The Bagdad Public Golf Course is a nine-hole country course north of Hobart. Bagdad is a small rural community, 30 minutes’ drive from Hobart’s city centre (40 kilometres/25 miles).
The Bagdad Public Golf Course has a peaceful, rural atmosphere and features watered, grass greens with the longest hole measuring 1,718 metres (5,636 feet). You can try you luck in the annual Bagdad Open golf tournament which is played here each spring (September/October).
The Tasmanian town of Bagdad was named from the classic literary work ‘Arabian Nights’ by explorer Hugh Germain. The well-educated Germain named several Tasmanian locations from this book and from the Bible, both of which he carried with him wherever he went. Lake Tiberius and the township of Jericho are two such locations, just north of Bagdad.