To the trophy room Posted by Reef Magazine - 30 September 2013 Notching up another two wins for Hamilton Island’s resorts and activities, qualia took out the expert panel’s Best Australian Island Resort award while Hamilton Island Golf Club scooped the Reader’s Choice award for Best Island Golf Course at the recent 2013 Australian Gourmet Traveller Awards. The accolade is just one of many collected by qualia in the Australian Gourmet Traveller Awards since it opened in 2008: the resort was voted Gourmet Traveller’s Best New Accommodation in 2008, Best Resort Accommodation in 2009, Best Spa in 2010 and in both 2011 and 2012 it did the double: Best Spa and Best Australian Island Resort. Anyone who has teed off at Hamilton Island Golf Club would have probably also tipped it as the hot ticket too, sitting as it does uniquely, in the Whitsundays on its own private island with a world-beater view and British Open super-champ Peter Thomson architect of the 18 holes. A golfer’s fantasy island. No need to gloat, but we do swing while we’re winning. About the Author 'REEF Magazine – Hamilton Island & the Great Barrier Reef' is a magazine that showcases all that Hamilton Island has to offer, from events, to an exciting array of activities, attractions and more. You can pick up your complimentary copy of 'REEF Magazine' at any Hamilton Island hotel, and you can also access some of our feature articles right here on The Island Blog.