Golf Courses in Tasmania
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 four of the top ten golf courses, as ranked by Australia’s Top 100 Golf Courses in Golf Digest 2018.
Sitting at #3 is Cape Wickham, a worthy recipient. This King Island course presents a rare and dramatic mix of coastal holes that lean gently towards the ocean, with the eleventh hole being positioned almost in the sea.
Also on King Island is Ocean Dunes, overlooking the Great Southern Ocean, with subtle rolling greens carved in the mould of Scotland’s great links courses.
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.
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, Launceston Country Club in the north, and Devonport and Ulverstone in the north-west.
With more than 65 courses around the state, you won't be far from a fairway in Tasmania.