So last week this Caveman discussed the longest golf course in the world, but what about the longest hole? Turns out there’s a strange golf tourney that takes place in New Mexico every year that just might take the cake!
The Elfego Baca Shootout has only one hole, and the cup is just a bit outside the USGA’s regulation for diameter: it’s basically a 50 pit. Now before you start thinkin’ you’d be pitchin’ it in from 100 yards out, you gotta know that the tee box isn’t your run-of-the-mill starting spot, either: The tee sits almost 2,550 ft up the side of a mountain, and about 3 miles from the green!
This ain’t your typical cart path & Bermuda grass kind of hole, either… you’re working with abandoned mine shafts, canyons, rattlers, maybe even a mountain lion or two! But it’s not all bad news, since you’re allowed to bring as many as 3 spotters to help track your shots, and you get to tee up on every shot.
The course record currently stands at 9 strokes, which when you think about it, is pretty amazing! So whatcha say Rock Heads, would you be game for a rough-and-rugged Elfego Baca Shootout sometime?