Sunshine Coast
Palmer Coolum Resort
18 Holes
PAR 72
6263 M
There's no more recognisable hole at Palmer Coolum Resort than its former finishing hole of the Australian PGA Championship.
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NOTE: The resort accommodation is currently closed for refurbishment, but the golf course is open per normal.

Palmer Coolum Resort is one of Australia’s finest all encompassing resort destinations. Providing superior accommodation and an unsurpassed range of facilities and activities, all set in a natural environment. 

Covering over one third of resort grounds is the 72 par, 6300-metre, 18 hole golf course, designed by the renowned Robert Trent Jones Jnr.

When taking on this championship layout, golfers will experience a unique blend of contrasting landscapes that depict Coolum, from the windswept holes adjoining the Pacific Ocean to the manicured fairways that drift through native bushland. Whether you’re a professional or a modest weekend player, Palmer Coolum Resort offers players a challenge they will enjoy. 

The championship course is complemented with an extensive range of practice facilities including; the Golf Improvement Centre, a chipping green that offers a wide variety of shots with an adjoining practice bunker, a practice putting green and a 260 metre all-weather, floodlit driving range, so when the day is over and night falls, turn to the driving range for a practice hit.

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91 Reviews
Relatively difficult course for high handicappers but ok for mid HCPs as needs accurate shot making on every hole. Every hole is different in own way and several great holes indeed. Plays like links on fairways and some narrow approaches and tee shot landing areas.  Green speeds a bit inconsistent.  No one else there at all on the two days we played (9 per day) which was good as it isn't a course to be rushed on. Very expensive at $90 for two pp 9 holes. May have more players if dropped price. Would have 5 stars if course better cared for / watered fairways/ greens consistent/ food available. Renovations apparently starting 27 Aug. 
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Played last weekend, the course was in good condition even there was heavy rain the night before. Haven't played Coolumn for at least 15yrs. The greens were in poor condition but still putted well. We did enjoy our round but its not a $98 round f golf course.
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Played today in very wet conditions. You can see this is a quality course even if its under-utilised at present. Challenging off the black tees however mid-handicappers can still enjoy a round. Pro shop is reasonably well stocked however recommend taking plenty of drinks with you as there are limited drinking fountains on the course.  Can't wait to play this place in dry conditions. 
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 My wife and I  have played this course several times, including 20+ years ago on our 20th anniversary when we stayed aplayed every day for a week.  We were also here 3 years ago for a round and again today. We approached the course with trepidation given the stories about Parmer  and his legal issues. While the resort is closed, and apparently the dinosaur burnt down and the seats on the buggies are a bit tatty, there is nothing to worry about in regard to the golf course. Sensational layout in very good condition. It wouldn't take long to get it back to its perfect best. Greens were quick and quite true. Fairways nearly perfect and the surrounds well well maintained. Our round took 3 1/2 hours at a leisurely pace. I couldn't believe that there was hardly anyone on the course. Don't miss out. This is a wonderful golf course in very good condition. 
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I was hesitant to play here as the last time I played here was still when the Hyatt owned it - and heard it had taken a steep decline since Palmer bought it. I called up to make sure there were no green renovations were taking place, and was assured there was not, but when I played the course the next day, there were core holes in all of the greens!

What is a great layout is ruined by the poor maintenance - the fairways, greens, bunkers and facilities are run down and in really bad shape.

$100 with a cart is an absolute joke. Don't waste your time. It's so sad to see where this once great course has ended up

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Top Grade course, we played on Friday and wondered why such a great course was so quiet, the guy in the pro shop said most people thought the course was closed as the resort was being refurbished. The course is in amazing condition, great fairways, greens were perfect, no faults at all on this course. It was a pleasure to play for only $77 a person, hardly anyone there... Will definitely be going back.
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Contact us

Golf Course Details
Warran Road, Coolum
Sunshine Coast, QLD 4573, Australia
Proshop: 0754493366
General: 0754461234