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  • n. A coastal zone of topsoil-covered sand between the beach sand and mainland soil.
  • n. A golf course near the sea, particularly one with terrain resembling linksland.


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  • Links: The term for a course built on linksland, which is land reclaimed from the ocean.


  • Golf, in fact, was originally played on linksland because the ground wasn't good for much anything else.

    The Madness of Royal St. George's

  • It's not surprising that the rules makers have all this figured out, however complicated it may seem, because the game as we know it was first played on linksland in Scotland riddled with rabbit holes (free drop if the ball goes in) and teeming with grazing animals that often came into play.

    Why We Play Golf Outdoors

  • In 1901, Willie Park Jr. unshackled golf from the linksland by forging the first excellent inland courses, Huntercombe and Sunningdale, outside of London.

    History of Golf Course Architecture

  • Almost 10 years to the day after Norman fashioned one of the great closing rounds in British Open history, he conjured up one of the better ones on the same piece of linksland to open the latest installment of golf's oldest championship. - Norman surprises everyone, especially himself, with 69

  • On the same linksland that Old Tom Morris nurtured and Jack Nicklaus conquered, along came a 24-year-old with a keen eye for history.

    Woods completes career slam

  • To keep the Old Course from turning into a baked-out linksland, the Royal &

    Els birdies Road Hole, takes first-round lead

  • The Wizard and Man O'War run beside one other on a piece for land that was once pine forest and lakes but now tends toward a spare linksland topography.

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  • A caution: After savoring the allure of the wild linksland dramas of

  • "I was just fascinated," Crenshaw said of his first encounter with the linksland on St. Andrews Bay. - Highschool


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