A sea view, sandy dune-like terrain, fast-running fairways and ever-changing maritime winds were the criteria set to be called 'True Links'. Of the 30,000 golf courses in the world, only 246 made the grade. These are the few said to be befitting of the title.
The book begins with an in-depth study of The Old Course, called the Crucible. The next 25 championship links on the British Isles are termed Icons. The next 25 ? Classics. Lastly, links found throughout the rest of the world are called Exotics.
Chapter 9 contains the exhaustive list of the 246 courses arranged by country.