Palmer Coolum Golf Club - Mount Coolum
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Palmer Coolum Golf Club - Mount Coolum
Mount Coolum looms over Palmer Coolum Golf Club. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Palmer Coolum Golf Club - No. 14
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Palmer Coolum Golf Club - No. 14
The 14th hole at Palmer Coolum Golf Club is a par 3 over water. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Palmer Coolum Golf Club - No. 12
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Palmer Coolum Golf Club - No. 12
The 12th hole at Palmer Coolum Golf Club is a risk-reward par 5. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Palmer Coolum Golf Club - No. 11
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Palmer Coolum Golf Club - No. 11
One of Palmer Coolum Golf Club's more picturesque holes is the par-3 11th. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Palmer Coolum Golf Club - No. 3
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Palmer Coolum Golf Club - No. 3
The third hole at Palmer Coolum Golf Club is a straightaway par 5. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Palmer Coolum Golf Club - No. 2
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Palmer Coolum Golf Club - No. 2
The second hole at Palmer Coolum Golf Club is a short par 3. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Palmer Coolum Golf Club - Robert Trent Jones Jr.
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Palmer Coolum Golf Club - Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Palmer Coolum Golf Club was designed by American architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Palmer Coolum Golf Club - No. 18
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Palmer Coolum Golf Club - No. 18
The 18th hole at Palmer Coolum Golf Club is a long par 4 that wraps around a pond. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Palmer Coolum Golf Club - No. 10
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Palmer Coolum Golf Club - No. 10
The par-4 10th hole at Palmer Coolum Golf Club is a dogleg left. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Palmer Coolum Golf Club - No. 6
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Palmer Coolum Golf Club - No. 6
The sixth hole at Palmer Coolum Golf Club is a short par 3. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Palmer Coolum Golf Club - Kangaroos
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Palmer Coolum Golf Club - Kangaroos
Palmer Coolum Golf Club is home to kangaroos that live on the property. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Coolum Beach in Australia
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Coolum Beach in Australia
It's a short drive to Coolum Beach from Palmer Coolum Golf Club. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Palmer Coolum Golf Club - aerial
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Palmer Coolum Golf Club - aerial
The Hyatt Regency Coolum Golf Club is host to the Australian PGA Championship. Courtesy of Palmer Coolum G.C.
Palmer Coolum - Ambassador Club Pool
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Palmer Coolum - Ambassador Club Pool
The Palmer Coolum features spacious villa-style accommodations. Courtesy of Hyatt Regency Coolum

Palmer Coolum Golf Club offers up a Robert Trent Jones Jr. challenge on Australia's Sunshine Coast

The Palmer Coolum Golf Club is located in Queensland on Australia's Sunshine Coast, just north of Brisbane. This area is much more laid back and sparsely populated compared to the Gold Coast, another vacation destination in Queensland that is about two hours south by car.

The Palmer Coolum is a sprawling resort that has mostly villa-style accommodations set along some parts of the golf course and elsewhere on the property. There is also a private beach club, which can be reached by a bike and walking path, and a Village Square, where most of the dining options for the resort are located.

The Coolum golf course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and plays host to the Australian PGA Championship. The course winds through dense forest and wetlands and plays 6,137 meters. There are numerous standout holes, especially on the scenic back nine, including a nice stretch between No. 11 and No. 13. The 18th hole is a fitting end for a tournament: a long par 4 with water down the entire left side. The club features pro-worthy facilities, including a flood-lit driving range and numerous practice greens, plus a large clubhouse.

Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.
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