Barnbougle Dunes, the true links golf course on the North East coast of Tasmania, is internationally recognized as one of the most spectacular golf destinations on the planet.
Designed by renowned modern golf architect Tom Doak and Australian ex- European tour pro and course designer Mike Clayton, Barnbougle Dunes was once a strip of land along the coast of a potato farm on Tasmania’s north east coast. The 18 hole course was developed to compliment the natural layout of the coastal dunes and enhance the beautiful surrounding landscape rather than detract from it.Golfers the world over embraced the Clayton/Doak design philosophy and the Dunes soon earned a position amongst the world’s top ranked golf courses.
Barnbougle Dunes current rankings include:
#11 course in the world by US Golf Digest
#34 course in the world by US Golf Magazine
#1 public access course in Australia 2004 – 2013
#3 course in Australia by Australian Golf Magazine 2012
#4 course in Australia by Australian Golf Digest Magazine
#5 best course built in the past 50 years by US Golf Magazine
#20 best course in the world out side of the US by US Golf Digest
Forbes Magazine list of “Must Play” courses
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The all-inclusive Melia Cabo Real resort is set on a stretch of beachfront in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Nestled between the sandy cove of Cabo beach and acres of desert gardens, the resort offers a wide range of activities and upscale amenities well suited to vacationing families and leisure travelers. Bordered by the marine-life-rich waters of the Sea of Cortez, Melia Cabo Real is particularly popular with whale-watching enthusiasts. For those who want to take advantage of Cabo’s championship golf, the on-site Robert Trent Jones Jr. golf course boasts challenging fairways. A host of full-service activities and amenities ensure a fun-filled and relaxing Cabo San Lucas vacation.
Comprising swaying palms, pool areas and low-rolling resort buildings, the Melia Cabo property blends seamlessly with the surrounding landscape. With sleek modular furnishings in dark rattan and pale fabric, polished marble floors and carved South American woodwork, the atrium lobby is breezy and modern. Deluxe rooms are decorated in a bright white and yellow palette with bold Aztec artwork, while suites are more spacious and feature a sophisticated, darker palate. Private balconies overlook the fairways, gardens, pools or ocean. Some boast private outdoor Jacuzzis and multiple ocean-view terraces. M Experience Rooms offer guests upgraded amenities like round-the-clock personalized concierge service.
Guests at Melia Cabo Real enjoy a variety of dining options. The poolside Restaurant La Palapa offers an international buffet for breakfast and lunch under a thatched roof. The Kujira Asian Bistro specializes in a variety of pan-Asian cuisines, while Restaurant La Terraza has fusion Californian and Pacific Rim cuisine on the terrace. El Quetzal is a Mexican buffet restaurant where guests can try a wide range of traditional dishes. The Lobby Bar, Beach Bar and Pool Bar feature an extensive list of local and international wines and cocktails.
The Melia Cabo Real provides guests plenty of activities as well as opportunities to relax both on land and on sea. Athletic facilities include tennis courts, a fitness center, a rock-climbing wall and zip line on the beach. Besides taking a dip in the lagoon-style pool or ocean, guests can enjoy water sports from aqua aerobics to water polo, and excursions for deep-sea fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving and jet skiing can be arranged by the resort staff. Youngsters are kept busy and entertained at the Mini Club, while adults enjoy theme nights and entertainment. The beauty parlor and spa at the Melia Cabo Real offers facials, massages, body treatments and salon services.