Dent Island A short, 5-minute boat trip from Hamilton Island, Dent Island offers world-class golf, kayaking and much more. What you’ll love about Dent Island: Elevated, green, and pristine, Dent Island hosts the Hamilton Island Golf Club. Play a round at Australia’s only 18-hole championship golf course to be on its own island. Guarding the waters off central Queensland, Dent Island’s lighthouse has been a beacon for sailors since the 1870s. For many years Dent Island was visited only by grazing cattle and fishermen. Today, the island is a magnet for keen golfers. Paddle a kayak over Dent Island’s coral reefs, snorkel with schools of tropical fish or hire a dingy or while away the hours on a fishing expedition.