Holidays are all about kicking back, relaxing and spending time doing what you love. For some people, that means exploring the natural landscape and embracing beautiful scenery. For others, they prefer to build up a sweat with a session of their favourite sport.



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When you visit WAHI, you can do both! Just a short, 10-minute ferry trip from Hamilton Island you will find Dent Island – the only golf course in Australia that’s located on its very own island. Yep, you read that right. We’re talking about an 18-hole, par 71 championship golf course custom-designed to take full advantage of the spectacular ridges and valleys of the island. It’s a crowd-favourite among the staff and guests at WAHI and attracts every kind of golf lover.

Ready to take a swing at it? Here’s what you can expect from a day trip to Dent Island.



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Tick a World-Class Golf Course off Your Bucket List

It goes without saying that Dent Island is a dream destination for any keen golfer. Designed by five-time British Open winner Peter Thomson, the course is said to be one of the most challenging in the world. Those willing to take on the course may face wicked winds, impenetrable bushlands, and a 14th hole that is even nicknamed the ‘Valley of Death' (pictured above). Despite the tricky design, the elevated and pristine greens still attract players of all abilities from across the globe.



Retreat to the Clubhouse for a Meal to Remember

After you’ve put your skills to the test on the greens, it’s time to retreat to the clubhouse for a post-game celebration. With incredible views and a contemporary design, it’s the ideal spot for a long lunch or some light refreshments. The seasonally rotating menu brings in fresh and local produce, with a particular focus on seafood. Take your pick from the indoor or outdoor seating, and make a toast to your game – regardless of the final score.



Get Expert Tips From Seasoned Professionals

If you’re looking to fine-tune your skills and take your performance to the next level, you’ll want to check out the Hamilton Island Golf Club Pro Shop. The team behind the desk have spent more time out on the greens than anyone else we’ve met, and they’re full of helpful tips to improve your game. The retail shop is also well-stocked with leading brand golf equipment, balls and accessories. If you forgot to bring your own equipment, you can also choose from the extensive range of general and premium clubs and golf shoes for hire.


Just a Short Trip From Our Front Door

Dent Island is just a convenient ten-minute ferry ride away from WAHI. Ferries leave every hour on the hour, returning every hour on the half-hour. The ferry transfer is included in your green fees, and transfers will be scheduled at the time of your booking. Having played more than our fair share of games on the course, the WAHI team is also available to answer any questions or help coordinate your booking.


What are you waiting for? Start practising your swing and prepare your putting skills, because Dent Island is a must-see for every golfer – novice or experienced.

Book your stay at WAHI now and get ready for your next holiday to the beautiful Whitsundays. We’re so excited to see you out on the course!