Gold Coast Turf Club
Gold Coast Turf Club
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Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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.
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4.0
220 reviews
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Very good
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Average
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geraldm10
10 contributions
Nov 2022
If you like horse racing a very nice place to on a Saturday afternoon.close to Surfers Paradise.And a little bit of luck.
Written December 12, 2022
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Thanks for taking the time to leave your review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time on track and we very much look forward to welcoming you back trackside soon. Warm regards, Gold Coast Turf Club
Written December 27, 2022
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Phill147
Sydney, Australia889 contributions
Jan 2022
Fun Place to watch the Magic Millions Carnival at, Members Stand/lounge is a bit 1980's style but I put that down to being in QLD, Great selection of beer, food was very average but all the staff where friendly , efficient and being post Covid I say keep up the good work.
Written January 16, 2022
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Hi, We really appreciate you taking the time to leave such positive feedback from the Magic Millions Raceday! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Gold Coast Turf Club
Written January 26, 2022
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adrienne
2 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Seriously Melbourne cup day and you keep half the bars and food venues closed resulting in 30 mins que
Poor staff behind bar that was opened got slammed
You can do better
Written November 2, 2021
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Dear Andrew, We’re sorry to hear about your experience on track with us Melbourne Cup Day and extend our apologies that it fell below our standards on this specific day. If you’d like to discuss this further, please contact us at 5538 1599 as we hope you give us the chance to truly exceed your expectations at your next visit with us on track. Warm regards, Gold Coast Turf Club
Written November 14, 2021
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Chris T
Brooklyn Park, Australia55 contributions
Sep 2021
Get a daily members ticket for the best experience. Great service and location food and drink good i the Members areas
Written October 3, 2021
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Hi Chris, Thanks for taking the time to leave your 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoy your time on track and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Gold Coast Turf Club
Written October 5, 2021
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Devon P
Brisbane, Australia9 contributions
Nov 2020
The people who run this racecourse are doing a brilliant job. The facilities are brilliant (the indoor TAB facilities, sports screens, bar and seating is out of this world huge), the food is fresh and diverse (even if your on a diet) and the you can get up close to see the horses as they walk around the yard after a race. The track is pretty, seating excellent, atmosphere always safe and a feeling of fun. Security staff are friendly and do a great job. Heaps and heaps of easy peasy parking. Wheelchair friendly to get into the venue, lost of this to do are on the ground floor and there is lifts is needed. We went to a function there once too and it was great fun, so well prepared and really good value for money. Love dressing up on race day too. People from all walks of life go and some even dress up in fun costumes they've made. Everyone seems to get along, it's really nice.
Written August 11, 2021
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Hi Devon, We are extremely grateful to receive this lovely 5-star review. Thank you for leaving your valuable feedback. We look forward to hosting you trackside again soon. Warm regards, Gold Coast Turf Club
Written October 5, 2021
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Andrew M
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia340 contributions
Dec 2020
What a P Poor race club this is, it is a embarrassment to racing in QLD, bit like the Ipswich Turf club apart from the Ipswich Cup day.

Seriously I was so looking forward to a weekend away with the boys and enjoy a day out at this turf club that I have never been too. They need to go out bush and see how race days are run and how to look after their patrons. I've been to races in towns of less then a thousand people that have better runs events.

Wow how disappointed were we all. We left after race 5 so that sums this place up. Not sure how they stage race days like the magic millions but they couldn't pay me to go back to this place.

Apart from the inside area that is set up nicely it offers nothing. To line up for 30-40min to get a drink in direct sunlight is appalling. Whoever runs it hasn't a clue as money means nothing to them. To have two staff run the whole outside bar shows a complete lack of incompetence and also a lack of respect for its patrons.

Please do not come back with the its COVID thing as that is absolutely crap when you have hundreds of people lining up for food and drinks side by side. Maybe instead of having so many people walking around cleaning you could employ more bar staff, it would actually make you more money and people wouldn't leave after 5 races.

We would have had 1 beer per race that's how poor the service was.

Steer clear you are better off watching it in Surfers or Broady at a pub where you can get good service, cold beers and direct access to the TAB.

This place is as dodgy as a used car salesman.
Written December 20, 2020
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Dear Andrew, I’m sorry to hear about your experience on track with us. We’re glad you enjoyed our newly renovated Betting Auditorium but extend our apologies that the rest of your experience fell below our standards on this specific day. If you’d like to discuss this further, please contact us at 5538 1599 as we hope you give us the chance to truly exceed your expectations at your next visit with us on track. Warm regards, Gold Coast Turf Club
Written January 3, 2021
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NickyP54
Bargara, Australia1,362 contributions
Jan 2020
Sorry guys, but just feel GGTC is off the pace when running against the other major Queensland racing venues, all which I have frequented in the past twelve months.

Maybe attending Magic Millions with a general entry ticket is not the best environment to judge, but although my horse was running, I was not willing to pay an annual membership just to be in the members for one day, as I live out of town.

The overall presentation appeared rather shabby and tacky, although the vibe was quite good. There were ridiculous queues for the silly drinks token system in operation. Very disappointed with it being almost impossible to get a view of the mounting yard. Catering and drinks options were fair at best.

I do give you a special shout out for arranging the special 'Mi-Runners' ownership area complete with picnic benches, parasols, TV screen and appreciate the logistics involved in creating this facility on such a busy day at relatively short notice.

Maybe I'll come back on an quieter day..or maybe I'll just stick to Eagle Farm or Doomben, where I feel the overall racing experience is far superior.
Written January 23, 2020
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KazzaKat
Brisbane, Australia1,234 contributions
May 2019 • Family
Came here with friends for a great day out. Nice way to spend time with friends.Good food options with a variety to choose from.
Written June 24, 2019
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Hi Karen, Thank you for the review! Great to hear you had a wonderful time on track with your friends - we hope to see you back soon! Giddyup!
Written June 26, 2019
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Tony O
Surfers Paradise, Australia25 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
Visited the gallery restaurant at the gold coast races omg food is amazing and so were the staff especially the young lady looking after our table Riahanna was very profesional and extremely friendly made our experience special thankyou
Written June 22, 2019
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Thank you for the stellar five star review! Your kind feedback has been passed onto the management team and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon! Thanks, GCTC
Written June 25, 2019
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Magpie2424
Ormeau, Australia131 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Had this pencilled into the itinerary before we left on our trip, we did this a couple of years back and really enjoyed the day out, the amenities have been updated a bit since our last visit and it a lot more friendly and comfortable, lots of people enjoying the weather and a few frothies on the lawn which is always good for a laugh.
It’s a pity the lady in the food stall hadn’t read the memo about it being fun, what an old crab.......but that wasn’t going to spoil our day, didn’t win, but didn’t lose the shirt off the back either, so all in all a great day out lots of fun, and would certainly do it again.
Written May 13, 2019
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Hi, It's wonderful to hear you had a great day with us GC style! We hope to see you back soon on track! Kind Regards, GCTC
Written May 15, 2019
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