Maybe golf isn’t high on your priority list when deciding about whether to move to Tasmania, but Tasmania has been named the “undiscovered golf destination of the year” by more than 200 of the world’s leading golf travel journalists across 36 countries. So you will have something to do on your weekends or in retirement even!
This accolade shows that Tasmania has a lot to offer and you can enjoy your time off around Tasmania.
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There are about 50 million golfers in the world who now have a newly discovered destination for tee time, according to the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO).
Tasmania’s golf courses have received numerous accolades previously, with Barnbougle Dunes and Lost Farm courses rated in the World’s Top 25 courses by Golf Digest.
Both courses feature dramatic dunes, following the contours of Tasmania’s north east coast.
IAGTO praised Tasmania’s clean air, premium food and drink, friendly locals, and accessible wilderness.
Tourism Tasmania chief John Fitzgerald said this latest accolade from the IAGTO was a welcome acknowledgment of Tasmania’s growing world-class golf offering.
“Recent developments have certainly raised awareness of Tasmania as a golfing destination,” he said.
“However, I believe it is our incredible natural features, heritage, world-class produce, wines, beers and whiskies, and the welcoming and engaging nature of our people that have elevated our island’s status as a golfing destination that surpasses every serious golfer’s expectations.”
IAGTO chief executive Peter Walton said: “Tasmania richly deserves being named Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year in the 2016 IAGTO Awards. To earn such an accolade is no mean feat. The winner is voted for by members of the International Golf Travel Writers Association, which is administered by IAGTO.
“There are more than 200 members in 36 countries around the world, and these are journalists who are at the cutting edge of golf tourism trends. Where they go, golf travellers follow, spurred on by the prospect of discovering a new gem after reading about it in respected golf publications or online.”
Tasmania received the award at the 2016 IAGTO Awards gala dinner on Tenerife, in Spain’s Canary Islands, selected from more than 60 international destinations.
Judges said Ratho Links Course was a drawcard for Tasmania. It is one of Australia’s oldest golf courses and was laid out by Scottish emigrants in 1822.
Located at Bothwell, one of the country’s earliest inland settlements, a round on today’s course might include a trip to next door’s Nant Distillery and world-class trout fishing come evening.
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