Royal Queensland Golf Club
18 Holes
PAR 73
6458 M


The Royal Queensland Golf Club was founded in 1920 on 420 acres acres of land fronting the Brisbane River in an area known as Parker Island.

The original course was designed by Carnegie Clark, the Australian Open Champion of the day, and was opened by the Governor-General Lord Forster in 1921.

Royal Queensland has hosted three Australian Open Championships and four Australian Amateur Championships, as well as a multitude of other significant professional and amateur events.

Construction of the new Championship Course was completed in December 2007. The new Royal Queensland layout was designed by Michael Clayton, following the State Government’s decision in 2005 to build a second Gateway Bridge over the famous course. 

14 Reviews

Hands down the best golf club in Qld. 

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Hands down best course and practice facilities in Brisbane.
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It had been years since I last played RQ, and I couldn't believe what has happened to what I thought was the best course in Qld. Admittedly that was many years ago but I still recall a well-conditioned, parkland course with small raised greens, great putting surfaces and tight, tree lined fairways - at least that is my memory of RQ. In November when I played, as a guest, I found a wide open paddock with half the trees removed, greens that were grainy rubbish to putt, bunkers that either didn't have sand or had too much sand (not to mention their design which is another issue altogether i.e. downhill lies). Apparently the designer, Mike Clayton, mustn't like trees judging by the amount removed. Instead he is opting for 'waste areas' which look contrived and certainly do not seem to fit the landscape. He seems also to have borrowed heavily from his guru, Tom Doak, with his greens which appear too severely sloped given the holding characteristics of their surface (Bermuda 328). For mine, I couldn't work out what he was trying to create, as it isn't a links, and it now isn't a parkland course. Just some strange mixture of both. The blue couch fairways are also very old school and not in good condition for a course that should have matured by now. I'd give him a 'must try harder' report card on this one. Just as well Royal charters aren't handed out on design and presentation. They're living on their reputation from years gone by.
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Played here yesterday, course in very good condition. Most holes have wide fairways but lots of fairway bunkers catching errant tee shots, greens were slick and hard to read, if you putt well here you can score well, clubhouse facilities and hospitality first rate.
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Played the course from the back markers last week. It is an amazing course that is well bunkered. You have to think about every shot. The greens and fairways were in excellent condition. The staff in the pro shop were very friendly and helpful. I wish I could play here all the time!!
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Played the new layout last week for the first time after not having played here for near on 10 years. I had high expectations given the recent good ratings given to this course in the magazine ratings. Unfortunately I was disappointed, this is not a place I will be rushing back to play very quickly. RQ used to be known for its narrow the absolute opposite - fairways are ridiculously wide. Really doesnt place a premium on driving the ball anymore and some may say thats a concession because the greens are that difficult. Well thay maybe the case but hitting good shots into these greens from any distance presented a challenge which wasnt particularly correlated to skill as much as to luck. The greens are very undulating and crazy hard to putt on. I think thee sorts of undulations work well on bent greens where grain is not so much of a factor but on Bermuda???? In terms of the layout and routing of holes, i think that there were some great holes on the old RQ, especially some of those under the bridge (a few stupid holes as well - eg old number 1), but unfortunately not many memorable holes any more. Its now only a couple of days since I've played and none bar possibly the 17th stand out for me. I really wanted to find a good golf course here, god knows Brisabne needs it, but unfortunately it wasnt here. Lastly, whats going on with the fairways??? Didnt blue cooch go out of favour years ago?????
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Golf Course Details
Curtin Avenue, Eagle Farm
Brisbane, QLD 4009, Australia
Proshop: 0732683134
General: 0732681127