The Legend Golf and Safari Resort in South Africa features a world-class golf course with each of the 18 holes designed by a different professional golfer. The true magic is found in the “Extreme 19th” hole, though, which is a 630-yard par three with a tee box that’s only accessible by helicopter and looms over 1,400 feet above the green.
According to the course’s web site:
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.
Your ball will actually stay in the air for about 30 seconds, and that’s assuming you can manage to land it anywhere close to the green. Check out the above video to watch Padraig Harrington make par, one of the few golfers to ever do so.
The resort offers a one million dollar prize for anyone who makes a hole in one (better start practicing). The 19th hole can be played on its own for a separate fee or you can play a full round plus the Extreme 19th for about $220 US – not bad at all considering the experience.