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, not to mention Ratho, Australia's oldest golf course at Bothwell in the central highlands.
Barnbougle Dunes, a traditional links course on Tasmania's north coast, was created in the Scottish style with undulating links 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.
Right next door is Barnbougle Lost Farm that features a quirky 20 holes with greens dispersed amongst the dunes and along the coastline. The routing of the course is diverse and offers an exciting challenge for golfers of all abilities.
Ratho, Australia's oldest golf course, was 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, with an 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 – oops, missed!
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 wherever you go in Tasmania.