The Mackay Golf Club: A Cultural Icon of Queensland Australia

For golfing enthusiasts, Australia contains some the world’s most iconic and extravagant golf-courses, whether it be amateurs looking for a casual vacation where which they spend in the lap of luxury while indulging in their favourite sport, or an expert looking to expand on their caliber at one of the world’s most demanding courses against competitors of equal measure. One of the most historical and landmark golf-courses the country has in its repertoire is the Mackay Golf Club which was established in 1928, and continues to be one of the most notable attractions of the Queensland area.

If you’re seeking an extended golfing vacation and a place nearby to crash between embarking on your sporting excursion, there are many options at your disposal, from budget friendly choices to a variety of Mackay Hotels such as the Oaks Rivermarque.

Upon its opening, the Golf Club contained a nine-hole course in a piece of land which is now the Mackay Airport, and the course was a far cry from the finely manicured ones that exist today. Eventually, through extensive investment and labor by the passionate individuals who graced the course during those early years, the club was formed, and the land was worked upon, gradually being developed with the makings of a world-class golf-course. Fast forward to the present day, the Mackay Golf Club has 18 courses with a diverse range of difficulties to accommodate beginners, amateurs and professionals. In addition to holding international Golf tournaments, the Mackay Golf Club has facilities that enable it to cater to weddings, engagement parties and corporate functions.

So if you’re a golfer with a passion, take a trip to Queensland and visit the Mackay Golf Club which is a testament to the passion individuals possess when it comes to their sport, an establishment built out of dedication, perseverance and unity.

Queensland Raceways – A Must-Visit for a Motoring Enthusiast

For a motoring enthusiast touring Europe, driving on the legendary Autobahn, visiting the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart and the BMW Museum in Munich and racing at the Nürburgring in Nürburg, Germany are must-do activities and often rank high on their lists of things to do when visiting the continent. For such enthusiasts exploring Australia, similar goals and objectives are entertained and a visit to the Bathurst Raceway that hosts Bathurst 1000, the premier motoring event in Australia, and the Queensland Raceways are often among them.

As the Queensland Raceways host the Australian Superbike Championships as well as V8 Supercars, the track is often overrun by enthusiasts making it an extremely difficult task to find accommodation in an Ipswich hotel during such events. While options such as Oaks Aspire Apartments exist for those seeking luxury and comfort, bookings for lower end accommodation should be made months in advance to avoid disappointment.

Thus, Queensland Raceways are a popular destination for many when in Australia. Located on Willowbank in Ipswich, the track was opened in 1999 and the lap record was also made in the same year by Simon Wills. The Raceway is over three kilometres in length is shaped in a peculiar fashion prompting visitors to coin the nickname ‘the paperclip’. True to its name, the paper clip raceway has six turns and also provides spectators an excellent view of the track.

However, subsequent to an accident that took place in mid-2010, the safety of racers on the circuit has been extensively questioned. As a result, resurfacing of the track was initiated and completed in 2011. At present, in addition to the full circuit, the raceways also sport three Short Circuits, namely the ‘Sportsman Circuit’, the ‘Sprint Circuit’ and the ‘Clubman Circuit’ while the ‘National Circuit’ is predominantly used for major events and the others are relegated to semi-regular or little use

Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.