Here at Function18 we love a challenge, especially on the golf course. From courses like Nullarbor Links in Australia that spans an amazing 850 miles from start to finish, to deadly courses with crocodiles for golf caddies, we’ve put together a bucket list of weird and dangerous golf courses located around the world that are sure to test your golf skills and your nerves.
Most dangerous course Located at Camp Bonifas military base, close to the North Korean border, the course consists of a single par three hole and was given the title of “Thee world's most dangerous golf course” by Sports Illustrated. The Camp Bonifas course is not only close to the most guarded border in the world, but the fairways are also surrounded by landmines! Not even the finest golf shoes could protect you against those elements!
Hungriest water feature The Lost City Golf Course in South Africa has a water hazard at the 13th hole that is best to avoid if at all possible. The lake is home to 38 crocodiles, as well as hundreds of golf balls that have been sliced into the lake, never to be retrieved. If you don’t believe us, watch this video – Hole Number 13 is unlucky for some….
Breath-taking altitudes The Government Golf Course in Gulmarg, India, is at an altitude of a whopping 8,500 feet! High enough to put any windstopper to the test! Although you may find it harder to breathe up here, the thin atmosphere is perfect for making your drives go farther, thanks to reduced air resistance!
The Longest course At a fairly sedate pace, the average round of golf can last a few hours. The Nullarbor Links Course, in southern Australia however, will take a while longer to complete. Officially the world’s longest golf course, its eighteen holes span a phenomenal 848 miles from first pin to eighteenth hole. The astonishing fact that shocked us - the course spans two time zones!
On the sea of tranquillity Although there has been a golf ball on the moon since the early 1970s, a Japanese construction company has now designed a full course to be developed on the surface of our largest satellite – so mind your step.