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“A sensational experience”
Review of Barnbougle Dunes

Barnbougle Dunes
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Bridport
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

After hearing about both the Dunes and Lost Farm courses we had been looking forward to playing them for a long time. The wait was worth it. Starting off at the dunes, where we also stayed, the staff were immensely helpful and the impact of the environment immediate.

With great anticipation we started our game and were immediately gob smacked by the course condition, beauty, interesting layout and challenge of the greens. Men up to playing off the back tees, partic if good weather - do it. A caution for women. Red tees are not just the normal women's tees.

We had heard you can lose lots of balls and sure that is possible - but it is fair. If you look at the contours carefully and play to sensible spots, you will make it a lot easier on yourself. Important to do the same with approaches to the greens as leave it in the wrong spot and doing well to 2 putt. Enjoy the walk from the 4tg to 5th.

My wife and I thought this was up there with any other golfing experience we have ever had - and had 2 more games to look forward to.

The second game at the Dunes was a little windier and weather quickly changed on a number of occasions but the love affair continued. We had friends join us and it was great to see their wonderment and joy in being on course.

The next day played at Lost Farm and while similar is different. If you think the greens on the Dunes are big, check these suckers out. The biggest greens I have seen anywhere. Fairways generally a little wider. Some consider a bit easier but a great challenge and still have to look at each shot carefully.

Accommodation at dunes was okay but no self catering facilities so you need to be prepared if doing own breakfast etc. one bedroom is open and basically doubles as lounge area.

Food at restaurant good generally and service excellent. Duck was disappointing.

Staff in both pro shops excellent - thank you Eric, Leah and Dale. Most people are there for a special experience and to the prat who played behind us at barnbougle - everyone who was aware of your whinging suggests you go get a life. If not prepared to wait a bit as everyone had to, in that wonderful environment, take up a solo activity as you don't deserve to be in such a special place.

Make sure you check out the view from lost farm restaurant.


Richard Sattler should be made a living treasure in enabling so many people, particularly golfers, to enjoy a world class facility. Thanks to him and other investors and developers. Well done to Doak, Clayton and any involved in course design. You should be very proud.

If you love golf and special places - you have to do this. A truly wonderful experience.

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Reviewed April 16, 2013

My husband is a keen golfer (and a very good one I'm proud to say!) and he has raved about both the Barnbougle Golf Courses for a while. So I finally went along this time. Wow! I love the Barnbougle Dunes - it's simply spectacular. Every hole had its own attraction and I took photos of every single one of them. It's a very challenging golf course but it was worth it. The views were amazing especially over the dunes and overlooking towards the sea. The course is world-class, very well maintained and the people looking after it are very proud of it.
Definitely worth visiting.

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

When you arrive at the restaurant it looks just like a club house but as soon as you walk thru and see that stunning view over the grass covered dunes to the sea, it is truly lovely. The staff were extremely pleasant and helpful, and the food turned out to be exceptional and well presented also.Mum and I had the chicken,the flavour was divine, servings generous, loved it! Dad had beef, beautifully cooked and delicious. The menu had light as well as larger meals and enough choices to suit most people especially for lunch. It is a lovely hours drive from Launceston and the peaceful outlook and the delicious meal make it well worth visiting.

Thank ScrapbytheSea
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

We played The Dunes on a windy afternoon with a few rain squalls. Some might think this was unfortunate, but this is how this course should be played!! It is a true links style course and for the "mad golfer" it's a must. There are a couple of shelter sheds on the course and we were lucky enough to find them at the right time. Take some time to visit the shed at Adams cut just near the 15th tea, it is a very pretty place to take photos.

The course has great variety and has an outstanding outlook. The greens are undulating but run true and are a pleasure to putt on. I could play this course again and again and never tire of it. It's tough but a pleasant challenge.

My suggestion is to lighten your bag as much as possible as the going gets a bit tough at times and you WILL be tired after it - especially pushing your buggy into the wind.

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Reviewed March 25, 2013

It only took about an hour to drive here from Launceston for lunch, although there are two "Barnbougles" and we were not really quite sure which one we were going to end up at as the signage was not very clear (to us anyway). When we pulled up at the clubhouse/restaurant to see 20-30 golfers milling around outside we were sure we had the wrong place. After a quick sortie to check, it was confirmed that we were at Barnbougle Dunes and the restaurant was inside.
We were still a little unsure when we entered to find the large room half full of groups of golfers enjoying drinks & meals with the noise that accompanied them. We had booked and were given a table as far from the golfers as possible and immediately were immersed in the fantastic view over the grass covered dunes to the sea. To me it really is more golf clubhouse than restaurant and having to order at the bar compounded that impression, but the staff were extremely pleasant and helpful, and the food turned out to be very good and well presented also. The all day menu had light as well as larger meals and enough choices to suit most people especially for lunch - and the coffee was good.
By the time we were half way through our meal the place was pretty empty, the noise level had dropped and it was very peaceful to look out at the view and relax over coffee and dessert.

Thank ozteddy
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