The Grand Golf Club

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The Grand Golf Club
Club information
The Grand Golf Club is located in Queensland
The Grand Golf Club
Location of the golf course in Queensland
Coordinates 28°00′58″S 153°18′23″E / 28.01611°S 153.30639°E / -28.01611; 153.30639Coordinates: 28°00′58″S 153°18′23″E / 28.01611°S 153.30639°E / -28.01611; 153.30639
Location Gilston, Gold Coast,
South East Queensland, Australia
Established 1997
Type Private
Tournaments hosted Australian Open (2001)
Designed by Greg Norman
Par 72
Length 6,209 metres (20,371 ft) (Open)

The Grand Golf Club is a privately–owned and membership–based[1] golf club located in the suburb of Gilston in the Gold Coast hinterland of South East Queensland, Australia. While the street address is located in Gilston, the course is located on the opposite side of the Nerang River in Advancetown. It hosted the Australian Open in 2001, won by Stuart Appleby,[2][3] an Australian.

The Grand Golf Club has its entrance at 364 Gilston Road, Gilston. Most of the course is in neighbouring Advancetown, accessed by a bridge over the Nerang River.

This private club has a 19-hole golf course designed by Greg Norman at a cost of A$30 million for its then Japanese owners. The course opened in 1990; however with no funds available for the daily operation of the course, it closed in dramatic circumstances after just one day. The course stayed untouched for five years and became unkempt and overgrown before a consortium of Australian business people acquired the course and established The Grand Golf Club. After 18 months of restoration, led by Norman, the course was re-opened in 1997[2] by Greg Norman.[4] In 2004 and again in 2006 the course was ranked by Golf Australia within the top 35 golf courses in Australia.[5]

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  1. ^ Rogers, Jenny (8 May 2015). "Gold Coast's Grand Golf Course offers corporate sector a slice of golf heaven — for $110k". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "The Grand Golf Club: Course". The Grand Golf Club. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Grand Golf Club". Gold Coast Tourist Information Centre. 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  4. ^ Meares, Peter (2003). "Greg Norman". Legends of Australian sport: the inside story. University of Queensland Press. p. 196. ISBN 978-0-7022-3410-1. 
  5. ^ "The Grand Golf Club". Greg Norman Golf Club Design. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 

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