Sweeping seaside links bordered by surf beaches – the emerald fairways and velvet greens of championship 18-hole courses – spectacular clifftop holes with wide ocean views – these are just some of the experiences that bring keen golfers from around the world to follow their sport in Tasmania. With the variety, scenery and appeal of our golf in Tasmania, this is the perfect destination for a golfing holiday. And you’ll want to return to play again, because the island has more than 80 golf courses waiting for you.
Tasmania has a sprinkling of public courses, but most are run by clubs. Wherever you play, you’ll find a warm Tasmanian welcome for members of interstate golf clubs at the club courses in cities, towns and country areas.
Australia’s first golf course – on the grazing property Ratho at Bothwell – is still in use today, and the Bothwell Golf Club, on the edge of the Central Highlands, is home to the Australasian Golf Museum, with the largest display of historic and modern-day golfing memorabilia outside of St Andrew’s, Scotland.
Excellent 18-hole courses include the championship courses of Royal Hobart, Tasmania Golf Club, Kingston Beach and Claremont in the south, and Launceston Country Club, Devonport and Ulverstone in the north. The magnificent Barnbougle Dunes Golf Links near Bridport, a true seaside links in the authentic Scottish style, is widely acclaimed as one of the nation’s finest golf courses.