Overview

At a Glance

  • Package

    5 days / 4 rounds / Charter flights

  • Golf

    Cape Wickham with pull buggy

    Ocean Dunes with pull buggy

    Barnbougle Dunes with pull buggy

    Lost Farm with pull buggy

  • Sleep

    2 nights at Ocean Dunes Hotel

    2 nights at Lost Farm

  • Eat

    Daily breakfast

  • Drive

    All group land transfers included where stated

  • Fly

    Charter flights from Essendon Airport to King Island to Barnbougle to Essendon Airport

    8 seater twin engine Piper Chieftain

  • Pricing

    From AUD$2,150 per person (twin share)

    From AUD$2,500 per person (single)

Itinerary Day-by-Day

Day 1
Flights Charter flight direct to King Island (from Melbourne). Arrive, transfer and check in to your accommodation.
Dining Welcome dinner at The Old Admiral Bembow at the King Island Golf and Bowls Club (included in package)
Accommodation
Ocean Dunes King Island Hotel   
Ocean Dunes King Island Hotel is situated right in the middle of the town and within a short stroll of all facilities of the town. Each motel room has its own ensuite, colour tv, tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel has a friendly public bar and family bistro and also offers Tasmanian Tote, Keno and Gaming facilities.
Day 2
Dining Breakfast
Coach Meet in Lobby area. Transfer to golf.
Golf
Cape Wickham Golf Course - King Island (18 holes with pull buggy) 
Designed by renowned US golf architect Mike DeVries, Cape Wickham sits on a magnificent piece of natural coastal land at the far north western tip of King Island, in the windswept waters of Bass Strait. Cape Wickham has already captured the attention of international golf writers and will no doubt enter the Australian golf rankings in an enviable position.
Coach Transfer back to accommodation
Dining Return transfers to the small town of Currie to have dinner at a local restaurant.
Accommodation
Ocean Dunes King Island Hotel   
Ocean Dunes King Island Hotel is situated right in the middle of the town and within a short stroll of all facilities of the town. Each motel room has its own ensuite, colour tv, tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel has a friendly public bar and family bistro and also offers Tasmanian Tote, Keno and Gaming facilities.
Day 3
Dining Breakfast
Coach 9:00AM Meet in Lobby area. Transfer to Ocean Dunes Golf Course
Golf
Ocean Dunes King Island Golf Club (18 holes with pull buggy) 
Ocean Dunes incorporates a challenging 18 hole layout amidst rolling dunes and featuring unsurpassed views along two kilometres of majestic coastline, land made for golf and reminiscent of the links of Scotland and Ireland. Two spectacular par 3's cross the surging ocean with 360 degree ocean views on nearly every hole and exciting, risk and reward short par 4's abound with the inland variety of holes afforded by the coastal creek which flows through the course.
Coach After golf transfer to King Island airport ready for your flight to Barnbougle
Flights Take your afternoon private charter flight to Barnbougle.
Coach Transfer to accommodation.
Dining Dinner at The Lost Farm Restaurant (own arrangements).
Accommodation
Barnbougle - Lost Farm   
Barnbougle Lost Farm has two types of accommodation. The Queen Suites are an open plan hotel style room with a queen size bed, bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities. The Double Queen Suites are an open plan hotel style room with 2 queen size beds (in the same room), tea and coffee making facilities and a central bathroom. Both room types have views over the spectacular golf course or pristine Andersons Bay.
Day 4
Coach Meet in the lobby ready to transfer to golf.
Golf
Barnbougle Dunes Golf Links (18 holes with pull buggy) 
Barnbougle Dunes Golf Links is the creation of a small group of dreaming golfers who saw the potential to build the most amazing golf course on the small island of Tasmania a short jump from the mainland of Australia. The golf course meanders through towering dunes and along the beach, where the roar of the ocean and a salty breeze will embrace golfers, plotting their way around one of the world's most natural golf courses.
Coach Transfer to your accommodation.
Dining Dinner at either Lost Farm Restaurant or Barnbougle Dunes.
Accommodation
Barnbougle - Lost Farm   
Barnbougle Lost Farm has two types of accommodation. The Queen Suites are an open plan hotel style room with a queen size bed, bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities. The Double Queen Suites are an open plan hotel style room with 2 queen size beds (in the same room), tea and coffee making facilities and a central bathroom. Both room types have views over the spectacular golf course or pristine Andersons Bay.
Day 5
Coach Meet at the Lost Farm pro shop in readiness of your final round of the trip.
Golf
Barnbougle Lost Farm (18 holes with pull buggy) 
Lost Farm complements the natural landscape in which it is located. Featuring 20 holes, all of which are playable in any one round, the course layout tracks along the coast and inland amongst sand dunes. Strategic bunkering and undulating greens, combined with wide fairways make for a course which offers an exciting challenge for all golfers.
Dining Own lunch arrangements.
Coach Transfer to Barnbougle airport.
Flights Charter flight back to Melbourne.

Golf Courses

Barnbougle Dunes Golf Links

425 Waterhouse Road
Bridport, TAS, 7262
Australia

Region: 3. Tasmania (Launceston, Hobart, King Island)

Barnbougle Dunes Golf Links

Barnbougle Dunes Golf Links is the creation of a small group of dreaming golfers who saw the potential to build the most amazing golf course on the small island of Tasmania a short jump from the mainland of Australia. The golf course meanders through towering dunes and along the beach, where the roar of the ocean and a salty breeze will embrace golfers, plotting their way around one of the world's most natural golf courses.

Barnbougle Dunes Golf Links is the creation of a small group of dreaming golfers who saw the potential to build the most amazing golf course on the small island of Tasmania a short jump from the mainland of Australia.

The golf course meanders through towering dunes and along the beach, where the roar of the ocean and a salty breeze embraces golfers, plotting their way around one of the world's most natural golf courses.

It has now rocketed into the World Top 100 rankings with a very impressive debut at number 49. In the recently released Australian ratings the course has amazingly, but not surprisingly, been rated inside the top 10 courses.

Barnbougle Dunes is one of those escape from it all kind of places. The onsite accommodation is comfortable and the restaurant and bar within the clubhouse first class with very reasonable prices to boot. All in all it is a great place to visit and play golf on a course that looks as though it has been there for over 100 years!

The golf course itself combines a series of subtle, short in length par 4 holes with some testing par 3 holes and only 3 par 5's on a course where the wind is an ever present factor. One of the great features of the course in the variability in playing conditions depending on the time of day you are playing the course. The mornings tend to offer windless playing experiences with often crisp cloudless days whereas in the afternoon the wind tends to pick up and provides challenges on many of the closing holes. All in all Barnbougle is a great thinking person's golf course.

Barnbougle Dunes Golf Links is just outside the coastal village of Bridport, 1 hour north of Launceston in the island state of Tasmania.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 75
Length (m): 6148
Architect: Tom Doak & Mike Clayton
Design Year: 2004
Top 100: 5

Playing Tips

1
Par 5, Length 506m

A wide landing area for the tee shot is a forgiving introduction to your round. But the immediate risk/reward carry of the bunker on the second shot, and the various slopes feeding the ball away from the front half of the Opening green will alert you to the challenge ahead.

2
Par 4, Length 381m

An apparently simple and wide open hole comes to life when pondering the shot into a very deep and narrow green, with three layers. There is no forgiveness for a wayward approach into the prevailing wind.

3
Par 4, Length 339m

Look left to the fairway and you'll see a thin ribbon of green fairway, leading right to the blind green. The tee shot is best aimed at the left edge of the distant bunker, with a driver taking you down to the lower shelf of the fairway (not the best place to attack the common back, left pin). The safe play into the green is to play long and right.

4
Par 4, Length 271m

The site of Barnbougle farm's first homestead, a rare still day will present a chance to go for the green with your tee shot, and putt for an elusive eagle. However, the sensible play is to either lay up short of the enormous bunker and accept the blind pitch into the green, or drive up the left side and open up your view at the flag.

5
Par 3, Length 201m

While the coastal scenery & dunescape is distracting, the Turn hole demands a precise shot to the left hand side of the split level green, letting the contours feed the ball around to the pin.

6
Par 4, Length 381m

With a tail wind big hitters can take on the sand hill, or the safe play is down the left hand side fairway. However short your shot in may be, this subtle green with its awkward depth perception rewards only the most precise approaches.

7
Par 3, Length 112m

One of Australia's shortest golf holes, is also one of the nation's most challenging. A sweetly driven long iron into the wind, or a softly floating pitch shot when its still, don't miss it long or left, and you'll never be so glad to walk off with a three.

8
Par 4, Length 446m

You can take the high road or the low road, with more room to the right hand side, but a longer shot into the distant green. A hole where the par is irrelevant, and your own shot shot selection and execution is everything.

9
Par 4, Length 400m

A tee shot where driver rarely improves your position, a long iron up the left side will open your line into the green, or a 3wood up the right will reward the golfer with one of the best views at Barnbougle, looking beyond the green and up the never ending beach and distant dunes. The inviting clubhouse will recharge your batteries for the back 9.

10
Par 4, Length 409m

The left side bunkers on this wide open fairway attract the aggressive golfers, while the multi layered green ensures that golfers are happy with a steady par to start the back 9.

11
Par 5, Length 475m

When the wind is up, an eagle putt is available to those straight enough with their approach into this shorter par 5. However the common lay up to the left side of the green provides one of the most subtle short approach shots to the flag- to pitch, fly, bump'n'run or putt it to the hole.

12
Par 4, Length 254m

Carrying the gaping bunkers short of the green tempt many on a still day, but into the prevailing wind the safe line is to the wide fairway left of the green. On your approach shot in, don't let the Bass Strait vista distract you from your bump'n'run to tucked away pins.

13
Par 3, Length 188m

Shots into the right half of this mountainous green will feed balls to the lower left side, the long chip or putt will need to traverse humps and hollows. But don't fret, there is always a way to the hole.

14
Par 5, Length 508m

The variety of driving lines is determined by the tail wind, as is the ability to reach the green in two. For those laying up, you choose to carry over or lay up short of the neck of fairway between wetlands. Green side craters await the errant approach.

15
Par 4, Length 321m

The central bunker offers 4 lines off the tee; safely short, the safe left, tight right or beyond. The strategy you choose will be governed by the hole location- but regardless of the pin, don't miss this green left.

16
Par 3, Length 153m

The green feeds away and right from the tee, so as long as you miss the short left bunker, a two putt par awaits. When the wind is up however, you'll have to hit one out of the screws to get it near.

17
Par 4, Length 400m

The tranquility of the rivermouth disguises one of the course's most demanding tee shots. Thread the drive between fairway bunkers and run the ball up onto the diagonal green, protruding from the dunes.

18
Par 4, Length 403m

A tee shot aimed at the left verandah of the clubhouse will leave you with an open shot into the green. With its valley of sin short right, the sand hills back and left, and beach all down the right, you won't find many prettier settings in which to finish your round of golf.

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Barnbougle Lost Farm

Waterhouse Road
Bridport, TAS, 7262
Australia

Region: 3. Tasmania (Launceston, Hobart, King Island)

Barnbougle Lost Farm

Lost Farm complements the natural landscape in which it is located. Featuring 20 holes, all of which are playable in any one round, the course layout tracks along the coast and inland amongst sand dunes. Strategic bunkering and undulating greens, combined with wide fairways make for a course which offers an exciting challenge for all golfers.

Barnbougle Lost Farm is a 20-hole Links Golf course on Tasmania's north east coast. Designed and constructed by world renowned U.S golf course design company Coore & Crenshaw, the Lost Farm is situated on Barnbougle Farm adjacent to the Barnbougle Dunes Course which opened in December 2004.

With a reputation for minimalistic course design and a philosophy that traditional, strategic golf is the most rewarding, head architect Bill Coore created the Lost Farm with the intention to complement the canvas provided by Mother Nature.

Lost Farm features 20 holes all of which are playable during any given round, whilst the layout of holes at Lost Farm also offer a more diverse routing compared to Barnbougle Dunes, with fairways that roll both along the coast and inland.

Boasting spectacular holes that wind along the coast, adjacent to the Forester River and inland towards the Tasmanian hinterland, Barnbougle Lost Farm is a breathtakingly beautiful golf course that is dramatically different and yet simultaneously complements both the surrounding landscape and Barnbougle Dunes.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR:
Length (m):
Architect: Coore, Crenshaw
Design Year: 2010
Top 100: 9

Playing Tips

1
Par 5, Length 467m

2
Par 4, Length 309m

3
Par 4, Length 253m

4
Par 3, Length 124m

5
Par 4, Length 443m

6
Par 4, Length 155m

7
Par 4, Length 396m

8
Par 5, Length 554m

9
Par 4, Length 306m

10
Par 5, Length 543m

11
Par 4, Length 405m

12
Par 5, Length 516m

13
Par 4, Length 382m

14
Par 4, Length 263m

15
Par 3, Length 178m

16
Par 4, Length 382m

17
Par 3, Length 167m

18
Par 4, Length 420m

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Cape Wickham Golf Course - King Island

Cape Wickham
King Island, TAS, 7256
Australia

Region: 3. Tasmania (Launceston, Hobart, King Island)

Cape Wickham Golf Course - King Island

Designed by renowned US golf architect Mike DeVries, Cape Wickham sits on a magnificent piece of natural coastal land at the far north western tip of King Island, in the windswept waters of Bass Strait. Cape Wickham has already captured the attention of international golf writers and will no doubt enter the Australian golf rankings in an enviable position.

The Course

Cape Wickham Links is being built on 160.6 hectares (393 acres) of coastal land.

The site is unique in Australia and rare in world golf given that;

  • 8 holes are adjacent (parallel) to Bass Strait (ocean)
  • 2 other holes have greens on the coastline
  • 3 other holes have tees beside the ocean
  • All 18 holes enjoy views of Bass Strait
  • The 18th bends around the beach at Victoria Cove, which is in play.

The land is gently undulating and interspersed with giant sand dunes and ridges. The soil is either sandy or sandy loam. Occasional limestone outcrops create further interest.

Water for irrigation is sourced from ground water below the course.

The layout at Cape Wickham is made up of three basic loops;

  • Holes 1 – 5 on the Cape Farewell headland
  • Holes 6 – 13 in dune land to the south of Cape Farewell
  • Holes 14 – 18 in the Lighthouse/Victoria Cove zone

Scheduled to open in late October 2015, Cape Wickham is designed by renowned US golf architect Mike DeVries and sits on a magnificent piece of coastal land at the far north western tip of the Island, 48 kilometres north of Currie. Cape Wickham has already captured the attention of international golf writers and golf raters, and will no doubt enter the Australian golf rankings in an enviable position. The golf course meanders through towering dunes and along the beach, where the roar of the ocean and a salty breeze embraces golfers, plotting their way around one of the world's most natural golf courses. One of the great features of the course is the variability in playing conditions depending on the time of day you are playing the course. The mornings tend to offer windless playing experiences with often crisp cloudless days whereas in the afternoon the wind tends to pick up and provides challenges on many of the closing holes. All in all Cape Wickham is a great thinking person's golf course

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 72
Length (m): 6152
Architect: Mike DeVries/ Darius Oliver
Design Year: 2015
Top 100: 3

Playing Tips

1
Par 4, Length 340m

One of the more exotic opening holes in world golf, the 1st at Cape Wickham is a short par four that appears more difficult than it really is. Provided you don't slice your opening tee shot into Bass Strait a simple par should await.

2
Par 4, Length 330m

Constructed along a lower ledge of the Cape Farewell headland, the 2nd is a mid-length par four with a wide fairway that heads toward the site's western tip. A small central bunker forces golfers to choose their preferred line carefully. One of the first holes built, the 2nd is maturing well and has a healthy cover of fescue.

3
Par 3, Length 170m

The 3rd is a strong par 3 that heads straight toward a pair of distant offshore islands. Plays into the prevailing south-west winds, and longer than its yardage suggests.

4
Par 4, Length 393m

The first hole away from the coastline, the 4th is a long par 4 that turns back inland toward the imposing Cape Wickham lighthouse. Those who aim their drive at the lighthouse are rewarded with a simpler approach into a partly obscured green site (below).

5
Par 4, Length 329m

Drivable with the summer easterlies at your back, the short par four 5th is an unheralded but dangerous hole with a tight fairway and smallish green that leans away toward the rear.

6
Par 5, Length 447m

The short par five 6th plays around a sizeable dune ridge, toward an elevated dell green site. Pin position is crucial here in order to determine your best playing strategy.

7
Par 3, Length 137m

To prove Cape Wickham is not all ocean and crashing waves, the short par three 7th is played across a diagonal valley with the lighthouse looming large in the distance.

8
Par 4, Length 384m

Initially blind across sandy scrub, the 8th is a beautifully natural inland hole set down in a valley.

9
Par 5, Length 488m

A shortish par 5, 460 metres due west into the prevailing wind. The hole is down a valley and dunes, through convoluted land forms.

10
Par 4, Length 327m

A short par 4 of only 310 metres heading straight downhill toward the ocean.

11
Par 3, Length 136m

A genuine talking point, the 11th is a short-iron par 3 set right down onto the rocks.

12
Par 4, Length 295m

There are a number of short par fours at Cape Wickham, but none better than the drivable 12th. The rewards for those who attack the green site are enormous, but so too are the very obvious risks.

13
Par 5, Length 520m

A strong par five heading east through sand dunes and linking the western coastline with the northern (lighthouse) section of the course.

14
Par 4, Length 386m

A charming right-to-left bending par four, the 14th plays from an elevated tee toward a natural punchbowl green site.

15
Par 5, Length 532m

A long, downhill par five, the 15th is the closest hole to the Cape Wickham Lighthouse. The first part of the hole heads semi-blind across a bunkered crest while the final part is played along a broad split level fairway. Those able to hug the more dangerous left side with their second shots are rewarded with a far simpler approach.

16
Par 4, Length 377m

One of the last holes built at Cape Wickham, and perhaps the most dramatic, the 16th is a mid-length par four that runs right along the rocky coastline. The scenery from tee to green here is magnificent.

17
Par 3, Length 164m

A glorious par 3 of 170 metres. The first photo below is taken from behind the green, with the three others taken from the tee, which is elevated several metres above the green.

18
Par 4, Length 395m

Destined to become an icon, for the simple reason that the beach on the right is in play (and in bounds) for both the tee shot and the approach. Those able to hug the beach with their drive are rewarded with a shorter and simpler second shot. The green here is narrow and guarded by one of the world?s largest bunkers.

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Ocean Dunes King Island Golf Club

King Island
, TAS
Australia

Region: 3. Tasmania (Launceston, Hobart, King Island)

Ocean Dunes King Island Golf Club

Ocean Dunes incorporates a challenging 18 hole layout amidst rolling dunes and featuring unsurpassed views along two kilometres of majestic coastline, land made for golf and reminiscent of the links of Scotland and Ireland. Two spectacular par 3's cross the surging ocean with 360 degree ocean views on nearly every hole and exciting, risk and reward short par 4's abound with the inland variety of holes afforded by the coastal creek which flows through the course.

Construction is underway at this magnificent King Island location....

The course is a golfer’s dream – whether amateur or professional. The vision is to put Ocean Dunes on the list of ‘must go’ golfing destinations and achieve a top 100 ranking.

  • Covering 285 acres (115.4Ha) and incorporating rolling dunes and unsurpassed views along 2km of majestic coastline - this land is made for golf
  • Fortune favours the brave with heroic tee shots leaving simple approaches to the greens
  • Subtle, rolling greens set in picture-perfect, natural locations
  • Multiple tee blocks for players of all standards
  • Ample landing areas to accommodate even the most challenging of windy conditions
  • Two spectacular, signature par threes that cross the surging ocean
  • Future maintenance to be overseen by Graeme Grant to present the turf in the pristine condition that was his trademark at Kingston Heath.

Course Information

Par:
ACR:
Length (m):
Architect: Graeme Grant
Design Year: 2013

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