Tasmania is considered one of the most ideal locations for golf links style courses. With courses scattered among sand dunes, running along rugged coastlines and providing breathtaking views, Tasmania is sure to provide a true golfing adventure.
Here are the top 10 golf courses in Tasmania.
Barnbougle Dunes, Bridport
Barnbougle Dunes is a links style course unlike any other in Australia. Considered one of the world’s most natural golf courses, Barnbougle Dunes winds through towering sand dunes along the beach where the roar of the ocean can be heard.
Opened in 2004, Barnbougle Dunes was once a strip of land along the coast of a potato farm. Professional golfer Geoff Ogilvy considers Barnbougle Dunes not only one of Australia’s best courses but one of the best courses in the world.
Barnbougle Dunes measures at 6,148 metres and has a course par of 72.
Course facilities: Clubhouse, practice facilities, caddie services, pro shop, accommodation and golf lessons.
Barnbougle Lost Farm, Bridport
Barnbougle Lost Farm is a 20-hole golf course. Opened in December 2010, Lost Farm was rated in the top 10 golf courses within a week of opening and has attracted the attention of international golfers of all abilities.
The course runs adjacent to the Forester River and inland towards the Tasmanian hinterland offering breathtaking views.
Barnbougle Lost Farm spans 6,503 metres and has a course par of 78.
Course facilities: Clubhouse, practice facilities, caddie services, pro shop and golf lessons.
Cape Wickham, King Island
Cape Wickham is a links style golf course with holes cleverly routed around Cape Wickham Lighthouse. Construction of Cape Wickham was completed in late 2015 and since then golfers from around the world have travelled to King Island to play this course.
Every hole on the course has an ocean view, which is rare for a golf course. It also offers variable playing conditions depending on what time of day you are playing.
Cape Wickham measures at 6,150 metres and has a par of 72.
Course facilities: Clubhouse, practice area and accommodation.
Ocean Dunes Golf Club, King island
Considered a ‘must go’ golf course, Ocean Dunes is located beside the Great Southern Ocean among imposing sand dunes. Ocean Dunes is ranked number 4 on the list of Australia’s Best Public Golf Courses.
Spanning 6,435 metres, Ocean Dunes has a course par of 72.
Course facilities: Pro Shop, clubhouse and accommodation.
Tasmania Golf Club, Cambridge
Set out on headland overlooking Barilla Bay, Tasmania Golf Club offers breathtaking views and tree-lined fairways. The third and signature hole of the course is considered one of the country’s most scenic holes.
Tasmania Golf Club is a must-play destination for all golfers. While open all year round, they say the course is at its best in late Spring and Autumn.
This course is 6,685 metres in length with a course par of 72.
Course facilities: Pro Shop.
Royal Hobart Golf Club, Seven Mile Beach
Founded in 1916, Royal Hobart Golf Club, is recognised as Tasmania’s premier golf club. It was granted a royal distinction in 1925. Particular attention is paid to keeping the course in impeccable condition all year round and while some subtle changes have been introduced, they conform to the original design concept of the course.
Located in natural bushland beside Seven Mile Beach, Royal Hobart has played host to the Tasmanian Open, the Qantas Australian Open and the Australian Ladies Championship.
The course spans 6,174 metres and has a par of 72.
Curse facilities: Pro shop, tuition and restaurant.
King Island Golf Club, King Island
Considered one of the world’s greatest 9-hole courses, King Island is located on the rugged west coast of King Island.
King Island Golf Club has been described as resembling St Andrew’s Golf Links in Scotland. While compact, this course is considered a real challenge for even the best golfers.
King Island measures at 5,476 metres.
Course facilities: Clubhouse.
Kingston Beach Golf Club, Kingston
Kingston Beach Golf Club is Tasmania’s southernmost championship golf course. Set in park- like surrounds, Kingston Beach Golf Club has beach and river views and is home for many species of wildlife.
Course facilities: Driving range, pro shop and dining room.
Considered one of the most picturesque golf courses in Tasmania it provides a challenge for golfers of all abilities.
The course spans 6,160 metres and has a course par of 72.
Course facilities: Pro shop, clubhouse, driving range, putting green and practice bunkers.
It is said that shortly after World War 1, sportsmen who previously enjoyed hitting golf balls around the area decided it was time to form a golf club. In January 1921 the Devonport Golf Club was established.
The golf course measures at 5,880 metres with a course par of 70.
Course facilities: Clubhouse, driving range, putting green, pitching green, chipping green and practice bunker.
With over 65 golf courses throughout this island state, Tasmania is sure to provide a unique golfing experience for everyone.