The Helensvale Golf Club invite all golf players, experienced and new golfers alike, to accept the challenge of this great 18 hole 70-par golf course with its fair share of water hazards and bunkers.
Played the Comp today at the very friendly club. There has been
some recent rain and the course still had a number of muddy
patches. I would take a guess and say that the course does not
drain very well.
The actual layout is great with some fantastic holes and ones
that really tests your long iron/hybrid play.
Be warned that if you stray off the fairway you are in some
Excellent value for money. My group has played at most [if not
all] of the courses on the GC and we would come back and play at
Helensvale anytime. The facilities are not the most modern but
the staff and proshop make up for it in their great service with
Helensvale is a very challenging course. The course presents well
with nice fast greens and plenty of bunkering. The first hole is
a terric Par 5 – not for the faint hearted. Go for the
green in two if you are good enough or lay up and still have a
water carry for your third. Water comes into play on most holes.
This is not a course where driver is used on every hole; lots of
thought required to place your tee shot. Accuracy is the key to
Helensvale. The general atmosphere in the club is friendly and
welcoming and since my last visit many renovations have occurred.
Well worth a look.
I have joined helensvale about 3 months ago, and can’t
speak highly enough of it. the people there are fantastic, easily
the friendliest golf course i’ve ever had the pleasure of
playing. fortunately these people seem to have maitained their
decency, and everyone is treated as an old friend. a lovely
change to the golf snobs who frequent many courses in brisbane.
The course is always in good condition, unless there is
torrential rain. But if you like your easy, wide open manicured
resort courses you wouldn’t like it, because the rough is
actually rough. I lost 10 balls in my first round. But now i
would not join anywhere else, even if it was offered for free.
Great course although very short, it is very challenging. It is
known as the friendly club & the service I received from all
was great. Great clubhouse facilities – so fresh &
charming. Will be back again.
Helensvale Golf Course & surrounds has definetly changed over
the past couple of years. The improvements to the course are
unbelievable & are a credit to the new greenkeeper & his
staff. The clubhouse has been fully re-furbished & is full
airconditioned. They have a great Friday night with major
raffles, entertainmet & great food from the bistro
I recently decided to play a social round at helensvale and
called the proshop to book a tee-time. The person on the phone
was very very rude. He barked available tee-times down the line
at me and when I requested a specific tee-time he kept shouting
"8:15" at me.
I asked him to please not be rude but he totally lost his cool.
When I told him his service is ordinary and that I will be
telling others about it – his response "You do what
you want – have a nice life" and hung up on me…
Needless to say I will be spreading the word not to bother even
trying to play this goat track.
This is one of the worst golf courses on the Gold Coast. Right
there with Tally Valley, Coplicks and Meadow Farm. We play it in
pennants, we're offered a free round for practise and noe of
us choose to play. Enough said.
Just joined the club and very happy I've done so. Decent
fairways, great greens, plenty of variety and challenges. Heaps
of practice facilities at no extra charge. Friendly staff.
Pleasant scenary and lots of wildlife. Excellent low monthly
membership and guests of members only pay $10. Bargain. No
Having recently joined this Club and having read the reviews, I
was keen to check out for myself the validity or otherwise of
some of the disparaging remarks by some earlier players. First
impressions were warm and satisfying, with office staff and the
resident professional, Brandon Coleman, coming across as
genuinely friendly and helpful. On to the course for my first
game with a fellow "new member". What a surprise, after
the aforesaid negative descriptions. Absolutely
beautifully-presented greens, healthy fairways, sensible rough
and challenges all the way without anything breaking the spirit
was what we found. During the course of the outing, we noted the
attention that the grounds staff were giving to details of their
work. The course superintrendant is obviously doing a great job.
At the end of the game, over a refreshing coldie in the
clubhouse, my playing partner and I agreed that we had really got
lucky in choosing to join Helensvale. I'm taking my first
guests in a few days' time and I am certain that they will
enjoy it and will want to come back.
After playing this course recently and then reading a few of the
below reviews on this course, I feel compelled to respond.
Overall this course is rather short, but the true beauty of this
course is that it challenges the mind of every golfer no matter
what your skill level is.
