Photos: Coore and Crenshaw's short-course Bougle Run opens at Barnbougle in Tasmania
The trend of top resorts and remote golf destinations building fun, fast and often fantastic short courses continues, with Barnbougle in (...)
The trend of top resorts and remote golf destinations building fun, fast and often fantastic short courses continues, with Barnbougle in Tasmania the latest to offer an alternative to traditional 18-hole layouts.
Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw designed the 14-hole Bougle Run at Barnbougle in remote northern Tasmania, an island state of Australia. Coore and Crenshaw already had built several stunning short courses, drawing massive attention to the format with the 13-hole, seaside par-3 Preserve at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Oregon. Bougle Run recently opened and jumps way up the list of must-see alternative courses.
Since opening in 2004, Barnbougle has climbed the bucket lists of international players with two 18-hole layouts, the Dunes and Lost Farm. Bougle Run will present golfers a new opportunity to experience the links landscape, only in 90 minutes instead of four hours.
Bougle Run includes a dozen par 3s and two short par 4s on a frolicking coastal landscape, but the layout is set back from the water’s edge on higher land and offers views across the Dunes course, built by Tom Doak and Mike Clayton, and Lost Farm, also designed by Coore and Crenshaw.
Other new short courses: The Hay at Pebble Beach, Baths of Blackwolf Run in Wisconsin, Cabot’s Nest in Novia Scotia, Forest Dunes in Michigan.
Check out some of the photos of Bougle Run.