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Golf Anyone?

Quite simply the most amazing golf hole on the planet

By Jay Busbee

The brand-new golf course at the Legends Golf & Safari Resort in South Africa is an amazing stretch of 18 holes designed by 18 different top-flight golfers, including Padraig Harrington, Colin Montgomerie, K.J. Choi, Retief Goosen, Justin Rose, Trevor Immelman and Vijay Singh. And I'm sure each one of those 18 holes is a perfect mini-masterpiece of challenge and reward. Along with, apparently, a lion or two along the way, if we're to believe the brochures.

But that's nothing. Wait until you get to the bonus 19th hole.

The course's so-called "Xtreme 19th" hole is a par 3 -- a par 3 whose tee is atop a cliff on Hanglip Mountain, more than 1,400 feet above a green carved like the continent of Africa. You've got to take a helicopter to get to the tee box, and from there it's more than 630 yards to the pin. Once you tee off, it takes nearly 30 seconds for the ball to hit the ground.

Should you manage to drill a hole-in-one on the 19th, congratulations -- you've just won yourself a million bucks, and the right to call yourself the most Xtreme golfer on Earth! And unlike certain signature holes (Island Green at Sawgrass, we're looking at you), you can play just the Xtreme 19th, if you like, without messing with all that full-round business. You can, of course, add it to your existing round, a la carte. And for tournaments held at the Legends, it will serve as the playoff hole. Playing all 19 holes runs about 2,000 South African rand, or about $220 in American bills, but for that you get the helicopter ride, plus a bunch of souvenir swag and a DVD of your shot.

One-Eyed Golfer (via Waggle Room) uncovered some astonishing video of Harrington and Raphael Jacquelin playing the hole. Check out the height of this thing above the green:

Man, you'd need a shovel to repair the ball marks left if you hit the green from that high up. It'd be like a grenade! Plus, you'd better make darn sure the group ahead of you has cleared the green. I don't think yelling "fore" would be enough to prepare somebody for a golf ball dropping from a quarter-mile up.

Me, I'd probably land it somewhere 100 yards short of the green, but so what -- that's still a 500-plus-yard drive. Take that, Tiger!

(Thanks to One-Eyed Golfer and Waggle Room)

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That's damned funny. It's like the ultimate windmill hole on the 18th at Putt Putt. Nice of them to contour the 'fairway' to funnel the ball to the green (map of Africa!).


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Hey Dig, you online? I wanted to cut and paste the pics too but my software is in chinese, wifey you know. HOW to??

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You use Firefox, correct?
  • Simply right click on the online image you want to import and left click on "Copy Image Location".
  • Then come back to your reply box and click on the Image icon and paste the address you copied in the box.
  • Click OK.
Your picture will appear in the preview for you to see if it is to your liking.



It's a bit more involved with other browsers like IE but not much.

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You use Firefox, correct?
  • Simply right click on the online image you want to import and left click on "Copy Image Location".
  • Then come back to your reply box and click on the Image icon and paste the address you copied in the box.
  • Click OK.
Your picture will appear in the preview for you to see if it is to your liking.



It's a bit more involved with other browsers like IE but not much.
Sounds simple does it not but my software is in chinese so which one is "copy image location"? Check it yourself and tell me is it the first one second one etc, thanks

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One Eyed Golfer apparently doesn't understand physics, but aside from that, it's pretty interesting stuff!
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Sounds simple does it not but my software is in chinese so which one is "copy image location"? Check it yourself and tell me is it the first one second one etc, thanks
From the top, in this order...

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Copy Image
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From the top, in this order...

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http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_spor...wXiCBDWtLzVKyd

Just testing

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Oh boy am I f&&&ed up or what, what I copied was a pink elephant and I get the picture I was originaly trying to copy

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