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Golf’s arbiter of where to go, play, and stay – Links Magazine – has singled out two Tasmanian courses in its list of the world’s ‘Top 25 Golfing Islands’. This is the first time that the magazine has ever compiled a list of the best golfing islands and Australia, “the world’s largest land mass”, came in at third spot with special mention made of “the two Tasmanian stunners Barnbougle Dunes and Lost Farm”. Barnbougle is a twenty-hole links golf course on the north east coast. Lost Farm is right next door but a world away with significantly steeper sand dunes. Links Magazine also highlighted the “glittering collection of courses in the Melbourne Sandbelt and Mornington Peninsula”. Great Britain, “with more golf courses than any island on the planet” took out top spot. Second is Ireland where “navigating the winding roads can at times be a challenge, but the journey usually ends at a course with jaw-dropping views".

13 August 2018, Edition 197

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