|1895||The game of golf was introduced to a few friends in Hamilton by S.H. Palmer after a trip to Scotland.|
|1896||A private Hamilton Golf Club - had no links - made application to Borough for the use of the Police paddock - this was declined because they mistakenly believed that the use of horses in the game would damage the surface. Play was at Pretonholme property of Mr J. Learmonth who had a nine hole course.
Many primary producers graziers had nine hole golf courses including Brung Brungle, Corea, Brie Bri, Mount Sturgeon, Blackwood, the last one being Nigretta.
|1897||The Annual Meeting wound up the old club and a new club was formed with R. Stapleton Bree President.
The course was 86 acres in two paddocks leased from Hon. Thomas McKellar. Subs 7/6 and 3/-. It had 9 holes with grass greens enclosed by fences wire netting bunkers across fairways.
|1898||Purchased a pavilion from the Tennis Club for £5.4.6.|
|1899||Colours were brown, white and green.|
|1902||Joined V.G.A. (I think we have been continuous members)|
|1905||Offer made by Thomas Robertson, W.H. Melville and James Robertson for the land £1180 then erected a club house at a cost of £700 and offered the lot to Hamilton Golf Club on lease.|
|1906||The new club house opened. Colours were red, green, yellow.|
|1907||Joined V.L.G.U. - W.G.V.|
|1915||Hamilton Golf Club purchased the 86 acres for £2100 interest at 3% - later reduced to 2%.|
|1916||Water, piping hoses and sprays were sold to pay interest.
Vote to permit playing of golf on a Sunday was put to members and lost 60 yes to 67 no with 1 informal. Subsequent notice put in club house.
|1920||Re-fencing of greens so that 1700 sheep could be put on the 86 acres for one week to eat down the onion grass.|
|1934||The course was now 18 holes with grass greens.
Electric lights were installed at a total cost of £25/30.
|1938||Alterations to club house including the adding of a large lounge.|
|1941||Mechanisation came to Hamilton Golf Club with the purchase of a Chev Ute/Blitz as a tractor for £50. A horse was previously used to pull mowers and a dray.|
|1950's||The club applied for a liquor licence. More club house alterations.|
|1960's||Purchase of additional 54 acres. Plans for sale of approximately 10 acres of land.|
|1970's||Plans for the new layout prepared by Major Jock Whillans. Opened by V.G.A. President Mr. J.R. Lovett in 1973.|
|1979||New club house|
|1992||New 38 Melalitre dam plus watering system.|
|1993||Design of our club badge. Colours of the club changed again. Green, gold, navy.|
|1994||Alterations to club house entrance and installation of gaming machines.|
|1996||Our first Pro Am tournament.
Golf Club's contribution to charities including 1st & 2nd W.W. Comforts Fund, Red Cross Blind, RSL and Legacy, Local Charities, Base Hospital and many others.
|1||The raising of subscriptions by 2/6 - LOST|
|2||Should the club house be connected to the town sewerage system or continue with our septic tank.|
|3||Should the Lady Members become Associate Members. This particular general meeting was heavily stacked by Lady Members - Result - motion lost.|
|4||That the Hamilton Golf Club leave the present site and move to an area of land near Bochara. (I suspect that is was landowned by a Committee Members wanting to make a profit).|
|5||The location of the present club house.|