Opened to the public in July 2015 and nestled within the verdant hills of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, the Maleny Golf Club’s quality, 9-hole course provides visitors with a picturesque, links-style ‘golf as it began’ playing experience.
The innovative design by golf architect Graham Papworth, takes full advantage of some excellent natural assets – gentle rolling hills, well-drained volcanic soil, existing kikuyu pastures, surrounding rainforest and some wetland.
The course has been built to a high standard by a team of dedicated volunteers under the direction of Course Superintendent Mick McCombe, using the latest agronomic technology and knowhow to construct the tifdwarf greens.
Two shipping containers have been cleverly combined to provide a rustic, temporary HQ which enhances the overall visitor experience. Work still continues on improving the first 9 holes and plans are well advanced to develop the second 9 in stages, before the establishment of a permanent clubhouse and pro-shop.
The course is located just a few minutes from Maleny town centre. Visitors are welcome and the Golf Shop has clubs, pull buggies and electric carts for hire as well as snacks and light refreshments for sale.
2016 Queensland Golf Industry
Superintendent’s Achievement Award
2016 Australian Golf Course
Superintendents’ Assoc. Excellence Award
2016 Australian Golf Digest’s
Superintendent of the Year Award
2015 Sports Volunteer of the Year Award
At the turn of the 21st century, two ruined birthday cakes triggered the birth of the Maleny Golf Club (MGC). A misdirected chip by a backyard golfer flew through his kitchen window, showering glass on two newly-iced cakes and thus providing sufficient incentive for our founding member to seek better facilities. By the end of 2000, the Maleny Golf Club was formed.
The course is constructed on land leased from Sunshine Coast Council (SCC), which forms part of the Maleny Community Precinct, and comprises two former dairy and cattle farms (Armstrong’s Farm and Porters Farm) located in close proximity to Maleny township.
MGC Patron, Andrew Powell MP and Councillors Tim Dwyer and Jenny McKay opened MGC’s temporary driving range in July 2010. Planning and construction of the first 9 holes of the course then began and were completed and opened for play in July 2015.