Barnbougle - Dunes
Designed by renowned modern golf architect Tom Doak and Australia ex-European tour pro and course designer Mike Clayton, Barnbougle Dunes was once a strip of land along the coast of a potato farm on Tasmania’s north east coast.
Meandering through rolling coastal dunes the 18 hole golf course was developed to compliment the natural layout of the coastal dunes and enhance the beautiful surrounding landscape rather than detract from it.
Their design philosophy was embraced by golfers far and wide and the Dunes soon earned a position amongst the world’s top ranked golf courses. Since opening in December 2004, The Dunes has maintained its position as the number one public access course in Australia. Currently rated #4 course in Australia (by Australian Golf Digest), #34 course in the World (U.S. Golf Magazine) and #11 course in the World (U.S. Golf Digest), The Dunes is a regular on ‘must play’ lists around the world.
With the reputation of Barnbougle Dunes continuing to augment, the idea of a second course at Barnbougle was conceived. In December 2010, Lost Farm, the 20 hole sister to The Dunes, opened for play.
Designed and constructed by Coore & Crenshaw on the steeper and more dramatic sand dunes across the river from The Dunes, Lost Farm was developed with similar design principles – that the best links courses compliment the natural topography of the land.