The True Links

The True Golf Links Courses of the World

The True Golf Links Society is a membership-based organization that is dedicated to promoting and preserving the characteristics of links golf courses around the world. It is exclusive to 249 links courses worldwide and offers various benefits to its members, including an emblem to show their affiliation, an annual magazine, and access to a member-only intranet. The society's website serves as a collection page for member courses and provides information about the courses and the annual magazine, which is only distributed via member courses and cannot be downloaded. The links courses of the world are interconnected and share common characteristics, including their location near the sea, rolling fairways, unique greens, and openness, among other things. The weather and nature play a significant role in links golf and add to its charm and challenge.  

The 249 links courses in the world have a distinctive set of characteristics, including their location near the sea, the way the ball rolls on the fairways and greens, the design of the terrain, the influence of wind and weather, the openness and lack of trees, and the number of bunkers. The proximity to the sea and the wind factor make each links course unique, changing each day with the direction and strength of the wind. This unpredictability is part of the charm of links golf and adds a new challenge for players to overcome each day. The weather and nature play a greater role in links golf than in other courses, making it a fascinating and challenging experience for lovers of the game.

True Golf Links courses of the world

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If you're interested in becoming a member and unlocking all member benefits, simply send us an email with the necessary details. You can also access the online version of the letter that was sent to all member clubs by clicking the button below.

Challenging links characteristics

A links course is a new course every day due to wind condition changes.

Here we are

Scotland (85 courses):

Arbroath Golf
Askernish Golf Club -
Balnagask Golf Course -
Brora Golf Club -
Carnoustie Buddon Golf Course -  
Carnoustie Burnside Golf Course -
Carnoustie Golf Links Championship Course -
Cabot Highlands-
Colonsay Golf Club - 
Craigielaw Golf Club -
Crail Golfing Society (Old) - 
Cruden Bay Golf Club - 
Cruden Bay (St Olaf) (9) -  Cullen Golf Club -
Dumbarnie Links -
Dunaverty Golf Club         - 
Dunbar Golf
Dundonald Links Golf Course -
Durness Golf Club -
Elie Golf Course -
Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club -
Fraserburgh Golf Club -
Glasgow Gailes Golf Course -
Gullane Golf Club No 1 - 
Gullane Golf Club No 2 - 
Gullane Golf Club No 3 - 
(The Isle of) Harris Golf Club (Scarista) (9) - 
Hopeman Golf Club -
Inverallochy Golf Club -
Irvine Golf Club -
Isle of Skye Golf Club (Sconser) (9) - 
Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club -
Kilspindie Golf Club -
Kings Links Golf Course - 
Kingsbarns Golf Links -
Leven Golfing Society -
Luffness New Golf Club -
Lundin Golf Club (Lundin Links) - 
Machrihanish Golf Club -
Machrihanish Dunes - 
Monifieth Golf Links -
Montrose Golf Links -
Montrose Broomfield Golf Course -
Moray Golf Club Old Course (Lossiemouth) - 
Moray Golf Club New Course -
Muirfield (the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers) -
Murcar Links Golf Club -
Musselburgh Links Old Course (9) - 
Nairn Golf Club -
Nairn Dunbar Golf Club -
Newburgh on Ythan  Championship Links Golf Club -  
North Berwick Golf Club -
Panmure Golf Club -
Peterhead Golf Club -
Prestwick Golf Club Old - 
Prestwick St. Nicholas Golf Club -
Reay Golf Club -
Renaissance Club (The)  -
Royal Aberdeen Golf Club -
Royal Dornoch Golf Club  Championship Course -
Royal Dornoch Golf Club Struie Course -
Royal Troon Golf Club -
Shiskine Golf & Tennis Club (12) 
Skibo Castle Golf Course -
Southerness Golf Club -
Spey Bay Golf Club -
St Andrews Eden Course -
St Andrews Jubilee Course -
St Andrews New Course - 
St Andrews Old Course - 
St Andrews Strathtyrum Course -
Strathlene Golf Club -
Tain Golf Club -
Tarbat Golf Club (9) - 
The Machrie Golf Links -
Traigh Golf Course -
Troon Municipal Golf Club (Darley) - 
Troon Municipal Golf Club (Lochgreen) - 
Troon Portland Golf Course -
Turnberry Ailsa Course -
Turnberry Kintyre Course -
West Kilbride Golf Club -
Western Gailes Golf Club -
Wigtownshire County Golf Club -
Winterfield Golf Club -

