South Africa’s extreme 19th golf hole

Check out this incredible golf hole with African shaped green.

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Have you seen those crazy, fantastical golf calendars with photos of amazing scenery with greens and golfers added on after the image is taken? They look completely surreal but a new golf course in South Africa has a real one.

The Legend Golf and Safari Resort is due to open very soon with each hole designed by a different professional golfer including Justin Rose, Mike Weir, Michael Campbell, Sergio Garcia, Jim Furyk, Camilo Villegas and Robert Allenby.

In short, it looks absolutely spectacular and is the longest golf course in Africa.

One hole that has been open to play for a while now is the par-3 19th. The extreme 19th. A tee has been created on an escarpment of Hanglip Mountain which overlooks the course and is only accessible by helicopter.

A green sits 430m below in the shape of the African continent, Madagascar included. The horizontal distance is almost 360m and the ball, after a correctly hit drive takes 24 seconds to reach the ground.

Soon the hole will be open to the public with a $1million hole-in-one prize. It will cost around $400 to play the hole (extreme you may think) including the helicopter ride and 6 balls equipped with tracking chips.

A few big names such as Sergio Gracia and Trevor Immelman have already played the hole but the only professional to have made a par was Padraig Harrington.

2 thoughts on “South Africa’s extreme 19th golf hole

  • April 27, 2009 at 12:36
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    Love the whole concept of this hole, great way to promote the resort and course. It reminds me of those fantasy golf hole books! Now, if only we could stick a green on one of the 12 Apostles!

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