At First I Thought It was Just a Mountain – But then I took another look…What??

Welcome to a golfer’s dream – or nightmare. It’s tough to discern. Players are flown to the top where they hit a golf ball off a tee onto a seemingly, from that distance anyway, tiny green with an itsy bitsy hole. Some golfers delight at the thought – others say, “No Way!”


Check out the world’s longest par 3 (meaning it should take you 3 hits of the ball to get it from the tee to the hole), at 391 yards. Players can only access the tee via helicopter!


The tee rests atop South Africa’s Hanglip Mountain. At 1200 feet (400 meters) tall, it is also the world’s highest hole. Players count up to 30 for any shot to make it to the green in the shape of the African continent below.


For a peak at “Extreme 19” see the clip below:

Not only is the green in the shape of Africa – it is an accurate topographical representation of the contours of the land as well.


So if 18 holes of golf in beautiful South Africa was not enough, one can certainly take to the skies for an extreme shot!


Of course, a helicopter is not the only way to get to the top. One can take a golf cart or walk.


Who wouldn’t want to take this on?

By Hannah Jones

Hannah is a Manchester based writer who has spent many years studying and working in the field of journalism and psychology. Hannah enjoys swimming, meditation and dog walking. Her favourite quote is, 'If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.'