Of the many courses built by Greg Norman in Australia, the Glades is among the best and more challenging. A hundred bunkers and ample water are laid out over the course's quite long 6431 meters from the back tees. A devoted student of grasses, Norman selected creeping bent for the greens, which, though uncommon in the tropical climate of Queensland, guarantees the kind of predictable putting all golfers like, whatever the season. In designing this exquisite course, Norman left substantial wetlands for a wildlife preserve right on the grounds. Since rain can be heavy, a system of pumps stands at the ready. An enormous bottle tree greets visitors at the entryway, and the clubhouse is exactly what one would expect at a premier venue. The Glades has already earned a ranking among the best fifty courses in Australia. The course also boasts a Coaching Academy run by top coach Gary Edwin.