Endorsed by Golf Australia, Qantas Golf Club offers Qantas Frequent Flyer members the opportunity to earn Qantas Points for their time on the course.
Update: Qantas Golf Club closed on 1 August 2019. There is a new golf club owned and managed by GOLFNOW. It offers paid memberships and tee time bookings on its website.
Qantas Frequent Flyer members can join Qantas Golf Club for free and will have access to some low-level benefits, including earning 1 Qantas point per $ spent at qantasgolfclub.com, access to golf travel packages in Australia and worldwide, and invitations to Qantas Golf Club tournaments and events.
Previously, only bookings for Australian courses could be made—now they’ve teed up with GolfNow so that international bookings can be made.
A Premium/VIP membership comes in at $129 a year, which includes tee time bookings at participating courses and the ability to earn 3 Qantas Points per $ spent at qantasgolfclub.com.
Unlike a free membership, a Premium one provides access to tee time bookings not only at public but private golf courses too.
Premium members have access to around 20 private courses, which don’t usually allow green fee golfers to play. Those in Victoria have 15 premium clubs and Queenslanders have 11 to choose from but pickings are slimmer for Sydneysiders.
Both free and Premium members will usually still need to pay a fee to use the course, which is usually under $100. Some of the private clubs include:
- Barwon Heads Golf Club
- Yering Meadows Golf Club
- Woodlands Golf Club
- Mandalay Golf Course
- Medway Golf Club
- Sanctuary Lakes Golf Club
- The Sands Torquay
- Ashgrove Golf Club
- Hamilton Island Golf Club
- Indooroopilly Golf Club
- Links Hope Island
- Pacific Harbour Golf Course
- Southport Golf Club
Qantas Golf Club members can also purchase a range of Golfer Escapes packages, both in Australia and around the world. These include the chance to play at the most popular golf courses, as well as experiences being marketed as ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ – and will also include accommodation at luxury hotels.
Add an official handicap for $70
For $199/year, you’ll get both a Premium/VIP membership as well as an official handicap from Golf Australia.
You can compare the three plans here.
I’m definitely not an expert in this area—I don’t have anything against golf, but I don’t partake in it at all, so I am not placed to judge the value of the membership or its access.
I understand that the access to an official handicap that comes with the premium membership can be fairly useful and that the ability to access tee times at some of the courses on offer also has value.
What use do you see in Qantas Golf Club? Will it earn you any significant additional Qantas Points or meet a need that another actual golf club membership wouldn’t?
Images courtesy Qantas.