Golf in Hobart
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There are about 80 golf courses around Tasmania, and visitors are welcome to play on many of them. Greens fees range from A$10 for 9 holes at the smaller country courses all the way up to A$80 for 18 holes at the more exclusive, larger clubs. Accessibility may vary (for example, some courses may require that you be introduced by a member), so it's always best to check first by phoning ahead.
There are several excellent golf courses within the Hobart area, including
Claremont Golf Club. Within close proximity of Hobart and its surroundings, this is the only private 18-hole golf club situated in the northern suburbs of the city. 1 Bournville Crescent, Claremont, TAS, 7011. 03/6249–1000. www.cgcgolf.org.au. 18 holes. 6200 yds. Par 71. Greens fee: A$35. Facilities: driving range, putting green, golf carts, pull carts, rental clubs, lessons, restaurant, bar.
Tasmania Golf Club. With 18 holes and a location by Hobart Airport, this spectacular course is set on the picturesque Barilla Bluff and bounded by water on three sides. 1420 Tasman Hwy., Cambridge, TAS, 7172. 03/6248–5098. tasmaniagolfclub.com.au. 18 holes. 6796 yards. Par 72. Greens fee: A$70. Facilities: driving range, putting green, golf carts, pull carts, rental clubs, pro shop, lessons, restaurant, bar.
Ratho Farm Golf Links. This quirky 9-hole layout, about 75 km (47 miles) north of Hobart in the village of Bothwell, was established in 1822, making it the oldest golf course outside Scotland, where the sport originated—it's part of a working farm. 2122 Highland Lakes Rd., Bothwell, TAS, 7030. 03/6259–5628. www.rathogolf.com. 9 holes. 2610 yards. Par 33. Greens fee: A$15.
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