We have a fleet of 70 new Electric Golf Carts all fitted with eskies and GPS that will not only tell you exactly how far from the green you are but also lets you score your round. However if you like the exercise, walking is more than welcome.
Moving into a brand new clubhouse in February 2018, it boasts a number of big screen TV’s located out on the deck so you can watch your favourite sport whilst having a drink after your game, or just admire the 200 degree view of the golf course. With a comprehensively stocked Golf Shop, we have an extensive range of clothing, logo souvenirs, as well as leading brand name golf clubs, grips and accessories. Both Men’s and Ladies Rental Club’s are available with graphite and steel shafts. Golf Coaching is available at Gainsborough Greens, as well as a full Driving Range, Putting Green and Chipping Green with bunkers.
First time I played this course. It is a nice laid out course, however the greens are terrible, with fairways not much better.
Played here for the first time. Very flat course and fairly short off the white tees. Few drive able par 4's. Fairways in good condition, greens were slow and furry. Par 5's were also very short but compensated for some longish par 3's.
Gainsborough Greens Golf Club, on the northern edge of Queensland’s Gold Coast, may not be listed amongst the high-end golf courses in the South East Queensland golfing mecca but there is little doubt it offers some of the best value for money.
Designed by American Fred Bolton and built in the late 1980’s, Gainsborough Greens is the one of the courses left as a legacy of the Japanese corporate invasion of the Gold Coast that provided outstanding golfing facilities for both the serious and social golfers.
The original developers sold Gainsborough Greens in 2004 and it has since undergone several ownership changes until Mirvac took control in January of 2009. Mirvac are in the process of establishing the first 119 housing lots adjacent to the golf course with the final release date yet to be determined.
Plans are in place for what will eventually be a new layout at Gainsborough Greens that will incorporate many of the existing holes. Noted Australian architect Ross Watson has been involved in the Master Planning to date. The exact timing of the construction of the new golf course is yet to be confirmed but a reconfiguration of the existing layout to align itself with the proposed residential housing has bought the golf club time while adjacent real estate is developed. An interesting layout and good test of golf has been created in the meantime.
Originally 23 holes were built at Gainsborough Greens. Five holes on the long standing layout have been taken out of play due to the construction necessary to create the housing lots and their associated infrastructure. The additional holes built to the west of the course during the course’s construction are now being utilised and are performing a great role in keeping a quality layout in play.
Ten or so months were required for those holes to be restored to playing quality by the end of 2007 but they now include several intriguing holes. Much of the original bunkering in this area of the golf course has been restored and/or re-drained along with returfing and stolinizing of the fairways to provide a consistent playing surface.
The opening hole of the current layout is a generous downhill par four to get play underway but on entering the newly commissioned five holes you need to be warmed up as the second is one of the tougher par fours on the golf course.
There are two very good par threes (the 3rd and the 6th) in the early stages of the round and the par 5, 4th hole that will possibly become the finishing hole when development is finalised, has the makings of a very good finishing hole.
On re-entering the original layout at what is now the 7th hole, the golf course becomes familiar once again with a long par five (544 metres) to greet you and the holes that have become so much part of the history of Gainsborough Greens lie ahead.
The toughest par three on the layout is the 11th, which measures over 200 metres with a large bunker to the left and behind the green.
Measuring close to 435 metres from the back tee, the hole requires a tee shot hugging the left hand tree line to shorten the approach. It is an area of the course where considerable infrastructure development has been undertaken but which is now being re-turfed to the point where there will be little evidence of what had gone before.
The short par 4, 14th is sure to provide the most fun and stick in the memory long after a round at Gainsborough Greens. Measuring just 267 metres, the hole offers the reward of eagles and birdies but plenty of risk for those slightly off line.
A hole that will be new to many is the par three, 17th. It utilises the green of the previous par 4 16th but is played from a new tee with the hole angling across water to the right and front of the green. Measuring 154 metres and combined with the almost iconic par five 18th, the new 17th will provide the first leg of what will become a memorable finish to a round of golf at Gainsborough Greens.
The 18th is, in many people’s eyes, the signature hole of the golf course. At 472 metres, it is not a particularly long par five by modern day standards but the last 90 or so metres is essentially a compulsory water carry. A drive finding the fairway provides that tempting decision to either lay up or have a go and many a round has been either made or destroyed at this final hurdle.
