Golfers enjoying the Ocean Dunes at Bornougle golf course.
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Cape Wickham; Australia's spectacular new Golf Course on King Island, Tasmania
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A very special Stay & Play at The links golf project is unfolding on King Island overlooking the G...
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The accommodation at Ratho Farm consists of several old farm buildings lovingly restored into luxury...
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Located minutes from Launceston's CBD, Country Club Tasmania is perfectly positioned to soak up the ...
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The Australasian Golf Museum, located in Bothwell village, tells the story of how golf evolved from ...
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Barnbougle is set on 200 acres of undulating coastal dunes and is the creative genius of famed golf ...
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Barnbougle Lost Farm is situated adjacent to the Barnbougle Dunes Course on the wild and dramatic co...
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Barnbougle is set on 200 acres of undulating coastal dunes and is the creative genius of famed golf ...
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Cape Wickham Golf Links seaside arial view
Tasmania, renowned for its top-tier golf offerings with five courses ranked in the top 100 globally, invites you to a unique golf trip in Tasmania. This destination boasts Australia's oldest golf course, offering an unparalleled blend of golf and natural beauty. Inhale the crisp coastal air of Tassie, surrounded by rugged cliffs and scenic landscapes, indulge in cool climate wines, and relish locally sourced produce as you play on some of the world's most distinguished golf courses. With 65 golf courses across the island, from traditional links to parkland styles, Tasmania has curated the list to include only the most unique golfing experiences for your bucket list.

Barnbougle Dunes Golf Links Arial viewWhy Choose Tasmania for your Golf Trip

Tasmania, an island state of Australia, stands out as a premier golfing destination for several reasons. The island's unmatched natural beauty, characterized by diverse landscapes ranging from rugged coastlines to serene highlands, offers a stunning backdrop to many golf courses. These pristine environments are visually breathtaking and provide a tranquil and memorable golfing experience.

Golf courses in Tasmania are known for their world-class designs, many of which have gained international acclaim. Courses like Barnbougle and Cape Wickham are not just golfing venues; they are masterpieces of landscape and design, attracting golfers worldwide. Additionally, Tasmania is home to historical golf courses, including Ratho Farm, the oldest golf course in Australia. This rich heritage adds a unique depth to the golfing experience on the island.

What sets Tasmania apart is the variety of its golf courses. The proximity of the golf course is another major appeal. The courses cater to golfers of all skill levels and preferences from traditional links to modern designs. Each course, with its features such as the ocean views, offers a unique golfing challenge and experience.

High-quality accommodations, ranging from luxury resorts to cozy cottages, are available at or near the golf courses, ensuring comfort and convenience for visitors. The warm and welcoming nature of Tasmanians, known for their exceptional hospitality, makes every golfer's holiday enjoyable and memorable.

Beyond the greens, Tasmania offers a rich culinary experience with its local cuisine, whiskey and renowned wines, reflecting the island's vibrant culture. For those accompanying golfers or looking for activities beyond golf, Tasmania boasts a plethora of attractions, including hiking trails, wildlife tours, and cultural sites, ensuring that there's something for everyone.

Play and Stay: The Ultimate Tasmanian Golf HolidayUnique Charters Helicopter flight to course

Enhance your golf holiday in Tasmania with superb 'Play and Stay' options available across many courses, merging the thrill of playing on spectacular courses with the comfort of on-site accommodations..

On-Site Accommodations at Golf Courses

A significant number of Tasmania's golf courses offer on-site accommodations, ranging from luxurious resorts to cozy, boutique lodgings. For instance, Barnbougle Golf Club provides elegant cottages and villas that overlook the stunning courses and ocean, offering a serene retreat after a day on the greens. Similarly, Cape Wickham and Ocean Dunes on King Island boast accommodations that blend seamlessly with the natural landscape, providing a tranquil and immersive golfing getaway.

Tailored Golf Tours

Many Tasmanian golf courses and resorts offer tailored golf tours & packages, which often include rounds of golf, accommodation, and sometimes additional perks like dining experiences or spa treatments. These packages are designed to create a hassle-free, memorable golf trip, allowing golfers to fully immerse themselves in the experience without worrying about the logistics.

The Convenience of Play and Stay

The convenience of staying at the golf course cannot be overstated. It allows for early tee times, the luxury of walking from your room to the first tee, and the relaxation of not having to travel post-round. Moreover, these accommodations often provide additional amenities such as dining facilities, spas, and other recreational activities, ensuring a well-rounded and enjoyable stay.

