28 September 2016
"Links" are a specific type of golf course with a specific geographic location?
Today, the term “links” is sometimes used to refer to a golf course without trees and is even occasionally used as a general term for a golf course. The use of this term in these instances is incorrect. Links are a specific type of golf course with a specific geographic location. According to the British Golf Museum, "links" are coastal strips of land between the beaches and the inland agricultural areas. This type of land has sandy soil so it was previously considered worthless. As golf was introduced in Scotland, the sport was played on this type of land. A course is only truly a links course if it shares this same type of geography and land composition.