Golf in Tasmania

Golf was invented in Scotland and it was the Scottish settlers who introduced the game into Australia in the 1830's on a grazing property called Ratho at Boswell. The course is still there, along with the Australasian Golf Museum. There is also a Scottish 'feel' to many of the highland and seaside links.

Across Tasmania there are more than 80 courses; while some are public, most are private and visitors from other registered clubs will receive a warm welcome in most clubs and courses. There are 11 major 18-hole courses including championship courses in the south (Royal Hobart, Tasmania Golf Club, Kingston Beach and Claremont) and the north (Launceston Country Club, Devonport and Ulverstone).

Dotted around Tasmania, visitors will find many charming and unique 9-hole courses. At Grindelwald, near Launceston, the gabled facades of a Swiss village surround the course and, if you tee off at the Tasman Club near Port Arthur, beware the par 3 eighth hole. Take a few spare balls because your tee shot has to lob on to a small green on the other side of a deep chasm which plummets hundreds of metres to the ocean below!

Some of our favourite golf courses are found below:

Tasmania Golf Club, Sorell

Sitting on the stunning Barilla Bay, the Tasmania Golf Club course is bordered by water on three sides. Designed by the renowned golf course architect Al Howard, this is a beautiful and unique golfing experience.

Quamby Estate

Boasting views across nine lakes, creeks, cascading waterfalls and Ben Lemond, this luxury nine-hole course is set among the 150 acre heritage homestead, located just 30 minutes from Launceston.

Cape Wickham, King Island

Surrounded by 160 hectares of unique coastal land, enjoy eighteen holes with ocean views and another eight which run parallel to the Bass Strait.

Mini Golf