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Royal Hobart Golf Club

Hobart, Tasmania

Fast Facts



Situated due east of Tasmania’s capital of Hobart and south of the Tasmania Golf Club is the renowned Royal Hobart Golf Club. The Championship golf course has hosted many Tasmanian Opens, Australian Opens and Australian PGA Championships. The Golf Club can be traced back to Federation in 1901, it formed as a club in 1916, although it was granted ‘Royal’ status in 1925. Royal Hobart is a must-play for any visiting travellers to Hobart, it is located just 20 minutes from the CBD and 5-minutes from the airport. In 1997, Royal Hobart Golf Club adopted a new course master plan to guide long-term improvements to ensure the golf course maintains the challenges required of a modern championship golfing facility. Various images supplied by Gary Lisbon.

Golf Course Information

Royal Hobart is known for its lethal bunkers which draw parallels to the Sandbelt region of Melbourne such as Kingston Heath, Victoria Golf Club and Royal Melbourne. The parkland layout is situated on a sand-base and features 80 greenside and fairway bunkers. The biggest challenge at Royal Hobart is strategy. Fairways are generally narrow and tree-lined, while large greenside bunkers protect firm greens. Accuracy from the tee is demanded with every shot, and is even more important when navigating the myriad bunkers throughout Royal Hobart’s eighteen holes. Pay attention at on holes that dogleg as it pays to place your golf ball in the right spot from the tees.


For a golf course in the Southern extremity of Australia and the world to have hosted internationally-acclaimed championships, it needs to retain championship quality. Though its subtleties challenge pro golfers, Royal Hobart is a very accessible golf course for amateurs and social golfers. There are various tee-boxes and walking the golf course is very easy to do. Over the years, subtle improvements have enhanced the golf course yet it has always retained its original design concept, which is a testament to architect Vern Morcom’s design capabilities.

Venue Information

Practice Facilities

Royal Hobart Golf Club is a championship venue and a very old golf club by Australian standards. Visiting golfers will find a driving range, putting green and short-game warm-up area. Additionally, there are lessons available for couples, groups, clinics, corporate groups and individuals by resident certified PGA professionals as well as an ALPG professional.



Inside the clubhouse at Royal Hobart, there is a pro shop staffed by experts who also provide some handy tips for what to see around town. They offer great advice for the golf course, golf equipment, dress regulations and general day-to-day operations at the club. Additionally, you can hire clubs, motorised carts and pull buggies to add to your experience. The restaurant at Royal Hobart Golf Club occupies the top level of the clubhouse and overlooks the golf course’s ninth and eighteenth greens. The bar & restaurant is open from Tuesday to Sunday for lunch, Friday evenings for dinner, and they offer High Tea on Tuesdays, Thursdays and the first Sunday of each month, which is an excellent addition to any visit.

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