Renowned as a world-leader in golf course quality, Barnbougle Resort also offers accommodation, cuisine, and serenity. Located just outside the small town of Bridport in Tasmania’s north-east, Barnbougle Resort welcomes golfers of all abilities, year-round. Accommodation varies from The Dunes to Lost Farm which each offer unique stay and play packages. The Resort features two Australian Top Ten golf courses and both are within the World Top 50 according to Golf Digest; The Dunes and Lost Farm, comprising 38 golf holes between them. A world-class spa is available onsite, as well as numerous activities in the region. The Resort is minimalistic in design, with no main centre or skyrise building; instead, each complex is dotted around the resort complex and fitting into the landscape. Staying at Barnbougle Resort means playing fantastic golf, timeless relaxation and an indulgent weekend in paradise.
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The Dunes (Tom Doak, Mike Clayton)
Rated by Golf Digest as the World’s 16th Best Golf Course, Barnbougle’s The Dunes course is simply astonishing. Designed by Tom Doak and Mike Clayton, The Dunes course is truly spectacular with 18 holes of brilliance. Severe course undulations, tee-to-fairway wastelands and enormous bunkers, The Dunes is a challenging course subject to fierce winds. Visiting golfers frequently praise the natural layout of the land, well-maintained course and brilliant design.
Lost Farm (Coore & Crenshaw)
Rated in Golf Digest’s World Top 50 Courses, Barnbougle’s Lost Farm golf course was designed by Coore and Crenshaw company who are leading golf course architects and have designed other golf courses in the World Top 100. The course has 20 golf holes with an extra 13A and 18A (par-3’s) that provide six par-3’s on the course in total. Considered second-best of the two courses at Barnbougle, Lost Farm is full of sweeping fairways and rolling links land. Wedged between Forester River and the Bass Strait, the course is similar to Ireland’s Castle Rock golf course.
Bougle Run (Bill Coore)
Designed by Bill Coore of Coore & Crenshaw design (same designer of the Last Farm and Cabot Cliffs), the new Bougle Run golf course at Barnbougle Resort is a 14-hole short course. Designed to enhance the ‘Barnbougle’ experience, Bougle Run consists of twelve par-3’s and two par-4’s. The new course opened in March 2021, in the same style of the existing courses at Barnbougle: The Dunes and The Lost Farm. The short course can be played before or after your round on either of the two eighteen hole courses. It is a great way to warm up or settle bets between your golfing group. Expect an exhilarating round of golf on the Bougle Run Course, with twelve par-3’s designed to test your accuracy and courage from the tee.
The Dunes Ocean Villas
Featuring 114 square metres of oceanfront luxury, Ocean Villas are Barnbougle’s newest addition. Overlooking The Dunes Course and the Bass Strait, each villa offers two-bedrooms with capacity for up to four guests. Additionally, travellers are provided with two bathrooms, open-plan living and dining areas, a separate laundry complete with a 66 square metre deck overlooking Barnbougle Beach. Ideal for quiet weekends of golf, relaxation and spa treatments, Ocean Villas at Barnbougle are sublime.
The Dunes Cottages
At a more modest rate per night, The Dunes Cottages offer two bedrooms with capacity for up to four guests with either a king or two queen beds per room. There are twenty-two cottages in total, each equipped with a deck overlooking the Lost Farm golf course and nearby coastline. The rooms have a flat-screen TV and kitchenette with tea and coffee-making facilities. The cottages are simplistic in nature, with their purpose being to provide golfers with an affordable accommodation option close to the two legendary golf courses.
The Dunes Bunker Villas
The luxury Bunker Villas at Barnbougle Resort offer four executive bedrooms with a queen bed and private en-suite bathrooms. The premium accommodation provides a large open-plan lounge room and dining area with a fully-equipped kitchen. The Villas accommodate up to eight people and are perfect for larger groups or families. They also offer sweeping views of The Dunes Course.
Lost Farm Lodge
Situated adjacent to the Lost Farm golf course is the Lodge. Offering fantastic views of the Coore and Crenshaw-designed course, the Lodge is close to the Lodge Restaurant, spa, clubhouse and first tee. Room types vary from double or single queen suites with capacity for up to four people in the double suites. Bathrooms feature walk-in showers at the Lodge. The suites offer views over Anderson Bay and the Lost Farm golf course with comfortable inside furnishings.
The Dunes Clubhouse
Overlooking one of the highest-rated golf courses in the World is The Dunes Clubhouse. Golfers can enjoy a casual, laid-back atmosphere where the Restaurant is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dining is inside or on the outside deck. Barnbougle has teamed with Tasmanian-produced foods to provide the freshest culinary experience. The bar and lounge are open until late seven days a week and is the prime spot to enjoy a drink with likeminded golfers.
Lost Farm Restaurant
Perched atop a hill with 360-degree views all around, the Lost Farm Restaurant features spectacular Lost Farm golf course views. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner; the Restaurant is the go-to for guests at Lost Farm lodge. With a generous selection of fine wines from Australia and Tasmania, the Restaurant is a food lover’s paradise with an extraordinary location.
Lost Farm Sports Bar
Referred to by many as the 19th Hole, the Lost Farm Sports Bar is open from midday until late seven days a week. Inside golfers will find a perfect place for a post-round drink or meal with bar cuisine on the menu. Barnbougle Resort offers self-cook BBQ packs for the Sport’s Bar’s onsite BBQ facilities which are a highlight for many visiting golfers.
Golf Practice Facilities
Golfers can enjoy private instruction at Barnbougle Resort with advanced booking. If a lesson isn’t your thing, enjoy the practice facilities which consist of multiple putting greens, a full-length driving range and short-game pitching areas with practise bunkers.
Overlooking Bass Strait, Barnbougle’s Spa combines tranquillity with indulgence. Single and couples treatment rooms are available, as well as a wellness consultation room, steam room and mineral salt spa. The treatments provided are tailored to the guest, with a range of options and packages for golfers and non-golfers.
Activities & Experiences
The Barnbougle Resort overlooks pristine beaches and is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The region’s wines are internationally renowned with seven of Australia’s best cool-climate vineyards are within close proximity to the Resort. Nearby wineries include Pipers Book, Jansz, Dalrymple, Clover Hill, Bay of Fires and Brook Eden.
The Southern Hemisphere’s largest Lavender Farm is only 25-minutes from Barnbougle Resort, named Bridestowe Farm. It has tours and a gift shop open to visitors. The Resort is just a 60-minute drive from Launceston, Tasmania’s second-largest city. In the Launceston, visit Cataract Gorge, Seaport Boardwalk and the nearby Treetop Adventures at Hollybank.
The Barnbougle Golf Resort is just 60-minutes drive from Launceston and 90-minutes from Launceston Airport which has domestic flights. If you are arriving from the mainland on the Spirit of Tasmania ferry, it is approximately a 60-minute drive to Barnbougle Resort from the port of Devonport to Bridport via Lilydale.