Palm Meadows is a course of such an excellent standard as to allow the staging of the Palm Meadows Cup – a tournament recognised by many as being years ahead of its time, and until recently the richest tournament held in Australia.
Designed by leading Australian golfer Graham Marsh, Palm Meadows was one of the first championship courses on the Gold Coast. Palm Meadows emerged from 350 hectares of marshland, just a few kilometres west of Surfers Paradise. A par 72 measuring 6319 metres off the championship tees with water coming into play on 14 of the holes, along with 82 sand bunkers.
An increasing number of returning international players are experiencing the challenges that Palm Meadows presents. The first hole is regarded by many as one of the worlds most challenging opening holes. With water running the entire length of the hole on the left and the world famous ‘bamboo Curtain’ on the right, golfers must have their ‘game’ from the first shot of the day.
The signature hole at Palm Meadows is the world famous 18th hole. Measuring 523 metres from the championship tees, the player has the opportunity to chance their arm as to how much of the dogleg right they want to cut off.
Palms Meadows is a completely public course and as such there are no tee times reserved for members. Golfers are able to enjoy the facilities at anytime, however bookings are advisable to avoid disappointment.