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Gold Coast Turf Club

#25 of 70 things to do in Surfers Paradise Features Animals
Racecourse Drive, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 5538 1599
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Good track, facilities close, ample parking. Could do with bigger tv screens. Otherwise much the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gold Coast, Australia
via mobile
Don't bother if it looks rain.

Having visited most racecourses in Australia, I was disgusted to find that there was no covered... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Coffs Harbour, 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.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:00
Racecourse Drive, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 5538 1599
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 Most patrons were confined to a very poorly appointed betting ring, with outdated equipment.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

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
Reviewed 15 February 2017

If horses are your thing, then this would be it. Great excuse to dress up, have a beer and a gamble. Some people love it, some hate it. But we were in the Marque and there was some great food.

Thank Matthew T
Reviewed 24 January 2017

The following is my email to GCTC sent on the 16th of Jan 17. As of today, 24th Jan, I have had no response. My wife and I flew to the Gold Coast from Melbourne for our first ever visit to the Magic Millions Raceday...More

3  Thank BlueBear2017
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Went here for the biggest race day of the year apart from Melbourne cup and almost melted away. I won't be going back unless I'm a member or in a corporate box. Not enough fans, seats or shade for general admission. We even had to...More

1  Thank Rachell K
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Overcrowded, nowhere to sit, no shade, terrible food, ran out of water in the first hour, terrible access to the site, ran out of champagne in the first couple of hours, 40 degree heat. If you're going to bother getting dressed up & doing a...More

2  Thank AWTYblogger
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Where can we eat at the Turf Club that is not a restaurant. Is there nice snacks etc. I had a look at their website but not much information there. Thanks
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.