Located on the Gold Coast, just 20-minutes from Surfers Paradise, and 40-minutes from the Brisbane CBD, Links Hope Island Golf Course is the centrepiece of Hope Island Resort.
The course at Hope Island Resort is an 18 hole, traditional Links style championship course, designed by five times British Open champion Peter Thomson. The layout and design of the course is reminiscent of the great courses of Britain and Ireland.
Primarily the course consists of two loops of nine holes. The front nine starts off to the southeast in an anticlockwise direction. The back nine heads off in a southwesterly direction, finishing with an interesting and challenging two holes bounded by the non-tidal lake.
A low scoring round will involve some careful strategic thinking to navigate around the par 72 course, avoiding the natural and man-made hazards, and the 128 pot-style bunkers.
The signature par 3 hole 17, is a challenge for any golfer and can be an experience in courage or folly. At 230-metres off the black tees and 180-metres off the whites, most players cannot reach the green due to the prevailing head wind.
The front and back nines are separated by an extensive practice facility, consisting of putting greens, driving range and chipping green with bunkers.
Open to the public, with carts available and a well stocked golf shop, Links Hope Island offers a complete golfing experience. Visitors can also enjoy excellent dining options and function facilities are available.
Some images courtesy of Australian Golf Digest, Pacific Links International and queensland.com