I’ve played a fair amount of golf in my years. I’ve played munie courses, higher-end courses, and everything in between. But in all my years, I had never played anything quite like Royal Links Golf Club. It’s easily one of the most enjoyable courses I’ve had the privilege to play.
The theme is novel: Royal Links is a collection of several classic holes from the British Open rotation courses. It was my first links-style experience and to say the least, it’s challenging for someone at my skill level. It’s challenging, but it’s genuinely fun to play and very rewarding to earn that elusive birdie. Though there are no trees or shrubs to contend with, there are 108 pot bunkers scattered throughout the 18 holes and some of them are hidden. I made it to 10 (the famous “Road Hole” from St. Andrews) before I found myself chipping sideways to get out. Sometimes, there’s no other option. Beware!
Aside from the “Road Hole”, Royal Links pits players against the “Hell Bunker”, also from St. Andrews, and the “Postage Stamp” from Royal Troon. Other courses in the loop include Carnoustie, Turnberry, Royal Liverpool, Prestwick, Royal Lytham, Muirfield and Royal Birkdale.
The Club House is a feature of the course in itself. It’s essentially an awe-inspiring gated, Scottish castle. Inside, find food and drinks and an outstanding pro shop offering rentals of latest Callaway clubs and FootJoy spikes. Royal Links also offers the services of a professional forecaddie, adding to the “Scottish” experience, or a “Parmate”, a female caddy designed to add a unique extra experience to their round of golf.
Royal Links offers a Five Star experience for less than Five Star prices. For more information or to book the ultimate golf experience, call (702) 517-5990 or visit online at www.waltersgolf.com.