23 Feb

Golfing in Port Douglas

If golf is on the agenda while you holiday in the tropics, Port Douglas has two brilliant golf courses to choose from.

When planning your next golfing trip away, Cayman Villas is the perfect place to stay with large self-contained rooms perfect for groups and families. Centrally located with easy access to all local golfing sites, the staff at Cayman Villas will happily book on your behalf so you can spend your time doing the things you love!

Sheraton Mirage Country Club Golf Course

The one that started it all! Developed by the infamous Christopher Skase and designed by British Open winner Peter Thomson together with renowned architect Michael Wolveridge, since its public opening in 1987 the Mirage Resort and Country Club has been touted by many as transforming Port Douglas “from a sleepy far-north Queensland seaside town into a sophisticated tropical playground for the rich and famous.”

Considered the gold standard by passionate golfers, Mirage Country Club’s 6200 metre course is made up of 6 x par threes, 6 x par fours and 6 x par fives. Bordering Port Douglas’ Four Mile Beach on one side with a panoramic mountain backdrop on the other, Mirage Country Club entices with an undeniably picturesque landscape while you play!

You can get your hands on all the golfing equipment you need to purchase or hire from the Mirage Country Club’s pro shop. The Mirage Country Club also offer access to professional golf instructors for lessons and tips and the course holds practice putting greens and bunkers.

Additional amenities include a 24/7 gym, 25 metre Lap Pool, 3 Tennis courts, Golf Pro Shop and the well-respected Oasis Bar to satisfy any well-earned hunger and thirst post-putt!

Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course

Ranked among Australia’s top 100 courses and designed by Thomson, Wolveridge & Perrett, Palmer Sea Reef Gold Course (Australia’s only tropical links style golf course) was a welcome addition to Port Douglas in the year 2000, offering an alternative to the Mirage Golf Course at the other end of town.

The 6135 metre course boasts 3 differing teeing grounds to accommodate golfers of varying abilities.

The facility has an extensively stocked golf shop for all golfing equipment along with club and shoe hire. There is also a driving range and practice putting and chipping green on site and you can book lessons on request.

Over at Palmer Sea Reef, they also have a magnificent function room to hold your social or business function. They can cater for a range of functions whether it be an intimate dinner party on the deck overlooking the green or a Staff Christmas Party in the Sea Reef Room with sweeping views of the course and surrounding ranges.

The Clubhouse serves Breakfast and Lunch from 9am til 2pm daily, encapsulating mountain views and ocean breeze while you dine.

Port Douglas Golf Tours

If you’re mad about golf, why not indulge yourself and allow locals John & Shirley to share their knowledge of the Far North and surrounds while embarking on a golf tour! With access to up to 4 major resort courses, 5 high quality local courses (or as few as you like), courses on the tour include:

  • Sea Temple Golf & Country Club
  • Mirage Country Club
  • Paradise Palms Golf Course
  • Mossman Golf Club
  • Half Moon Bay Golf Club
  • Cairns Golf Club

All of their packages include airport transfers to and from Port Douglas, daily transfers to your chosen golf course and golf fees including motorised carts. They can also arrange tee times to ensure you will have nothing to worry about when it comes to planning!

For such a small town, you are bound to be impressed with the golf courses we have to offer.

Contact any of the lovely staff here at Cayman Villas to book your accommodation for a golfing experience in paradise.

Go and get golfing!

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