Gainsborough Greens offers an affordable yet genuine alternative to several higher priced golf courses on the Gold Coast. With several of courses in the area continuing down the privatisation road, Gainsborough Greens is rapidly becoming one of the best examples of accessible public use golf facilities on the northern end of the Gold Coast.
The golf course has a good quality practice facility, a new fleet of golf buggies, an excellent clubhouse, wildlife galore and a price that makes a trip to Gainsborough Greens well worth the effort.
Gainsborough Greens is situated just 25 minutes drive north from Surfers Paradise and 35 minutes south of the Brisbane CBD.
Use exit 49 off the M1 between Brisbane and the Gold Coast and follow Yawalpah Road approximately two kilometres to the sign on the left signalling your arrival at Gainsborough Greens.
the course was better than expected . greens rolled true, fairways were in good condition ,some bunkers were a little light on sand.diffently will come back and play again.
Played the course again over the holidays and its still in great shape, 2 fairways are being worked on but the remainder are in superb shape. will be back again for sure.
Not a bad course. Good value for under $50 with cart. Bunkers were hard as a rock which doesn't help, good roll on the greens, found it quite difficult, played there twice and have hit over 100 both times (ouch!)They paired us up with another 2 players which didn't excite me greatly, good blokes but would rather choose who I play golf with.
Yes the course has been rearranged but the fairways and greens were in very good order. At $30 for grren fees and a cart it offers the best value in SE Qld. Booking through iseek wasa great move with everything ready for us on arrival. I will definitely be back
I think the course is not well maintained probably they are moving some where.Even though the region had a rain recently a lot of patches on the fairway.
I previously palyed at GG about 2 years ago, back then was a very nice course, well kept and in fantastic condition Now, with what would appear the advent of a housing estate, the course has been modified and was in average condition. Biggest Gripe was the bunkers, If they simply dug a hole and filled it with gravel it would be equally as good as the crap on offer. Very difficult to hit out of i hope it can come back to its former glory, but at only $30 a round with a cart, they obviously know its not up to scratch, I would have been very dissapointed paying anything more that that !
Course was in excellant condition with a beutiful layout and numerous kangaroos. The golf cart were like brand new. Absolutley no deleys in play and a great day and the best value course I have played at in the last 10 years.
Hadn't played here for some years but preferred the old layout. The course is obviously suffering from a lack of funds. The new holes are average and the bunkers very poor. The greens were overall good. The course has potential but needs a huge injection of funds which I believe is in the new master plan. There is better value on the Gold Coast for member and non member courses.
Play was very slow, we hit off at 7.16 am and didn't finish until midday, despite the course marshalls best efforts. The course was good except, for a couple of the new holes due to their changed layout.( mainly the fairways in this section where poor)
good golf course. enjoy the layout. my 23 yo son loves the 13 th.we played off the whites @281 m being left handed he smashed his driver which sliced wickedly expecting to take a drop from the water in front of the green only to find his ball 1 m from the pin.an easy eagle putt which slid mm past the hole. ha ha
$30 is a great deal including carts but the buggies had to be back by 6pm so we didn't get to finish the 18 which was disappointing. The 6 new holes have made the course more difficult but still need a bit of time to mature.
I have played at the Greens quite a few times in recent years and always well looked after by the staff. There is a lot of development work going on around the course with some changes to a couple of fairways as well. But this really doesn't interrupt the game so it continues to be a great course to play, including the Kangaroos who sit and watch you. I even asked one of them what she thought of our game, she was speechless so I figure we were pretty good.
Played this course on 19.12.08. Fantastic course with a great "Australian" feel kangaroos on most holes. Course is in great condition with only a few holes affected by re-development activity. Fantastic value !! Will play again shortly.
Excellent Value and the course is very well maintained. Lots of Kangaroos and some challenging and Long holes
I've been playing at Gainborough Greens once before. My golf partner played here about 10 times in the past. The course is very high standard and in great condiction except for 2 fairways which definitely need attention. I believe they are working on its. We find Gainborough Greens is a very challanging course. We appreciated, have a great time playing on such a beautiful course and we'll definitely coming back.
