You'll Need a Helicopter to Tee Off at the World's Toughest Golf Hole
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You'll Need a Helicopter to Tee Off at the World's Toughest Golf Hole

ENTABENI, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 07:  A view of the Extreme 19th hole from the tee, Par 3 631m long, where the tee is at the top of Hanglip mountain and the green is the shape of Africa at the Legend Golf Course on the Entabeni Safari Reserve on January 7
2009 Getty Images Richard Heathcote
ENTABENI, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 07:  A view of the Extreme 19th hole from the tee, Par 3 631m long, where the tee is at the top of Hanglip mountain and the green is the shape of Africa at the Legend Golf Course on the Entabeni Safari Reserve on January 7
2009 Getty Images
Richard Heathcote

There is no shortage of stunning and/or mind-blowing golf courses around the world, but Legends Golf & Safari Resort takes the game to a new (and perplexingly extreme) level. Here golfers can take in some of South Africa's best safari-worthy views, while teeing off at one of the "most terrifying holes in golf." Not only is the course's "Extreme 19" the longest par-3 in the world, it's taken from on top of a mountain, and requires a helicopter to access. Once hit, the ball can take more than 20 seconds to actually hit the ground (hopefully near the hole) below.

ENTABENI, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 07:  A view of the Extreme 19th hole from the tee, Par 3 631m long, where the tee is at the top of Hanglip mountain and the green is the shape of Africa at the Legend Golf Course on the Entabeni Safari Reserve on January 7
2009 Getty Images Richard Heathcote
ENTABENI, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 06:  (EDITORS NOTE, THIS IMAGE IS A DIGITAL PANORAMIC COMPOSITE) A 180 degree view of the Extreme 19th hole, Par 3 631m long, where the tee is at the top of Hanglip mountain and the green is the shape of Africa at the Lege
2009 Getty Images Richard Heathcote

Seeing, as they say, is believing: 

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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