11 days / 10 nights golf tour from the 26 November to the 6 December, released 2nd January 2023!
PaR nz Golfing Holidays are pleased to release this tour to the popular island of Tasmania where we take in lots of sightseeing along with the inclusion of some of Australia's greatest link challenges. And a visit to Ratho Farm - Australia's oldest golf course.
Hobart – the start of our tour; 4-night’s stay on the iconic waterfront overlooking Constitution Dock; two rounds of golf in Hobart, Royal Hobart and the Tasmania Golf Club. Royal Hobart hosted the Australian Open in 1971 when American Jack Nicklaus was the winner. Tasmania is a championship coastal links style course. A challenging layout with breathtaking views over water.
A free day in Hobart is included so that you can see the sights, maybe take the ferry to MONA – the unique Museum of Old and New Art which is ‘a must see’ or an excursion to the infamous Port Arthur? .
We then head north from Hobart to Ratho Farm. On route we stop for lunch at the Old Kempton Distillery and then onto Bothwell which houses the Golf Museum. Two nights at Ratho Farm are then enjoyed with evening meals and pre dinner canapes included. Ratho Farm which boasts that it is the oldest course in Australia is a golf experience you will not forgot for a long time.
Our final stop on our 11-day Tassie Holiday is spent at Barnbougle, near the seaside village of Bridport, in North East Tasmania. We have 4 nights in the Lost Farm Golf Lodge, sea or golf view rooms, and 3 rounds here on the 3 courses. We will play in total 52 holes at Barnbougle - 18 holes on the Dunes course, 20 holes at Lost Farm and 14 holes on the newly opened Bougle Run.
Bougle Run is set atop the dramatic sand dunes, designed by internationally acclaimed Golf Architect Bill Coore. (Kiwi’s may be newly familiar with this name associated with the new Te Arai Links) Bougle Run’s 14 holes consist of 12 par-3’s and two par 4’s. Barnbougle Dunes Golf Links is an 18 hole championship layout designed by course architects Tom Doak and Mike Clayton. Golf Odyssey, the preeminent newsletter devoted to golf travel, called Barnbougle Dunes "a piece of golfing heaven," following its January 2007 review. Just a short pitching wedge from The Dunes – Barnbougle’s Lost Farm is a 20 hole Links Course. Officially opened on 10 December 2010, the course was designed and built by world-renowned US golf course design company Coore & Crenshaw.
Our Tasmania 2023 Tour finishes with a farewell dinner on at Barnbougle before departures back to Launceston or Hobart for onward flight connections on Wednesday 6 December.