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Coastal erosion - Sea defence schemes for links courses built too close to the sea
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Are we waving goodbye to Britain?   more

David Montgomery, Science Correspondent, The Scotsman, 3 February 2001

The Old Course at St Andrews and the White Cliffs of Dover would appear to have very little in common.

While one symbolises British defiance to things foreign across the English Channel, the other is a soft, undulating stretch of Fife coastline heralded as the home of golf.

Yet both are victims of the unceasing attention of the waters which lap around these isles, threatening to undermine the very existence of long stretches of shoreline.

Project under way to protect golf courses   more

The Courier, 29 December 2000

The first phase of a £200,000 project aimed at protecting the St Andrews golf courses from the ravages of the sea is now well advanced.

St Andrews gets the go-ahead for bid to keep the sea at bay   more

£200,000 scheme to protect course

Douglas Miller, The Scotsman, 12 October 2000

A major plan to save the endangered Jubilee course at St Andrews from the encroaching seas has been given the go-ahead.

Swinging into action to save golf links from erosion   more

The Courier, 12 October 2000

Golfing authorities in St Andrews yesterday announced proposals to tackle coastal erosion amid increasing fears for the future of its renowned golf courses.

Experts prevent a hole in one - and erosion in two others   more

H R Wallingford Press Release, 23 February 1999

Coastal experts have helped the construction of the prestigious new Kingsbarns Golf Links at Kingsbarns in Fife. The championship standard course - located near to the famous St. Andrews courses - is currently nearing completion following development by the California based company, Granite Bay Scotland Inc. Six of the holes will be sited along the shore, presenting golfers with dramatic views and challenging approach shots. Unfortunately it also presents the developers with the problem of coastal erosion.

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