Had an enjoyable round. Conservative players can find rewards whilst the players who take risks can either do very well or loose some golf balls. Very challenging in parts. There is some development taking place on and off the course. It will be interesting to see what the final lay out will be on the back nine. Greens were in good nick.
Played here Monday 8th December. Teed of at about 11.30am abnd though there were a few people obviously out on the course, I didn't bump into anyone until a foursome on the Par 3 11th who allowed me to play through. The course is going through chnages , and is almost there. Grass on some of the what I believe to be new the greens hasn;t quite taken yet. (correct me if I am wrong on this). Unfortunately the 4th fairway is a goat trackobviously still recovering from recent work there.Apart from that, the couse is still enjoyable to playthe back 9 much shorter especially with the temp Par 4 on the 15th, but its nice having a driveable Par 4 on the back 9. The 18th Par 5 is just a great finishing hole, a true risk reward hole even for the mid handicapper. Great online tee time special through iseek. $30 inc cart first thing in the morning$57 inc cart in the arvowhich I reckon is about the max you should pay considering its current condition. (As a comparison, I reckon overall its better than Indooripilly West.
I am only a new golfer and have only played Gainsborough Greens. I think the course is brilliant although I feel the water there is golf ball magnetised. Seriously though, Both my friend Shane and I thouroughly enjoyed the round and will be going back.
Course is a little "swampy" at the moment due to the strong rains, and has a bit of an insect issue if you're not on the fairway :)
The sand bunkers early in the morning were a little tough due to not being grated. It's a pretty good course to play for an amateur golfer.
We had a fabulous day, absolutely loved the course and brought home some memorable photos of the kangaroos watching us as they grazed near by. We have played a few Ross Watson course so will be back to see how he makes his mark on the new design.
A challenging course in good condition, the only downfall no metre marks on sprinkler heads or posts at 100-150m. Hard for club selection.
enjoyed the game felt like only played short course-played there several years ago and at least 2 hole had been shortened-2 par fours only about 255meters in length,a nice par 3 had been closed.tempory tees-glad i did not pay full price.bunkers full of stones or rocks and a big size but all in all a resort stylecourse cheap to play with cart.
Played here on 12th Nov 08 and had an enjoyable round despite frequent showers. Layout has changed since my last round here (couple of years ago), must say I preferred the old track. Contrary to some others I found fairways in great shape and, although some greens still not at their best, they putted very true. Wildlife always adds to the experience here. Service was fantastic from check in to drive away. Saw the drinks/snacks cart 5 or 6 times!!! Pro shop staff very obliging. Course a bit messy with developement around holes 13 15, but I'm sure this is short-term. Played at discounted rate of $27.50 (thanks iseekgolf),but still good value at around $50-60. A good course to keep you thinking first time I've played the 18th with 5 iron, pw,pw.
The course is interesting and challenging. I like the natural enviroment surrounding the course without traffic and industrial noise. Staff are friendly and helpfull. It is one of the very few golf clubs in Australia that has reasonable decent changing and shower rooms. Dining and drinking area of the club is also pleasant and relaxing with nice view overlooking the course.
A nice test of golf that is different to many courses. It is testing without being ridiculously punishing. The driver should stay in the bag for many of the holes.
The course is in good condition despite the development work. The wildlife is an added bonus. An enjoyable day out.
I think Gainsborough Greens is a very nice golf club. I love its location and Club house and pro shop. The course is very nice to play. Just make sure do not pick an rainy day to play.
Pleasant layout,good separation of fairways despite close proximity. Well kept greens. Good facility's. All in all a pleasant game of golf.
Hi thanks for the opportunity of being able to play for an affordable price. I have played gainsbourgh greens many times ,i must say i really don't enjoy the changes ,and the greens were not of a standard you would expect with this course,I would play there again at that price,with cart very good value
I played Gainsborough Greens yesterday (12 Nov) with a mate. Both of us are 20+ handicappers. Showery, very windy day.
This is a beautiful course, lovely surroundings and well designed. I haven't played any course before that has the 10th tee as far from the clubhouse as it possibly can be, but I guess that's the reason the drinks cart comes past every few holes.
