Members of Lindisfarne Golf Club (formed in 1925) played on a course situated on the east side of Hobart until the late 1960s when the property was consumed by the outward spread of the state capital. An alternative site was soon obtained though and in 1971, State Governor Sir Edric Bastyan officially opened the new course on behalf of the newly established golf club, Tasmania.
The course at Tasmania Golf Club is set out on headland overlooking Barilla Bay with breathtaking views across the water and fairways are mostly tree-lined with strategic bunkers characterising many of them. The club has hosted numerous significant tournaments, including the Australian Amateur Championship and the Tasmanian Open. The signature hole at Tasmania is the monster 580-yard, par five, 3rd where the fairway follows the natural curve of Barilla Bay. Many consider it to be one of the country’s most scenic holes – not unlike the 18th at Pebble Beach – requiring a stout drive, strong second and accurate approach to a well protected putting surface.