Measuring an impressive 6,214 meters in length, with a par of 72 (ACR 72.9) for men and 74 (AWCR 74) for women, Tasmania Golf Club offers a challenging and rewarding course that can be tailored to varying weather conditions, allowing golfers to test their skills to the fullest.
Situated on a magnificent headland, the course offers breathtaking views of Pittwater, Five Mile Beach, Barilla Bay, the Coal River Valley, and the iconic Mount Wellington. Surrounded by native bushland, where eucalypts, sheoaks, and native grasses create a striking backdrop, the fairways and hazards are perfectly defined, adding a touch of natural beauty to every swing. Exposed to the elements, the undulating course poses a delightful challenge, with well-bunkered, sloping greens that reward strategic approach shots.
Tasmania Golf Club is where modern golf equipment finds its match, demanding accuracy off the tee and emphasizing the importance of precision over sheer power. The greens themselves are a golfer's paradise, with generous proportions, significant slopes, and a true roll. With wind and pin placements influencing strategy, players must discard ego and carefully select their clubs to conquer the varying challenges.
Prepare for an extraordinary golfing experience as you encounter the signature 12th hole (originally the 3rd hole), a par 5 that gracefully follows the contours of Barilla Bay. Widely regarded as one of Australia's most spectacular holes, it has rightfully earned its place among the country's finest 18 holes, drawing comparisons to the legendary 18th hole at Pebble Beach. And that's just the beginning—each hole at Tasmania Golf Club boasts its own allure, leaving an indelible mark on your memory. A round of golf at this remarkable course is an experience that transcends the ordinary, ensuring that every moment is nothing short of extraordinary.
On 1st July 2023, the new course routing was put into place to align with the proposed concept design plan associated with the SETS project (Tasman Highway upgrade). This results in the front and back 9s being flipped, along with a change in the order on the new front 9. All holes have had signage updated to represent the new number along with adequate signage directing where to go.
M - 384 Metres, Par 4
L - 350 Metres, Par 4
As you begin your journey through the coures, you'll find yourself by a small lake, away from the clubhouse. The start of the inward half is quite challenging, especially for those who can drive long distances. There's a risk involved in hitting towards the left as the fairway slopes into a valley leading to the rough.
M - 110 Metres, Par 3
L - 96 Metres, Par 3
On a calm day, this downhill par 3 is a breeze. However, when the wind picks up, it can become more challenging. The tee block is elevated, offering a stunning panoramic view of Barilla Bay. The green is backed by the bay's waters, and in the distance, the Coal Valley's mountains and waters complete the breathtaking scenery. This hole is a true representation of Tasmania's natural beauty.
M - 469 Metres, Par 5
L - 409 Metres, Par 5
As you depart from the 2nd green, a brief stroll through the native bushland leads you to the 3rd tee block. Upon your arrival, the stunning view of the beach, still waters, oyster beds, and the formidable Mt. Wellington in the distance comes into sight. The Coal Valley can be seen on the right, once again showcasing its grandeur. This hole is a relatively straightforward par 5, but it's worth noting that the fairway slopes sharply from left to right. This could lead to the ball rolling into rough areas or remaining on the fairway, requiring a difficult shot with the ball above or below your feet. It's also worth noting that long hitters have the potential to reach the large undulating green in two.
M - 288 Metres, Par 4
L - 278 Metres, Par 4
When playing this hole, it's important to consider the thick trees on the left-hand side, which can make it difficult to see the green. The key to success is having a good position off the tee. Additionally, the uphill grade to the green can make judging the approach deceptive. Beware of two large bunkers on the right that can punish wayward shots. Finally, the green can be deceptively misleading if you're not putting uphill.
M - 539 Metres, Par 5
L - 450 Metres, Par 5
The course's longest hole is quite challenging, as it begins from a high tee that's flanked by out of bounds areas and dense trees. Precise distance and accuracy are necessary for the first two shots. A raised saddle is located roughly 100 meters before the green. The green is 44 meters in length, allowing for a 30-meter variance in hole distance. Additionally, there are bunkers on either side of the rolling, well-maintained green to protect it.
M - 339 Metres, Par 4
L - 310 Metres, Par 4
To tackle this particular hole, you'll need to make an uphill drive onto a plateau. Once there, you'll face a challenging dogleg to the left that leads to the green. It's crucial to make a good drive, as the left side is fraught with danger in the form of thick native vegetation, while the right side features a large storage dam that's out of bounds. Be aware that the prevailing wind tends to blow left to right towards the dam. The green is situated on a slight hill, and presents a tough challenge for those new to the course, with deep bunkers on both the left and right sides of the green.