Delightful course to play with a fairly easy front 9 and some devilish holes on the back 9. Some holes are affected by construction but the "replacement" holes are still decent quality. Greens run true and fairly quick, even with the rain.
Greens staff were courteous and friendly, but we felt that the clubhouse staff couldn't have cared less. With one exception, the cart shed crew were also not greatly helpful. That was the only disappointing aspect to the whole day, but not enough to dampen one of the most enjoyable rounds I've played, anywhere.
Awesome finishing hole the 18th is just beautiful and intimidating. Definitely a course I will drive an hour to play at again!
Always a very well maintained course. Fairways were nice and soft and greens played very well. For a dry area the course plays fairly true.
Nice aspect to this course but the course itself was a little disappointing . It seems to have a mixture of holes -some in good condition and the others in a poor state . I would not recommend this course to golfers at the moment.
I have played Gainsborough many times before and chose this course because it was a great course to play on. I always felt I got value for money. We were unaware of the changes of the course and very disappointed this time as I don't believe the course to be of the standard of years gone by. I truly believe we payed too much to play. I don't really know what else to say.
A very pleasant course to play, but, not in the league of Royal Pines and the like. I would rate it as a good Members course, below the standing of a Resort style course. It has outstanding Clubhouse facilities, modern, different and not ostentatious. Cartshed, Pro-Shop and Clubhouse services were very professional and above that offered at your average golf club. I would be happy to return at iseekgolf prices or thereabouts, but, not at $50+. Regretably, the subdivision construction work adjacent has affected some holes and caused sub-standard substitutions on these holes. A soft par 4 opening hole, well rated at index 16, the 4th needs guidance with its overly sharp dogleg, lots of good challenge holes such as 7th, 8th, 9th, 12th, 15th and a superb finishing hole at 18.
We were welcome by the staff from the first moment of arrival and found the attention around the course very refreshing.
played an extremely average round. new clubs, still wrapped in plastic so i had an excuse. my short game which used to be the strongest part of my game had turned out on wednesday to be my worst. forgot to wear sun screen, it was a great day for golf, low wind and not a cloud in site.
Game was vey enjoyable, some slow players in front of us but that happens everywhere. Greens were very even in speed. Thanks..
Gainsborough Greens was once again a joy to play. Course condition was good considering the lack of rain lately and the staff were all A1. Thanks to Iseek for giving us the opportunity to play for the unbelievable price. Would return in a heart beat!
Gainsborough greens has long been a hidden gem. I noticed the significant construction going on around the course, so I don't think this will be for much longer. We had a great day, the course was in top condition, and is definately a test for any golfer. A couple of the holes were affected by construction, but this had little impact (since they have 19 holes they can use to construct their 18). A few mosquito's, so you might want to bring your preferred mozzie repellant.
Gainsborough greens is an excellent course. The best I have played on so far. There are some challenging holes and while construction works is being completed there is the opportunity of a HOLE IN ONE on the Par 4 252m hole onthe back 9. The amount of wildlife is great and the smell of the sea air and allocasurinas is great.
We always enjoy playing at Gainsborough Greens. Must admit I preferred the old layout but we cannot stand in the way of "progress".
I play regularly as A member at GG AND was happy to get on at 1/2 price thru iseekgolf.I noticed many others doing the same,Its great that iseekgolf can get more golfers on course and i hope they keep it up.Ilike golf at GG.
Thoroughly enjoyed our day at Gainsborough Greens great weather, great company, great course and GREAT price. Yes, we would do it all again. We did, however, decide that we liked the old' course better. Having said that, we will wait and see what progress' does to the layout eventually. Only other comment to add was the slowness of play due to there being such a large number of golfers taking advantqage of the special deal by iseekgolf naturally.
We were partnered with another party without concent and the Course Marshall asked us to hurry along as there was a gap ahead even though the party behind us was nowhere in sight. Golf Courses that over book should bear in mind that no-one likes a slow game, but even more detested by golfers is a rushed one
Good course, nice layout. Fairways are hard as a rock on many holes. Enjoyed the day, will come back again.
