Who’s Up For A Road Trip? 850-Mile Golf Course Opening In Oz

Have you ever been on a long car trip and just started jonesin’ for a quick round of golf? Well, the Nullarbor Links Golf Course takes that feelin’ to a whole new level!

This 18 hole, 72-par course is set to open in the Australian Outback later this month. But here’s the catch: the total distance between Tee #1 and the 18th green is almost 850 miles! Nullarbor calls itself the world’s longest golf course, and this Caveman has to agree…it’s hard to find courses that are longer than 8,500 YARDS, let alone 850 miles!

You start in Ceduna, South Australia, and wind yourself through extreme conditions like 100+ degree heat and terrain that boasts as many as three types of poisonous snakes! By the time you finish in Kalgorlie, Weestern Australia, you’ll probably have seen more than a few kangaroos, dingos, and other wildlife. One golfer even claims to have a few of his balls stolen by a crow while trying to play – anyone know what the rule book has to say about that one?

I send more than a few packages Down Under each month, so I know I’ve got some Aussie Rock Heads out there somewhere… you guys & gals heard anything about this, or maybe even teed it up on a hole or two? I’d love to hear from you – just leave a comment for me!

-Scratch the Golfin’ Caveman

PS: I was talkin’ to my buddy Burnz a few weeks ago about ways to get a little more extreme with golf course designs… but I don’t think either of us saw this coming!

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One thought on “Who’s Up For A Road Trip? 850-Mile Golf Course Opening In Oz

  • October 19, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    POISONOUS SNAKES!!! Yikes! I’d be afraid to retrieve my ball from most nooks and crannies or even the hole for that matter. Now that is what I call extreme. I always thought Greg Norman always looked a little like Crocodile Dundee.


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