Many contemporary architects, especially those from the US, are fascinated by the historic links courses in the UK on which golf originated, as can be seen in their attempts to recreate the special soil conditions and dunescapes in modern designs. Though less iconic, early so-called inland links courses were equally important in the development of the game. Broadstone is one such course, having first been created in the 1800s on heath-covered terrain by the pioneering designer Tom Dunn, and then given more or less the layout that it has today by Harry S. Colt around 1915. The course has earned the title of the Gleneagles of the South, and it will put most players to the test. Located some ways from the coastal city of Bournemouth, it offers the classic ups and downs of the inland links course with commanding views out over a piece of golf history.