BARNBOUGLE DUNES GOLF TOURS … a unique golf experience!
Getting excited about visiting Barnbougle Links Resort again today, after a great couple of days there last week with a group of 16 golfers on tour.
I have just met the golf group from Melville Glades Golf Club at Launceston airport this afternoon, and we are on our way to Barnbougle, which is 80 kilometres north east of Launceston. Our coach driver Reg is keeping the group entertained with local stories that may (or may not) be factual, but we are certainly in a fascinating part of Tasmania, driving through the picturesque Tamar Valley as the sun sets!
A Welcome Dinner awaits in the Dunes Clubhouse tonight, and then “all day” golf at the Dunes tomorrow playing for a small pot, trophies & “bragging rights”! Weather conditions are changing and we may get some rain & wind … all part of the Barnbougle experience!
This golf tour was the creation of Melville Glades member Dennis Warburton, who was interested in playing the Barnbougle courses after hearing of the great links challenges from those who have been to Barnbougle previously. Dennis asked me to put the tour together, and 10 months later, here we are with 19 other members from the Club. Dennis is a scratch marker, so it will be interesting to see how he handles the conditions & course challenges.
Dennis is also the official fines master for the group, so if he plays poorly, he will have his revenge in other ways!
Will report again tomorrow after the golf!