The golf course at Hope Island Resort is an 18 holes traditional "links" style championship course designed by five times British Open champion Peter Thomson and the team at Thomson, Wolveridge and Partners. The course has been given a course rating of 74 by the AGU.
The layout and design of the course is reminiscent of the great courses of Britain and Ireland in the "Links-style" tradition. Primarily the course consists of two loops of nine holes the front nine starts off to the southeast in an anticlockwise direction. The back nine heads off in a southwesterly direction, finishing with an interesting challenging two holes bounded by the non-tidal lake. The front and back nines are separated by an extensive practice facility, consisting of putting greens, driving range and chipping green with bunkers.
The driving range is unique in that it takes the concept of a driving lake, complete with target greens with bunkers at various distances from the practice tee. This area provides a spectacular view from the clubhouse. In various positions around the back nine holes of the golf course, chipping and putting courses are available for residents use.