The links is simply a term referring to a type of golf course. A links golf course is one where the land that is golf course is on, is the land that 'links' the sea to the arable farming land.
It is a golf links if the course is near the sea. Otherwise it is a golf course if further inland.
A links course.
a links golf course is one situated beside the sea
The highest altitude golf course is the Yak golf course at 13,025 feet (3,970m) above sea level in Kupup, East Sikkim, India, measured on 10 October 2006. Source: Guinness Book of World Records
The term "links" dates back to the birth of golf itself on the shores of Scotland. It refers to a specific type of coastal golf course and its unique style of play. Golf was first played on the sandy stretches of land that linked the Scottish sea coasts to the fertile agricultural plains located inland. Too sandy to be farmed, this "linksland" was ideal for golf. The term has become synonymous with golf courses in general. A course might refer to itself as a "golf links" even though it shares none of the classic characteristics of a links.
Alston Moor Golf Club, in Cumbria is the highest in England at 1,476 feet above sea level, with ten holes, the highest 18 hole golf course is Kington Golf Club in Herefordshire at 1280 feet above sea level.
1. La Paz Golf Course (Bolivia) - approx 3200 metres 2. Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Course (Yunan, China) - 3076 metres There is a yet higher one: http://wikimapia.org/12100134/18-Hole-desert-Golf-Course-at-Leh-11500ft-3-500-metres-above-sea-level
Officially 400ft. 490ft at the golf course.
Links land, is the land that links the sea and the arable farming land. The links land is unsuitable for farming, so it is ideal for a golf course.
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