Barnbougle Lost Farm is a course dramatically different from the standard Links Golf Course. The sweeping fairways complement both the surrounding landscape and the iconic game itself. A blend of fescue and bent grasses, the course flourishes in the coastal environment. Fairways are wide, wider than most golfers will have experienced on traditional courses. The greens are lively; rolling with the natural undulation of the dunes and with the 4th hole boasting the largest bunker in the southern hemisphere, this course is designed to challenge.
Despite the close proximity of Lost Farm to Barnbougle Dunes, the two courses are remarkably different. The sand dunes on which Lost Farm is located are steeper and more dramatic than those of Barnbougle Dunes.
Lost Farm features 20 holes, all of which are playable during any given round. The layout of holes at Lost Farm also offers a more diverse routing compared to Barnbougle Dunes, with fairways that roll both along the coast and inland.
Teeing off from the coastal headland and playing inland beside the Forester River, the 5th hole at Barnbougle Lost Farm is spectacular — visually and strategically. From the back tee golfers must navigate a 20ft sand dune looming right of the fairway. Those that take the safe option — driving far left to the wide rolling fairway and you’ll have a good line to the sloping, elevated green. Those looking to make eagle can take on the dune with a tee shot up the river, aiming for the just-visual corner of the green. Drive the green and an eagle or birdie are within sight, miss the green and you are in the river — the choice is yours.