Golf’s Longest Par 3

THE EXTREME 19th  is the highest (400 metres or 1,300 feet) and longest (361 metres or 395 yards) par three golf hole in the world,

It is located at the Legend Golf & Safari Resort in the Entabeni Safari Conservatory, Limpopo Province, South Africa.  The hole was conceived by the property owners, Peet and Mart Cilliers, along with Graham Cooke of the UK, and David Riddle.

***The tee, located at the top of Hangklip Mountain, is accessed only via HELICOPTER.***  Because of its height, a tee shot takes almost 20 seconds to land.  A spotter is given a rough direction via radio to look for the ball. The fairway is seeded with Cynodon grass, and has been landscaped to direct the ball towards the green, which has been shaped to resemble the continent of Africa. The green is surrounded by a large waste bunker.

The 19th is an addition to an 18-hole Signature Golf Course designed by professional golfers, including Pádraig Harrington, Trevor Immelman, Sergio García, Bernard Langer, Colin Montgomerie, Justin Rose, Vijay Singh, K. J. Choi and Retief Goosen.

As of March 28, 2015, no one had scored a hole-in-one, but fourteen golfers had managed a birdie, including Lawrence Ahmed, professional cricketer Franklyn Stephenson, who was the first to do so.  Of professional golfers to try the hole, Pádraig Harrington was the first ever to score par,  while Raphaël Jacquelin, Justin Rose, Sergio García and K. J. Choi have all carded bogeys.  Other notable par scorers include American actor Morgan Freeman and Formula One Champion Lewis Hamilton.

So what do you think of that video?  This truly would be a golf experience of a lifetime!

You can put the Extreme 19th. on your bucket list.

Please leave your comments below.

Bobby

 

2 Replies to “Golf’s Longest Par 3”

  1. Hello Bobby,

    One word. This course is unique. More even when it takes time and equipment (radio) for the stroke to be completed and spotted. I think this is a considered as a challenge. I wonder if it will be used as a venue for international tournament? Perhaps to start with by having a charitable event among A-list individuals and professional golfers and even sportsperson like the cricketer you mentioned.

    1. The par 3 is unique and I want to bring different golf experiences to my website and hopefully it will keep visitors like you coming back.

      The tournament is food for thought. I will have to look into that.

      Thanks for sharing.

      B

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