Scotland created links golf, but it suits California’s coast so well! Pictured is the Half Moon Bay Golf Links located on the Ritz-Carlton resort property.
The oldest style of golf course comes from a Scottish term referring to an area of coastal sand dunes and sometimes to open parkland. California’s got that!
Links golf courses are usually built near a coast and often amid dunes. They often lack trees, ponds and lakes, and are built along the natural slopes of the land. The air currents and ocean breezes come strongly into play in these unique golf courses providing natural challenges. Some of California’s most famous links golf courses include Pebble Beach Golf Links, The Links at Spanish Bay and further north Half Moon Bay Golf Links. There are dozens of links golf courses in California providing breath-taking experiences for novices and avid golfers.