Getaways Blog

02 September 2014

Barnbougle Dunes, Tasmania


Barnbougle Dunes is an amazing golfing destination, located 50 kilometres north east of Launceston, Tasmania just near the seaside fishing village of Bridport. There are two purpose built links courses, the older Dunes course and the newer Lost Farm course. Both are constructed within and around the sand dunes of the Forrester River, and sit adjacent to Bass Strait.  

Both courses have famous American designers, Tom Doak (Dunes) and Bill Coore (Lost Farm) and are designed on the lines of the famous British and Irish links courses. The Dunes is only 9 years old, but looks like it has been around for a hundred years. The Dunes course is Golf Digest #1 Public Access course in Australia … Lost Farm is #2! 

Despite the close proximity of the courses, they are remarkably different. The topography of the land on which the Dunes lies rolls in and out of the sand dunes along the coast, whilst the sand dunes on which Lost Farm lies are steeper and more dramatic. The Lost Farm plays along the coast and inland and also features 20 holes.

Which course is better? – that will depend on which way the wind blows and to some extent how you play on the day, so we’ll leave that for you to discuss over a few quiet drinks at the clubhouse.

International Golf Specialists have targeted these magnificent courses as an integral base for fully independent and packaged golf tours to Tasmania.  As an official Australian golf tour operator, we can package these courses with affordable and comfortable accommodation on-course and also in Launceston. We can also arrange private transfers or hire car rentals.  

In addition to the golf, there is a world-renown wine precinct within the Tamar Valley, with wineries such as Pipers Brook, Janz and Ninth Island producing world standard wine, with top class restaurants and wine cellars. A wonderful wine touring trail has been developed and was rated as one of the “Top 10 Wine Routes in the World” by Essential Travel magazine (UK), June 2011.

We have great rates and contacts at Barnbougle Dunes, so why don’t you join an International Golf Specialists group tour, or let us prepare a specialised itinerary for you & your golfing mates and enjoy a “great golfing experience”! 

IGS offers some amazing Tasmania golf packages & Barnbougle Dunes golfing experiences.

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Gary Allomes

Managing Director