Prime Minister of Tasmania – Creating more world-class golf in Tasmania


November 3, 2022

Guy Barnett, Minister of State Development, Buildings and Housing,

Golf and golf tourism in Tasmania are set to get even more exciting with a new world-class course at FiveMile Beach.

It will add to our stock of some of the best courses in the world including Barnbougle in the North East, King Island’s Cape Wickham and Ocean Dunes and Australia’s oldest golf course at Bothwell. With three of the top four courses in the country according to Golf Australia’s 2022 Course Rankings, Tasmania is ready to play.

Few places in the world offer such a selection of top courses within such short travel times from each other and from major urban centres.

The latest golf destination is progressing through our Tourism EOI process which is rapidly establishing Tasmania as the ecotourism capital of the world while generating new jobs and economic activity through sensible and appropriate investment in Tasmania’s game reserves and Crown lands.

The new project delivered by Golf Preserve Pty Ltd is the latest project to successfully pass the initial assessment stage of the tourism EOI process, meaning it is now subject to the relevant assessment and approval processes .

Led by passionate Tasmanian, Mathew Goggin, the Golf Preserve will develop the new Five Mile Beach course adjacent to the one currently under construction at Seven Mile Beach, creating an expansive golf area. We are proud of his sporting achievements and salute Mathew’s continued commitment to investing and developing exciting projects in Tasmania.

The Five Mile Beach site is an abandoned pine plantation. The vision for the golf reserve includes revegetation of the site with native coastal species and safe community access throughout the site.

With the Seven Mile Beach course showing great progress and due to begin operations in late 2023, work on the Five Mile Beach course, subject to approvals, is now expected to follow shortly thereafter.

Importantly, research shows that visitors who come to Tasmania to pursue interests such as golf are more likely to stay longer and spend more, which benefits our local communities and the broader economy. .

All projects that progress through the Tourism EOI process must comply with relevant local, state and Australian assessment and approval processes. More information on the Tourism EOI process can be found on the Coordinator General’s Office website at

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