LinksDAO, the Online Community That Bought a Golf Course, Is Accepting New Members

The new tiers of membership offer various levels of access to the group's private Discord, network of peer-to-peer private courses and eventual entry to its Spey Bay Golf Club in Scotland.

AccessTimeIconAug 3, 2023 at 9:28 p.m. UTC
Updated Aug 4, 2023 at 2:30 a.m. UTC
  • Global golf community LinksDAO has released new membership tiers to join its community of golf enthusiasts
  • The group is currently renovating the Spey Bay Golf Course in Scotland, the first crowdfunded purchase by LinksDAO

LinksDAO, a decentralized autonomous organization for golf enthusiasts, has released new membership options to expand access to its global network of golf courses and retail partners.

The organization launched its non-fungible token (NFT) membership collection in January 2022, selling out and raising $10.5 million to fund its goal of buying a Top 100 golf course. The original tokens provide holders with a number of perks, including access to its digital community, governance voting rights and access to LinksDAO's future crowdfunded golf club. According to the site, the group has cultivated a community of "thousands of golf lovers across 40 countries."

In March, the group announced its plans to purchase Spey Bay Golf Course, an 18-hole property located on the northern coast of Scotland for roughly $1 million. The deal officially closed in May 2023. Renovation of the course is set to begin construction in the fall and LinksDAO anticipates a grand reopening next spring or summer.

Recently, the DAO rebranded to Links Golf Club and is now offering new membership tiers in order to spur up new capital. The lowest tier, Starter, is available for $99 a year and offers access to the group's digital community and discounts on merchandise with partner golf brands. The second tier, Player, grants access to Links' network of over 800 private courses and is priced at $499 a year. The highest tier, Pro, costs $1,499 a year and offers access to over 1,300 member-hosted and private courses, along with access to Spey Bey when it eventually opens.

Opening the club up to non-crypto natives, Links Golf Club is allowing those interested in the new membership options to pay by credit card in fiat currency.

The group also offers memberships to its Spey Bay course for LinksDAO Global or Leisure members that range in price and perks.

At the time of writing, the floor price of LinksDAO NFT memberships begin at 0.165 ETH, or about $300, on OpenSea.

Edited by Toby Leah Bochan.


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