Posted by: Rolf | March 6, 2014

Legend Golf & Safari Resort

Legend Golf 06Legend Golf & Safari Resort is one of the world’s most eagerly anticipated Resort.

Africa’s most talked about leisure venue has now unlocked the gates to its majestic monumental architectural “Great Enclosure” and is inviting golf and safari enthusiasts to enjoy the “experience of a lifetime.”

We are home to the unique “world-in-one” Signature Course where each of the 18 holes has been designed by a world golfing legend.

In addition, you can take the challenge of the world’s most talked about and unique Par 3, the “Extreme 19th” and participate in The Million-Dollar Hole-in-One.

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Forget your local “pitch and putt,” this mammoth Par 3 is one of golf’s greatest challenges – “and that’s just getting to the tee!”

The Extreme 19th is the world’s longest par 3, with the tee box only access by helicopter.

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A golfer looks down to the green at Legend Golf Resort in South Africa

Here are the facts and figures about the Extreme 19th:

  • 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
  • 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 – 26 seconds

Set high up on the impressive Hanglip Mountain, the hole is played to a green the shape of Africa some 400m below.

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Golfers must try and drive the ball 391 yards from atop Hanglip Mountain to an Africa-shaped green below them.

It takes 26 seconds for any tee shot to reach the green.  As there are no cameras or GPS used to track the flight of the golf ball, a spotter is employed to try and locate where it lands.

Part of the Legend Golf Resort, situated in South Africa’s Waterberg mountain range, the course has been designed by 18 of the globes top players, including Justin Rose and Retief Goosen.

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Picturesque: One of the holes on the green with the Extreme 19th Tee in the background.

Irishman Padraig Harrington, the 2008 Open Champion, was the first person to make par on the hole but has since been joined by Morgan Freeman and many others.

 

Mark Twain called golf “a good walk spoiled.” I guess that critique doesn’t apply to the Nineteenth Hole at the Legend Golf & Safari Resort in South Africa.

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The Million-Dollar Hole-in-One
Break Par Blueprint

See you at the first tee…

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