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“Wow the views are amazing”

Hamilton Island Golf Club
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Owner description: With incredible views over the Whitsundays, and the only 18-hole championship golf course on its own island in Australia, Hamilton Island Golf Club is a destination in itself. Located on Dent Island, the Hamilton Island Golf Club is a 'must do' activity for both novice and professional golfers.
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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“Wow the views are amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

A visit to the Golf Course is a must, amazing views and a great clubhouse, when you do the tour of the course you are greated with waiters with fresh towels, a really lovely touch. Even if you don't play Golf you should go for lunch and the tour.

Visited August 2013
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Hampton Hill, United Kingdom
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“Lovelly day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Excellent food with great views. Worth the trip over. Suggest the island tour as they do a package with 2 course lunch, tour of island for $65. Money well spent.

Visited August 2013
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australia
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“Breathtaking!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

This course at first looks a little daunting!!! But you soon forget when you are standing on a tee looking at most beautiful views I have ever seen from a golf course. Take plenty of balls because even if you hit the ball straight you will still lose some.
Try and play as early as you can so the wind doesn't get to strong, ensure you book in for lunch after.... well worth it!!!

Visited August 2013
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
1 review
“One for the bucket list”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

Just returned from 4 beautiful days on Hamilton Island.
Before I played Hamilton Island with my son in law, Bonville was my favourite Australian public course. H.I. exceeded all expectations. Once you've recovered from the panorama, the course before you is breathtaking. All aspects of the course exceed one's expectations. Given the exposure of the course, from tee to green its far above most great courses any of us could play. Forget Augusta,(you can't play there anyway), better than Pebble Beach, warmer than St Andrews. Before you die, you have to play here.
Forget the negative reviews, make up your own mind. Everybody we dealt with there could not have been more courteous and helpful. From the greeting refresher towel to your final putt on 18, you will be satisfied beyond expectations.Take your camera, take lots of balls and take it all in. We played the back nine one day, the front nine the next and on Fathers day, played the back nine again. The course encourages you and builds confidence to prepare for the back nine. Be warned, its more difficult but this pales into insignificance given the beauty of the place.
Peter Thompson, take your hat off.
Regards Jim and Ross.

Visited August 2013
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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“Most scenically beautiful golf course in Australia”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

First time on HI and decided to play the course twice in the week. Both times we played from the back tees. On the first day our on cart GPS didn't work which was a bit of a nuisance but we had our own anyway. The staff were all very friendly and welcoming both in the golf ops area and in the clubhouse.

The course is the most scenically beautiful course I have played with "have a look at that" views from almost every hole. The fairways are reasonably generous but miss them and the penalty is a lost ball. The course was reasonably wet the first day we played and given there had been no rain it was a bit puzzling. From a design perspective there are some really terrific holes with a few that just leave you scratching your head (17 for example) but overall it's a really fun and challenging course to play. Whatever disappointment 17 leaves you with are blown away on the back tee on 18. Great finishing hole.

On the second day our partners came across on the $65 tour and lunch special and we joined them as well. Superb lunch had by all with Chloe's table service topping it off.

Yes, the golf at $150 isn't cheap and $15 for range balls is a joke but overall I'm happy to have played and would play again on future visits

Visited August 2013
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