Insider Golf Tips

What is the most memorable hole on the course?

The Palms signature hole is the par 3 sixteenth hole. Although this hole only measures 146 metres it is all water carry to a narrow green surrounded by deep bunkering. Definitely a sleeping giant!

The Pines golf course has many memorable holes but a stand out would be the Par 5 third hole. Measuring 472 metres from the black tees, this hole is a sweeping dogleg that requires a precise second shot for attempting to reach the green in two shots.

Is the course open year round? (winter, summer, wet season).

Yes, the Gold Coast hosts balmy summers and mild sun-drenched winter days.

What makes these such great golf courses to play and what sets it apart?

The Pines: What takes the golfer at first is the sheer beauty of the towering pines framing most holes, and the picturesque pine straw at their bases. That combination makes for some spectacular and intimidating tee shots. Again, these reflect Palmer’s aggressive style in that golfers are invited to take risky lines, only to get to the ball and realise the rough cuts in and out of the fairway edges.

The Palms: The Palms is a lot more forgiving than The Pines – at least from tee to green. Tee shots are far more open, with wider fairways and rough populated by palm trees that offer less challenging escapes, as well as some holes that allow high handicappers to miss a fairway over.

What is the slope and rating of the course?

The Palms:

  • Black Men 130 / 72
  • Blue Men 125 / 70
  • White Men 121/ 67
  • White Women 127 / 73
  • Red Women 122 / 69

The Pines: 

  • Black Men 132 / 74            
  • Blue Men 127/ 72
  • White Men 116 / 69
  • White Women 133 / 75 
  • Red Women 126 / 74
  • Yellow Women 120 / 71    

What is the yardage in yards and metres?

The Pines: 6581m, 7197Yrd

The Palms: 5904m, 6456Yrd

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