Kooralbyn Valley Golf Course

#1 Resort Golf Course in Queensland – Golf Course Guide Top 100 Courses 2019

The 18-hole championship golf course at Kooralbyn Valley opened for play in October 1979 and in two years was chosen to host the 1981 Queensland Open – a fitting tribute to its superb layout. The first golf resort built in Australia with Greg Norman as its tour professional at the time. It is now the golfing holiday destination for tens of thousands of keen golfers every year from Australia and overseas to thoroughly enjoy the challenge of the course like no others.

Renowned Scottish designer, Desmond Muirhead, said the landsite was one of the best he had worked with in all of the 80 courses he has designed around the world. Kooralbyn is Muirhead at his best. It is a masterpiece of design that has no conflict with nature. Muirhead’s design of the 220-metre par-3 fifth, that drops some 100 feet, featured in Robert Muir Graves and Geoffrey S. Cornish’s book, ‘Classic Golf Hole Design’, and was one of a handful of show-stoppers during a round.

After eight years in the wilderness during the global financial crisis, Peter Huang, founder of the Yong Real Estate group, purchased and re-opened the golf course and the resort in 2016. Golf Course Manager Jeremy Parry, Designer Marcus Lane (Atlas Golf) and Golf Course Shaper Lindsey Richter set about the redesign and rebuild of all greens. The bunkers have been reshaped and refurbished with pure white sand and a new irrigation system has been installed. After the multi-million dollar makeover, the course is set to impress the golfing world once again, with now the USA PGA champion Wayne Grady (Grades) its Golf Ambassador, who used to travel 3 times a week from Brisbane to enjoy his play at Kooralbyn Valley.

Kooralbyn is the Aboriginal name of ‘copperhead’. Famous for its Copperhead Challenge, the inland championship course with contrasting nines is just a short drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. The front nine winds through natural valleys and watercourses, whilst the back nine flirts with 10 hectares of lakes in the valley basin. The wildlife is abundant, with hundreds of kangaroos feeding on a daily basis.

Share in its renaissance: spend time on the driving range where the great Norman Von Nida and Col Swatton watched over the swings of golfers of all ages. Now the honour mission is carried on by long-term Kooralbyn Valley local residents: Randall Vines – two times Australian PGA champion and  Head Pro Brett Mckee. Test yourself on the course that honed the games of major champions Jason Day and Adam Scott as well as Adam Crawford, Steven Bowditch and others.

18 holes map and information

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7.00am-5.00pm | 7 days a week
Summer weekends (1 Nov-31 March) open 6.30am-5.30pm
(Closed Christmas Day)



Casual Golf Fees

18 Holes
MON-FRI: $60 per person
SAT, SUN & PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: $80 per person

9 Holes
MON-FRI: $40 per person
SAT, SUN & PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: $50 per person

Prices include motorised golf cart, twin share. $15 for member and $20 for public surcharge for single cart hire use. Prices subject to change and availability.

Group Discounts (20+ players) 18 holes

MON-FRI: $50 per person
SAT, SUN & PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: $65 per person

Prices include motorised golf cart, twin share. $15 for member and $20 for public surcharge for single cart hire use. Prices subject to change and availability.

Shotgun Policy

  1. Apply to any golf group with 20 or more golfers
  2. Starting time must be between 7:30 am – 8:30 am or 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
  3. $10pp apply on top of the normal

PGA Members’ Deal

The green fee is waived for any PGA member if they bring at least one paid guest (cart fees still apply).

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES (including district affiliation, handicapping and administration fees)

Full Membership: $79/m Mon-Sun or $948/Annum

Full Membership including cart hire: $249/m Mon-Sun or $2999/Annum

5 Day Membership: $49/m Mon-Fri or $588/Annum

Junior Membership: $80/Annum Mon-Sun (up to 12 years)

Intermediate Membership: $25/m or $299/Annum Mon-Sun (12-18 years old)

Country Membership: $54/m Mon-Sun or $648/Annum (75-150km)
Country Membership: $290 Mon-Sun (over 150km)

Cart fee 18 Holes: $30 members and $40 non-members

Kooralbyn Valley Golf Club has reciprocal agreements with Brisbane River Golf Course and Surfers Paradise Golf Club. Bookings are essential and subject to terms and conditions.


Copperhead Challenge

A: Grand Copperheads($15 entry fee, 1st Thur of the month)
Net Winner:
1. Winner’s Copperhead Shirt + $100 gift voucher ( 5 x $20) or a Holiday Voucher
2. $50 gift voucher
3. $40 gift voucher
4. $30 gift voucher
5. $20 gift voucher
Gross Winner(One person can only win twice per the calendar year for all  copperheads):
Winner’s Copperhead Shirt + $100 gift voucher ( 5 x $20) or a Holiday Voucher
Break Handicap:
a dozen ball
Nearest Pin(Hole 5, 8, 14, 17)
$20 gift voucher each
Longest Drive(hole 16):
$20 Gift voucher
B: Copperhead Challenge – Every Thursday and public holidays(except Christmas Day):
Nett Winner:  $200 Cash
2nd Place:  $50 Resort Voucher
3rd Place:  $20 Resort Voucher
Gross Winner(One person can only win twice per the calendar year for all copperheads):
$50 Resort Voucher
Break Handicap:
1 Dozen Srixon Q Stars, Srixon Soft Feel or Titleist Velocity
NTP and Longest Drive winners: 
2 x Balls or 1 x Ball if less than 30 players
C: Annual copperhead champions both net and gross winner (by all previous weekly winners, on the 1st weekend of Feb)
  1. Trophy
  2. Shirt
  3. Lifetime free Copperhead Competition fee, free Copperheads Green fees and free copperheads cart fees ($15 cart fee apply if not twin share)


Veterans Mixed Golf Competition Every Wednesday!

$30 to play including your own GPS cart hire. Plus $15pp comp fee for those 55 years old and over.

To book call reception/golf shop or email golf@thekooralbynvalley.com.au
Reception 07 5544 6688 9am – 4pm Mon to Fri
Golf Shop 07 5544 5919 8:30am – 4:30pm Sat & Sun

Pro-Am and Charity Golf Day

$100,000 Hole in one at Hole 5, $1000 guaranteed putting competition plus many other great prizes.


By telephone: 07 5544 5919

By email: golf@thekooralbynvalley.com.au

Members, click here Member Booking Non-members, click here TeeNet