Golf Courses to Try in Fiji
Looking for an island golf destination? Fiji offers a wide range of golfing experiences from a private island championship course to casual yet beautiful local golf clubs. Golf was introduced to Fiji in the colonial era and has been going strong ever since, with an excellent selection of golf courses established over the years. In this list of the best golf courses in Fiji, we recommend some of the top 18-hole championship courses, resort courses and local golf clubs, so that you’re able to find something to suit your style.
1. Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course
One of the most prestigious golf courses in Fiji, the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course is a top choice for serious golfers. The 18-hole par-72 course hosts the annual Fiji International and requires participants to wear the appropriate golfing attire. Tee off among a dramatic landscape of undulating pastures and beachfront and enjoy meals and drinks at the open-air clubhouse boasting impressive South Pacific-inspired architecture. See more courses like this in The Most Luxurious Golf Courses in Fiji.
Location: Natadola Bay, Coral Coast, Viti Levu
2. Denarau Golf & Racquet Club
Taking up a good percentage of the manmade Denarau Island, the Denarau Golf & Racquet Club offers outstanding views, resort-style play and tee off positions for a variety of abilities. Swing between a range of challenges, between the coconut palm-lined fairways and water obstacles in place. The Denarau Golf Course is an 18-hole, par-72 course with 7,150 yards/6,538m of course to enjoy. Check out more activities to do while you’re in the area in the 12 Things to Do in Denarau Island.
Location: Denarau Island, Viti Levu
3. The Pearl Golf & Country Club
The green pastures compliment the manicured gardens of the Pacific Harbour at The Pearl Golf & Country Club. Many obstacles make for a challenging yet fun play, including rivers, tracts of tropical bush, deep bunkers, lily ponds and winding canals. The course is another spectacular 18-holes par-72 course in Fiji with 6,843 yards/6,285m of playable area. Check out more ways to be entertained at this side of Fiji in the 12 Things to Do in the Pacific Harbour & Beqa.
Location: Pacific Harbour, Viti Levu
4. Fiji Golf Club
The main public golf course in Suva, and Fiji for that matter, the Fiji Golf Club offers fun flat fairways for all levels to enjoy. The 18-hole course is mostly set among tropical bush nearby the coast with minimal views of the lining suburbs. The Fiji Golf Club covers around 41-acre (16.7 hectares) of land and has been an established course since 1908. Check out more things to do while you’re here with the 10 Things to Do in Suva.
Location: Rifle Range Road, Suva, Viti Levu
5. Lautoka Golf Club
A welcoming local golf club in Fiji’s second most-populated city, the Lautoka Golf Club is a great choice for a casual golfing experience in Fiji. The 9-hole golf course spread over 5,464 yards giving you plenty to work with. When you’re done, enjoy some food and drink at the clubhouse at an affordable price.
Location: Tavakubu Road, Lautoka, Viti Levu
6. Koro Sun Resort Golf Course
That’s right, many of the resorts in Fiji have their own golf courses for guests to enjoy, so when making your accommodation choice, consider the 10 Resorts in Fiji with Golf Courses A200. One of the top choices in the Koro Sun Resort Golf Course in Vanua Levu. The 9-hole course takes you through the resort’s picturesque rainforest property featuring obstacles like Mongoose holes and water hazards. The course is a fun pitch n’ putt-style course that’s not to be taken too seriously.
Location: Savusavu, Vanua Levu
7. Laucala Island Golf Course
Set on a seven-star private island resort, the Laucala Island Golf Resort and all 18 of its holes are exclusively for guests. Yes, the island has its very own championship par-72 course set among the island’s established coconut plantation. Famously, par-5 12th has a laneway extending onto the beach, giving you more of a challenge at high tide. Laucala Island is one of the islands off the shores of Taveuni, which you can learn more about in The Complete Guide to Taveuni.
Location: Laucala Island, Taveuni
8. Plantation Island Golf Course
Another resort golf course can be found at the popular Plantation Island Resort on Malolo Lailai Island in the stunning Mamanucas. Enjoy a laidback island-style course with 9 holes of fun, which was designed by Ananda Madhwan, winner of the Nadi Open in 1996. You have around 2,000 yards to enjoy with an average playing time of 1h20mins. What’s more, the golf course has its very own clubhouse with an open-air bar. Learn more about this island group in The Complete Guide to the Mamanuca Islands.
Location: Malolo Lailai Island, Mamanuca Islands
9. Nadi Airport Golf Club
Try not to be distracted by the planes as you tee off at the Nadi Airport Golf Club, indeed, located within sight of the Nadi International Airport’s runway. Admittedly, the course has been rundown over the recent years, with the only thing keeping the grass short are the horses, but there are efforts to revive the golf course to its former glory where former PGA and Masters Tournament champion, Vijay Singh, first learned how to play. In the meantime, it’s one of the cheapest golf courses in Fiji offering some of the cheapest beers at its clubhouse.
Location: Wailoaloa Beach, Nadi, Viti Levu
10. Shangri La’s Fijian Resort Golf Course
Finally, more resort golf fun can be found at The Health Club of the Shangri La’s Fijian Resort. The Executive Golf Course was designed by British Open winner Peter Thomson. Located on Yanuca Island, connected by a causeway to the mainland, Shangri La’s Golf Course is easily accessible for both resort guests and non-guests. Learn more about activities in the area in the 10 Things to Do on the Coral Coast.