It’s Just A Par Three
Forget pitch and putt – this tee-off point on top of a 1,410 ft. mountain in South Africa is the hardest golf shot in the world, and more than $1 million awaits the player who can score a hole in one.
Players must take a helicopter to the top to play the longest and highest par three on the planet.
Taking the shot also requires courage. A player needs to teeter terrifyingly close to the edge of the mammoth hillside.
Indeed, the Extreme 19th Hole is so high the ball takes almost 30 seconds to reach the ground.
Channel Nine cricket commentator Mark Nicholas recently joined an elite list to have the shot in just three swings. “It was awesome, riveting and phenomenal,” he said, “it’s like the end of the world when you get up there and it’s an awful lot of fun. It’s such an adrenaline rush taking the helicopter up and then rushing back down.”
The hole is based at the Legends Golf and Safari Resort, within the Entabeni Safari Conservancy in South Africa ‘s Northeastern Limpopo Province . The other 18 holes were designed by world golfing legends including
Trevor Immelman, Sergio Garcia, Padraig Harrington and Australia ‘s Robert Allenby.
A round of golf – including a buggy and lunch – will set you back R450 ($70).
The Extreme 19th cost is $1060 per foursome, which includes the helicopter ride, souvenir cap, glove, and a DVD of you playing the hole.