The fairways are generally tree lined with many water hazrads, so
if you spary the ball be prepared to fight you way out. A good
coverage of grass along all fairways is standard throughout, if
you miss the fairway (take note jsvheron) you will play from the
rough...this is the uncut section outside of the fairway...ok
Greens are generally medium-good size and are of 328 grass, and
most holes are all in good condition. The greens vary in shape
and undulations, but are on the slow side.
Many people have criticised some of the older members being a
pain, this happens at every course around Australia...don't
let one bad day ruin a good game of golf and a true perspective
of a golf course.
General facilities are in need of upgrading, and I have heard of
a considerable amount of money being spent in the near future.
Pro shop is on the small side and found the pro to be very
pleasent and helpful. Ground staff are very good in giving way to
players and always seem to be busy.
If you want to play a course that has all the characteristics of
a "Championship Course", go and pay the money for the
privelage. But considering the cost of green fees and the
challenge that lay ahead of you, it's well worth the outlay.
It's not the sort of course where you can bang a driver 250m
down each fairway, I found it a nice change to play long irons
off the tee and challenge my short game throughout the day.
Overall i would rate it 7/10
This would be the worst course I have played on. The fairways
were rough and hardly mown. If you hit your ball off the fairway,
expect to spend ages looking for it, as the grass everywhere is
about 250 mm high. It looks as if the greenkeepers couldn't
be bothered any more.
The greens, though, were quite good. Average size and nice to
putt. You'll need to spend time clearing away the leaves, as
the greenkeepers couldn't be bothered.
As we teed off on the 12th, a greenkeeper parked his ute next to
the tee with radio blaring so loud, we couldn't hear
The green fees were cheap, but what good is that if you have to
spend most of your time looking for your ball (even on some
fairways), or trying to hit out of 250mm grass.
The pro shop staff are mediocre, and act as if they're doing
you a favour to let you play there! I'll never go back, not
even if they paid me!
This is a good course for someone just getting started. It is
short but can be challenging, especially with the amount of water
around. However, as your game develops and you look for a
challenge, it definately isn't what you would be looking for.
I found this course to be great fun, and quite challenging in
certain parts, the course always seems to be in satisfactory
condition with the staff being very helpful and friendly, the
only major grip I have with this course is how inconsiderate some
of the older members are. On a number of occasions, I have had
players hitting up behind our group and actually hitting one our
players in the leg with one of their drives, the sooner the
members understand that they do not own the course and that it is
after a public course the better off the club will be. I know
this is probably a tiny minority of members, but it certainly
made a bad impression on myself and my playing partners.
Playing this course was a big disapointment I looks like they
have just mapped out a course from some openings of land.
Some of the holes you couldn't chip onto the green properly
as the ground was crap. All of the greens were ruff slow and
covered in animal poo! It would be nice if they were maintained
The sand was of the dirty kind!
No map at all of how the course pans out! each hole was a blinder
and not having played there before.
I would never go back there as I could play golf to that calliber
at the local park with a movable flag.
If it wasnt for slow play and members not letting you play
through, it could be an ok course. Very short, when I played it
was water logged.
I would agree with greg66, short but challenging course, loved
the greens makes for precise and consistant play off the tee and
accurate iron shots at the green and you must have a very good
However it's the sort off course that you can attack if your
long as well.
My only major complaint would be that I was by myself and for 13
holes the inconsiderate group of elderly gentlleman (I use the
term gentleman very loosely) who played in a five would not let
me through, I did ask three times if they minded if I could play
through but they must of had there hearing aids turned down to
low, sorry if this sounds blunt but a bit of respect would be
nice as I showed plenty of respect by not hitting up on them at
I'm sorry but I would never go back.
Course I would rate 6/10.
Helensvale Golf club is a short but sometimes tricky course where
accuracy takes precedence over distance. The greens are all 328
grass and are large and fairly easy to hit on the fly, but
difficult to hold. It can be quite challenging with trouble on
both sides of nearly every hole ( there are very few fairways
running side by side without a water hazard in between ). The
fairways are solid and have good grass coverage with very few
bare patches however it has a drainage problem so it stays wet
underfoot for a long time after rain. All in all it's a
pleasant course to play and can be challenging for those of us
who tend to stray from the fairways on occasion.
I give it 7 out of 10.
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