Become part of the Coul Links vision …
… a community-led environmental plan in the Northern Highlands of Scotland, the home of golf, with a Mike Keiser, Coore & Crenshaw world-class golf course at its heart.
Bill Coore explaining his vision for Coul Links
About us – Communities for Coul
We are Communities for Coul (C4C), a group of local people living in the beautiful Dornoch Firth area, who have formed a not-for-profit company committed to delivering an exciting environmental plan, with a new Mike Keiser world-class golf course at its heart.
Our vision – much more than just a golf course
At the heart of our vision is a comprehensive plan to restore and protect the entire Coul Links Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), on the scenic east coast of Sutherland, and establish a new, environmentally sensitive golf course there.
As well as perpetually protecting the wonderful wild coastal environment, the development would create much-needed employment for local people and further enhance the reputation of the area as a word-class destination for golfers.
Helping our area – creating sustainable opportunities
Coul Links, combined with an eco-friendly electric shuttle system linking with neighbouring communities and golf clubs, would form a dramatic golfing destination in the Scottish Highlands, second to none in Britain.
As a result of the environmental plan at Coul Links, eco-tourists are expected to increasingly visit and stay in the area.
The shuttle system will spread tourism across East Sutherland, helping create year-round employment opportunities and invigorating the towns and golf clubs of Brora, Golspie and Tain.
5 great links
connected by shuttlebus
30 minutes apart
the new golf destination
Importantly, a community ballot, held in summer 2021, showed almost 70% of local people were in favour of the new course.
Our plans – when will it all happen?
With internationally renowned course developer and environmentalist Mike Keiser and the acclaimed architecture of Coore & Crenshaw, Communities for Coul aims to file a planning application in 2022. If this is successful, work on the golf course will start in 2023.
Importantly, Mike Keiser and Coore & Crenshaw have made several material alterations in the design and build process which will improve the environmental sensitivity of the Coul Links project, compared to a previous application.
Crowdfunding – why we need your help
To help meet the costs of the various detailed environmental and economic studies and other expert support we need to ensure our planning application has the best chance of success, we have launched a global crowdfunding appeal.
We hope that people around the world who are inspired by our vision for this exciting and important development will consider making a contribution. You can do so easily and securely via the “Donate” button on this page.
With your help, we hope to raise £150,000
Rewards for Coul Links supporters
For a donation of £100
You will receive: an exciting “I MADE COUL LINKS HAPPEN” golf hat.
You will become a Friend of Coul Links and receive the golf hat, project updates AND a private site visit as well as an invitation to the exclusive Coul Links Opening Celebration.
You will join the Coul Links Golfing Society (CLGS) and receive the golf hat, project updates, private site visits, an invitation to the exclusive Coul Links Opening Celebration AND receive a numbered bottle of a limited edition, Coul Links Highland single malt whisky AND be prominently recognised as a CLGS member in the clubhouse.
You will join the Coul Links Golfing Society (CLGS), receive the golf hat, project updates, private site visits, an invitation to the exclusive Coul Links Opening Celebration, a numbered bottle of a limited edition, Coul Links Highland single malt whisky, be prominently recognised as a CLGS member in the clubhouse AND be given a 4-ball tee time during Coul Links VIP Preview Golf – providing a once in a lifetime opportunity to play Coul Links with 3 partners of your choice, during the 2 weeks before the golf course opens.