In 1984, Gordon Hogg set the lowest score over Hamilton, with a gross score of 62 from a handicap of 3, giving a net 59.

Following course adjustments, Euan Moir held the course record gross score of 64 from 2004 and breaking his own record in 2018 with a gross score of 63.  On 13th August 2022 Martin Scott shot a 63 on difficult course conditions to equal the long standing record of Euan Moir.

Gregg Watson broke the course record on 6th May 2023 playing from a handicap of +3.  Gregg scored a gross of 62(-8) and managed 9 birdies and 1 bogey en route to securing the course record


One of the most remarkable scores achieved over the course was recorded by a visiting player, Wilma Aitken in 1981. Playing in the Ladies Open Competition, the Riccarton Rosebowl, Wilma established two world records at the time – male or female, amateur or professional – when she scored no fewer than 11 birdies in one round, and 9 of them consecutively from the 3rd to the 11th holes. An astonishing achievement when you consider how golf equipment has progressed in the intervening 30+ years.

The world record for the number of birdies in one round has since been beaten in the professional ranks. However, the number of consecutive birdies has never been beaten on the European PGA Tour, and has only been equalled in the professional ranks by Mark Calcavecchia in 2009 in the 2nd round of the Canadian Open. On the LPGA Tour, the figure has also been equalled by Beth Daniel in the 2nd round of the Philips Invitational in 1999.

So Wilma still jointly holds the world record, and puts Hamilton Golf Club on the world map !!