When you think of links golf, what comes to mind? Slate-gray skies pelting you with sideways rain? Flask-toting caddies who critique your game in unintelligible accents? Seaside holes dominated by quirky humps and hollows—and guarded by towering bushes of ball-hungry gorse? According to the strict definition of the British Golf Museum, there are only 240-odd true links golf courses in the world. The above descriptions would hold true for most of them—especially those located in The British Isles. But the popularity of links golf has given rise to other “links-style” courses all around the globe. I’m a fan of every one of them.