Out of This World – The Great Barrier Reef


The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system – composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,600 kilometres. The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from outer space and is the world’s biggest single structure made by living organisms.
Perfectly located at the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, the Hamilton Island Golf Club has some of the most spectacular views and settings of any golf course in the world. Designed by champion golfer, Peter Thomson of Thomson Perrett, the Hamilton Island Golf Club is the only 18-hole championship island golf course in Australia. Situated on neighbouring Dent Island, access to the Golf Club is via a short boat transfer from Hamilton Island, which operates daily.

The course has been designed to challenge all levels of golf enthusiasts, from resort guests to professional golfers. Given the changes in course elevation; restricted landing areas and the ever-present breezes will provide a definite challenge from the back tees and enjoyable resort golf from the forward marks. The par 71, 18-hole course features two distinctly different nine hole circuits returning to a central clubhouse with panoramic views of Dent Passage and Hamilton Island.

The stunning Chris Beckingham designed clubhouse is ideally perched to catch the soft sea breeze and to take in the stunning views of Passage Peak and the sparking Coral Sea. The clubhouse offers a stylishly relaxed restaurant and bar that is perfect for a laid back long lunch or morning or afternoon snack and refreshing drink.
The island’s natural and rugged beauty, together with its mountainous terrain affords stunning 360 degree views across secluded coves and beaches to adjacent passages and islands, and the mainland beyond. A must play course!

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