Golf is mostly a refined and sophisticated sport. It requires precision and meticulous strategy to play well. The sport is designed to be quiet and peaceful. However, there are golf courses around the world that feature crazy golf holes and make the game somewhat unconventional. Here is a list of 7 golf courses that feature crazy golf holes:
1. South Africa’s Legend Golf & Safari Resort (Hole 19)
Legend Golf is located in the Entabeni Safari Conservancy and is definitely a unique signature golf course. The course won 2010’s Europe and Africa Property Awards and ranks highly on the list of must-visit course for true golf enthusiasts. The course has 18 holes, including the ‘Extreme 19th’, which is the highest as well as the longest Par 3 worldwide. The resort also features a wildlife center, a spa, shops, and botanical gardens.
2. Pacifico Gold Course at Four Seasons, Mexico (Hole 3B)
The golf course is located at Four Seasons, Mexico. The golf course features Sierra Madre Mountains as a backdrop and when the weather is favorable, the Four Seasons Resort is purely luxurious. The golf course, around 200 acres large, is designed by Jack Nicklaus, an American golfer. One has the chance to play the standard third hole or proceed to attempt 3B, providing the player with an opportunity to swing at the ‘Tail of the Whale’ the only natural island green in the world. The challenge is that one cannot play the hole less than 170 yards.
3. Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course (Hole 14)
Located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, the course featured plush green fairways. The whole experience at the resort is sublime, with Gold Digest naming the golf course as the most beautiful resort golf course in America. However, the 14th Par-3 is the hole to look for, with the target being the famous floating green. The hole is the world’s first signature floating hole and the moving green can only be accessed by boat.
4. Carbrook Golf Club (Hole 15)
The golf club is located in Queensland, Australia, in the Loganholme suburb. The course has a wild side and this enhances the experience of the golfers, with the game getting an exciting edge. The course features various predators, with sharks having been spotted swimming around the water. When paying, the hole to really watch out for is hole 15.
5. Skukuza Golf Course (Hole 1)
Set in Kruger National Park in South Africa, Skukuza golf course attracts a pretty interesting audience: baboons, warthogs, and hippos. The animals freely roam and so the golfers soon learn to share the space with the four-legged residents. This is a perfect destination for a golfing holiday in South Africa. After tee off, the golfer finds various obstacles, making it a truly exciting experience.
6. The Elfego Baca Shootout
The tournament only features one hole, bringing with it a fair share of losers as opposed to winners. The course is located in Socorro, New Mexico, at 0ver 7,000 feet above sea level. It is a clear test of accuracy and skill. The target is located over 2,000 feet downhill on a 50-foot patch of land.
7. Cape Kidnappers Hawke’s Bay (Hole 15)
This is a place that golfers enjoy, as the rugged landscapes are breathtaking. The Par 71 course was designed by Rom Doak, a world renown golf architect. It stretches over 6,500 meters, proving challenging enough for golfers. However, the 15th hole, also known as the Pirate’s plank, is one to look out for. To the left of the hole is a 140-metre cliff drop and to the right, a deep cavern.