Course Review: Lonsdale Links

Feature in Australian Golf Digest

A revitalised Lonsdale Links layout has captured the essence of links golf and provided experts and novice players alike an endlessly fascinating place to play.

There’s an art to imitating, and imitating well. In golf-course architecture, paying homage to the past is an easy decision to make but a difficult task to pull off. Naturally, you don’t want to mess up the tribute and be left with a poor imitation of the original, while even a successful rendition risks generating a ‘so-what-that’s-been-done-before’ sentiment. Yet it was this precise gamble the design firm of Ogilvy Cocking Mead (OCM) took at Lonsdale Links, and it paid off.

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Words Michael Keipert. October 27, 2021.