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Saturday, January 12, 2008

South Africa's Extreme Hole In One Challenge

It's not everday that is costs you over $325 to play just one hole of golf, but that is exactly what it will cost you to play the "Extreme 19th" par three hole at the new Legends Golf & Safari Resort in South Africa. The course is being constructed right in the middle of a national park, with each hole being named after a prominent golfer of this generation: the front nine being Immelman, Bjorn, Furyk, Langer, Campbell, Montgomerie, Weir, Villegas and Rose; and the back nine Harrington, Jacquelin, Woosnam, Donald, Allenby, Singh, Garcia, Choi and Goosen. However, its the 19th that really is different.

After paying the fee to play the hole, golfers are whisked away to the top of a mountain via helicopter. Once there, they tee off towards a green at the base of the mountain that is shaped like the African continent. How high up is the tee box, you ask? Well, it reportedly takes 25 seconds for a tee shot to reach the green. Think about that! After teeing off, golfers hop back into the helicopter again and fly down to the green to putt out.

Best of all, for any golfer who can make a hole in one on this spectacularly challenging hole, there awaits a $1,000,000 prize. How's that for a hole in one contest!