The course

The Brisbane Golf Course that just keeps getting better and better.

Welcome to North Lakes Resort Golf Club.

Arguably one of Queensland’s best championship golf courses, it is without doubt one of the most beautiful places to play golf in Brisbane.

The challenging 18-hole course, a real credit to its creator – touring professional Graham Marsh – opened in 2002 and has received widespread acclaim over the past decade. The perennially popular golf course features a Marsh masterstroke…Australia’s first TifEagle greens, which ensure the most consistent putting surface.

Located just 35 minutes due north of the CBD, the course is open to everyone seven days a week. The stunning course and its contemporary Clubhouse will impress and delight you regardless of whether you’re a member, corporate guest or a casual visitor. Play soon and find out why the best Brisbane golf course keeps getting better and better.

Click the hole numbers below to learn learn course tips and tricks from our resident professional.


Hole 1

A tee shot aimed left of the fairway bunker will centre the fairway slope. Dense bush penalises a shot hit left. ‘Dead ground’ in front of the green makes the shot look shorter than it is – check distance carefully for your second. Mid green slopes away to the left.


Hole 2

Best driving line, stay left. Stream across fairway may call for a lay up if short off the tee. Lay up with second shot then take an extra club in to the green. Green well guarded by bunkers left and right. A shot landing front green may well run back.


Hole 3

Two bunkers guard the left and left front green with another bunker back right. If in doubt, the bail is front right. Simply check the daily tee markers and wind for current club selection. Many swales on this green – a thorough read of the putt is recommended.


Hole 4

All fairway bunkers are within range so the only line is down the middle. The most reliable long iron or fairway wood ideal off the tee for accuracy. The stream crossing the fairway is in range of the tee shot so be wary. A generously sized green with water close right. Favour left centre green for safety.


Hole 5

The right hand bunkers guard the landing zone. Aim left centre fairway for safety – slopes will centre the ball. Accuracy not length required here. Green side bunkers are all in the front, better long than short for the second shot – beware of water well behind the green though.


Hole 6

A driver hit down the middle is ideal. The uphill fairway may shorten the run. Stream in range of your second – check the distances to clear water. If in doubt lay up for safety. A very wide green with little depth especially on the right.


Hole 7

The shortest par 3 on the course but no ‘gimme.’ With bunkers right and water on the left it is important to hit straight so having checked the distance for the pin position of the day, swing smoothly so as not to force the shot.


Hole 8

A middled drive in to the rising fairway is needed. A shorter drive may leave a blind second shot. The line to this oblique green is directly behind the two lamp posts on the bridge. With pin back right you must carry bunkers from left and right of green. Deep hollow back left.


Hole 9

Aim at the left-hand edge of the distant left bunker to open up the green and shorten your second shot. Avoid native bush all down the left. A long accurate second required. Sand and slopes left green – more bunkers right. Consider a lay up to preserve your score.


Hole 10

Take the bunkers out of play – aim right centre fairway with a lay up; better still a drive down the middle with draw. Be up with your second, plenty of sand short. A ball hit left green makes recovery difficult. Bunkers right and back will also catch a mishit shot.


Hole 11

Left hand bunker well in range and leaves a very difficult second shot – favour right fairway off the tee. Water further right may catch a slice. A ball landing short of the green will hold up. Check distance and wind carefully. Prominent ridge divides green in two, club for the pin position of the day.


Hole 12

It is 291 metres to the centre green from the Black – don’t think about it! Aim tee shot at the left-hand bunkers and fairway slopes will centre the ball leaving a short iron in. A well-guarded green requires accurate clubbing to avoid bunkers front left and back.


Hole 13

Left-hand fairway bunker can be in range – don’t ‘cut the corner’. Three wood aimed at the right hand fairway bunkers will set you up for a safe second shot. Fairway slopes to the right, make allowances for your second – beware water all down the right. A lay up second shot is wise. Water on the right will call for an accurate shot in.


Hole 14

Carefully check the distance from the day’s tee markers and the wind to ensure accurate club selection. A straight shot here is vital; swing easy and don’t force the shot. Prominent slopes on this green call for careful reading of your putting line to get par.


Hole 15

Aim your tee shot left centre fairway to avoid the bunker cutting in to the fairway. A drive into the right hand bunker will leave a very difficult approach. Sand left and right of green call for a straight long iron or wood for the second. Perhaps safer to lay up and chip and putt for par. Another green divided by a prominent ridge.


Hole 16

The longest hole on the course – time for the driver. The shortest line is up the left and will be rewarded with a birdie opportunity. Aim your second at the bunkers ahead to open up the green, left is dead. Bunkers front left and right guard the small green – slopes left and back make recovery difficult. Club selection vital for the shot in.


Hole 17

Check daily markers for the correct distance here. The big bunker left is well in front of the green but two more guard the front right. Steep slopes left and back will make recovery difficult. Another ridge divides this green in half. Club for the pin placement of the day.


Hole 18

A good drive required on this long par 4. A generous landing area to the left of the fairway bunker. A well guarded green requires accurate club selection to avoid bunkers front left and right of the green. Thick native bush back and left green.