I had a fantastic day along with the other 3 players; Thankyou very much.. I really enjoyed the course and everything elsethe clean carts that worked very well and all the staff seemed very pleasant.
great ,have not played the course for about 3 years ,so it was great to get back there and play the course .The changes while not permanent provide a challenge on every hole with placement and club selection critical to score well ,loved it and look forward to playing it again ,thanks
Played today with four mates using the iseekgolf.com discount special, $22 (includes electric cart). It was a fantastic day and the course was in pretty good condition and well designed. I opened with a par and went on to add three more on the front nine before imploding on the back with doubles and triples. Gainsborough really feels like a tale of two courses. The front nine were immaculately groomed and the back nine had a number of makeshift holes with work still being carried out, some of the greens still had lumps of sand on it! All in all though, for the price it was a great deal and we'll probably be back whilst the discounts are present.
first time playing at the greens and would love to return-great lay out and pretty course-im a high handicapper but didnt find the course to daunting
I played it for the first time and found it different to the other courses I had played. It is tight and a lot of the holes are shorter than expect. Therefore, good iron play comes into its own.
Great course got through our round pretty quickly with the normal mid afternoon delays on the back 9. Dinrks cart was around regularly and course marshal cruised by occasionally too. Challenging course that temps you to go after the aggressive shot which ended up with me misus 6 or so golf balls so make sure pack plenty of spares! I have enjoyed other courses Redland Bay and Riverlakes but wouldnt be concerned if i didnt get to back where as Gainsborough has me wanted to go back next week to have another go.
enjoyed the course yesterday. alot of holes were tight and made it a challenge in terms of club selection and wanting to avoid the trees. the kangaroos make a nice addition. being able to pay just $30 thru iseekgolf makes it even more attractive. i'll be back, but only at that price though.
I have never felt so tired after playing 18 Holes (with a cart). A great, but challanging course. Even with the work currently going on & the sand on the greens, the course is in great shape.
friendly kind of placeand very scenic..first hole is a short par 4so bang it down there and you are on..which i didgreens are averageoverall a nice journey and a nice layout.enjoyed it.
I played Gainsborough in a golf day this week and I thought the course was awesome, the fairways were amazing. One of the new holes looks a bit young but Im sure now that spring has hit will be great soon. And man are they a challenge! There was one shortened hole and one out of play; I asked the boys in the shop and they said that was due to the Council putting a sewerage line through and not part of the redesign. The one out of play is back next week. Value for money though i think its still one of the best around and its awesome to see all the kangaroos out and about.
Its bee a while since I played the course but it was my favourite until yeterday. Someone has taken a first class course and ruined it. Development and its activity at the course has meant the closure of some of the most interesting holes to be replaced by lower standard fairways.
I like the course and fairways, very relaxing enviroment. Greens are to fast and shame about the all the construction with losing holes and having to play on temporary holes.
I had a great day our at Gainsborough, the course is in great shape and the holes that other have stated as being bad are challeging, but still in good shape. The fairways are fantastic and the service from the staff is 2nd to none. i will be back for sure, the value for money is great.
I played this course in September 2008 and thought it was one of the most enjoyable courses i have played anywhere on the Gold Coast. The staff were fantastic, we saw the drinks cart on at least 6 time during our round, the new holes arent as bad as what people have stated, the greens were obviously affected by the cold by have improved since it heated up and the fairways are the best i have ever seen in my 12 years of playing golf there. The price is great and the service is 2nd to none, some of the other so called resort courses could take a trip to Gainsborough and learn something from their staff.
Very dissappointing experience. The course was in terrible condition with the fairways barely average, the teebox areas in desparate need of repair, the makeshift holes were annoying, and the greens were possibly the worst I've putted on in Brisbane. After talking up the course to my mates (the course was in much better shape when I last played in May 08) I think I'll be holding off another round at Gainsborough until early 09!!
Having read a lot about this course, i was expectng an immaculate golfing experience. To be honest i was left extremely disappointed. The course was very dry and was being redesigned so there were "make shift" holes cut out of the bush. The greens were terrible; wet and patchy but then in other places; dry and patchy? There was no true roll to any of the greens. The ball bobolled rather than rolled!!!
The clubhouse, staff and environment is wonderful but as i said, did not live up to my golfing expectations.
