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#1 serrzy981

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 11:26 PM

I have played a few links courses before like Royal County Down, Portrush, Aberdeen, Cinques Port, Old Course St Andrews...

 

What are the links courses in Australia that are closest to these?



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:48 AM

Barnbougle dunes and lost farm in Tasmania are insane. Two best courses I've ever played
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Posted 17 April 2014 - 01:16 PM

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 01:28 PM

Barwon Heads and soon to be two courses on King Island under construction.



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 02:45 PM

I'll throw Long Reef in the mix around the Sydney area. As others have said, Barnbougle is the best links test Australia has to offer I believe. 


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 02:57 PM

Long Reef is not a links course.
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Posted 17 April 2014 - 03:00 PM

Magenta shores, Belmont a bit, are both debatably links.
My home course Lynwood is 40km from the coast, but designed as and resembles a links layout. When the wind is up it is really links style golf.
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Posted 17 April 2014 - 03:01 PM

Long Reef is not a links course.


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 03:03 PM

Magenta shores, Belmont a bit, are both debatably links.
My home course Lynwood is 40km from the coast, but designed as and resembles a links layout. When the wind is up it is really links style golf.


Agree Schmucky they are links style courses.

From memory there are only about 7 true links courses in Australia, including both courses at Barnbougle.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 03:05 PM

Naively i thought Long Reef was a links .
On the coast, natural ground, subject the the wind, no trees.
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Posted 17 April 2014 - 03:07 PM

Why not Maxxy?


Long Reef's website even says links style course.

A links course is that area (or the link) between the sea and the arable land.
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Posted 17 April 2014 - 03:11 PM

Naively i thought Long Reef was a links .
On the coast, natural ground, subject the the wind, no trees.


We have plenty of links style golf courses, just not many true links courses.

Pebble Beach and NSWGC are not true links courses either.
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Posted 17 April 2014 - 04:51 PM

A links course is that area (or the link) between the sea and the arable land.

 

Isnt that where Long Reef have put their course?



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 07:02 PM

Although the term links is often considered synonymous with any golf course, few golf courses have all of the design elements of true links courses, including being built on linksland. The presence of a seaside location does not guarantee a links golf course. Many famous courses that claim to be links do not have all of the necessary characteristics (e.g., Pebble Beach Golf Links, Old Head Golf Links at Kinsale, The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island). On the other hand, some courses located hundreds of miles from a coast can have all of the characteristics of a seaside links except for proximity to water. One notable example of such a course is Sand Hills Golf Club, located in the midst of the Sand Hills of Nebraska.[3]



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 08:24 PM

so, I'm thinking a couple of dem dar courses on Mornington would qualify as "links", yeah?

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