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Sheep on the 14th green

August 27, 2013
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One hundred and twenty years ago, at the time of the development of rail travel, Old Tom designed links courses one after the other all along the Scottish coast. Nature itself was permitted to form the game’s challenges and enjoyment. Over the years these links courses have become what they are today – wind, sand, […]

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Close to Birdie at Crow’s Nest

August 23, 2013
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LINKS75 catches Calmac’s flagship to Brodick. We cross Arran’s high country to the west coast – Blackwaterfoot. Twelve legendary golf holes have been laid out at Shiskine. Since 1896 people have been enchanted by the weather and landscape that exists between the high country and the sea. We report to the pro-shop and make ourselves […]

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Isle of Arran – Marker post

August 21, 2013
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LINKS75 gets up before we have gone to bed and takes us towards Arran’s constraining coastline – The Firth of Clyde. Still half asleep we are systematically interrogated in the bar before we head out onto the course. It lies alongside the sea with the Isle of Arran as backdrop. One of the course committee’s […]

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The Cousin by the Sea

June 4, 2013
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Scotland’s laird – Loch Lomond has a bastard cousin by the sea, Dundonald. Southern Gailes has been adopted and has since 2003 been accepted into the Lomond clan. Squeezed between motorway and the brothers Gailes, Dundonald makes an insecure impression. Kyle Phillips perhaps had something else in mind when he created this modern links on […]

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A Day at the Races

April 13, 2013
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LINKS75 has moved on to historic ground. The world’s oldest golf course according to a united committee at the Guinness Book of Records. The official diploma has pride of place in the foyer. In the car park we join up with some of the day’s combatants, 30 Englishmen versus 30 Scots in an annual match […]

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Hole Number 5 at Sheringham

September 19, 2012
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After a world class, scrumptious breakfast we stand ready on the 1st tee. Suddenly the steam locomotive that runs along a classic railway line along one side of the course sounds its whistle. The other long side drops straight down into the North Sea. A classic cliff links course. In front of us is a […]

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Trumped at Trump International

September 1, 2012
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In the middle of July this Martin Hawtree-designed course, just north of Balmedie, was opened costing $1 billion   - The Trump International Scotland. Trump has proudly called the course the best in the world and its construction has been the subject of political discussion. We check in at the temporary clubhouse, stare at everything that […]

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Driver at Castle Stuart

August 29, 2012
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Like a birthday cake the Art Deco clubhouse proudly stands high up on a hill, with Gil Hanse’s creation below facing Moray Firth. In 2016 the Olympic course will be designed by Hanse in strong competition with some of the world’s best course architects. We manage to start before a number of 4-balls that stand […]

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