Visiting Coolangatta is a mix of challenging golf courses, stunning beaches, an abundance of cafes/restaurants and is renowned for its casual beach-side culture, Coolangatta makes for the ultimate in relaxation and an enjoyable golfing holiday.
The southern Gold Coast’s famous sandy beaches and world-class surf breaks conclude at Coolangatta, it has been one of Australia’s top holiday destinations for over 100 years. It is famous for its fabulous beach, numerous lorikeets and restaurant-lined esplanade.
A lovely walking trail wraps around Greenmount Hill connecting Greenmount Beach to Rainbow Bay from which you can head up the hill to the exotically named Point Danger and plant one foot in Queensland and another in New South Wales at this lookout which is also a great place for dolphin and whale watching.
Peer back towards the famous Surfers Paradise skyline at sunset whilst dining alfresco at one of many oceanfront cafes or nestle on the grassy hill at Snapper Rocks and settle in for the views.
- Return international airfares
- Seven rounds of golf on superb courses (carts included)
- Stay 13 nights at the luxury Reflections Coolangatta Beach resort
- Plenty of time to visit the many restaurants, shops, attractions and beautiful beaches
- Unique golf competition
- Happy hours after each round of golf
- Extra rounds of golf can be organised
- All transfers included
- Golf clubs securely stored throughout the tour
- Half day sightseeing
- Non-golfers welcome
Day 1 (Sun 19th July) Depart New Zealand
Transfers from Brisbane airport to Reflections Coolangatta Beach resort, your home for next 13 nights. Rest of the day to get settled in.
Day 2 (Mon 20th July) Golf Day – Murwillumbah
Murwillumbah Golf Club is a country golf course and easily one of the most beautiful courses you will play. Happy Hour once we get back to Reflections to debrief on the days play!
Day 3 (Tue 21st July) Free Day
Start exploring the beautiful Coolangatta and what it has to offer.
Day 4 (Wed 22nd July) Golf Day – Boomerang Farm
Transfers to Boomerang Farm Golf Club which delivers a challenging course wrapped in lush tropical surrounds. Happy Hour once we get back to Reflections to debrief on the days play and see who is leading the competition.
Day 5 (Thu 23rd July) Sightseeing Trip
Half day sightseeing tour around the beautiful areas of Coolangatta.
Day 6 (Fri 24th July) Golf Day – The Glades
Greg Norman designed course has never been in better condition. It is the perfect pairing of challenging layout and visually stunning surrounds.Happy Hour once we are settled back at the Reflections Resort.
Day 7 (Sat 25th July) Free Day
Walk to Point Danger Lookout and visit the Captain Cook Memorial. From this point you can watch the surfers at Duranbah Beach, spot whales and dolphins, and enjoy the coastal vista. On a fine day there are views from Surfers Paradise to Byron Bay.
Day 8 (Sun 26th July) Golf Day – Gainsborough
Gainsborough Greens GC is home to dozens of eastern grey kangaroos. Happy Hour follows golf once everyone is settled back at the Reflections Resort, and a chance to check the leaderboard for the golf comp.
Day 9 (Mon 27th July) Free Day
Stroll along the Walk on Water Walking Track and visit the Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Or swim, or laze on the beautiful beaches of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads.
Day 10 (Tue 28th July) Golf Day – Palm Meadows
The challenging Palm Meadows GC where the first hole is recognised as one of the world’s most challenging opening holes. Water runs the length of the hole on the left and the world-famous Bamboo Curtain forms a barrier to the right. Happy hour!
Day 11 (Wed 29th July) Free Day
Visit the Strand at Coolangatta which is the heart of beachside dining, shopping and entertainment in a world-famous waterfront location.
Day 12 (Thu 30th July) Golf Day – Palmer Gold Coast
Day out playing Robina Woods which consistently ranks in the top 30 resort courses in the country. Happy hour and check the leaderboard.
Day 13 (Fri 31st July) Golf Day – Emerald Lakes
Emerald Lakes GC is renowned for its multitude of pristine lakes and championship design. Happy hour and prize giving, with a final chance to mingle with new lifelong friends. A group dinner is held to complete the tour.
Day 14 (Sat 1st Aug) Home time…
Time to go home I’m afraid, but I am sure you will be back next year. Transfers to Brisbane airport for your flight home.
Murwillumbah Golf Club – The Murwillumbah Golf Course is located just minutes away from the Gold Coast. This club boasts picturesque surroundings, and top-class facilities – placing it in a league of its own. Popular among professionals and amateurs, you won’t want to miss playing at this beautiful, yet challenging golf course.
Boomerang Farm – Boomerang Farm delivers a challenging course wrapped in lush tropical surrounds, majestic vistas and historic wonder.Historic barns, shearing sheds and exotic flora are the backdrop while you take on this unique and challenging course. Bordered on one side by Mudgeeraba Creek and pristine forest on the other, your round will be one to remember.
The Glades – Greg Norman designed course has never been in better condition. It is the perfect pairing of challenging layout and visually stunning surrounds. Greg Norman is renowned for his bunkering worldwide and the Glades does not disappoint with a total of 94 bunkers. Greg not only had a vision to create a challenging golf course on the Gold Coast, but he also retained 9 hectares of wetland area to create a natural wildlife sanctuary within the course.
Emerald Lakes – is situated in heart of Gold Coast. The Graham Marsh designed 18-hole course is renowned for its multitude of pristine lakes and championship design. It caters to all levels of golfer.
