Click on the respective golf club (link), and you will be taken to its website and then you can really breathe in the magical linksland atmosphere.
Lofoten Golf Links - Hov, Norway - 1998
4.479 yards / par 62 (9 holes). Tape designer: Frode Hov - Jeremy Turner
Viken - Helsingborgs Golfklubb - Viken, Helsingborg, Sweden - 1924
2.738 yards / par 34 (9 holes). Tape designer: William Hester
It doesn't get any better than this. This somewhat hidden, but brilliant 9-hole coastal gem is beautifully and naturally carved out of the dunes of the Sound. The panoramic views, where you can see the sea from all the holes, are absolutely stunning. Especially the views from the 3rd, 7th and 8th tees or the 3rd and 6th greens are fascinating. Not to mention the never-ending boat life in the strait and you can see the entire coastline towards Denmark, from Elsinore to Gilleleje. And on the Swedish side, the views are breathtaking all the way up to the spectacular Kullaberg and Kullabygden.
The fairways are undulating and naturally follow the contours of the sea, the rough and slope tough, the greens undulating and slippery, the bunkers tricky and in the slightest breeze the course changes character completely and becomes a new challenge. A worthy, but fair and totally unforgettable classic seaside links test. This is as close to Scotland as you can get. Perfection - this is Golf Heaven - pure golfing pleasure. Plus as a bonus - the most charming clubhouse in Sweden (listed). Sitting on the balcony afterwards and gazing out over the course, at the boating in the Öresund or a dramatic sunset is absolutely magical.
Ljunghusens Golfklubb - Höllviken, Sweden - 1932
White 2.615 / par 35 (9 holes). Tape designer: Douglas Brasier - Jan Cederholm
Ljunghusen Golf Club boasts an unparalleled 27-hole course, where the irresistible white nine-hole loop (19-27) along the Baltic Sea is classified as true links. Here, history and tradition are neatly packaged, as it is one of the country's ten oldest loops still in use. It is challenging, has character and is very well maintained with panoramic views along the Baltic Sea on holes 22-24 that are absolutely stunning.
The course follows the contours of nature along the coastline and there is actually water in play on the final six holes, which means that in the slightest breeze the course completely changes character and becomes a new challenge. An unforgettable classic links with unparalleled views. The course also borders a large protected wetland, as well as a nature reserve. The white loop is, as I said, one of the few authentic links courses in Sweden, i.e. it is carefully built in a largely natural way on reclaimed sea land, with a setting of rushes and heather combined with roses and a glittering sea. In other words - both the course and the surroundings shine.
Falsterbo Golfklubb - Falsterbo, Sweden - 1909
6.649 yards / par 71. Tape designers: Robert Turnbull - Gunnar Bauer - Peter Nordwall - Peter Chamberlain
Sweden's third oldest golf club. Classic links course and Swedish golf history. A genuine 18-hole seaside links course that often boasts dry fine, rock-hard and wonderfully undulating fairways, hard soapy but fair greens, stripy coarse grass and tough but beautiful heather in the rough and tough turfed bunkers. In other words - a perfect links course - where strategy and improvisation are truly rewarded. Spectacular contours along the coastline and the scenes out towards the Öresund from the 17th and from the tee at the 18th are absolutely magical where the heather, the wild flowers and especially the roses combined with a sparkling sea and boat life, provide panoramic views that are truly fascinating and quite unique in Sweden. Atmosphere and charm, character and tradition.
Torekovs Golfklubb - Torekov, Sweden - 1924
5,682 metres / par 72. Band designer: Åke Persson - Nils Sköld - Peter Chamberlain - Tommy Nordström
Far out on the Bjäre Peninsula, with a wonderful view of Hallands Väderö - where the waves and boating from the Kattegat meet the Skåne coast, lies this challenging and brilliant coastal gem. The course is full of character, incredibly charming, well maintained and with panoramic views and sunsets that can be downright dramatic and leave no one indifferent. The club was founded back in 1924 and since the greens were initially cut with kitchen shears and the holes were made of round anchovy cans, the course has been carefully renovated and developed into a classic masterpiece.
From 9 holes, which were improved in various stages, to 12 holes, which were completed in 1974 and the 18-hole loop was completed in 1978 and now the course is further sharpened with the help of the course designer and links expert Tommy Nordström, which reinforces the genuine and unique Links character. The course offers great variety and is a joy to play. Fantastic finishes, challenging undulating fairways and greens, a links test where you are rewarded if you have different types of shots in your bag. The course is open almost all year round and, depending on the weather and wind, has many "different faces", a light breeze can transform the course completely, which means that there is always variety and unforgettable golfing adventures.
