"The magnitude of the sand dunes at Barnbougle Dunes- the likes of which I have not seen other than in Ireland or Scotland – along with the ocean back-drop provide the idyllic ingredients for a true and exciting test of Links golf"
On the north East coast of Tasmania lies a hidden gem and one of the world's top Links golf courses, Barnbougle Dunes. Upon 200acres of undulating coastal dunes the creative genius of famed golf architect Tom Doak and Australia's Michael Clayton has been realised.
Barnbougle, still only in its youth, continues to gain a reputation as one of the world's top links golf courses. The breathtaking landscape upon which the course has been created mirrors the wild coastal links courses of Scotland and Ireland and as Barnbougle continues to develop with age it looks set to follow in the footsteps of these great courses.
At Barnbougle golf is an experience that strikes all the senses. With the sun on your back, the wind in your hair, the whiff of sea salt and the roar of the ocean you'll be captivated by all that Mother Nature has to offer. The course presents itself in a new dimension each day providing exciting, challenging golf.
Location: Bridport, Tasmania, Australia
Year founded: 2004
Courses: Barnbougle Dunes, 6148 meters
Architect: Tom Doak (2004), Michael Clayton (2004)
Hole #7 - 112 meters par 3
The quirky 7th, nicknamed “Tom’s little devil”, demands a precise shot from a slightly elevated tee onto a tiny upturned green. On a calm day, the short distance means you could literally throw your ball onto the green, a 9 iron would be plenty if stick. However when the prevailing north westerly raises its head a middle iron punched low into the wind may be the best way to defend against a bounce into the deep bunker to the left or a slide down the steep bank behind the green.
Hole #6 - 381 meters par 4
Stunning view of beach and hole - easy to by distracted by the view. Precise tee shot is the key.
Course played: Barnbougle Dunes
Date played: 23rd November, 2011