Golfing Getaways Blog

19 February 2015

IGS Barnbougle golf tour December 2015


Barnbougle Links Resort is an amazing golfing destination, located 60 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.

IGS Barnbougle golf tour

I recently hosted a group of 18 keen golfers from around Australia to Barnbougle Links Resort and we had a memorable experience staying 3 nights at the resort and playing 3 rounds of golf.

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 10 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.

IGS Barnbougle golf tour

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.

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”!

Gary Allomes
Managing Director