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#31 macc

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 04:44 PM

All British links courses use fescue on the fairways and no grass is even close to allowing the running golf you need on a true links.

 

Only Barnbougle and Lost Farm quality using that criteria.



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Posted 05 July 2014 - 07:22 PM

yup, have to agree

Barney and L.Farm  are the ducks nuts

barely any difference between fairway and green, except for the height of the mowing.

If your lofted shot into the green has any stop on it, then you can be absolutely sure it was perfectly-struck ... best to play a running-ball for the norm.



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 07:45 PM

I agree with all on this topic that Barnbougle & Lost Farm are our 2 best examples of true links courses, Barwon Heads & especially Port Fairy are wonderful examples of old style links courses. Recent (last few years) changes to both courses have improved them considerably.

 

I would also give a special mention to The Dunes & St Andrews Beach, both on the Peninsula, as being worthy of consideration of true links.



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Posted 25 July 2014 - 03:44 PM

You might find what Aussie courses they consider 'links' on this site.

 

http://www.golfadvis...tions-14641.htm



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Posted 27 July 2014 - 11:48 AM

Oh dear, I wonder how Metropolitan feel about being called a 'pure links' course...

and if Dr Mackenzie's legacy is links courses, then wonder how Augusta feel about being one.

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 12:56 PM

Long Reef?!!

 

Yeah I'd say that Long Reef and say Royal County Down are very similar lol


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Posted 27 July 2014 - 09:53 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]


I have heard Alice Springs described as 'desert links'.

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 12:23 AM

Lady bay in SA isnt a bad example. Australia doesnt have much coastal land that would satisfy the UK description of links. We either have rocky coastline or swampy coastline.



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 09:13 AM

Has been mention of Albany WA as a 'links' course

 

Not so, it is a very average country course near the ocean

 

Mostly boring parallel fairways design, poorly maintained, variable greens

 

But great clubhouse



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 11:09 AM

Magenta Shores?
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 01:41 PM

Magenta Shores?

Reclaimed land, yes. But reclaimed from a waste dump (aka tip).

 

Many people get hung up on links 'style' versus a links.


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 10:31 PM

A friend showed me this site listing all the 'True Links Courses of the World'. Not sure how accurate it is but worth a look. According to this only 6 in Australia - http://migrantgolfer...s-of-the-world/


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 10:54 PM

AGQ that was published in 2015 so a little out of date. 

They need to add in the two on King Island, Ocean Dunes and Cape Wickham true links couses !

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:09 AM

AGQ that was published in 2015 so a little out of date. 

They need to add in the two on King Island, Ocean Dunes and Cape Wickham true links couses !

Jon...

Good point Jon on KI courses, they would need to be on there. More a point of showing someone going to the effort to put a list the courses together which could be easily referenced.


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 12:51 PM

Very cool effort to make that list

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