England (53 courses)

Berwick-Upon-Tweed (Goswick) Golf Club -
Bude & North Cornwall Golf Club -
Burnham & Berrow Golf Club Championship Course -
Burnham & Berrow Golf Club Channel Course -
Castletown Golf Links (Isle of Man) -
Cleveland Golf Club -
Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club -
Fleetwood Golf Club -
Formby Golf Club -
Great Yarmouth & Caister Golf Club -
Hartlepool Golf Club -
Hayling Golf Club -
Hesketh Golf Club -
Hillside Golf Club -
Hunstanton Golf Club -
La Moye Golf Club (Jersey) -
Leasowe Golf Club -
Littlehampton Golf Club -
Littlestone Golf Club -
Minehead & West Somerset Golf Club -
Newbiggin Golf Club -
Newquay Golf Club -
Perranporth Golf Club -
Princes Golf Club -
Royal Birkdale Golf Club -
Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club - 
Royal Guernsey Golf Club -
Royal Jersey Golf Club -
Royal Liverpool Golf Club -
Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club -
Royal North Devon Golf Club - 
Royal St George’s Golf Club -
Royal West Norfolk Golf Club -  
Rye Golf Club -
Rye Golf Club Jubilee Course (9) - 
Sandilands Golf Club - 
Saunton Golf Club East Course -
Saunton Golf Club West Course -
Seacroft Golf Club -
Seahouses Golf Club -
Seascale Golf Club -
Seaton Carew Golf Club -
Sherringham Golf Club -
Silloth (on Solway) Golf Club -
Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club -
Southport Municipal Golf
St Annes Old Links Golf Club -
St Enodoc Golf Club - 
Trevose Golf & Country Club -
Wallasey Golf Club -
West Cornwall Golf Club -
West Lancashire Golf Club -
Weston-Super-Mare Golf Club - 

Ireland (58 courses)

Achill Island Golf Club -
Arklow Golf Links -
Ballybunion Golf Club Cashen Course -
Ballybunion Golf Club Old Course -
Ballylifflin Golf Club Glashedy Course -
Ballylifflin Golf Club Old Course -
Bundoran Golf Club -
Bushfoot Golf Club (9)Carne Golf Links -
Castlegregory Golf & Fishing Club (9) - 
Castlerock Golf Club Bann Course (9) - 
Castlerock Golf Club Mussenden Course -
Connemara Championship Golf Links (27) - 
Corballis Golf Links -
County Louth Golf Club -
County Sligo Golf Club Championship Course -
CountySligo Golf Club Bomore Course (9) - 
Cruit Island Golf Club (9) -
Dingle Golf Links -
Donegal Golf Club (Murvagh) - 
Dooks Golf Club -
Doonbeg Golf Club -
DunfanaghyGolf Club -
Enniscrone Golf Club The Dunes Course -
Enniscrone Golf Club Scurmore Course -
European Club - 
Gweedore Golf Club (9) - 
Kirkistown Golf Club- 
Lahinch Golf Club Old Course -
Lahinch Golf Club Castle Course -
Laytown & Bettystown Golf Club -
Mulranny Golf Club (9) -
Narin & Portnoo Golf Club -
North West Golf Club -
Portmarnock Golf Club Championships Links -
Portmarnock Golf Club Yellow (9) - 
Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links -
Portsalon Golf Club -
Portstewart Golf Club Old Course -
Portstewart Golf Club Riverside Course -
Portstewart Golf Club Strand Course -
Rosapenna Hotel & Golf  Resort Old Tom Morris Links -
Rosapenna Hotel & Golf  Resort Sandy Hills Links -
Rosslare Golf Club Old Course -
Rosslare Golf Club Burrow Course (12) - 
Royal County Down Golf Club Championships Links -
Royal County Down Golf Club Annesley Links -
Royal Dublin Golf Club -
Royal Portrush Golf Club Dunluce Links -
Royal Portrush Golf Club Valley Links - 
Rush Golf Club (9) 
Seapoint Golf Links -
St Anne’s Golf Club -
Strandhill Golf Club -
Sutton Golf Club (9) - 
The Island Golf Club -
Tralee Golf Club -
Waterville Golf Links -