicured course.
Club and shoe rental is available at The Palmer Sea Reef Golf and Country Club and the facility boasts an extensively stocked golf shop for all your golfing needs. Lessons are available on request and there is a driving range and practice putting and chipping green on site.
Watch out for the resident crocodiles in some of those water hazards.
Mirage Country Club
The Mirage Country Club features one of the best 18 hole international standard championship golf courses in the North. Like Sea Temple Golf Course, the Mirage Country Club Course was designed by golfing legend Peter Thomson.
Running parallel to the golden sands of Four Mile Beach, the only cause for distraction on the course is the stunning rainforest trees and mountain views.
This Par 72 course is 6261 meters and is comprised of Par 3, 4, and 5 holes with two quite interesting Par 9's. While the course is popular with professional and experienced golfers, at the Mirage Country Club Golf Course there is plenty of opportunity to hone your skills.
Professional golf instructors are on hand for lessons and tips and the course offers practice putting greens and bunkers. All golfing equipment is available for hire or to purchase from the Mirage Country Club's pro shop.
Mossman Golf Club
The Mossman Golf Club is located a short drive from Port Douglas and is a favorite golfing spot for locals and tourists alike.
The 18 hole course is deemed a little challenging by those who have played it, saying that there is plenty of trees along the fairway. However, most agree that the little challenges along the course makes for a great fun day of golf.
While the Mossman Golf Course offers affordable golf for those who want to break up the routine of playing big Resort style courses, the course is well maintained and manicured and the staff are friendly and happy to lend a helping hand with all your golfing questions and needs.
A bit shorter than Sea Temple and Mirage golf courses, the 5815 meter Mossman course is a pleasure to play. The Mossman Golf Club has a pro shop, driving range, area for putting practice, and professional golf instructors available for lessons.
If you are looking for a golf and accommodation weekend getaway from the pressures of life then Port Douglas has a wide range of luxury hotels and resorts.
There are stunning apartments and spa resorts or the budget style of accommodation such as caravan parks, hostels and bed and breakfasts to choose from all year round