While there may be a few challenging holes at Stonecutters Ridge (or in my case, all 18), none will compare to the 19th hole at the Legends Golf and Safari Resort, within the Entabeni Safari Conservancy in South Africa ’s north-eastern Limpopo Province. This tee-off point on top of a 430m mountain in South Africa is the hardest golf shot in the world, and more than $US1 million awaits the player who can score a hole in one. Players must take a helicopter to the top to play the longest – and highest – par three on the planet. Taking the shot also requires courage – a player needs to teeter terrifyingly close to the edge of the mammoth hillside.
Indeed, the Extreme 19th Hole is so high the ball takes almost 30 seconds to reach the ground. The Extreme 19th costs is R6700 ($A1060) per four ball, that includes helicopter ride, souvenir cap and glove and a DVD of you playing the hole. So far, no one has even come close pocketing the million-dollar prize.
I think I’ll stick with Stonecutters Ridge. The 19th hole there is much more enjoyable. The bar.