My brother and I really enjoyed our day at Gainsborough Greens. The course offered a bit of every thing, short par fours where the brave could be rewarded to par 3s that looked pretty but ate golf balls (the 17th killed me.) Us high handicappers always felt like we had a chance of tearing it up, although what we think and what actually happens are often very different things. The price was superb ($55 each), the staff friendly, overall a great golfing experience.
Played 30th July, have not played this course for over four years. it was in terrible condition, greens are a joke, new holes 2nd through 6th are shocking. lost some of the best holes on the back nine to development.
Many of the greens are in a very bad way. It is unfortunate that building works are haping a negative impact on the course. Greens and fairways are rock hard
played this course approximately 3 years ago, played this course again on the 31st july 2008. no comparison. many of the greens were mud and the fairways not much better.the original first 5 holes are gone,with the replacements of poor quality.not very good value for your money, i won,t be back.
Very pleasant and helpful pro shop staff. Very enjoyable golf experience with the back 12 /13 very different from the font 6/7. Still a bit of standing water from the recent rains but not enough to interfere with the golf. Kangaroos add the final touch.
Thoroughly enjoyed our game at Gainsborough Greens. It provided a few challenges but played the best golf I've ever played so how could I not help but love it! All staff were extremely friendly and helpful.
Beautiful course very enjoyable, staff were friendly and very helpful on arrival. We had 5 groups on two holes at one stage but it did speed up towards the finish. I would recommend this course if you are looking for a relaxing game in a picture perfect environment including kangaroos native birds and mountain views.
Played on the 13th of July. The course is in poor condition. Some of the greens weren't worth putting on. The early holes are not great. Until you get to the 7th the course lacks any interest. The fairways are very poor in these early holes with the exception of the 1st. The 4th is an ugly hole.
Great course design with a good mix of hard and easy holes. My initial impression of the greens was that they were very poorly kept and well below standard.
Played July 12th and walked off the course for probably the last time. Have played here many times before (but not for a while)and always found it tough but enjoyable in a beautiful setting! The course is currently in the worst condition i have ever seen, the greens are in very poor condition. The changes to the course have had a very negative effect, especially losing the challenging long par 4 14th. The pace of the day was woefull and we were waiting on several greens with at least one other group waiting in front of us.
Played on the 22nd of Jun 08. A very frustrating long day. Hit off at 7:16am and 5 1/4 long hours later we finished. A shame there wasn’t a marshall to give a cow prod up the couple of very slow groups ahead of us. A lot of works with some of the back nine. Bunkers are good, fairways are OK however some of the greens had more dirt than grass on them. Overall a course that charges too much for the state of that its in.
What a shame, the holes they lost / shortened were among the best on the course (particularly the par 3’s on the back nine) and replace them with some pretty ordinary efforts.
Played at Gainsborough today 26/04/08. Overall we enjoyed the round. The course had lots variety and course management was extremely interesting. The staff were friendly and the food in the bar was top notch. Plus the carts were very well detailed.
Most of the fairways were mediocre and some of the greens had reasonable dry dead grass patches[?]. Also the holes obviously have been rearranged and there were some confusion as to where to go for the next hole.
The course uses bushes as distance markers and on some of the holes it was very very hard to identify.
Overall we would play again as it is a beautiful course. Only next time we would bring more balls and a GPS Distance marker.
Have played this course on a regular basis over a number of years & have always enjoyed the layout. Played for the first time last week after a number of months & it was in the worst condition I have seen. The new holes have changed the balance of the course. They feel as they have just been added with no thought to the layout.
For a course that hosts the Queensland Open it is bad shape. The first few holes (that appear new compared to rest of the course) were terrible. Extremely small greens, just like leaving a bad taste in your mouth. After getting through these it looks like you join the “old course” the holes were better overall but so many weeds through the fairways and some greens. It looks like some good holes have been axed.
Just played for the first time, I had heard good things and expected more. Fairways were patchy, greens had alot of weeds and the bunkers where tired. Par 5’s were are great test and the 18th was a nice finish. Overall, for the money it wasnt bad.
This is a nice course. Lush Fariways, Good paced greens, and overall a challenging course. Although, in my eyes, the new holes, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc, are terrible. The 3rd hole is a micky mouse hole, tight and bad. It amazes me how THEY TOOK OUT THE BEST HOLE IN THE COURSE, previosuly 16th. This was a beautiful hole, green surrounded by water. Now it is a uless par 3, ruined when they could of easily modified the hole slighty. The layout before these holes were constrcuted were fanstic, and i was very dissapointed to see them gone.
