Saturday, April 4, 2009

Golfing off a cliff




The Legend Golf & Safari Resort in South Africa features a golf course with the "Extreme 19th hole":

Set high up on the impressive Hanglip Mountain and accessible only by helicopter, this par 3 hole is played from a vertical height of 430 metres. After a short, breathtaking helicopter flight, golfers have the opportunity of teeing off from one of three tee boxes, high up on the escarpment. With advanced technology in the form of four separate cameras and the latest tracking equipment, the golfer can follow and capture the tee shot and the flight of the ball.

The fairway is seeded with Cynodon grass and contoured to funnel the ball to the green below.  In celebration of the African Renaissance, the green has been shaped like the map of Africa and is protected by a large waste bunker.