SLIDES: Dream links, the most beautiful golf courses by the sea

Whole courses or legendary holes located on the coast, the most famous golf courses in the world compete for an ever more spectacular panorama.

1/ This paradisiacal waterfront green has a nice particularity. The third hole of the Four Seasons golf course in Punta Mita - Mexico - is located on a natural islet a few hundred metres from the beach.

2/ Scotland can boast of owning the Old Course, the oldest golf course that would have been created in the 15th century. With this breathtaking sea view and its green spaces, the reputation of the Link of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of Saint Andrews is well established.

3/ California's Pebble Beach deserves its place in the ranking of the most beautiful golf courses in the world, especially because it runs along the fabulous Monterrey coast and its cliffs.

4/ In the Caribbean, the Sandy Lane Barbados knows how to conquer golf lovers with its theme courses such as Green Monkey, its colourful vegetation and its water and rock obstacles.

5/ With its 18 holes, the Cape Kidnappers Golf Club in Hawke Bay, New Zealand, offers a natural soil course that reaches the top of the cliffs.

6/ Kick a few balls as you watch the sun disappear into the sea... This dream panorama is accessible from the Royal Golf Course at Vale do Lobo Resort in the Algarve, in southern Portugal.

7/ At Casa de Campo Resort in the Dominican Republic, you can combine a holiday under the sun in La Romana with outdoor sports. If its most famous link is the Teeth of the Dog, with its two other courses, the luxury hotel offers no less than 63 holes.

8/ In Mauritius, the "18 holes" of the Constance Belle Mare hotel is a real paradise of freshness. Fountains, sea view, forest, water... it has everything you need to please the pros.