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Fact Sheet :What is a links course & answers to more such golf facts
What is a links course ? Started in Scotland Links courses tend to be on/very near to the coast,often amid dunes, with few water hazards and trees . The British Open is always on a links course . Pic of Kingsbarns courtesy Kyle Phillips
What is a elevated tee? A tee box that is substantially higher than the green /fairway . A ball hitting a lower elevation surface will carry more but roll less. Pic shows the 220 yard ,Par 3 ,7th hole at Shillong
What is a island green ? A green surrounded entirely by water or sand making a perfect shot critical .The Par 3 ,15th hole at Prestige Golfhsire ,Bangalore is a 195 yard beauty with a island green - the moat around the island is all SAND
What's a dog leg hole ? A hole in which the fairway is bent like the shape of a dogs rear leg - holes could be DOGLEG - left or right . Pic - Helicopter view of a dogleg Par 4 hole at HGA ,Hyderabad
What are POT bunkers ? Bunkers with very steep faces that are found on links courses & that are very deep ( u sometimes can't see the player in the bunker from the green). Kingsbarn ,Hole no 13 with Pot bunkers .Picture credit -Kyle Phillips
This section is more of a eye opener & learning tool for the beginner in us. Oft used terms in golf are explained through photographs & amp; through some simple copy. So, if you want to know what a links course looks like or means, this is the section to browse through.