Golf enthusiasts, rejoice! Brisbane boasts an impressive array of premium golf courses that cater to players of all skill levels. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, Brisbane's golfing scene offers something for everyone. 

Join us as we explore some of the city's finest golf courses, from lush green fairways to state-of-the-art facilities. Get ready to tee off and discover the best golfing destinations Brisbane has to offer.

Brisbane's Top Golf Courses

Here at Rambla, we’re partial to a weekend session on the green. Luckily, both our Brisbane serviced apartments in Woolloongabba and Bowen Hills are close to some of the city’s best golf courses.

We’re not saying it’s why we chose our Brisbane locations, but we’re also not mad about the proximity!

So, what are some of Brisbane’s top public golf courses that you can enjoy during your stay?

Victoria Park

309 Herston Rd, Herston

2.7km from Rambla @ Perry House & 6.4km from Rambla @ South/City/SQ

A group of people playing golf in Brisbane
Credit: Victoria Park

At Victoria Park, golf isn't just a game; it's an experience. The famous Brisbane facility features a cutting-edge driving range equipped with top-notch technology, a golf learning centre helmed by PGA Golf Professionals offering expert lessons, and a pro shop stocked with gear from leading brands.

The state-of-the-art golf simulator, powered by aboutGOLF's patented technology, ensures you can practise rain or shine. Plus, with 53 hitting bays, a grass tee, and four target greens, the 300m all-weather facility caters to golfers of all skill levels. 

And let's not forget the events and demo nights, where you can test out the latest equipment while enjoying scenic views from the Driving Lounge. 

Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, Victoria Park is your go-to destination for golfing fun in Brisbane.

Big Swing Golf Woolloongabba (Indoor Golf)

18 Ipswich Rd, Woolloongabba

1.3km from Rambla @ South/City/SQ & 5.5km from Rambla @ Perry House

At Big Swing Golf Woolloongabba, there's more than just indoor golf on offer. While this venue is more focused on recreational fun and entertainment than serious golf on the green, it's a whirlwind of a good time that we recommend to every guest passing through Rambla. 

Dig into the fun of virtual games using real equipment and space for up to 4 players per simulator. Plus, the fully licensed bar ensures you can enjoy a drink while you play. From parties to corporate functions, Big Swing is the perfect spot for any occasion. 

With flexible pricing options and special deals during off-peak hours, there's never been a better time to swing by. Oh, and it's only a 14-minute walk or 4-minute drive from South/City/SQ (not to mention a breezy 8-minute bus trip available).

Brisbane weekend activity sorted!

Royal Queensland Golf Club

431 Curtin Ave W, Eagle Farm

6.3km from Rambla@ Perry House & 13.5km from Rambla @ South/City/SQ

Course at the Royal Queensland Golf Club
Credit: RQ Golf

As one of Australia's most prestigious golf clubs, the Royal Queensland Golf Club offers a challenging yet rewarding golfing experience for the serious golfer.

Established in 1920 and granted a Royal Charter by King George V in 1921, this renowned Brisbane club has a storied legacy that continues to thrive today.

The 18-hole course was designed by acclaimed golf course architect Dr. Alister MacKenzie. The now championship course offers lush greens and a challenging layout that will test your skills at every turn. Whether you're a seasoned golfer or just starting out, you're sure to enjoy a memorable round.

Before you tee off, it's important to note that unlike some of the other more casual golfing clubs and courses in Brisbane, this one has a couple of requirements for playing:

  • All players must have a valid Golf Link number or be a member of a recognised golf club overseas. 
  • You must provide a letter of introduction from your home club confirming your current membership status.
  • Bookings are required, and the club recommends booking in advance to secure your tee off time of choice.
  • A dress code applies to all areas of the golf club.

Bulimba Golf Club

105 Quay St, Bulimba

7.9km from Rambla @ South/City/SQ & 10.8km from Rambla @ Perry House

Nestled in the heart of Brisbane's eastern suburbs, Bulimba Golf Club offers a picturesque 9-hole course that’s perfect for a leisurely round of golf. Visit during the day or level-up your game (and fun) at the club’s Night Golf Fridays, which features multi-coloured glow-in-the-dark golf balls.

Beyond golf, the Bulimba hotspot also offers a host of events and activities. Test your skills at weekly Quizmeisters Trivia nights, catch the big game live on large screens in the sports bar, and enjoy a drink while soaking in stunning sunset views over the course.

Plus, if you’re mixing in your Brisbane golfing with a work trip, Bulimba Golf Club is the perfect venue for events or corporate golf days.

