True Golf Links


For the preservation and development of true links golf

True Golf Links is the global society for the 249 links courses around the world.

"The Society´s aim is to preserve and develop links golf, by strengthening the interest and exclusivity of the true golf links courses of the world."

True Golf Links courses of the world

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Membership benefits

To strengthen LinksGolf's exclusivity and recognition, The Society is coming; will make your course accessible worldwide and provides the most comprehensive overview and content of all True Golf Links Courses. Display The Society seal in your club. This is a seal of quality and is only available for members to use. 

Display The Society seal in your club. This is a seal of quality and is only available for members to use. 

You will receive an exclusive printed Yearbook with an overview and introduction to all members' links courses. All members will receive 100 copies each to be used to be read, sold, or as a gift to members, guests, or sponsors.

Access to an exclusive member forum at, where members can easily contact members to meet, provide advice, or seek support for any issue they may be facing. 

Contribute to the True Golf Links scholarship fund which will be distributed to those who contribute to the promotion of links golf and have been nominated by a member of The Society. 

We use the British Golf Museum's definition of what constitutes a genuine links course and the Links Association's criteria.

"A golf links is a stretch of land near the coast characterised by undulating terrain, oftenassociated with dunes, infertile sandy soil and indigenous grasses such as marram, sea lymeand the fescues and bents which, when properly managed, produce the fine textured, tightturf for which links are famed. The course rota used for the Open Championship is made upof Links golf courses"