What are the charasteristics of Links-Golf-Courses
If you are not familiar with Golf Links:
- These courses are directly at the seaside – which means there is a little bit of a breeze (and sometimes more)
- The fairways are built on sand that allows rain and sea-swells draining very fast, which allows a game nearly under all weather conditions around the year.
- Due to the very limited widths of the coastline, a lot of the Links play the front-9 away from the clubhouse and the back-9 back to the clubhouse. This means, that in many cases the 9th hole is the furthest hole away – looking for the clubhouse for a break or the easy way out after the 9th is wasted energy!
- The course is left natural as much as possible, rolling between the sand dunes and the fairways and greens might be quite bumpy – and due to the long roll of the balls after landing on the dried out surfaces the targets can be easily missed.
- The rough is normally sea-grass, and the bunkers are small and deep to keep the sand in during the constant breezes
- The fairways are never watered, which makes the shoots looong and fasttt
- Trees or other shelters are nearly nowhere to find! You are out in the elements and fighting them – sometimes you win, but mostly …!