- Location - Bridport , TAS
In golf terms, Barnbougle is young. Whilst the rolling fairways of the courses, set amongst the wild and dr...View Profile
In authentic seaside links style the Barnbougle Dunes Links Course runs along the shoreline in two loops, in amongst the massive coastal dunes that form the wider setting. Some of these are more than 30 metres tall. The flow of the course is the continuing flow of the land, of the dune-scape. The closing holes are played along the beach itself.
A young 25 year old Tasmanian golfer named Greg Ramsay first had the dream of seeing a great golf course opened at Bridport, and his passion for the game won over the farmer who owned the land, Richard Sattler. Sattler developed the concept with Ramsay and the course architects, Tom Doak and Mike Clayton. Within six months of opening, Barnbougle Dunes Links Course was ranked within the World Top 50.
Barnbougle Dunes Links Course is Australia's No. 1 public access course, the No. 1 links course, and in 2018 is rated the No. 2 golf course by Australian Golf Magazine. It also hovers just above the World Top 10 links courses. This is a remarkable feat for such a recently created course and the high ratings have been continuous since it opened in December 2004.
The Clubhouse at The Dunes offers a relaxed and informal dining experience. It is open every day of the week, providing food sourced from local Tasmanian produce for breakfast, lunch and dinner. While dining, you experience the unforgettable panoramic views of The Dunes Course, Barnbougle Beach and Anderson Bay. As well, the Clubhouse Bar and Lounge is open daily until late, and the Restaurant, and Conference facilities, are here on site.
Facilities at Barnbougle include a driving range, a chipping and pitching green, and a generous putting practice green.
Barnbougle Dunes and the Lost Farm are located at Bridport on the N.E. coast of Tasmania. Allow about an hour for the drive north from Launceston (80 klms), or 90 minutes from Launceston airport. The Barnbougle Bus offers a transfer service from Launceston.
Barnbougle has a wonderful array of onsite accommodation options. These include cottages at the Dunes, four-bed Bunker Villas, two-bedroom Ocean Villas, and at Lost Farm, the Luxury Golf Lodge.
The creation of Barnbougle Dunes, followed by the Lost Farm, has brought Tasmania in from the cold, as it were, among 21st Century golfing destinations. Beyond historical Ratho, Tasmania is revealing its wider magnetic appeal within the world of golfing tourism.