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.
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.
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