THE sleepy township of Windermere comes alive in summer as the crowds flock to nearby Lake Burrumbeet.
However, the small farming community has more to offer than just the water.
It boasts a colourful pub and tight-knit community along with host-quality sporting facilities.
It is also home to a man who has achieved a feat few can lay claim to.
Almost seven years ago Bob Evans scored his third hole-in-one, putting him in illustrious company.
He shot the first back in 1989 in Skipton, and took until 2005 at Snake Valley to make his second.
But Mr Evans said the best was his third, at the Buninyong Golf Course in 2006.
“I was playing the vets and I reckon that shot was one of the best shots in golf I ever hit. I even seen it go in,” he said with a smile.
“My old golfing mate, he’s never had a hole-in-one and every time I got one he used to go round snorting and carrying on. You wouldn’t believe it but I’ve got three of them.”
But Mr Evans, who has lived in Windermere for 31 years said the job wasn’t done yet.
“I’m after another one actually because I’ve got four grandchildren,” he said.
Mr Evans and his wife Isabel moved to Windermere in the early 1980s, marvelling at the space such a short distance from Ballarat.
And despite more than three decades that have since passed, they still love the town.
“It’s got a very good vibe being here,” he said.
“When we first arrived there wasn’t a heck of a lot of buildings around and it just seemed like what I enjoyed. It’s very peaceful out here.”