M - 374 Metres, Par 4
L - 366 Metres, Par 5
The course's second most difficult hole is no easy feat. It may not seem dangerous from the tee block, but a strategic drive is crucial to prevent the ball from falling into the rough on the sloping fairway's left. Trees on either side of the fairway can also hinder a straight shot to the green. The green itself is treacherous, with steep slopes, undulations, and ridges that dictate where to place the approach shot based on the pin placement. Members of the club agree that this hole poses one of the most significant challenges on the course.
M - 450 Metres, Par 5
L - 424 Metres, Par 5
This is a downhill, par 5 hole that can be reached in two shots by skilled long hitters. However, the fairway slopes towards the right, which can result in a blind second shot, necessitating a layup to reach the green. The green itself is spacious and located in a densely vegetated valley. It's a risk-reward hole, so take your chance!
M - 156 Metres, Par 3
L - 142 Metres, Par 3
This particular hole presents a difficult uphill climb, with the clubhouse serving as the backdrop. The green is divided into two tiers, and reaching either level requires a powerful shot. There are bunkers on both sides towards the front. The key challenge to this hole is placing the ball on the appropriate level. Shots from the upper level towards a front pin often gather speed and roll off the green, making it a tough challenge to overcome. The "Spike Bar" in the clubhouse is a popular stop for golfers to refuel with refreshments and snacks before continuing their day.
M - 287 Metres, Par 4
L - 272 Metres, Par 4
The tenth hole is a brief par 4 with the green concealed around 30 meters from the tee blocks. Despite the green being out of sight, the opening hole provides a stunning view of Five Mile Beach's white sands and water. The fairway is adorned by indigenous grass and gum trees. Bunkers on each side fortify the green. Although this hole is known to be the easiest one on the course and presents a chance for an eagle, players (especially long hitters) who hit a shot off-course to the left or right may get a few extra shots on their scorecard.
M - 312 Metres, Par 4
L - 300 Metres, Par 4
M - 515 Metres, Par 5
L - 486 Metres, Par 5
One of the most iconic holes at the Club is the par 5, often likened to Pebble Beach's 18th. From the elevated tee block on the cliff's edge, golfers can spot the green across Barilla Bay. The fairway curves around the bay's shoreline with a left-hand dogleg, presenting a risk-reward challenge. Brave golfers can take on the hole with their biggest club, but a misjudgment can lead to a double. However, a birdie is within reach. Overall, this is an awe-inspiring hole that any golfer would be thrilled to play.
M - 372 Metres, Par 4
L - 352 Metres, Par 4
Navigating this hole can be pretty challenging. A subtle right dogleg demands enough distance to make it to the green in two. The expansive, undulating green is protected by a front-left bunker, as well as sizable bunkers on either side.
M - 188 Metres, Par 3
L - 122 Metres, Par 3
This par 3 hole is long and challenging, with an uphill slope and bunkers on the right. To the right of the fairway, magnificent mature gums create a tight line. The green slopes from back to front and has several undulations, which can make putting difficult. It's best not to be above the pin on this hole! Scoring a par on this hole is a true accomplishment.
M - 335 Metres, Par 4
L - 318 Metres, Par 4
For this hole, a dogleg to the right makes for a challenging drive. It's advisable to take a conservative approach by using less than a driver and aiming for a safe landing area. The green slopes steeply towards its front and has two distinct levels at the top and bottom. Although there are no bunkers to contend with, the green is guarded on the left side by a steep embankment that drops sharply into danger. Taking an approach shot that leaves you above the hole is also risky.
M - 353 Metres, Par 4
L - 328 Metres, Par 4
From the elevated tee, you'll have a clear view of the fairway which slopes towards the right and leads to a rough terrain made up of sandy soils, native grasses, and tall gum trees. A well-executed drive will place you in an advantageous position for a short to mid-iron shot to a relatively even green bordered by the stunning Pittwater. Be mindful of the two deep bunkers on the right, as a miss could land you in one of them.
M - 148 Metres, Par 3
L - 111 Metres, Par 3
This particular hole may appear harmless, but it often requires a lengthy shot and can be harsh when the north-westerly wind picks up. The green is slightly elevated and the headwind can cause the ball to veer left or right unpredictably. Additionally, there is a hazard on the right and four bunkers surrounding the green, making it a difficult target to hit. Furthermore, the green slopes steeply from back to front, making it common for putts to roll off the front.
M - 419 Metres, Par 4
L - 406 Metres, Par 5
From the tee, the green is not immediately visible due to a slight dogleg to the right. The landing area is quite narrow and it's common for drives to veer off to the left where trees line the rough. The two-tiered green, with bunkers on either side, is still quite far away. This hole is considered the most challenging on the course and even on a calm day, the average golfer would play it as a par 5. Just beyond the green lie the clubhouse and the practice green.