Opened to the public in July 2015 and nestled within the verdant hills of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, the Maleny Golf Club’s quality, 18 hole course provides visitors with a picturesque, links-style ‘golf as it began’ playing experience.
Construction of the final 6 holes was completed at the end of 2019 and are now in play to provide you with a challenging Par 69, 18 hole course.
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 know how to construct the tifdwarf greens.
Although major construction of the golf course is complete, work on enhancing the course is ongoing.
Two shipping containers have been cleverly combined with a generous, shady deck to provide a rustic, temporary HQ which enhances the overall visitor experience. Planning the establishment of a permanent clubhouse and pro-shop is well under way.
Maleny District Sport & Recreation Club (MDSRC)
Maleny District Sport & Recreation Club is a volunteer umbrella organisation formed to support and create local sport & recreational opportunities, improve existing facilities in Maleny, and assist our not-for-profit organisations in their endeavours. Maleny Golf Club is proud to be an affiliate club of the MDSRC.
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
MGC - Building the First 9 Holes
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.
Please click on the below image for a presentation on the construction of the first 9 holes.
MGC - Course Design Philosophy
If you think the Maleny Golf course just “happened”, then you would be mistaken.
The intent of the Management Committee was to lay the Maleny Golf Course over the existing terrain with minimal disturbance to the natural landscape. The club was then gifted an example of this minimalist approach in the form of the Machrihanish Dunes Golf Course in Scotland.
It was agreed that the greens would be of a high standard and the tees would be built using the natural red soil and existing kikuyu on site. It was to be a “Minimalist” golf course where there would be a strong relationship between the natural environment and the built environment.
The result is a course beautifully blended into the surrounding landscape.
Please click on the below image for a presentation on the course design philosophy.
MGC Reviewed in Golf Industry Professional Magazine
The extraordinary story behind Australia’s newest 18 hole course and the people who built it. By Tony Webeck.
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MGC Featured in Channel 7's Queensland Weekender
See the reporters experience driving to and playing the magnificent Maleny Golf Course.
Click on the link below to see the 4m 35s presentation.
Mates play The Masters at Maleny Golf Course
Maleny Golf Course had two visitors playing a practice round in preparation for a match that had been on the boil for some time. This is the story of the two visitors preparing for that match and a short tour of the match itself; strictly unofficial and tongue in check of course.
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Preview of "9 Holes with a Mate"
See the movie trailer of “9 Holes with a Mate” made at Maleny Golf Course with Adam Scott taking on the course and old mate, Wayne Perske. It went down the the wire.
Click on the link below to see the 1m 41s preview.
Adam Scott & Wayne Perske, "9 Holes with a Mate"
This is a link to two pieces of footage, both 40 minutes in duration, of Adam Scott and Wayne Perske playing 9 holes at Maleny Golf Course. It comes courtesy of Golf Australia and was previously live streamed around the world.