Tasmania Golf

"Tasmania Golf - You won't be disappointed!"

Tasmania is the birthplace for Australian golf - set up by homesick Scots who missed their beloved golf! You'll find some amazing courses here - the scenery is just so stunning that it lends itself perfectly to golf. In fact, Tasmania very much reminds me of Scotland, the birthplace of golf itself.

My hubby is a huge golfer, so whenever we go away, I'm always checking out how far away the nearest "good" golf course is. Most places will allow you to hire clubs etc so don't worry about having to carry your clubs around everywhere with you if this is just an "add on" to your trip.

But taking your golf clubs on internal domestic flights is also pretty easy. It does count as part of your luggage entitlement so you may have to pay extra if your "clothes" bags are already maxed out. Just get there a little ahead of time to check them through the "oversized" luggage area.

As is true of the golfing world, some courses are members only, making it difficult to get on to and play. Other well known courses allow the public to play at certain times only. This can make things busy and your game last well over the usual 5 hours. In Tasmania however, this rarely happens. Others are public courses and you can play whenever you like.

Use the link here to better understand where some of these places are but essentially the majority are in and around the north coast not far from Launceston. map-tasmania.

Best Places To Experience Tasmania Golf


  • A hidden gem in terms of place and its golf Course, Barnbougle Dunes is ranked as Australia's best public golf course. The course is traditionally Scottish with sweeping blustery views. A championship 18 hole course that is open to the public. Worth a detour if you are an avid golfer and are up in this area.

  • The Tasmania Golf Course is in Hobart and is probably the most prestigious of the golf courses in Tasmania. This is where championship golf is played. The course is set over the picutresque "Barilla Bluff"


    Ratho at Bothwell - is well known as the birthplace of Australian golf and first started back in the 1830's when homesick Scots missed their golf. There is a Golf Museum here as well as whiskey distilleries and fishing nearby! It's 74km north of Hobart going inland and well worth the trip if you are into your golf - it's cheap too at under $20 for 9 holes!


    The Tasman Course offers AMAZING views and it's hard not to fall in love with this course. Much is talked about the 8th hole - particularly tough and beautifully scenic.


    There are some lovely courses along the Tamar River, right in the wine country. In fact there are probably 3 good courses near Launceston and then it's not far to travel north up to the "must do" Barnbougle Dunes:

  • Launceston Golf Course -it has hosted the Tasmanian open and has a good calibre of golfer walking round its course. Lots of trees and interesting holes.

  • Riverside Golf Course - Suitable for all levels with some difficult holes (9th and 18th are uphill). Not too near the river to mean lots of lost balls!
  • Mowbray - Just 10 minutes outside of Launceston in the town of Mowbray, this is a good quality course.

  • The Country Club - a resort golf course just 10 minutes outside of Launceston in a suburb called Prospect Vale. My hubby enjoyed this course. The views are lovely and the course challenging.

    There are a couple of other courses which are a bit less known but if you are in the area and fancy a game of golf, they are OK:

  • Devonport - a hard course and currently home to the Tasmanian Open. Changes depending on the weather.
  • Ulverstone - Another tricky course but it's a well kept course right in the heart of bushland.

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