Links Golf—Could be on the Parkway

This article from the Sacramento Bee explores the wonder of playing links golf in its homeland but also reminds us of what a wonder it would be to have a links golf course along the Parkway—see our press release at

Excerpt from Bee article.

There are two kinds of golfers: Those fortunate enough to have played on historic links courses and those who desperately want to before they reach that 19th hole in the sky. Eight Sacramento couples have one fewer task on their bucket lists after visiting Ireland last month for a slice of golf heaven. They now know that craic means fun, how to pronounce Smithwicks and the difference between Lahinch and Doonbeg. If you’ve been to Ireland, you understand why they’ve talked of little else since their return. If you haven’t, here’s a first-timer’s primer from 10 days on the Emerald Isle.

The courses

There are more than 400 courses in Ireland (the size of Indiana) and 550 in Scotland (more per resident than any country in the world). They range from world-class major championship and resort venues to ones where you put a few euros in a box and go.

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About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.
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