Fanø Golf Links - Fanø. Denmark - 1901
5,600 yards / par 70. Tape designer: Robert Dunlop
Nordsee Golfclub - St. Peter-Ording, Germany - 1971
6.277 yards / par 72. Tape designer: Frank Pennink
Budersand - Hornum, Sylt, Germany - 2009
6.562 yards / par 72. Tape designer: Rolf-Stefan Hansen
Golfclub Norderny - Norderney, Germany - 1927
2.994 yards / par 36 (9 holes). Tape designer: unknown
Kennemer Golf & Country Club - Zandvoort, Holland - 1910
6.626 yards / par 70. Tape designer: Harry Colt - Frank Pennink - Frank Pont
Nordwijkse Golfclub - Noordvijk, Holland - 1914
6.908 yards / par 72. Tape designer: Frank Pennink
Royal Hague Golf & Country Club (Royal Hague) - Wassenaar, Holland - 1893
6.717 yards / par 73. Tape designers: Harry Colt - Hugh Alison - Kyle Phillips
Domburgsche Golfclub - Domburg, Holland - 1914
2,700 yards / par 71 (9 holes). Tape designer: E.C. Warren
Royal Ostend Golf Club - De Haan, Belgium - 1903
6.125 yards / par 70. Tape designers: Seymour Dunn - Tom Simpson - Martin Hawtree
Golf de Granville - Bréville Sur Mer, France - 1912
6.562 yards / par 71. Tape designers: Harry Colt - Hugh Alison - Fred Hawtree
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Bandon Dunes) - Bandon, Oregon, USA - 2001
6.732 yards / par 72. Tape designer: David McLay Kidd
American links course that is largely constricted, but extremely beautifully situated above the sand dunes of the Pacific Ocean. Breathtaking views along the pristine coastline. The course is in top condition and the layout fantastic. The tee shot from the 16th takes your breath away, you hit over a ravine.
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Old Macdonald) - Bandon, Oregon, USA - 2010
6,944 /par 71. Tape designer: Tom Doak - Jim Urbina
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Pacific Dunes) - Bandon, Oregon, USA - 2001
6,633 /par 71. Tape designer: Tom Doak
Cabot Links - Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada - 2011
Par 71. Tape designer: Rod Whiteman
Highland Links - North Truro, Massachusetts, USA - 2011
5.299 /par 70 (9 holes). Tape designer: Rod Whiteman
Maidstone Club - Easthampton, New York, USA - 1894
Top-rated private links course. A masterpiece signed by Willy Park Jr. Theatrical scenes along the Atlantic dunes. Relatively short, tight, small greens, but quite challenging. If you get an invitation - take it, because this is a very special gem.
Sea Wiew Golf Club - Cottesloe, Western Australia - 2001
3.052 /par 36 (9 holes). Tape designer: Peter Anderson - N.C. Fowlie
The Links Kennedy Bay - Port Kennedy, Western Australia - 1998
7,021 /par 72. Tape designer: Ian Baker-Fich - Michael Coate - Roger Mackay
The Cut Golf Course - Mandurah, Western Australia - 2005
6,940 /par 72. Tape designer: James Wilcher
Barnbougle Dunes - Bridport, Tasmania - Australia - 2004
6,750 yards / par 71. Tape designer: Tom Doak - Michael Clayton
An unparalleled top-ranked left-hander in Tasmania Australia. The undulating coastline, with rugged sand dunes in the pristine wilderness will take the breath away of any true golfer. The absolute closest you can get to a links from the likes of. Scotland.
Barnbougle Lost Farm - Bridport, Tasmania, Australia - 2010
20 holes. Tape designer: Bill Coore
Barwon Heads Golf Club - Bellarine Pennisula, Victoria, Australia - 1921
6,440 /par 70. Band designers: Victor East - Mick Morcom - Alister MacKenzie
Port Fairy Golf - Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia - 1963
6,438 /par 72. Band designer: club members
Chrisholm Park Golf Club - Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand - 1933
6.188 yards / par 71. Band designer: Dunedin City Council
Hokitika Golf Club - Buller, Westland, New Zealand - 1906
6.051 yards / par 71. Bandesigner: Clubmedlemmar
Karamea Golf Course - Buller, Westland, New Zealand - 1933
3.014 yards / par 36 (9 holes). Tape designer: Murray Stanley - George Hawes
Nelson Golf Club - Tahunanui, New Zealand - 1897
6.777 yards / par 71. Tape designer: W.A. Kiely - Jeff Asche
Otakou Golf Club - Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, New Zealand - 1952
3.115 yards / par 36 (9 holes). Tape designer: Harold Babbage
Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club - Capiti Coast, Wellington, New Zealand - 1949
6.578 yards / par 71. Band designer: Alex Russell - Greg Turner
Southland Golf Club (Oreti Sands Links) - Otatara, Invergargill, New Zealand - 1971
6.999 yards / par 72. Tape designers: Set Morphet - Greg Turner - Scott Macpherson
Takaka Golf Club - Nelson, New Zealand - 1962
2.913 yards / par 35 (9 holes). Tape designer: Harold Babbage
Westport Golf Club - Buller, Westland, New Zealand - 1900
6.043 yards / par 72. Tape designer: Campbell Schadick
Humewood Golf Club - Port Elisabeth, South Africa - 1931
6.810 yards / par 72. Tape designer: S.V. Hotchkin - Donald Steel
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