Known as the Wool Capital of the World, the rural town of Hamilton is located in the southwest of Victoria and the municipality's golf club (founded in 1896) claims to be the oldest in the state still playing along its original fairways.
Our first impressions were of a very Australian parkland style course good enough to rival the better rural courses in Victoria.
Because many of the trees were planted in the '70's the course looks and plays younger than it's years.
The flowering gums and wattles framing the fairways make it an attractive golfing setting, indeed.
A number of the dogleg holes do not feature fairway bunkers- lines of play are determined solely by the native vegetation.
On these holes accuracy is paramount off the tee!
Yet, it is noticeable that other holes feature wider playing corridors where the doglegs are protected by attractive clusters of bunkers.
I liked the variation.
It added to the experience!
Hamilton Golf Club boasts a number of interesting short doglegs, a couple of very good par 3's and a majestic par 5 to bring you home.
It is a serious golf course!
We think it is one of the better country courses in Victoria, and well worth travelling to play.
Peter Wood is the founder of The Travelling Golfer – click the link to read his full review.