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With scenic views guaranteed and some of the country's best and quirkiest courses, you'll find Tasmania a great place to swing a club. Tasmania is home to two of the World's Top 100 Golf Courses – Barnbougle Dunes and Barnbougle Lost Farm.

A traditional links course, Barnbougle Dunes on Tasmania's north coast was built in the Scottish style with fairways overlooking Bass Strait. Ranked as Australia's number 1 public golf course, the breathtaking landscape mirrors the wild coastal links courses of Scotland and Ireland.

Next door is Barnbougle Lost Farm, a quirky 20 hole course with greens dispersed amongst the dunes and along the coastline. The course offers an exciting challenge for golfers of all abilities.

Tasmania's newest courses are Cape Wickham and Ocean Dunes, both on King Island and both spectacular ocean-side courses designed in the true Scottish links tradition.

In Tasmania's Central Highlands is Ratho Farm, Australia's oldest golf course created by homesick Scots in the 1830s. A round here is cheap and cheerful, with square putting greens and fairways maintained by resident grazing sheep. It's also the site of the Australasian Golf Museum and its impressive collection of golfing memorabilia.

In the south, the Tasman Club near Port Arthur features a spectacular tee shot to a pocket-handkerchief green on the far side of a deep chasm, where vertical sea cliffs plummet to surging ocean swells far below.

Some of the top courses include Royal Hobart, Tasmania Golf Club, Kingston Beach and Claremont in the south, and Launceston Country Club, Devonport and Ulverstone in the north.

With more than 65 courses around the state, you won't be far from a fairway in Tasmania.