Barnbougle Dunes

Barnbougle Dunes
Gary Lisbon
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Barnbougle Dunes

  • Course Type

  • GOLF Top 100 World Rank (2023-24)

  • Year

  • Architects

    Tom Doak / Mike Clayton
  • Par

  • Yardage


Course Overview

Australia’s greatest links continually achieves top-40 status thanks to a sophisticated design coupled with a stirring seaside setting with holes nestled in large dunes that run parallel to the ocean. The clubhouse is situated in the middle, with each nine fanning out on either side. The dunes extend inland “only” some 350 yards and the architects did a fabulous job in having the holes flow across them in every conceivable manner. One highlight is the short 7th, which is the Southern Hemisphere’s equivalent to the Troon’s Postage Stamp hole and is equally adept at wreaking havoc. One of its tricks? Its abrupt change in direction from any previous holes means golfers don’t have a good read on how the wind will affect their tee balls. (Photo: Gary Lisbon)

3 things to know

  • Hole everyone talks about

    No. 7, a 122-yard par 3. Known as the “Tasmanian Devil,” this stunning, short hole can turn diabolical quickly — especially on a windy day.
  • Best non-golf amenity

    Twenty-two two-bedroom on-site cottages are equipped with standard hotel room facilities, as well as a deck with outdoor seating and stunning views of the course and coastline.
  • Insider tip

    Take a caddie. This is a course where the wrong line can get you in trouble, so gleaning some insider knowledge from a local looper will enhance your experience.