LINKS MAGAZINE | 7 Exceptional Holes that Bring the Ocean into Play

Thursday, May 20, 2021

In his fictional work The Old Man and the Sea, author Ernest Hemingway described the ocean as “something that gave or withheld great favors.” He also opined that the sea could do “wild or wicked things,” but that such things could not be avoided. While the novella chronicled the heroic and sometimes futile attempts of marlin fishing, those same ocean descriptions can also apply to golf.

A portion of the world’s most spectacular golf holes play alongside the sea—some of which even require players to hit shots directly over ocean waves. Much like the ocean described in Hemingway’s novella, the seas that are intertwined with these golf holes can give or withhold great favors.

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