Welcome to the Cardwell Golf Club, a hidden gem in tropical North Queensland situated in the picturesque town of Cardwell, halfway between Cairns and Townsville.

Located just a few hundred metres from the Bruce Highway and the beachfront, the course is surrounded by pine forest with the Great Dividing Range as the backdrop, making for a very scenic course. Look out for the local wildlife- wallabies, red tailed black cockatoos, Cairns Birdwing and Ulysses butterflies, kookaburras, sunbirds, goannas and many more native species.

If travelling north for the winter why not stop off for a few days, relax and play some golf and perhaps have fish out on the reef or in the sheltered water of the Hinchinbrook channel.

The friendly club welcomes visitors and players of all levels. It stages a wide range of events throughout the year. Whether you are looking for a social round with friends or some serious competition there are opportunities for everyone to participate. The adjacent Cardwell Country Club offers a great place for a drink before or after the game.

Mahogany Glider
Cardwell Golf Club - Mahogany Glider

The mahogany glider is named for its rich brown mahogany colour and the importance of the swamp mahogany tree, Lophostemon suaveolens, in its habitat. The scientific name Petaurus gracilis means slender rope dancer. They have been known to glide up to 60 metres with an average glide distance of 30 metres.

The mahogany glider is one of Australia’s most threatened mammals and Queensland’s only listed endangered glider species. There are believed to be fewer than 1500 existing in scattered areas where enough of their habitat remains. The world range extends through approximately 150km of fragmented lowland woodland from Ollera Creek (40km south of Ingham) to Hull River near Tully.

The Cardwell Golf Club is one of the areas where this species still exists. You will notice nesting boxes placed around the course specifically for the Mahogany Glider. The club has chosen this graceful, beautiful little animal as its emblem on the club logo and is committed to making the golf course a safe haven for this endangered creature.