For one person to work to bring out another’s best is impressive; to successfully do it is exemplary. The designers of the Links at Lighthouse Sound have toiled to bring out the best of Mother Nature in its layout, and the best in each golfer that comes to play. The result is both impressive and exemplary. This golf vacation destination is a testament to the breathtaking beauty of almost uninterrupted nature, all the while bringing endless rounds of golf fit for the true lovers of the sport.
The Links at Lighthouse Sound is surrounded by several natural water features including the Assawomen bay, St. Martin’s river and a tidal marshland that all provide not only a challenging game, but a scenic one as well. The 18-hole par 72 golf vacation favorite is home to the longest cart bridge in the United States at 1,500 feet – and this bridge stretches all the way from the bay side holes to the marsh side ones. All 7,031 whooping yards of golf at the Links offer a quality of game that is not made for the faint of heart: the water comes into play on several holes and they were made not to serve as passive backdrops for a photo op; they were carved for the extra spunk. The signature par-3 fifth hole plays directly over the marsh towards a water-surrounded green. If water is not the golfer’s element, then perhaps the metal could do the trick.
When the designers came up with the Links at Lighthouse Sound, they brought out a lot of bests: best in nature, the best golf game, and the best location for a golf trip – and in the process, golf lovers have seen they are among the best course architects. It figures, best creators equal best results.