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Rugged mountains and crystal blue waters shape the island state of Tasmania. Though affectionately known as the Apple Isle, you’ll find a wonderful selection of premium seafood, cheese, honey, truffles, whisky, gin and crisp, full-bodied wines in Australia’s southernmost region. It’s a place to enjoy the finer things in life and that goes for the golf, too, with Australia’s #2 and #4 courses on the line up. It’s time to treat yourself, go on, you deserve it…
Play your way through the best courses Tasmania has to offer, including Lost Farm (#2 in Australia) and The Dunes (#4 in Australia) at Barnbougle.
You’ll also tee off at golfing gems, Launceston Golf Club and Tasmania Golf Club, and watch out for the signature 11th at Royal Hobart Golf Club with six bunkers surrounding the green!
Start your sojourn in the capital, Hobart. Explore the city and discover the World Heritage listed Australian Convict Historic Site at Port Arthur. Continue north to Launceston and play a hole at the oldest golf course in the southern hemisphere! We’ll indulge in rich wines and cheeses amongst the sensational natural scenery and native wildlife.
We save the best until last… A coastal hideaway and golfing paradise, Barnbougle will show you both luxury and homely comfort. Its two courses are both ranked in the top 40 courses worldwide, so you know you’re in for two spectacular rounds. You’ll stay in the luxury golf lodge that overlooks the courses and Anderson Bay for the perfect secluded getaway.
Discover the treasures of Tasmania and enjoy the finer things on this golf sojourn with a fun-loving group of travellers just like you.
Welcome to Tasmania! You’ll be greeted at Hobart Airport and transferred to your hotel. Please note: Group transfers depart at 1pm and 4:30pm.
Check in to IBIS Styles, located right in the heart of the city. Settle in to your deluxe harbour view room before we come together for a welcome dinner and drinks.
(D with drinks) Hotel: IBIS Styles, Hobart
Good morning! We’ll enjoy a hearty breakfast before making our way to Royal Hobart Golf Club. With gently contoured fairways, manicured greens, and a demanding layout, it’s no wonder this beauty is ranked #6 in Tasmania. You’ll be greeted with a challenge at this championship course with risk and reward holes that require great drive and accuracy. It’s also renowned for the quality of its bunkers with six surrounding the green on the 11th!
While the golfers tee it up, non-golfers will explore the fabulous city on a Hobart Explorer Coach and Tram Tour. You’ll see iconic treasures including Sullivan’s Cove – Hobart’s birthplace and ferry terminal.
Enjoy an evening at leisure to explore the hotel’s facilities. Take a dip in the heated indoor pool or wind down with a drink at the bar. Step outside for a fantastic variety of restaurants, just a short walk away.
(B) Hotel: IBIS Styles, Hobart
This morning enjoy a leisurely breakfast before we set out to explore the beautiful Port Arthur. We’ll venture through the Historic Site, part of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Australian Convict Sites.
Learn about the site’s history as you wander through ruins and restored buildings and marvel at the natural beauty of the Tasman Peninsula.
Tonight, enjoy an evening at leisure.
(B) Hotel: IBIS Styles, Hobart
Golfers are in for a treat today with a stunning coastal round at Tasmania Golf Club.
Ranked 5th in the state, this course poses another challenging yet sensational round. Undulating fairways lead to well bunkered, breaking greens that reward the strategic golfer. Watch out for the signature 3rd with a fantastic length of 530m that curves to the natural shape of Barilla Bay.
Non-golfers enjoy a day at leisure to explore the city. You could visit the city’s hidden treasure, Markree House. Built in 1926, the house, garden and collection of family heirlooms are a beautiful display of a time gone by. (Bookings essential).
Relax tonight with an evening at leisure.
(B) Hotel: IBIS Styles, Hobart
Today we farewell Hobart as we journey on to Launceston. On the way, we’ll visit the oldest course in the southern hemisphere. Established in 1822, Bothwell Golf Club is situated on Ratho Farm, part of the Historical Village. It’s full of charm and old timey vibes. We’ll play one hole on this famous course.
We’ll then enjoy lunch and a whisky tasting in the village before checking out the Australasian Golf Museum with a fascinating collection of clubs dating back to the 1800s and golf balls dating back to the 1400s!
This afternoon we check in to our hotel in the town centre, a stone’s throw away from shops and restaurants. Enjoy an evening at leisure.
(B,L with whisky tasting) Hotel: Grand Chancellor, Launceston
Your tastebuds will be taken for a ride today with a food and wine tour in the Tamar Valley. We’ll taste and learn about a range of delectable wines and enjoy a gourmet lunch. Along the way, we’ll venture through beautiful scenery.
Tonight, enjoy an evening at leisure.
