Built by Nara Australia Pty Ltd, the course opened as Paradise Springs Golf Course in 1992. Designed by Mitsuaki Kobayashi, it boasts of beautifully groomed fairways and meticulously manicured greens, widely regarded as being in the best condition on the Gold Coast.
The distinguishing feature of the course is the clubhouse, with its colonial Queenslander design. Designed by Alan Griffith Architects, it continues to be the focus of the venue. Wide, breeze-catching verandahs surround the building, offering wide views over the golf course and the Gold Coast Hinterland.
The 6,424 metre, par 72 championship resort layout, meanders its way through 39 hectares of towering eucalyptus trees, picturesque lakes and serene waterways.
The Colonial has hosted prestigious championship events such as the Queensland PGA, the World Masters Golf, Queensland Masters Games and many other major golf events.
In December 2011, the course was officially renamed to be known as “Palmer Colonial“.