Seven Mile Beach in Tasmania. Picture: CDP

The announcement of a new world-class golf course at Five Mile Beach in addition to the nearby Seven Mile Beach course, which is currently under construction, will create a massive $20 million golfing precinct in Hobart with a footprint of more than 300 hectares.

The Five Mile Beach project will add to Tasmania’s stocks of some of the best courses in the world including Barnbougle in the northeast, King Island’s Cape Wickham and Ocean Dunes and Australia’s oldest golf course at Bothwell,” said Guy Barnett, Tasmania Minister for State Development, Construction and Housing. 

“The latest golf destination is being progressed through our Tourism EOI process which is quickly making Tasmania the ecotourism capital of the world while generating new jobs and economic activity through sensitive and appropriate investment across Tasmanian reserves and Crown Lands,” he said.

Clayton, DeVries & Pont have been appointed to design Seven Mile Beach, having already created Tasmania’s acclaimed Barnbougle Dunes and Cape Wickham Links. 

An impression of the proposed Seven Mile Golf Course.

Led by former pro golfer, Tasmanian Mathew Goggin, the Golf Preserve will develop a new course at Five Mile Beach adjacent to the one currently under construction at Seven Mile Beach, creating an extensive golfing precinct, Barnett said. 

“We are proud of his sporting achievements and welcome Mathew’s continued commitment to invest and develop exciting projects in Tasmania,” he said.

Looking out onto the Tasman Peninsula, the Seven Mile Beach site offers spectacular views and is expected to open to the public late next year. The proposed Five Mile Beach course has already passed the Tasmania Government’s Tourism EOI process for reserves and Crown land but still requires planning approvals from the Clarence City Council.

Construction at Five Mile Beach is expected to begin in 2024 with both courses aiming to be among the top 100 in the world. Tasmanian alread features three of the top four courses in the country, according to Golf Australia’s 2022 course rankings.

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