Clubs in Port Douglas

Social and sporting clubs are the backbone of any community.  They are a place where locals and visitors can come together to share a fun activity, a beverage or two and a fabulous meal.  All at an affordable price.

Whether your passion is Surf Life Saving, playing a round of Golf, Yachting or just making some new friends in a relaxed tropical environment, no stay at Port Douglas Apartments would be complete without a visit to one of the sporting and social clubs of the Douglas Shire.

Port Douglas Surf Club Bar and Bistro
Location: The Esplanade, Port Douglas. 
Hours: Daily 12:00pm - 8:30pm
Known to Locals simply as the Surfy, this laid-back little bistro has the only true beach front position in town.  Do as the locals do, grab a coveted spot on the deck and enjoy an icy cold beer with a bucket of prawns or tuck into perennial favourites such as the Fish Tacos and, Steamed Pork Bun.  

The Port Douglas Yacht Club
Location: Wharf Street, Port Douglas.
Hours: Wed-Sun. 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Sat-Sun 12:00pm - 2:00pm
The Yachty Restaurant (who else is noticing a theme with names?) serves great bistro meals in a picturesque location by the Marina.  Here, landlubbers are invited not just to drink and to dine like a local but, weather permitting, to sail like one too!
Wednesday is Race Day.  Free of charge, visitors are invited to crew on a local Yacht in the weekly Regatta and Sunset Sail.  Once line honours have been declared, and the decks swabbed, head to the bar for a night of revelry with your new crew mates.  Who knows what lasting bonds will form?
The Douglas Community and Sports Club, aka The Tin Shed
Location: 7 Ashford Ave, Port Douglas
Hours Mon- Sat 10:00am - 10:00pm, Sun 8:00am - 10:00pm
The name may not have changed, but Port Douglas famous 'Tin Shed' has undergone significant improvements over the years.  Whether you're enjoying a sundowner at the upstairs Bacardi Bar or digging into their famous stack of ribs on the waterfront deck, you are assured of a great time.  Don't forget to pick up a couple of tickets in the nightly raffle. Those meat trays cook up a treat on the Port Douglas Apartments BBQs. 
Palmer Sea Reef Golf Club
Location: Old Port Road, Port Douglas
Hours: Mon-Sun. 9:00am - 5:00pm
The only club on our list without a prime waterfront location.  The mountain and golf course views at Palmer Sea Reef are spectacular none the less.
This premium Links Course has a driving range, practice green, a solid roster of competitions and events, a Pro Shop to keep you nicely outfitted and, of course, shoe, golf club and cart hire.  There is simply no reason not to slip in a quick 9 or 18 holes.
The Club House Restaurant and Bar serves breakfast and lunch daily.  The Sunday Special, Roast for two plus a bottle of Wine ($60) is proving to be a real crowd pleaser, so bookings may be required. 
Robin Says: The Port Douglas Combines Club, aka The Tin Shed, gives members a free meal on their Birthday.  Just promise not to tell Sonya, it could ruin the surprise! Again!