Tasmania is Australia's island state and a quick plane ride from the Melbourne area. It was first visited by a European (Abel Tasman) in 1642 and initially named Van Diemen's Land. With sorted tales filled with famous explorers like Captain Bligh, Captain Cook and Charles Darwin the history of the island reads like a 19th century adventure story. 

Perhaps this rough and tumble past is why Tasmania still captures our imagination. While modern accommodations and luxuries like world-class golf have replaced the angst of waiting for European supply ships... make no mistake, Tasmania still feels a world away and the island has a wonderful sense of being on the edge of isolation.

Unforgiving seas still batter the beautiful jagged coastline. But whereas in the past the rugged coast represented potential terror for approaching ships today it is replaced to figuring out how to navigate gusts in order to shape shots to island greens.

Barnbougle Dunes and Lost Farm

Barnbougle offers two world-class golf courses adjacent to the beautifully rugged Bass Straight: The Dunes and The Lost Farm.

Cape Wickham

This top ranked seaside course is located on the beautifully rugged King Island and combines untamed coastline with true links golf.

Ocean Dunes

Ocean Dunes continues the excellent progress of golf on King Island by offering both an accessible and beautiful layout.

Customer reviews

I just want to send a huge, enthusiastic THANK YOU for all you did to make our trip happen. When we first envisioned it, we had high hopes. When it started taking shape with your assistance, we had high expectations. The experience itself soared so far over those hopes and expectations it's hard to believe or describe. What a journey! Truly the golf trip of a lifetime. We couldn't have done it without you.

—Kevin P., Carmel, CA

What an incredible trip! Thanks again for all of your help. We were blown away by how smoothly everything went. This was the trip to end all trips.

—Alan Shipnuck - writer at Golf.com