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.