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Must-Visit Golf Resorts in Australia

No matter your skill level, there is a golf resort in Australia to meet your needs. Many are fully equipped with multiple facilities to keep your partner or family well entertained while you indulge your passion and challenge yourself. 

From five-star accommodations to world-renowned courses designed by the best in the business, you will get the whole experience while visiting these luxury resorts. For those visiting who vape, be sure to obtain a nicotine prescription in NSW or any other state you choose to travel to. 

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InterContinental Sanctuary Cove, Queensland

For the ultimate golfing experience on the Gold Coast, look no further than the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove. Home to three critically acclaimed courses and luxurious five-star accommodations, you won’t need much convincing to stay for an extended holiday. 

On offer are The Pines, a 14-hole course created through a pine forest; The Palms, with fast greens and many water hazards to navigate; and Links Hope Island, which features a combination of natural and man-made hazards, including 128 pot-style bunkers, for the perfect day on the course. 

The hotel has been designed alongside the Sanctuary Cove Country Club, offering a wide array of facilities, including a lap pool, aerobics, gym with personal training, spa treatments, and much more. 

Crown Plaza Hunter Valley Resort, New South Wales

Just 45 minutes from Sydney CBD is the well-known Hunter Valley region. Famous for its picturesque vineyards, wineries, and jaw-dropping mountain ranges, Australia’s oldest wine region features some of the best golfing opportunities in the world. 

For a golfing challenge, set the backdrop of crisp lakes and unmatched views of the Brokenback Mountain Range, head to Hunter Valley Golf Club. Fitted with luxurious accommodations and a fully-stocked Pro Shop, it will set you up for the perfect day on the fairway. 

Barnbougle, Tasmania

If you are an avid golfer, you will be doing yourself an injustice not visiting Barnbougle on the northeast coast of Tasmania. Many believe the two links courses found here, The Dunes and Lost Farm, can easily rival the best in Scotland or Ireland. However, for those wanting a quick round before heading home, there is a short 14-hole Barnbougle run to satisfy your needs.

Exquisitely designed, The Dunes is ranked 2nd in Australia and 11th globally, with sweeping views of the wild Barnbougle coastline. Further inland, amongst dramatic dunes and grasses, Lost Farm is ranked 10th in Australia and 23rd worldwide. 

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The Vines Resort, Western Australia 

Located on the west coast is The Vines Resort, an establishment that has hosted internationally known tournaments, including the Heineken and Johnnie Walker Classics and the LPGA Lexus Cup.  

A quick 30-minute drive from Perth, in the famous Swan Valley wine region, it features two par 72 championships courses designed by Graham Marsh and Ross Watson, as well as additional golf and tennis academies for those hoping to improve their game. In addition to the many sports facilities, there is a Keishi spa, wellness center, pool, mini-golf, and an array of luxury hotel accommodations. If you want to stay for an extended period, you can opt for an apartment with full facilities. 

Peppers at Moonah Links, Victoria

Head 90 minutes outside of Melbourne to the Mornington Peninsula, where you will be met with multiple links-style courses and changing weather conditions to give you a fun test of your golfing abilities. Peppers at Moonah Links has two of the most highly-ranked courses in the region: The Open and the Legends. 

The Open got its name after being designed by Peter Thompson to host the 2005 Australian Open. It has a constant wind factor, which adds an additional test for golfers and follows the land’s natural contours. The Legends is a shorter course and is generally considered the more appealing option of the two, with trees and bushes located between the various holes and bunkers. Peppers is a five-star resort with all the facilities you expect from such an establishment, including delicious dining options, a spa, heated pools, and a gym. 

Lady Bay Hotel Resort, South Australia

In South Australia, you will find the breathtaking Fleurieu Peninsula. It is easily accessed by Adelaide, filled with top-class wineries and cellar doors, creating the perfect backdrop for the well-regarded golf courses in the region, including the Lady Bay Hotel Resort near Normanville. 

Designed by three legends of the game, Jack Newton, Graeme Grant, and John Spencer, the championship course is rated as one of the best in the state, with spectacular par 3 holes. It is the perfect balance of challenge and fairness, with the back nine presenting an enjoyable challenge for more gifted golfers. The resort has 28 one-bedroom suites, each with a spa to soothe tired muscles and a complimentary communal gym. 

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Joondalup Resort, Western Australia

Situated 25 minutes north of Perth, the luxurious Joondalup Resort is a 27-hole golf course designed by the internationally renowned Robert Trent Jones Jr. It is considered a demanding course, thanks to the wide variety of settings and styles, the perfect challenge for any avid golfer. 

Surrounded by a peaceful bushland setting, the resort offers additional activities for those looking beyond the course, including an Endota spa, e-bikes, beautiful scenic walking trails, and a tennis court.