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Gold Coast Turf Club

#26 of 72 things to do in Surfers Paradise Features Animals
Racecourse Drive, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 5538 1599
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Complete disregard for social and environmental concerns

The Turf Club's efforts to drain a local lake that is home to a range of birdlife and other native... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Brisbane Region, Australia
Racing every Satuyrday

A great way to spend a Saturday at the races. Even in the members area or a private function in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gold Coast, Australia
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There's nothing quite like the fun & adventure that comes with a day at the races! And with stunning Gold Coast views, premier dining venues & exciting racing, the Club is an experience like no other.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
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Racecourse Drive, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 5538 1599
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Reviewed yesterday

The Turf Club's efforts to drain a local lake that is home to a range of birdlife and other native animals to construct an unnecssary car park is not only a complete affront to the community and ecological considerations (when such green spaces are increasingly...More

1  Thank leofitz71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great way to spend a Saturday at the races. Even in the members area or a private function in the Dome.

Thank poppymichael
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The management have systematically destroyed vegetation on the adjoining public reserve to extend their exercise area and are in the process of filling a 4 hectare lake, displacing 40 different species of birdlife and murdering nesting swans to create a 'grassed carpark' on a much...More

2  Thank Jan A
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

I recently attended the Gold Coast Turf club for a function, and it was fabulous. The event room was huge, and set up in such a way, it was like a winter wonderland! The food was great, the staff were terrific and the band was...More

1  Thank Pauline S
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Good track, facilities close, ample parking. Could do with bigger tv screens. Otherwise much the same as most tracks around Australia, where the best platforms etc are reserved for members.

Thank Niqgold
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Having visited most racecourses in Australia, I was disgusted to find that there was no covered area for the general public to watch the races live. Most patrons were confined to a very poorly appointed betting ring, with outdated equipment. The most notable being the...More

Thank carlie1512
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The Goldcoast turf club Lunch in the restaurant opp the winning post was fab 3 courses of tasty food and a cheese platter to finish about $75 a head .. with a TV on our table for a closer look of all the races all...More

1  Thank Dinah S
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Tired and dated public facilities. On Level 2 in the Member's area the escalator was out of order, the touch screens didn't work and there was a lack of betting fluctuation screens. On big race days like the Magic Millions and Melbourne Cup it's almost...More

Thank Diocles
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Great day to be had at the Gold Coast Turf Club for any of the major racing events including the Melbourne Cup. All the atmosphere, all the fun...but the Gold Coast beats Melbourne anytime

Thank pettur2017
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Have been going to the races at the coast for a good part of 40 years once to four times a year , this trip up we went twice the first time we booked a table in the Skyline restaurant absolutely tremendous good food, good...More

Thank John K
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20 October 2015|
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Response from Ken B | Reviewed this property |
There is a cafe/snack bar behind the betting ring which offers a wide variety of take away food.