The Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) is a sedentary species common on well preserved stretches of coast. Whilst it is not a bird that habitates the golf course, it can nevertheless be seen nearby.
It is a seabird of dark green with metallic reflections (looks black from a distance). It has a long neck and prominent crest on the front. Juveniles are brown with whitish underparts.
It nests on cliffs and coastal rocks, and small islands. Lays 3 bluish eggs which incubate for 1 month.