The heat may be quite overbearing in Australia during the summer months but when the dog days are over, golf enthusiasts and professionals flock to the north of the continent to catch some surf, sun, and lots of green. The perfect winter holidays can be found in Sunshine Coast golf packages, where you get to play hard and relax well in the wonderful state of Queensland. Located northeast of the continent, Queensland is home to such wonderful natural sights and experiences including the Great Barrier Reef (the world’s largest coral reef) and the Daintree Rainforest (near Cairns) both of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
With a coastline of over 7,000 km and the second largest state in Australia, you will never run short of luxury golf holidays in this part of the country. There are over 270 golf courses each with its own set of unique challenges. It also offers a lot of non-golf leisure options especially when you plan to bring the whole family. So start packing your bags and check out these useful tips for your upcoming Sunshine Coast golf vacation.
Get a glimpse of Brisbane 2032
After a smashing Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics run, athletes will once again gather in Australia come 2032 as it hosts the Summer Olympics. While development is still underway, the city of Brisbane has already become a curiosity for many tourists. Sydney and Melbourne have always been the familiar Australian destinations but Brisbane is starting to carve its own destiny. Wonderful Sunshine Coast golf packages will get you touring Brisbane in no time!
Escape the winter weather
Winter months in Australia are from June to August and affect most parts of the south like Sydney and Melbourne. This is the perfect time to schedule golf holidays in Queensland as temperatures are more dry and mild between 11 and 21 Celsius. And while the state lies in the Tropical Cyclone risk area, they happen rarely so golfers can enjoy pleasant temperatures throughout the day.
Play in prime golf courses
There is an abundance of courses in Queensland that can be visited by availing of Sunshine Coast golf packages. In fact, some of the most celebrated golf courses designed by retired professional Australian golfer Greg Norman are here. (Norman ranked number 1 in World Golf Rankings from the 1980s to the 1990s.) One of these is Brookwater which according to Golf Australia, ranks as the second-best course in Queensland and 35th in Australia.