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    Default Holiday in May, Courses near Sunshine Coast & Gold Coast

    The Hatchery is heading to QLD for a holiday in May.
    By the second week I'm sure I'll be looking to get away from little Miss Hatch and Mrs Hatch to seek the serenity of a golf course to help enhance my calm.

    We're in Caloundra for that second week so interested in what courses are worth having a look at.

    Caloundra Golf Course is the closest to where we are staying and Pelican Waters doesn't look that far away.

    Can't recall any talk about Caloundra Golf Course on this site. What sort of nick is Caloundra Golf Course in and is it worth playing?

    Pelican Waters goes without saying and would be No.1 choice.

    Are there any other Courses worth having a look at within 30min to 1hr of Moffat Beach?
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    I'm a member at PW so let me know when you are up (as long as it is after the 11th).

    I haven't played Caloundra. By all accounts it is just a parkland members track that is ok, but nothing to get excited about.

    Twin Waters is about 20 mins north and would be the best of the rest for within 30 mins.

    Nambour is within 30 mins as well. It is "special".
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    You could get to Bribie Island and Pacific Harbour within an hour, as well as Twin Waters, Hyatt Coolum and Noosa Springs.

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    I forgot about Palmer Coolum. Play it ahead of the rest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sms316 View Post
    I'm a member at PW so let me know when you are up (as long as it is after the 11th).

    I haven't played Caloundra. By all accounts it is just a parkland members track that is ok, but nothing to get excited about.

    Twin Waters is about 20 mins north and would be the best of the rest for within 30 mins.

    Nambour is within 30 mins as well. It is "special".
    Cheers, that would good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sms316 View Post
    I forgot about Palmer Coolum. Play it ahead of the rest.
    This

    Played it recently and it was brilliant. Thought Palmer would have ruined it by now but it seems like all he's done (apart from a few mentalist touches like the dinosaur) is scare off the punters so the course was deserted.

    Course was in great nick. It was pretty cheap. Pro shop staff were awesome. And instead of a drinks cart they had a mobile number to call at the bar and they'd ferry out your drink order straight out to you in an esky full of ice - if we ordered on the tee and the drinks were there by the time we reached the green.

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    4 more weeks and the Hatchery will be invading QLD.
    Exact itinerary on what we are doing on what days has not been finalised by the Minister of War and Finance and will most likely change on the fly depending on her medical condition. She has a number of things she wants to look at and do but tends to get her ambitions confused with her abilities when we go away anywhere.
    Any golf game(s) I get a chance to have will most likely be at short notice.

    First week we are staying on the Gold Coast, the second we are staying on the Sunshine Coast.
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    I used to have a few games at Caloundra. I always enjoyed it, but with the amount of golf I get to play, I'd enjoy a goat track (Nambour (Mountain goat track(the noise of cobra drivers may cause avalanches)))
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    Agreed goughy. Nambour is indeed a goat track.
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    Only because they have ropes and pulleys to get you up the hills.
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    It does offer scenic views of the local cemetery.
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    Sounds like you will be a few days late to play in the Ozgolf Masters at Arundel on the 18th.

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    thought I would throw in Headland golf club as well as what has been mentioned. 25 min from Caloundra. good track imho

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    Quote Originally Posted by HatchmanSS76 View Post
    .............to seek the serenity of a golf course to help enhance my calm.




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    My worst day at golf is still much better than being couped up and sparing with a grumpy Mrs Hatch and a feral Hatchling.
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    Looking/hoping to get a game the 1st week we are there on the Gold Coast as well.
    What's around that area that worth having a hit on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HatchmanSS76 View Post
    My worst day at golf is still much better than being couped up and sparing with a grumpy Mrs Hatch and a feral Hatchling.
    Can relate.




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    Quote Originally Posted by HatchmanSS76 View Post
    My worst day at golf is still much better than being couped up and sparing with a grumpy Mrs Hatch and a feral Hatchling.
    A 'worst day at golf' is still better than 99% of other days...
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    With the great weather we have had here on the GC I would expect all of our courses to be in great condition, Both of my clubs are looking great as both have club champs in the next 4 weeks.
    I was at Lakelands this morning and the course looks great with the greens quick and firm and the fairways looking great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HatchmanSS76 View Post
    Looking/hoping to get a game the 1st week we are there on the Gold Coast as well. What's around that area that worth having a hit on.
    Bribie Island
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    Any thing else around the Gold Cost worth having hit on?

    Only 5 more days before we invade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markTHEblake View Post
    Bribie Island
    Quote Originally Posted by HatchmanSS76 View Post
    Any thing else around the Gold Cost worth having hit on?
    Was I too subtle?

    Consider Murwillumbah.
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    Glades or Brookwater?
    Which is the better?
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    Brookwater is a harder longer course Glades i find can be a little boring.

    I would pick Brookwater myself

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    Play Brookwater just so you can see it and experience 430m holes with the width of a hallway.


 

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