Tropical North Queensland might be home to beautiful blue waters and luxury islands, but if you’re a golfer or even just someone who likes a bit of a holiday putt, it will be the greens that you remember.
TNQ has a raft of top-rated courses that have hosted many of the world’s best golfers including Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman and Karrie Webb. The championship course at Mirage Country Club in Port Douglas – designed by renowned golfer Peter Thomson and a favourite of US President Bill Clinton – is one of the world’s leading resort courses.
Of course you don’t have to be a professional to enjoy the rainforest-flanked fairways and coastal links with spectacular mountain backdrops. There are a number of courses in easy reach of Cairns Airport and they all cater for visitors. The resort-style courses have superb clubhouses, and non-golfing travelling companions will love the facilities such as swimming pools, day spas and restaurants. Just don’t be surprised if your game’s a little under par though, because if those views don’t distract you, it’s quite likely the wallabies grazing the fairways will.