Travel is beginning to open again, and if you need a golf trip to catch up on your game, why not visit some of these unique, once-in-a-lifetime courses?
#1 – Nullarbor Links – Australia
If you’re looking for a golf course that’s off the beaten path and provides an adventure of a lifetime, then Nullarbor Links in Australia should be added to your list of courses to play!
This 18 hole par-72 course spans 848.17 miles and is the longest golf course in the world. It has a hole in each town that starts in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia to Ceduna in South Australia.
Each hole will provide its own challenge and you’ll find each has a tee, green and the natural rugged outback terrain will be the fairway. One hole can be by a roadhouse, and the next will have you playing alongside a shooting range.
Don’t forget to dress appropriately for the Aussie heat and wear sunscreen all the way!
#2 – Himalayan Golf Club – Nepal
This golf course was brought to life in a gorge by Major Ram Garung, with the layout being built completely by hand. It has 18 holes, is a par-73, and is 6,900 yards. You’ll find this to be one of the most unique courses you’ll ever have the pleasure to play.
It uses natural landforms to shape the course, split fairways which will lead you to an island fairway, elevated hillside tees, the ravine, and the 16th hole. This may be one of the most exciting tees in the world.
Known as “the Abyss,” this par-three must be hit over the gorge while you look at a thousand-foot drop. Before you swing away, you’ll be able to take in the sensational view that has the Himalayas as its backdrop, the gorge, and the ravine at the bottom.
#3 – Legend Golf & Safari Resort – South Africa
Every hole of this 18 holes par-72 golf course was designed by a golfing legend such as Trevor Immelman, Vijay Singh, Bernard Langer, and Retief Goosen to mention a few.
Each hole will provide a challenge. Wildlife meanders across lush fairways until you’ve made your way to the longest par-3 in the world, which is the Extreme 19th Hole. You’ll be taken by helicopter to the top of the Hangklip Mountain, where you’ll take your next shot.
From the top, there’s a 1,200-foot drop and you’ll be aiming at a green that’s shaped like the African continent. If you get your swing right, you can join the list of legends like Morgan Freeman who carded a par on this extreme hole.
#4 – Coeur d’Alene Golf Resort – USA
For a memorable golfing experience that begins with arriving in a mahogany lake shuttle, this golf course will challenge you early on. With three par-3s between the 3rd and 6th hole, this will be a subtle indication of what’s to come.
The hardest hole on this course is the 538-yard 11th hole, where you’ll have to cut diagonally across to another tiered putting surface.
The “floating green” par-3 at the 14th hole will test your skills and you’ll be able to finish your putt once you’ve been ferried across to it.
#5 – El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Club – Mexico
When you step onto this course you’ll be playing on a landscape that’s ever-changing and will take you through the jungle and into the mangroves before you reach the holes by the oceanfront.
The hardest hole on this course is the par-4 which is 452 yards to the 14th hole. You’ll be playing into the wind and will have to be precise or you can lose your ball to the mangroves! A golf ball retriever would be a good piece of equipment to have on this course.