Royal Hobart Golf Club

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Royal Hobart Golf Club
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Club information
Coordinates 42°51′19″S 147°29′55″E / 42.8554°S 147.4985°E / -42.8554; 147.4985
Location Seven Mile Beach, Tasmania, Australia
Established Newlands Golf Club 1896, Hobart Golf Club 1901,
Royal Hobart Golf Club 1925
Type Private
Total holes 18
Tournaments hosted Tasmanian Open,
Australian Amateur,
Australian Women's Amateur,
Australian Open
Website [1]
Designed by Vern Morcom (1956)
Par 73
Length 6,174 metres

The Royal Hobart Golf Club is a golf club in Seven Mile Beach, Tasmania, Australia, a suburb of Hobart. It hosted the Australian Open in 1971 when American Jack Nicklaus was the winner. It also hosted the Tasmanian Open (1968, 1976, 1980, 1986, 1991, and 2003), Australian Amateur (1968, 1974, 1987, 1993, 2000, and 2006), Australian Women's Amateur (1968, 1978, 1990, and 1997).

Jason Day in capturing the Australian Amateur Championship winner in 2006 held at the Royal Hobart Golf Club, shot the course record of 64 to break the course record previously held by Jack Nicklaus.[1]

Designed by Vern Morcom, who was also responsible for the Woodrising Course at Devonport Golf Club, Spreyton.

Notable Members[edit]

  • Bruce Pearce Australian Open
  • Clyde Pearce 1908 Australian Open
  • Elvie Whiteside Australian Ladies Championship
  • Betty Dalgleish 1958 Tasmanian senior championship, 1968 Australian Ladies Championship, 1973 Ladies Professional Golf Association of Australia
  • Lindy Goggin 1971, 1977 and 1980 Australian Ladies Championship, 1973, 1976, 1980 and 1986 Victorian Amatuer, Tasmanian Amateur Champion 19 times from 1976 to 1991
  • Peter Toogood 1954 Australian Amateur Champion, 1956 New Zealand Amateur Champion, Tasmanian Open Champion 1948, 49, 51, 55, 59, 60, 62, 66, 72, 78
  • Mathew Goggin 1994 Australian Amateur Championship, 1996 San Paolo Vita Open, 1998 Australasian Tour Championship, 1999 Omaha Classic

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Another Golden Day Page 8". Mercury Newspaper. 18 August 2015. 

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