Queensland's largest Sunshine Coast resort town is called Coolum, a large and vibrant community known for its world-class golf, award-winning hotels and lively food scene.
One of Coolum Beach's most popular annual events is the Australian PGA Championship, held each year at the Hyatt Regency Coolum links. The par 72 course offers breathtaking views of the majestic Pacific Ocean as well as meandering fairways that wind through native bush land. Thousands of golf enthusiasts from all over Australia descend on Coolum Beach for the tournament every year.
Visitors to Coolum Beach enjoy a balmy sub-tropical climate all the year round. Mild ocean breezes regulate temperatures, which means it never gets blisteringly hot or bitterly cold. Though the weather is typically pleasant, tropical lightning storms are quite common during the summer months. The average temperature ranges from 21ºC to 28ºC in the summer to 10ºC to 20ºC in the winter.
From luxury resorts, with room for a crowd, to intimate guesthouses perfect for a romantic getaway, Coolum has something for everyone. There are also plenty of reasonably priced hotels and backpackers hostels, catering for surfers and students on holiday and on a budget.