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What does Coul Links, the new development by Mike Keiser in Scotland's Highlands, mean for golfers? Jason Deegan examines the impact.
Photo gallery: Castle Stuart Golf Links near Inverness, Scotland is a championship track accessible to all skill levels
For those taking a tour of Scotland's great courses, Castle Stuart Golf Links, just north of Inverness, would be an excellent introduction to links golf. The fairways are wider than most links, the rough is not quite as penal, and the undulations in the fairways and greens are not overwrought, as on some modern links. Yet the routing takes advantage of the vistas out over Moray Firth, and the prevailing wind can turn a leisurely round into a real battle.
Royal Dornoch Golf Club, founded in 1877, is one of Scotland's most historic and beloved links. This small beachside town in the Scottish Highlands has become a coveted destination for golfers all over the world. Old Tom Morris had a large hand in the creation of Royal Dornoch.
Nairn Golf Club is a quintessential example of links golf. For first-time visitors, some of the tee shots at Nairn look utterly merciless. Add in a strong westerly wind off the Moray Firth, and hitting a fairway feels almost as great as holing a birdie putt.
Like many of the great Scottish links, Royal Dornoch Golf Club has a second course. The Struie Course opened in the early 20th century, and after languishing during WWII, has been restored back to its rumpled, linksy glory. Pound for pound, the Struie Course is one of the most enjoyable links experiences in Scotland.
Royal Dornoch Golf Club was officially established in 1877, making it the third-oldest golf course in the world. Its location on the northeastern coast of Scotland can be a challenge to reach, but golfers from all over the world still come to play this classic Old Tom Morris layout.