Extreme Golf in South Africa

extreme-19thGolfers looking for an experience they’ll never forget need to look no further than the extreme 19th hole at the Legends Golf and Safari Resort within the Entabeni Safari Conservancy in South Africa’s Limpopo Province. Players must take a helicopter to the top in order to play the longest and highest par three on the planet. With its tee-off point on top of a 1,410 foot high mountain, just attempting the shot requires a ton of courage as golfers need to teeter close to the edge of the hillside. The extreme 19th hole is so high that, once the ball is hit, it takes close to 30 seconds before the ball reaches the ground.

While a round of golf on the other 18 holes (designed by such golfing legends as Sergio Garcia and Padraig Harrington) will set you back the equivalent of 70 USD (450 ZAR), the extreme 19th hole costs an additional 1,060 USD per foursome as it comes complete with the helicopter ride, souvenir cap, glove, and a DVD of you playing the hole. One million US Dollars awaits the first player to score a hole in one as does the chance to become the official title holder of the most extreme golf shot ever. Apparently, to date, no one has come close to pocketing the million dollar prize, but Padraig Harrington was the first golfer to score a par on the hole.

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