4) Play golf among the wires

Nelson Mail - - TRAVEL -

The Raro­ton­gan Golf Club has what has to rate as one of the most hard-case cour­ses around.

Why? Be­cause if you play 18 holes by tak­ing on the nine-hole course twice, you are hit­ting your ball through com­mu­ni­ca­tions masts and wires on 10 of the holes. The rules say that if your ball hits any of th­ese, you must re­play your shot with­out penalty.

But it doesn’t re­ally mat­ter – all those masts and wires sim­ply add to the fun. In fact, there are many who can claim to have le­git­i­mately scored a hole-in-one, even after they’ve had one or more balls ric­o­chet out of bounds.

Also fun is the fact that some of the fair­ways are shared by golfers play­ing in op­po­site di­rec­tions, which means you do need to keep an eye on who is hit­ting where. And not take any­thing too se­ri­ously.

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