One golf course in South Africa has something you won't find anywhere else in the world - at least not just like this. The Legend Golf & Safari Resort has the official "longest par 3 in the world" and you need a helicopter to get to it. Most golfers love a challenge but this takes the word "challenge" to a new level.
This golf resort is found in the Entabeni Safari Conservancy in the Waterberg Region of the Limpopo Province of South Africa. It's a beautiful course and resort on its own accord but it's the record for the longest par 3 that has really captured the attention of golfers all over the world. This par 3 hole is played from a vertical height of 430 meters (1,410 feet) which is why you need a helicopter to get to it.
It's located high on Hanglip Mountain and it's meant as a novelty hole. It also has some very cool features that you won't find on a typical golf course. For example, there are four cameras and the latest tracking equipment that allows golfers to follow and capture their tee shot and the flight of the ball.
The best part: if you get a hole in one on this par 3, you win a million US dollars!
Here are some other features the website has to say about this special hole:
The fairway is seeded with Cynodon grass and contoured to funnel the ball to the green below. In celebration of the African Renaissance, the green has been shaped like the map of Africa Spotters are posted around the green to let you know where your ball lands the 900-yard (830 meter) 19th is used as a playoff hole for major tournaments.
Legend Golf and Safari Resort
In addition to featuring the world's longest par 3, Legend Golf and Safari Resort has many great activities and features for golf fans. The rest of the course and resort itself is stunning with breathtaking views and wildlife abound. It features an 18-hole course, a golf academy, driving range, hotel, recreational facilities and more.
It also has a wellness centre, a "Field of Legends" sports complex as well as a multi-functional conference center. While the accommodations are first-class, the layout of the resort and course are done in such a way as to preserve the natural layout of the land as much as possible so you truly feel all that this part of beautiful South Africa has to offer.
You can turn this into a family vacation if you wanted. If you're going to be in South Africa, it's worth planning a trip to this amazing golf and safari resort.