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A Guide to Byron Bay's Best Golf Courses

When you think of Byron Bay, sun-kissed beaches, subtropical rainforests and a laid-back boho lifestyle may come to mind. While all these are true, there's another side to this coastal paradise that many are yet to discover – its world-class golf courses. The region boasts a range of courses that not only provide a challenging round of golf but also offer breath-taking views of the Byron Bay coastline and lush hinterland. 

Whether a casual player or a more experienced golfer, enjoy an unforgettable golfing experience at these top golf courses in Byron Bay.

Byron Bay Golf Club

Located a short 2-minute drive from Crystalbrook Byron and nestled on a sprawling 120-acre site, Byron Bay Golf Club is a championship-level 18-hole course with spectacular views of the ocean and iconic Byron Bay Lighthouse. The course provides both scenic beauty and a challenging round of golf, with lush fairways, well-placed bunkers, and strategically designed holes that cater to golfers of all skill levels.

Sitting just above the 18th golf, the clubhouse offers striking views of the course and the perfect spot to enjoy a refreshing post-game drink. Popular amongst both golfers and non-golfers, Bowerbird at Byron Bay Golf Club features a menu focused on local produce and suppliers, with crispy Clarence school prawns, blue swimmer crab linguine and more. 

Other Byron Bay Golf Courses

Mullumbimby Golf Club

A short drive from Byron Bay, the Mullumbimby Golf Club, known as 'Australia's friendliest golf club', offers a more relaxed and family-friendly atmosphere. Known for its well-maintained fairways and scenic views of Mt Chincogan, this 18-hole course is ideal for golfers looking for a leisurely round in a stunning rural setting.

Mullumbimby Golf Club is an excellent option for those looking to introduce golf to the younger members of the family, with affordable golfing experiences for players of all levels. After completing your round, make your way to the second-floor clubhouse, where you can enjoy an ice-cold beer or beverage from the bar.

Ocean Shores Country Club

Ocean Shores Country Clubs is an 18-hole championship course boasting ocean views to the east and the Koonyum Ranges to the west. The golf course, surrounded by native flora, tidal lakes, and rivers, is characterised by its rolling fairways, challenging water hazards, and well-manicured greens, making it a favourite among Byron Bay locals and visitors.

Unwind post-round at The Shores Bistro, where you can indulge in a selection of mouth watering options such as burgers, fish and chips, or classic chicken schnitzels—all paired with a variety of refreshing beverages. For those not drawn to the golfing greens, the club boasts two impeccably manicured bowling greens, offering a delightful setting with picturesque mountain views.

Ballina Golf and Sports Club

Located just a short drive south of Byron Bay, the Ballina Golf and Sports Club is another gem on the North Coast. This tree-lined 18-hole course is nestled beside picturesque North Creek, featuring manicured fairways, immaculate greens and a cool ocean breeze, perfect for a relaxing round of golf.

The award-winning Byron Bay course also features a recently refurbished clubhouse with a fully licensed bar, gaming room, kiosk and professional golf shop. Open for lunch and dinner, the club's Asian Green Restaurant serves up modern Asian dishes that draw inspiration from Hong Kong, China and Southeast Asia.

Lismore Workers Golf Club

offers a picturesque and tranquil golfing experience. This 18-hole course is set in a lush landscape, with rolling fairways, eucalyptus trees, koalas and amazing bird life adding to its charm.

The club's welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff make it the perfect spot to enjoy a round of golf in Byron Bay, with a bistro and cafe serving snacks, sandwiches, coffee and a selection of burgers and specials, and May's Kitchen offering a range of Asian-fusion delights.

Start Golfing in Byron Bay

Byron Bay's golf clubs provide the perfect blend of picturesque landscapes, challenging courses, and a welcoming, laid-back vibe that embodies the essence of this coastal paradise. Whether you're a seasoned golfer or just looking for a relaxing round, Byron Bay's golfing scene offers something special for everyone. So, grab your clubs, secure a tee time, and get ready to fully embrace the unique golfing experiences that Byron Bay has to offer.