Golf Central BNE (Driving Range)

40 The Cct, Brisbane Airport

8km from Rambla @ Perry House & 15.2km from Rambla @ South/City/SQ

A man teeing off at a driving range
Credit: Golf Central BNE

Picture this: a vibrant hub buzzing with golfers of all levels, teeing off, practising their swings, and soaking up the sunshine. 

Golf Central BNE has everything you need to take your game to the next level, from a top-notch driving range equipped with cutting-edge TrackMan technology to expert coaching sessions led by PGA professionals.

Looking for something a little more…mini? The range's Mini Golf course is the perfect way to spend your day with family, friends, or colleagues. Then, when you're ready to take a break from perfecting your swing, kick back and relax at the fully licensed bar and restaurant. 

The range also offers club fitting services, top-of-the-range equipment at the golf shop, corporate team building packages, and work events and celebration spaces.

Mastering Golfing Etiquette in Brisbane

Before you tee off at one of Brisbane's premier golf courses, it's essential to familiarise yourself with the etiquette and rules of the game. 

Here are some go-to golfing etiquette tips to ensure you make the most of your time on the links:

  • Always repair your divots to help maintain the pristine condition of the course.
  • Remember to rake bunkers after use to leave them in good condition for the next player.
  • Keep up with the pace of play to avoid slowing down other golfers on the course.
  • Be courteous to other players by keeping noise to a minimum and refraining from distracting behaviour.
  • Follow the instructions of course marshals and abide by any local rules or regulations.
  • Respect the course and its surroundings by avoiding unnecessary damage to vegetation and wildlife.
  • Remember to replace the flagstick carefully after putting to avoid damaging the hole or green.
  • Keep your temper in check and refrain from throwing clubs or engaging in disruptive behaviour.
  • Offer to help search for lost balls or assist fellow golfers in need whenever possible.
  • Above all, maintain a positive attitude and enjoy the game while respecting the traditions of golf.

Equip Yourself: Nearby Golf Shops in Brisbane

Need to stock up on gear before your round? Brisbane is home to a variety of golf shops where you can find everything from clubs and balls to apparel and accessories. 

Visit Golf World Woolloongabba, located under 2km from South/City/SQ, or Victoria Park Golf Shop, less than 3km from Perry House. 

Both outlets offer a wide selection of golfing equipment from leading brands. With knowledgeable staff and competitive prices, these shops have everything you need to elevate your game!

Beyond the Greens: Exploring Restaurants and Bars

After a day on the course, why not unwind with some delicious food and drinks? Alongside the on-site restaurants at some of the golf courses we mentioned above, you’ll also find plenty of delicious, vibrant dining spots in buzzing Brisbane to sink your teeth into.

Byblos restaurant terrace in Brisbane
Credit: Byblos

Best Restaurants Near Victoria Park and the Royal Queensland Golf Club

  • Victoria Park Bistro: Located insite Victoria Park, this relaxed restaurant delivers on sweeping skyline views alongside a delicious menu.
  • El Camino Cantina: Dish up on Brisbane’s best Mexican delicacies at this must-visit venue just a 5-minute drive from Victoria Park.
  • Byblós: Mediterranean, cocktails, and a breezy terrace right on the bank of the Brisbane River – plus, it’s just a 4-minute drive from the Royal Queensland Golf Club.
  • Bird’s Nest Portside: Next door to Byblós is Bird’s Nest, one of the city’s finest Japanese restaurants.

Related: Best Restaurants in Newstead: A Culinary Journey

Must-Try Eateries Near Big Swing Golf Woolloongabba and Bulimba Golf Club

  • Coco Gabba: Right next to Big Swing Golf is this local Brisbane favourite, which serves excellent fresh seafood and Western dishes.
  • South/City/SQ eateries: Walk, drive, or bus back to South/City/SQ and chow down on a plethora of delicious food choices, from fresh tacos to wood-fired pizzas.
  • Il Molo: After a swing at Bulimba Golf Club, stroll along the river to Il Molo, one of Brisbane’s premier Italian waterside restaurants that serves a mean Aperol Spritz.
  • Melrose Restaurant: Just behind Il Molo is Melrose, a rooftop restaurant specialising in contemporary Asian cuisine, fabulous cocktails, and a pretty boujee atmosphere.

Related: Dish Up  On These Top 8 Restaurants in Woolloongabba

Stay With Rambla For Your Next Brisbane Golfing Getaway

Guest relaxing on the bed at Rambla

Make the most of your golfing getaway by staying at one of Rambla's convenient locations. Whether you choose Perry House or South/City/SQ, you'll be just a short drive or public transport ride away from Brisbane's top golf courses. 

After a day on the fairways, return to your comfortable and stylish apartment to relax and recharge for another round. 

Book your stay with Rambla today and experience the ultimate golfing getaway in Brisbane!


Share this post