The island state of Tasmania lies 150 miles off the south coast of Australia, separated from the mainland by the Bass Strait. A former 19th century British penal colony known as Van Dieman’s Land, Tasmania is now home to around half a million inhabitants, many of whom reside in and around the state capital of Hobart.

Amateur golf in the state is administered by Golf Tasmania and there are more than fifty clubs affiliated to this organisation. Every year, a large variety of men’s, women’s, junior and senior competitions are organised by the governing body for the benefit of the membership.

Until recently, the Vern Morcom-designed Royal Hobart course (which celebrated the 50th anniversary of its opening in 2013) and Al Howard’s Tasmania (laid out with Ian Grimsey in 1971) were considered the top two tracks in the state. That all changed with the unveiling of a couple of world class courses – Barnbougle Dunes and Barnbougle Lost Farm – outside Bridport, on the island’s north coast.

However, things are changing once again. Now the world's focus is on King Island, which promises to overtake its much bigger island sibling as the must-visit golfing destination The arrival of Cape Wickham and Ocean Dunes has step-changed the Australian golfing landscape once again. Some think Cape Wickham could be Australia's future No.1.

Our Tasmania Best In State Rankings were last updated in November 2016. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Tasmania

Barnbougle Dunes

1st Tasmania - Best in Area

Barnbougle Dunes is a memorable golf course made by enthusiasts for enthusiasts.


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Barnbougle Lost Farm

2nd Tasmania - Best in Area

The 20-hole Barnbougle Lost Farm links opened for play in December 2010 and commentators already think this new golf course is equal to its world-beating neighbour.


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Cape Wickham

3rd Tasmania - Best in Area

It’s said that respected author Darius Oliver was instrumental in convincing businessman Duncan Andrews to develop the remote Cape Wickham site...


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Ocean Dunes

4th Tasmania - Best in Area

Six of the holes at Ocean Dunes are located hard against the coast, with the par threes at the 130-metre 4th and 210-metre 10th vying for “signature hole” status.


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5th Tasmania - Best in Area

The course at Tasmania Golf Club is set out on headland overlooking Barilla Bay with breathtaking views across the water...


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Royal Hobart

6th Tasmania - Best in Area

The course at Royal Hobart Golf Club is renowned for the quality of its bunkers and the club has hosted many Tasmanian Opens and national Amateur championships.


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7th Tasmania - Best in Area

Established in 1951, Devonport Golf Club moved to its current Woodrising site five years after it was founded. Another five years elapsed before Vern Morcom extended the original 9-hole course into the 18-hole championship layout that’s still in play today.


8th Tasmania - Best in Area

Carved from dense woodland, the fairways at Ulverstone Golf Club are routed in two returning circuits around mildly contoured terrain, where each nine concludes with a par three in front of the clubhouse.

Kingston Beach

9th Tasmania - Best in Area

Located on the scenic Channel Coast, where Browns River empties into Halfmoon Bay, the 18-hole layout at Kingston Beach Golf Club is Tasmania’s most southerly championship course. Uniquely, it features a motorised inclinator to transport golfers uphill to the 18th tee.


10th Tasmania - Best in Area

Launceston Golf Club dates back as far as 1899 and it's the oldest 18-hole course in Tasmania. Fairways are lined by a thick canopy of eucalyptus trees, interspersed with stands of black wood and wattle trees, offering seclusion on every hole.