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Extreme golfing in South Africa

Few holes in the history of golf have generated as much interest as the The Extreme 19th at the Legends Golf and Safari Resort in South Africa.

Accessible only by helicopter, with the tee set 400m up on the majestic Hanglip Mountain and played to a green the shape of Africa some 400m below, the Extreme 19th has captured the imagination like no other hole.

In a shoot-out with French star Raphael Jacquelin, 2008 Open Champion Padraig Harrington famously became the first person to make a Par 3. Since then many others golfing superstars, celebrities and enthusiast from across the world have taken on the spectacular 19th hole.

Here are some facts and figures about the Extreme 19th – the longest Par 3 in the world!

  • Vertical Height – 430m
  • Horizontal distance from foot of mountain to back of green – 400m
  • Horizontal distance from foot of mountain to start of fairway – 280m (St
  • The vertical drop from the start of fairway to the front of the green is 21m.
  • The green is the shape of Africa.
  • Time for ball to land – 20 seconds
  • 1 Million USD for a hole in one!

Contact us  if you would like to know more about our special package deals for this great golfing experience! http://sasafari.com/contact

 

 

 

 

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