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The Empire Hotel, in the mining town of Queenstown, is a Tasmanian icon with history dating back to the wealth of the mining era at the turn of the century. It is the grand old lady of the West Coast and has a prominent facade in the towns streetscape. Inside there is a National Trust staircase made from Tasmanian Blackwood. The raw timber was shipped to England, carved and sent back to Queenstown where it has enjoyed a rich history and is admired by all. The restaurant is set in a large traditional dining room with a sense of the grandeur of the past. In cold conditions the open fire is lit for added warmth and ambience. Accommodation is modest but clean and comfortable. Opposite is the meticulously restored West Coast Wilderness Railway that attracts visitors worldwide and runs to Strahan through rainforest vegetation. Queenstown is also noted for its 'Moonscape" a result of many years of mining in the area. There is a public golf course with a couple of 'special' rules for poor weather conditions! The area is popular for walking, local fishing and four wheel drive tracks. Queenstown is a unique destination and The Empire Hotel not to be missed.
The Queenstown Golf Club is a nine-hole course in far west Tasmania.
Queenstown is a four-hour drive west of Hobart (256 kilometres/159 miles), and 40 minutes east of Strahan (40 kilometres/25 miles).
The Queenstown Golf Club offers a tight course with five, par four holes and four par threes.
Due to the wet west coast climate, this course—which is surrounded by mountains—can be heavy in winter but summer conditions are excellent.
As a green fee guest you can join members in regular competitions including a Wednesday ladies' competition and mixed competition each Saturday and Sunday.
After your round, you can get to know the locals over a drink in the club bar.
Queenstown is a copper and gold mining town, settled by prospectors in the 1880s.
You can take a tour of the Mt Lyell Copper Mine or visit the Miners’ Siding to discover the town’s mining heritage.
Test your skills at other west coast golf courses including the Strahan Golf Club and Rosebery Golf Course, or for a change of scenery, try a four-wheel drive tour or fish for trout in nearby Lake Burbury.
Holes: 9, Par: 64, Length: 4,512 metres, Australian Course Rating: 63.5.