Gainsborough Greens – You’ll be captivated by Gainsborough Greens unique Australian charm. The course is surrounded by 230 hectares of unspoiled natural beauty and encompasses a fauna and flora sanctuary which is home to dozens of Eastern Grey Kangaroos. The course has been open since 1990, and having hosted the Queensland PGA in 1991, 1992 and 1993, is recognised among the elite courses in South-East Queensland. Despite its lofty status, Gainsborough is the type of course social players can enjoy.
Palm Meadows – The challenging 250-hectare par 72 course designed by Graham Marsh measures 6,319 metres off the championship tees and boasts opening and closing holes rated among the greatest in Australian golf. The first hole is recognised as one of the world’s most challenging opening holes. Water runs the length of the hole on the left and the world-famous Bamboo Curtain forms a barrier to the right.
Palmer Gold Coast (Robina Woods) – Carved out of 65 hectares of native woodlands, with fairways lined by towering gum trees, this unique layout is unlike any resort course on the Gold Coast. Consistently ranked in the top 30 resort courses in the country. The rolling fairways, manicured greens, and towering eucalyptus are strikingly beautiful and blend harmoniously with the surrounding residential development. A natural water-course featuring lakes, ponds, creeks and native wildlife completes a rare golf course environment.
Staying at Reflections Coolangatta Beach, a luxurious resort rising above Greenmount Beach. Reflections offers luxury apartments with large balconies and panoramic beach or ocean views. Each apartment is spacious and has been beautifully furnished. It is the perfect location for a relaxing beachside escape.
Guests enjoy the stylish facilities including a heated lap pool and spa, gymnasium, steam room, sauna, theatres and Teppanyaki grill and free Wi-Fi is available.
Not only will you find the pristine Coolangatta beaches and the Tweed Coast at your doorstep, you will also find that Reflections includes a variety of al fresco dining options and a retail precinct located on the ground floor.
- Heated resort pool
- Fitness Room
- Steam Room
- BBQ entertainment area
- Teppenyaki grill
- Lush Zen gardens
- Executive lounge with pool table
- Complimentary wireless internet access
Things to do
Point Danger Lookout – Walk to Point Danger Lookout and visit the Captain Cook Memorial. From this vantage point you can watch the surfers at Duranbah Beach, spot whales and dolphins, and enjoy the coastal vista. On a fine day there are views from Surfers Paradise to Byron Bay.
Coolangatta Beach – lovely clean beach with golden sand.
Snapper Rocks – Snapper Rocks is a small rocky outcrop on the northern side of Point Danger at the southern end of Rainbow Bay on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. It is a famous surf break and today the start of the large sand bank known to surfers as the Superbank.
Kirra Hill – One of the Gold Coast’s most picturesque and scenic spots from which to enjoy a barbecue or picnic.
Greenmount Beach – This is a beautiful patrolled beach not as busy as some. Close to the shops, cafes surf club for something to eat. You can hire chairs and lockers from the kiosk and then go for a beautiful nature walk
Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse – Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse offer beautiful vistas of the area’s shoreline. The monument stands on the demarcation line between Queensland and New South Wales – when you visit, you’ll have a rare opportunity to stand in two different time zones at once. The best views spread from the top of Point Danger Light–the lighthouse–so don’t forget to bring your camera. During the winter, you can spot whales passing by the coast.
Chris Cunningham Park- Lovely little park for a walk. Sea views, plenty of benches, lots of grass, a small beach.
The Strand at Coolangatta is the heart of beachside dining, shopping and entertainment in a world-famous waterfront location on the Southern Gold Coast.
Tours and Sightseeing
Gold Coast, Canal Cruise and Burleigh Heads National Park Day Trip
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary https://currumbinsanctuary.com.au/
Voted one of the Gold Coast’s most popular tourist destinations, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the crown jewel of the National Trust of Australia (Queensland) [NTAQ] properties. As one of Queensland’s earliest nature-based tourist destinations, the Sanctuary is a physical embodiment of everything the NTAQ represents: dedication to conserving our nation’s Indigenous, natural and historic heritage and culture. With Blinky Bill now present for daily shows, the amazing viewing experiences available at the Wildlife Hospital and hundreds of native Australian animals on display in natural bushland and rainforest settings, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the ultimate holiday adventure for the entire family.
Tweed Endeavour River Cruises www.tweedecocruises.com
It’s time to escape, relax unwind and see some beautiful blue water, mangrove islands and rainforest coming down to the Tweed riverbank edge, complimented by the best local fresh seafood and produce on board their boats, here at Tweed Endeavour Cruises.
Food, Wine and Nightlife
The strand www.strandcoolangatta.com.au
With award-winning restaurants, international cuisine, cool bars and casual eateries, The Strand brings a new world of dining options to Coolangatta. You’ll find the freshest Asian, Mexican, Italian and tapas-style restaurants alongside the country’s most sought-after dessert options including Gelato Messina and Max Brenner – all in one idyllic oceanfront setting.
Bondi Grille www.bondigrille.com.au
With more beef than you can poke a cattle prod at!
Serving up some of the best tapas in the southern end for yonks, locals are all over this treasure chest.
Quickly earning itself a cult following, we reckon Francie’s pizzeria is one of the best restaurants in Coolangatta if you find yourself wandering around with a hunger you need to crush.
Points of Interest & Landmarks
- Saint Augustine’s Catholic Church
- McLean St., Coolangatta