World’s fifth oldest golf course under threat from rising North Sea

Here is one of the most striking, first visual pieces of evidence of the plight of links golf courses in the age of anthropomorphic climate change.

The world’s fifth oldest golf course Montrose Golf Links (est. 1562) in Scotland (under an hour north of Dundee) was covered in sand over the weekend as the wind whipped up the nearby beach.

Montrose Golf Links covered in sand. Image courtesy of Golf Society News.

Golf Digest reported that the beach is now very close to the golf course, with the North Sea now 70 metres closer to the golf course than it was 30 years ago.

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