(B,L) Hotel: Grand Chancellor, Launceston
Today we tee off at Launceston Golf Club. Tasmania’s oldest 18 hole course is carved from natural bushland and blends seemlessly into its surroundings. The par 72 poses many challenges: it will have you using every club in your bag and rewards those who take a risk. The signature hole is titled ‘Spion Kop’ and presents a daunting par 3 over a steep valley.
Non-golfers start their day with a tour of Bridestowe Lavender Estate where rows of lavender seem to stretch infinitely, painting the landscape purple. After wandering the fields, we’ll visit Hillwood Berry Farm and finish with a delicious lunch and wine tasting at Leaning Church Vineyard.
Relax with an evening at leisure.
(B,LNG) Hotel: Grand Chancellor, Launceston
This morning, we’ll embark on a 1 hour cruise though Cataract Gorge. You’ll glide past beautiful scenery in the naturally formed reserve with colourful gardens, and rolling cliffs. You may even spot some peacocks wandering the reserve.
After the cruise, we’ll make our way to Barnbougle where natural treasures abound. Discover secluded beaches, lush forests and quaint towns. Though a beautiful destination on its own, Barnbougle is most known for its magnificent golf courses, both ranked in the top 40 in the world and top 4 in Australia.
Check in to Lost Farm, the luxury golf lodge that is home to the two sensational courses you’ll be playing. After you’ve settled in, we’ll get together for a chipping and putting competition! Between putts, sip delectable wines and enjoy some delicious cheeses. We’ll congratulate our winner then enjoy a night at leisure.
(B, wine and cheese) Hotel: Lost Farm Golf Lodge, Barnbougle
Golfers are in for a superb round today. After breakfast, simply step out of the lodge for your first taste of golf in Barnbougle. Ranked #4 in Australia, The Dunes is a spectacular example of traditional links golf. A delicate blend of breathtaking landscapes and an undulating layout intertwined with grassy dunes result in truly thrilling golf that will leave every golfer craving more. Situated on the dramatic North East coast, your round here will be nothing less than spectacular.
The Dunes requires a game of strategy and favours tactical shots. The fairways are wide and the greens roll with the natural undulations. Beware the 4th featuring the largest bunker in the southern hemisphere!
Non-golfers enjoy a day at leisure to relax.
The evening is yours to enjoy at leisure. Cheers with a beer and some pizza at the Sports Bar, or opt for the self-cook BBQ pack to show off your masterchef skills. For a hearty meal, The Dunes Clubhouse is perfect and overlooks the course and the coast. If you’d like something a little fancy, wine and dine at the Lost Farm Restaurant and Lounge with sensational views of the course and sunset (reservations essential).
(B) Hotel: Lost Farm Golf Lodge, Barnbougle
We’ve saved the best ‘til last… Ranked #2 in Australia and #33 in the world, Lost Farm is a sensational links experience right on the coast. Though just across the river from its older sibling, the course offers a vastly different experience over its 20 holes. The captivating layout perfectly compliments the natural shape of the land resulting in a traditional and strategic game.
Watch out for the sand dunes that are significantly steeper than those on The Dunes and strategically placed to defend the green. It’s safe to say, Lost Farm provides a challenging but deeply satisfying round you’ll never forget.
The golfers aren’t the only ones in for a treat today as non-golfers will indulge in a relaxing spa experience at Barnbougle Spa.
Tonight, we’ll come together in the charming comfort of Lost Farm Restaurant and Lounge for our farewell dinner and drinks. We’ll raise a glass to our champions and the new friends we’ve made.
(B,D with drinks) Hotel: Lost Farm Golf Lodge, Barnbougle
It’s time to farewell Tasmania! To join the group transfer to Launceston Airport, please arrange your flights to be departing after 12 noon.
Accommodation, including breakfast:
5 rounds of golf:
*Walking course: carts from $20pp and subject to availability
**Walking course: carts from $65pp and must provide medical certificate
2 lunches + 1 lunch for non-golfers
2 dinners, inc:
Sightseeing / Experiences:
Golfer Twin Share – AUD 3,699 pp
Non Golfer Twin Share – AUD 3,547 pp
Golfer Single – AUD 4,697 pp
Deposits and Final Payments
A very professionally run golf tour company that provides a fantastic mix of golf and sightseeing, whilst meeting other people that shared the same interests.
I would recommend to anyone to travel with Go Golfing. The accommodation was first class. The golf courses were absolutely brilliant and in mint condition.
The trip was a fantastic experience, the people and hosts were terrific. This was our first tour so we had no specific expectations. The golf courses were exceptional, the accommodation throughout was excellent and couldn’t be faulted.
I chose this trip because it was an organised combination of golf and sightseeing with 5-star hotels and highly rated golf courses that we would most likely never otherwise have the opportunity to play.
Highlights are hard to pinpoint as the whole trip was a highlight. As a first-timer with Go Golfing, I think the trip was well-organised.
As a first-time non-golfer, the trip was great. The accommodation was excellent, the people were all very friendly, the host was excellent and looked after us well.