Ideal for Groups and Solo TravelersFamily photo on Ocean Dunes Golf Course

Whether you're planning a golf trip with friends, a solo retreat, or a romantic getaway, the play and stay options in Tasmania cater to all needs. Group packages often include additional benefits and can be customized to suit the preferences of each party.
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Ratho Farm at Bothwell

Ratho Farm holds the title of Australia's oldest golf course, offering a blend of historical charm and modern challenge. Located in Tasmania's Central Highlands, it combines a traditional links-style layout with the natural beauty of the surrounding landscapes. The course is part of a larger boutique accommodation and function venue, set in beautifully restored cottages, offering a unique golfing experience. It is steeped in golf history, where golfing legends of Scottish immigrants date all the way back to 1822. 

18 Hole | Par 70 | 5100 Meters

Barnbougle Dunes Golf Links course arial situated between sea and riverBarnbougle Golf

Barnbougle Golf Club in Tasmania is a true golfer's paradise, featuring two of the world's top golf courses. The Dunes, the older of the two, is a stunning example of traditional links golf set against the dramatic coastline. Lost Farm offers a unique 20-hole layout that meanders through towering dunes. Both courses boast breathtaking ocean views and challenging play for all skill levels.

The Dunes at Barnbougle

  • Rated #2 in Australia by Australian Golf Magazine (2013)
  • Rated # 11 in the World by Golf Digest (2014)

Lost Farm at Barnbougle

  • Rated #3 in Australia by Australian Golf Magazine
  • Rated #23 in the World by Golf Digest
  • Rated #72 in the World by Golf Magazine

Bougle Run at Barnbougle

  • 14 Hole | Par 3

Cape Wickham Golf Links seaside arial viewCape Wickham

Cape Wickham Golf Club is renowned for its extraordinary setting on King Island. Almost every hole on this course offers spectacular ocean views, a rarity in the golfing world. The course's design leverages the natural undulations of the land, providing golfers with a diverse and thrilling links experience. Its remote location adds to its allure, making it a must-visit for avid golfers.

  • Ranked #1 Public Course by Golf Australia
  • Ranked #2 Overall in Top 100 by Golf Australia
  • Ranked #24 in the World in 2015 by Golf Digest
  • 18 Holes | Par 72 | 5770 Meters
  • Located on Kings Island

Ocean Dunes Golf course arial view with rainbowOcean Dunes Golf Course

Ocean Dunes King Island Golf Course offers a unique golfing experience on King Island, featuring a stunning 290-acre layout along 2km of the Great Southern Ocean coastline. Known for its smooth Bent Grass Greens and rolling dunes, the course provides a harmonious blend of nature and design. It features challenging tee shots and multiple tee blocks to suit all skill levels. The course is distinguished by its signature par-threes over the ocean and ample landing areas, accommodating the windy conditions typical of links golf. Ranked among Australia's best public courses, Ocean Dunes is a memorable destination for golf enthusiasts.

  • Ranked 4th on the List of Australia's Best Public Courses
  • 18 Holes | Par 72 | 6400 Meters
  • Located on Kings Island

Local Golf Tournaments

June 1 | Tasmanian Men's Pennant Preliminary Finals (Div 1 - 3) | Mowbray Golf Club

June 1-2 | Tasmanian Women's Pennant Finals (Div 1-3) | Devonport Country Club

September 23 | Barclay Shield | North West Bay Golf Club

October 4 | North vs South Junior Match Play Series Round 3 | Longford Golf Club

October 7 | North vs South Junior Match Play Series Round 4 | Pittwater Golf Club

November 16-17 | Men's Tasmanian B & C Grade Championship | Scottsdale Golf Club

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Frequently asked questions.

How many golf courses does Tasmania have?

Over 65, providing diverse golfing experiences from traditional links to modern parkland courses, perfect for any golf trip to Tasmania.

Is it possible to golf a few of these premier courses on one holiday trip to Tasmania?

Absolutely! Plan your itinerary with our concierge to enjoy multiple top-tier courses during your golf trip to Tasmania.

What other activities are popular in Tasmania?

Beyond golf, Tasmania offers a myriad of activities from hiking to enjoying local cuisine, all enriching your golf trip experience.

How far in advance should I book my Tasmania Golf trip?

Ideally, book 3-6 months in advance to ensure the best accommodations and tee times for your golf trip to Tasmania.

Where is Barnbougle Golf Course?

Barnbougle Golf Course is located in the northeast of Tasmania, near the town of Bridport. It sits along the coastline, offering stunning views of Bass Strait. The course is approximately a one-hour drive from Launceston, Tasmania’s second-largest city, making it easily accessible for visitors.

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