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Last updated: 19 April, 2022
Expert travel writer: Fionn Davenport

Australia doesn’t do seaside links in the classic British sense, but this Tom Doak beauty is the closest to the type of course you’d find by the shores of the North Sea in Scotland.

Because it’s the antipodes, the dunes are bigger – in some cases 100 feet high – making the warps and fold of the fairways that much more dramatic, and unforgettable to play.

Here Doak put in place the design that he later echoed at Pacific Dunes in Oregon: there are some memorable holes and the greens are all superb, but ultimately it’s about the views… and the breeze.

Price from: £75
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 13+
When: All year around
Duration: -

Getting there & doing it

The resort is 90 minutes north of Launceston; if you don’t have a car there’s a shuttle service between the airport and the resort. Stay the night at the nearby Barnbougle Resort.

There’s all-day price, meaning you can play as many holes as you can fit in, so best to tee off early, break for lunch and go out again.

When to do it

The course is open all year round, seven days a week, but it’s best played between October and April.

Our writer’s picks of the best places to stay near this experience, closest first

Barnbougle Lost Farm Golf Resort

Bridport, Tasmania, Australia[2.1 miles]

A rustic resort that’s all about the golf, with two separate courses, each with their own style of accommodation. The Dunes comes with oceanside villas and beachfront ‘boxes’, while Lost Farm players stay in a modern eco-lodge with superb views.

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