Exciting times ahead for golf on King Island as Ocean Dunes to open 9-holes this month.
This month marks the start of Australia’s new golf destination with two courses opening on King Island. Ocean dunes will open its front nine-hole to the public on October 30 this month to coincide with the full course opening of nearby Cape Wickham.
King Island is in the middle of Bass Strait about 100 kilometres off the north-west coast of Tasmania and judging by the photos, the front nine at Ocean Dunes is looking a treat.
We’ll give you a better update when we head down to check the courses out for ourselves later in the week.
Ocean Dunes director and course architect Graeme Grant had originally been optimistic of opening 12 holes by the end of October but has decided to focus energies on providing a pristine front nine for avid golfers itching to fly down to what will become a golfing oasis in the middle of Bass Strait.
“We’re working on our turf maintenance on the front nine to ensure that it’s as good as it can be when we open,” Grant said from the spectacular coastal course. “The fairways on the front nine are already very good and will be even better come October 30.”
Grant said the middle holes on the back nine, in particular the par-three 14th, offer the most magical views on the entire property. At just 105 metres in length, the 14th is far from a beast, but with a drop of close to 20 metres to the green, its promises to be among the most memorable downhill par-threes in golf.
The remainder Ocean Dunes King Island is set to open its full 18 holes by February 2016.