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Set on an idyllic stretch of land overlooking Barilla Bay, just north-east of Tasmania’s capital city of Hobart, lies the Tasmania Golf Club. The parkland golf course is situated on a headland bordered by tranquil water on three sides, in what can only be described as a typically Australian setting. The Golf Club was founded in 1971, with the Barilla Bluff being accessible by a bridge over the bay, it feels like Tasmania Golf Club is a private island on a privately-owned island. Tasmania Golf Club is just a 15-minute drive from Hobart CBD and two minutes from Hobart airport. Tasmania Golf Club is a must-play for those visiting Tasmania’s southern capital and a perfect opportunity to combine with Royal Hobart Golf Club.
With narrow, tree-lined fairways leading to rolling greens, Tasmania Golf Club’s course is both user-friendly supremely picturesque. The course is fairly long, and big-hitters can find happiness at Tasmania Golf Club, although wayward shots will incur steep penalties on the scorecard due to the tree-lined fairways. The golf course is in Australia’s Top 100 Golf Courses, with its best asset being is location. Other features that add to its reverence are the well-bunkered, breaking greens that reward strategic approach shots. Tasmania Golf Course is a favourite with locals and offers an authentic test of one’s golfing ability in a modest & honest setting. The native bushland that frames the green golf course establishes a truly Australian distinction among visiting golfers’ memories long after you play the course.
The greens at Tasmania Golf Club are relatively large in comparison to the tight fairways. No-one describes the golf course as mundane; strong drives, as well as a thoughtful strategy from the first tee to the eighteenth green, is paramount to scoring well. The signature hole occurs as early as the par-5 third, which is a whopping 528-metre saga. The hole follows the curve of Barilla Bay that demands accuracy from the tee and consistent hitting to reach the green alive. Having hosted the Australian Amateur Championship and Tasmanian Open, the Tasmania Golf Club is a must-play course, often played in conjunction with the nearby Royal Hobart Golf Club. The golf course is easily walkable and open year-round.
Tasmania Golf Club does not have a driving range due to its location on a narrow bluff that is accessible by a small bridge. Golfers can make use of a putting green and short-game chipping area before play.
Inside the Tasmania Golf Clubhouse, golfers can enjoy the full bar & restaurant seven days a week. They offer lunch & dinner for dining in-house, as well as take-away for golfers on the run. The menu favours local produce and fresh ingredients which is synonymous with the ocean setting and includes Tasmanian Scallops, squid, fish & chips, as well as chicken and a range of sides. Inside the golf clubhouse, you will find a well-stocked pro shop & knowledgeable staff to assist your visitation. Ensure you stop by the pro shop after your round to pick up some Tasmania-logoed merchandise & accessories.