By Richard Owen
MALENY Golf Club continues to evolve as an attractive destination for social golf clubs and players of all abilities seeking a unique new golfing challenge and some good old-fashioned country hospitality.
Nestled within the lush green hills of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, the club’s quality, 18-hole public course provides golfers with a picturesque, Scottish-inspired “golf-as-it-began” playing experience.
The golf club is just minutes from the township of Maleny and has clubs, pull buggies and a fleet of 24 motorised carts for hire.
Attractive green-fee, catering and cart-hire packages tailored for social golf clubs are available upon request, subject to the size and needs of the playing group involved.
From the elevated first tee, players are presented with a panoramic view of the course and an ideal vantage point from which to assess the golfing challenges ahead.
Players will encounter some stern tests of golf along the way, including deep revetted bunkers defending the greens, swirling winds and a penal kikuyu rough for those who stray from the well-defined fairways.
The cool hinterland breezes will provide some welcome relief through Queensland’s long hot summer.
The Graham Papworth-designed par-69 course is comprised of nine par-4s, six par-3s and three par-5s.
Former Masters champion and former world No.1 Adam Scott helped put Maleny Golf Club on the international “must-play” map last year by streaming nine holes live from the course on Instagram during the global pandemic lockdown.
Maleny’s innovative design takes full advantage of some excellent natural assets – gentle rolling hills, well-drained volcanic soil, existing pastures, surrounding rainforest and some wetland.
The course has been built to a high standard under the direction of course superintendent Mick McCombe using the latest agronomic technology and knowhow to construct the Tiff Dwarf greens.
Supported by a band of dedicated volunteers, McCombe has transformed what was once a weed-ridden old dairy farm into a quality golf course praised by all who play it.
The club, which opened in 2015, has cleverly combined two shipping containers to establish a rustic HQ incorporating a deck and marquee where players can enjoy a post-round beverage or two.
The club operates under a Covid-safe compliance plan for the protection of our staff, members and guests.
Go on line or call now to book your next round at Maleny Golf Club.