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Review: Royal Hobart Golf Club

Located at Sandy Bay, not far from where the renowned Wrest Point casino stands today, the club’s original course was known as Newlands and was an incredible par-89, which included a par-7, four par-6s, six par-5s and seven par-4s.

A move to the eastern shore of the Derwent River followed in 1915 and the royal charter was attached to the club a decade later. But Hobart’s expansion forced the club to move again and in 1956 its present sand-based site of 175 acres at Seven Mile Beach – about 20 minutes’ drive east of the city centre – was chosen.

The overwhelming choice to design the new course was Vern Morcom, whose experience as course superintendent at Kingston Heath for nearly 40 years was renowned. In the late 1950s his reputation as one of the country’s foremost course architects was also widely known and coincided with him…

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