I play here regularly and the new front 5 certainly have added to the challenge. The whole course is in great nick, well cared for and fairway and greens lush and true. There are some challenging holes and the par 3s are a pleasure, especially the new 4th. If you can drive straight and long most of the par 4s are a real birdie chance.
You have to go a long way to find a more scenic course with wallabies and ducks sharing the fairways. The staff are always friendly and both the pro-shop and restaurant are well stocked.
The only negative about this place is that we often play early and the drinks cart doesnt seem to surface until about 9.00am and often doesnt have any hot food ready so take some drinks and nibbles yourself.
Played this course last weekend and found that the layout has been changed substantially since my last visit. The course is quite pleasant and challenging in spots with some tight fairways, well positioned bunkeres and a few waterways to steal your ball. Greens and fairways were in good condition and that made the course a pleasure to play.
I would have to agree with JonathanT. Excellent value… Our group only payed $50 and we got the round, cart and lunch. Which, considering the other courses on the coast, is pretty good value. The course has a great lay out and it is clearly a popular course. But because we played about a week after it had lasted rained, about half of the bunkers where ankle deep in water. some where so bad that if you hit it in the bunkers there was no choice but to take a drop. The greens where also pretty damp so where running INCREDIBLY slow. I have played this course before and the condition was much better. Also the atmosphere is great. Set in the middle of the bush with loads of kangaroos on the course at any one time. Tourist would love it. On the whole though service was friendly and helpful, good course and good value. worth a try. I will be back, that is for sure but i will wait until there has been a dry spell. 3.5/5
The last time I played this course we had to share the 18th green with a wedding party who were having their photos taken on the green and were there for some time and took a fair amount of time to finish the shoot and as a result some of our club could not finish the round because of darkness.
Having played a few courses around the place I would recommend Gainborough Greens as one of the better value courses financially and challenge wise that occupy the " resort market". The design of the course ensures a greater challenge to the thinking side of the game with regards to course management. The opening two holes offer an easy opening into a round of golf, that somehow lulls you into a false sense of security about your game. The course then becomes an increasing exercise in placement and course management. It is not the pull out the driver on every hole course, instead it is a how I can best set up for the second shot type experience. Although it does not offer up the punishment that some of the more championship level courses offer it still offers a substantial challenge to both the high and lower handicappers. The 9th and the 18th are one of the better finishing holes, they challenger the golfer and rewards the brave. Overall a good day out in good surroundings.
I have mixed feelings about this course. I agree that it is decent value compared to some of the $100+ courses on the Coast. The standard is generally pretty good for the price of about $50.
It does really suffer when the weather turns bad though. On a recent visit there had been two weeks since the last rains and yet large parts of the course were still sitting under a lot of water.
While the standard was generally pretty high, there were still plenty of patches around the course that could really use some work - probably due to poor drainage as much as anything.
A couple of times of played there I've found things a bit slow for some reason. The place always has the feel that it's slightly struggling to stay afloat so maybe they load up the schedule when they can.
Really enjoyed it the first time but three rounds down the track I feel I don't really need to head back to Gainsborough.
I had the opportunity to play this course about a month ago and realised once again that this track does not handle any substantial rain, as there were plenty holes still rather wet.
Not withstanding, this course is hard and very challenging.There are a number of holes, where course management rather then strenght certainly come into play.
Reading the other reveiws about this course and noticing the slowness of play, I would have to agree,The reason is the cheap entry fee.
You have to love the 18th hole with that crazy green sloping left to right and down hill to the water.
I really enjoyed playing Gainsborough. It is a well maintained course which is easy to get a tee time.
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The course rewards good course management with many of the holes requiring a well placed tee shot. The bunkers are strategically placed, but very well maintained.
The 18th hole is a highlight with the opportunity to risk a long approach shot to the green or lay up for certain bogey.
I would say it would have been once a top notch course. Now however it is a 3 and half star course. Good facilities, friendly staff, course is just a little tired. Worth a game though.
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