With a reputation for minimalist course design and a philosophy that traditional, strategic golf is the most rewarding, head architect Bill Coore created the 20 hole Lost Farm with the intention of complementing the canvas provided by the dramatic Anderson Bay coastline.
About the Club
Located on the north-east coast of Tasmania, Barnbougle Lost Farm is situated adjacent to the Barnbougle Dunes Course. It was designed and constructed by world renowned US golf course design company, Coore & Crenshaw, and officially opened in December 2010.
Unlike a standard course, Lost Farm features a quirky 20 holes. The greens are dispersed amongst the dunes and along the coastline. The routing of the course is diverse and offers an exciting challenge for golfers of all abilities.
Barnbougle Lost Farm is a course dramatically different from the standard Links Golf Course. The sweeping fairways complement both the surrounding landscape and the iconic game itself.
Despite the close proximity of Lost Farm to Barnbougle Dunes, the two courses are remarkably different. The sand dunes on which Lost Farm is located are steeper and more dramatic than those of Barnbougle Dunes.
Lost Farm features 20 holes, all of which are playable during any given round. The layout of holes at Lost Farm also offers a more diverse routing compared to Barnbougle Dunes, with fairways that roll both along the coast and inland.
5th, Par 4, 443 metres
Teeing off from the coastal headland and playing inland beside the Forester River, the 5th hole at Barnbougle Lost Farm is spectacular — visually and strategically. From the back tee golfers must navigate a 20ft sand dune looming right of the fairway. Those that take the safe option — driving far left to the wide rolling fairway and you’ll have a good line to the sloping, elevated green. Those looking to make eagle can take on the dune with a tee shot up the river, aiming for the just-visual corner of the green. Drive the green and an eagle or birdie are within sight, miss the green and you are in the river — the choice is yours.