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I’ve played this course a number of times over the last few
years and it’s one of my favourites in Tasmania. Although
the conditioning isn’t as good right at the moment due to
lack of rain, the location of this course really should make it
one the most spectacular in the country. It is set out on a
little peninsula in the Derwent river (still in the saltwater,
tidal area) so that the course is wrapped around on three sides
by the river. The views of Hobart, the river, and Mt Wellington
are there on each hole.
The course itself is fairly open to the breezes blowing up the
river, but is parkland in style with use of the river, two lakes
and plenty of mature trees lining the fairways. It’s a
suburban members course so call beforehand to see when you can
play. It’s not overly long but makes use of it’s
natural hazards, elevation changes and doglegs to protect par and
to challenge players. I especially like the fact that a number of
holes have you hitting uphill, across a slope or slightly
downhill, requiring thought about which club to take. Combine
that with what seems to be ever present breeze and overall length
isn’t very important.
As mentioned the course is fairly dry at the moment, and a number
of trees were missing, and others appear to be a little
distressed, which did detract a little. The new lake in the
middle of the course detracts from the aesthetics of the place
too and makes the holes bordering it significantly harder, but
when water access is the issue I guess it’s a necessary
Last point of note about Claremont is that it is right beside the
Cadbury chocolate factory and when the wind is blowing from that
way, a lovely rich smell of choclate can be had.
When compared to other Tassie courses it’s not in the
league of Tasmania or Royal Hobart but as the only 18-holer north
of the city it’s a great hit.
Very nice course in good condition .
Greens are true and one paced
Well worth a visit after the choclate factory
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