Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Telkom Supersport -

Un­der the head­line, Fairway to heaven: The great­est holes in golf, the Daily Tele­graph listed the Ex­treme 19th - along­side such iconic holes as the 9th at the Ailsa course, Turn­berry, Scot­land, the 7th at Peb­ble Beach, USA, the 1st at Muir eld, Scot­land and the 10th at Sun­ning­dale (Old), Eng­land.

Au­thor Charles Starmer-Smith said his cri­te­ria for in­clu­sion in the list in­cluded cour­ses that boast “mas­ter­ful de­signs (the chal­lenge a course poses and how well it sits within the land­scape); aes­thet­ics (cli top drives, un­du­lat­ing con­tours, un­usual lo­ca­tions or coastal views); and the thrill fac­tor of tread­ing the same fair­ways as Nicklaus, Faldo and Woods.”

Of the Ex­treme 19th he said: “Each hole of this Sig­na­ture course in Lim­popo Prov­ince has been de­signed by a di er­ent gol ng leg­end, but the drama of the “Ex­treme 19th” eclipses them all. Set high on Han­glip Moun­tain and ac­ces­si­ble only by he­li­copter, it is the world’s long­est par three. Af­ter tak­ing in the panoramic views of the Entabeni Sa­fari Con­ser­vancy you send your drives down 400 me­tres to an Africa-shaped green.”

Other ac­co­lades have fol­lowed rang­ing from World Lead­ing Sa­fari Re­sort in 2014 and Africa’s Lead­ing Sports Re­sort in the 2015 World Travel Awards.


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