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 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

What a fabulous itinerary you made for us. It was perfect!

Wonderful country, delightful people, delicious food, and amazing scenery like no other. I guess our only major complaint is that we didn't have longer to see more of the country! It felt balanced in the way of activities, driving days, photo opportunities, even some R&R in the afternoons.

—Vickie B, Los Angeles, CA

Just wanted to thank you again for such a memorable trip. The best of my life. Still processing all that we saw and played. Blown away. I wouldn’t have changed a thing.

—Matt Ginella - host at Golf Channel