I have golfed a few rounds in my life and I love the sport, but one thing that has always bothered me is the courses. I do not understand the science behind them, why they are shaped the way they are, or how they are built. Do they have to be grass? What kind of grass is used? Why is there water on most courses? What are sand traps for? Who decided to put 18 holes in a course? If you are like me, then you have plenty of golf course questions.
I started this blog to answer some of these questions for myself and for others who may be asking the same questions. In the coming months and years I will be researching various topics about golf courses and sharing my findings here.
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The Links Golf Course is an 18-hole public golf course located on the southeast side of the city of Lincoln, Nebraska. The course is 6,908 yards in length and plays to a par 72. The Links Golf Course is a traditional style links course with rolling hills and several strategically placed bunkers.
The Links has been rated one of the top 50 public courses in America by Golf Digest for many years now. All holes feature bent grass greens. The fairways are bluegrass and zoysia grass, depending on the time of year.
The Links is also home to one of the best practice facilities in the country with bent grass tees and greens and over 30,000 square feet of putting surface. There are 3 target greens with yardage markers ranging from 50-250 yards away.
In addition to the above mentioned amenities, The Links also features a full service clubhouse that can accomodate any outing or event you might be planning!
The Links Golf Course is the result of a very personal vision of its designer, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. This course, one of the most beautiful in the region, was built in one of the most beautiful places in Mexico: La Paz Bay, where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean.
The Links Golf Course winds alongside the beach for 9 holes and through a desert landscape for 9 holes. The natural beauty of this desert course and its spectacular ocean views create an unparalleled setting that will pamper your senses from beginning to end. The combination of sea and desert creates interesting conditions for golfers and makes every game unique and challenging.
The Links Golf Course was inaugurated in 1994 by Mr. Jones himself, who designed it with great care to preserve the ecological balance of this fragile environment and make it a refuge for over 150 species of birds that inhabit the area.
The Links Golf Course is a nine hole 3,070 yard, par 36 course in the scenic Pacific Northwest. Designed by renowned Northwest architect Ted Locke, it offers a challenging layout for golfers of all skill levels and accommodates walkers and riders.
The Links Golf Course at Palouse Ridge is the only 18-hole championship golf course in Pullman Washington. Play the undulating fairways of this links style course with wide open greens and rolling terrain.
A golf course is the grounds where the game of golf is played. It comprises a series of holes, each consisting of a teeing ground, a fairway, the rough and other hazards, and a green with a flagstick (“pin”) and hole (“cup”). A standard round of golf consists of playing 18 holes, thus most golf courses have this number of holes. Most older courses are links, often coastal. Courses are private, public or municipal. A golf course consists of either 9 or 18 holes, each with a teeing ground that is set off by two markers showing the bounds of the legal tee area, fairway, rough and other hazards. It consists of putting greens containing the actual holes or cup; closely cut grass surrounding the greens and fairways; light rough consisting of closely cut grass or intermediate length grass forming “the primary cut” which is intended to reduce ground resistance for players who miss their shots; long rough consisting of uncut grass that can be up to one metre tall which serves as an additional hazard for errant shots landing in it; trees which line many fairways to add difficulty to shots hit into them; bunkers (British: “traps”) which are areas dug out of the ground with sand contained within them for players to
A long time ago, I was a correspondent in the former Soviet Union. This meant I would go to some town that had just been flattened by a tornado and find the guy who was in charge of rebuilding it. I would interview him, then dictate my story to an editor at the New York Times, who would edit it and send back questions.
The editor’s questions were not about what I thought were the most interesting parts of my story. They were about details that mattered mainly to the editors—and that they could easily have found out for themselves with a bit of effort. When you are a correspondent, you get used to this: reporters often prefer to ask you questions than to look things up on their own.
But what really struck me was that reporters at the New York Times were no different from reporters elsewhere. If anything, they had more resources than most newspapers did, yet they still wanted correspondents to figure out things for them that they could have looked up themselves. And it wasn’t just reporters; almost everyone I knew was like this: if you asked people for information, instead of looking it up themselves, they would consider it a favor to you.
Nowadays we don’t need correspondents because we have Google. But there is still a lot