Links, Not a Links?

Three lists to consider for your next grillroom debate

By: George Peper

Links in Countries Outside Great Britain & Ireland 


Barwon Head Golf Club, Australia
El Saler Golf Club, Spain
Falsterbro Golf Club, Sweden
Fano Golf Links, Denmark
Golf du Touquet (La Mer), France
Humewood Golf Club, South Africa
Kennemer Golf & Country Club, Netherlands
Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club, New Zealand
Royal Ostend Golf Club, Belgium


U.S. Courses that Look Like Links but Aren't...
Or Are They?

Bandon Dunes, Bandon, Ore.
Bayonne Golf Club, Bayonne, N.J.
Chicago Golf Club, Wheaton, Ill.
Links at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach, Calif.
National Golf Links of America, Southampton, N.Y.
Newport Country Club, Newport, R.I.
Ocean Course, Kiawah Island, S.C.
Prairie Dunes Country Club, Hutchinson, Kan.
Sand Hills Golf Club, Mullen, Neb.
Whistling Straits (Straits), Haven, Wis.

Courses that Have No Business Calling Themselves Links

Alcaidesa Links, Spain
Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Heritage Links Golf Club, Lakeville, Minn.
Links at Fancourt, South Africa
Links at Hiawatha Landing, Apalaching, N.Y.
Old Head Golf Links, Ireland
Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, Calif.
Royal Links Golf Club, Las Vegas
Tower Links Golf Club, United Arab Emirates


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