Open Golf at risk from Climate Change

There are a number of golf courses on what is known as links land. This links the coastal landscapes: sand dunes and beaches, to the mainland. They are kept in place with marram grass, and the turf of greens and fairways which are carefully managed, along with bunkers.
The British Open Golf tournament is played on a links course, moving between courses such as Lytham St. Annes and St. Andrews.
A Climate Coalition report suggests that golf, along with sports such as Cricket are most at risk from some of the changes that will be brought about by climate change, particularly sea level rise.
Other sports include skiing (which may become reliant on artificial snow) - the BBC article explains the impact on particular golf courses which are losing holes to coastal erosion.

Visit the Climate Coalition report: called GAME CHANGER, to read more about the sports that are going to be affected.
Compared to some other climate change impacts which are coming up, and which are being blogged about, these are perhaps not as significant or life-changing for people living through them, but they offer an additional impetus to take action...

Image: Hunstanton Golf Course, West Norfolk, Alan Parkinson

There was also a related item on the BBC news about the houses along the cliffs east of Sidmouth which are now under even greater pressure as their gardens continue to disappear over the edge of the cliffs. I featured them in my OCR A and B textbooks for GCSE Geography.