Must-play golf courses in Brisbane

Whether you fancy yourself the next Greg Norman or Karrie Webb, or you’re looking to take up a new hobby, Brisbane’s public golf courses are the perfect place to tee off. Drive your way to Victoria Park Golf Complex or St Lucia Golf Links for putt putt and golf lessons, or floodlit driving range at Victoria Park, or challenge yourself on the 18-hole courses. Best of all, you don’t need a membership - you can just book, pay and play on the day!

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Double bogey! Date night or family fun

Whether you're looking for a casual date night out or an afternoon of family fun for everyone, Brisbane's putt putt scene is a great choice.

Victoria Park Putt Putt has a mini-golf experience with 18 holes, a magnificent view of Brisbane's city skyline, and the option for wood-fired pizza at Victoria Park Bistro afterwards. What a way to take a swing at romance!

If you have kids, think about a putt putt party for their next birthday. A nearby all-ages playground with repurposed farm tractor and rowboat will keep the kids entertained after their round of putt putt.

On the westside, try the new Garden Mini Golf Putt Putt course at St Lucia Golf Links, designed around lush foliage and natural landscape. Navigate the ricochet walls, mountainous rocks and bridges as you work through the course. Being fully licenced, it's a top spot for a date night putt and drink.

Hot tip: Get in quick! A round at Garden Mini Golf Putt Putt is only $9 per person until 15 March 2020.

Get in the swing

For those of you wanting to extend your swing beyond the putt putt course, Victoria Park offers an United States Golf Association-rated 18-hole course with spectacular city views, driving range, putt putt course and professional golf lessons in one location. 

St Lucia Golf Links is another quality 18-hole, pay-and-play course for golfers of all levels. It’s one of Brisbane’s longest-standing and prominent courses, hosting several Queensland Open and PGA tournaments.

Novice or pro? Improve your game

Whether you’ve spent years on the course or are just starting out, both Victoria Park and St Lucia provide plenty of opportunities to refine your game.

Try out the Golf Learning Centre at Victoria Park, which has 14 experienced PGA & LPGA golf professionals to get your game into shape. Choose from one-on-one lessons, short game practice facilities, club fittings and group golf clinics.

St Lucia Golf Links offers a complimentary 30-minute golf evaluation - ideal for beginners or golfers yet to have a professional assessment. Or try out the Foresight Golf Experience, helping golfers of all abilities choose the correct golf clubs and swing, and calculate correct hitting distances.

If casual family putt putt isn't quite enough for your kids, check out Victoria Park's junior golf clinics, or St Lucia's junior golf program for 9-15 year olds.

More than just golf

There’s so much more on offer than just golf-related fun.

At Victoria Park, dine in the alfresco Victoria Park Bistro for breakfast, lunch or dinner, have drink at the bar, or book your next celebration in one of the eight function rooms/spaces. Six of the spaces have city skyline and golf course views, making them the perfect celebration location. And we'll be adding more to see and do at Victoria Park in the future. Read our blog 10 things to get excited about at Victoria Park.

Hillstone St Lucia has three function rooms, plus the open-air hundred acre bar and restaurant featuring modern Australian cuisine, outdoor terraces and break-out options to take in views and enjoy the fresh air.

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This blog was originally posted in January 2019. It was updated in February 2020.

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Last updated:3 April 2020
Topics: things to do