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Hamilton Island Golf Club

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Hamilton Island Golf Club

Dent Island, Australia

Is it possible to have a bad day of golf when the course you are on overlooks Australia’s Great Barrier Reef? Even if you are in a sand trap at the Hamilton Island Golf Club, you’ll be happy to take a few extra strokes just to stay on the gorgeous greens of Australia’s only 18-hole championship course on an island. And maybe the British Open championship golfer Peter Thompson designed the challenging par-71 course of broad fairways and steep valleys with plenty of distracting 360 views in mind.