From the craggy coastline of California to the legendary links of Scotland,
these are the clubs, resorts, courses, holes and people that shape the game.


By definition, they are built on land reclaimed from the sea. Historically, they are public access fields bridging town and strand, and are sometimes used for grazing cattle. Traditionally, the front nine follows the shoreline away from the clubhouse while the back, or inward, nine returns. By any reading, our best links comprise a burnished chain of the most challenging courses.

Pacific Dunes


Ballybunion Golf Club (Old)
County Kerry, Ireland

County Louth Golf Club
County Louth, Ireland

County Sligo Golf Club
County Sligo, Ireland

Lahinch Golf Club
County Clare, Ireland

Portmarnock Golf Club
County Dublin, Ireland

Portstewart Golf Club (Strand)
County Derry, Ireland

Royal County Down Golf Club
County Down, Ireland

Royal Portrush Golf Club (Dunluce)
County Antrim, Ireland

The Island Golf Club
County Dublin, Ireland

Waterville Golf Links
County Kerry, Ireland

Great Britain

Carnoustie Golf Links
Angus, Scotland

Cruden Bay Golf Club
Aberdeenshire, Scotland

East Lothian, Scotland

Old Course at St. Andrews
Fife, Scotland

Royal Birkdale Golf Club
Merseyside, England

Royal Dornoch Golf Club
Sutherland, Scotland

Royal Liverpool Golf Club
Merseyside, England

Royal Lytham & St. Annes GC
Lancashire, England

Royal St. George’s Golf Club
Kent, England

Turnberry Resort (Ailsa)
Ayrshire, Scotland
United States

Bandon Dunes
Bandon, OR

Cypress Point Club
Monterey, CA

Maidstone Club
Easthampton, NY

National Golf Links of America
Southampton, NY

Newport Country Club
Newport, RI

Pacific Dunes
Bandon, OR

Sand Hills Golf Club
Mullen, NE

Spyglass Hill Golf Course
Monterey, CA

Shinnecock Hills Golf Club
Southampton, NY

Whistling Straits (Straits Course)
Kohler, WI


Barnbougle Dunes
Tasmania, Australia

Durban Country Club
Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa

El Saler Golf Club
Valencia, Spain

Falsterbo Golf Club
Falsterbo, Sweden

Golf Club Kennedy Bay
Western Australia, Australia

Haagsche Golf Club
The Hague, Holland

Humewood Golf Club
Cape Province, South Africa

Kennemer Golf and Country Club
Zandevoort, Holland

The National Golf Club (Moonah)
Victoria, Australia

Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club
Wellington, New Zealand