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The meaning and usage of “links course” has changed over the years, with the seaside courses in England and Scotland usually being called such. In recent years, some have used the word “links” to describe  all golf courses. Ask 10 experts what a links course is and you could get 10 different answers. But this great description comes from Donald Steele, an English course architect and author, on worldgolf.com: “My definition of links is the strip of land which links the sea with more fertile land, often set amongst dunes. The best terrain for golf is sand and that kind of land has minimal agricultural value ­­– which makes such places ideal.”