In not even a month I’ll have a nice long break from work, which I can’t wait for to be honest. Early November, my girlfriend and I will make our way south-eastwards big time. After some days in Singapore we’ll head down south to the fifth continent, lovely Australia. For 3 weeks we’ll make our way along the subtropical east-coast from Gold Coast in the south to Port Douglas in the north, followed by another 5 days in beautiful Sydney.
The east coast of Australia is a magnificent place to be and November should be the perfect time to travel. Australia with its long British history is very fond of playing golf, hence you find a perfect golf course infrastructure there – from public courses to high class private member country clubs.
Alone the city of Gold Coast, our first stop just outside of Brisbane, offers more than 40 golf courses! But Australia is big and we’re on a tight schedule. The first round is planned in the Whitsundays – in one word: a paradise. Staying some days on Hamilton Island for sailing, snorkeling and relaxing, I’ll play the Hamilton Island Golf Club, which is actually not on Hamilton Island but on Dent Island, a 10min boat ride off Hamilton. Hamilton itself is an exclusive resort with world class 5-star accommodation. The golf course is put on its own island – I guess that’s pretty unique.
The Whitsundays are located at the edge of the Great Barrier Reef and the golf course on Dent Island offers spectacular views accross the Coral Sea. It’s probably the most magnificent course in Australia.
I was told it’s not an easy course and built for the thinking golfer. Not having played for a while, being a bit rusty, I guess I leave the big stick in the bag and play short but save. In any way, I can’t wait for it. If you are interested, check out the website of the island and the golf club: