Barnbougle is a new, 36-hole facility on the northeastern coast of Tasmania. Tasmania is an exotic island south of Australia's mainland. Think Tasmanian Devil and now you're close.
The Dunes is a Tom Doak & Mike Clayton design and is consistently one of the highest ranked courses in all of Australia. Here's how U.S. Open champ Geoff Ogilvy feels about it:
“Absolutely stunning. I think that this is not only one of Australia’s best, it is one of the best courses in the world, old or new."
And here's how the website describes it:
The Dunes, Barnbougle’s original course, is a Links Golf Course unlike any other in Australia. Meandering along Tasmania’s dramatic North East coast, it’s where breathtaking scenery and thrilling golf truly come together.
The recipient of global accolades, Barnbougle Dunes was designed by U.S Golf visionary Tom Doak and Australian Mike Clayton to channel the traditional links courses of Scotland and Ireland.
Golf at the Dunes is a game of strategy, where each shot requires tactical thought and a little creativity can be rewarding.
Special spot. The coloring of that water does something to you. I still dream about it and I was there for less than 48 hours. It's mesmerizing.