I Have To Get Me A Tee Time

And a couple of weeks to play all 18 holes

The vast Australian emptiness of the Nullarbor Plain is famous already as one of the world’s most gruelling car journeys.

Now it has become the proud home of the world’s longest golf course.

Eighteen holes spread over 1,365 km (848 miles) of outback terrain that can take as long as seven days to play – longer even, if you keep on hitting your balls into the scrubland or suffer the indignity of having them stolen by an errant dingo.

…This is a course which favours patient drivers, because you will be spending an awful lot of time behind the wheel.

The idea is that after playing one hole, you drive to the next… and then the next. The problem is that they are often 100km further down the highway.

So long is the course, in fact, that it is spread over two states, South Australia and Western Australia.

Just think of the carbon footprint! It brings tears of joy to my eyes.

And I just love how this all came about:

The idea for the course came from a group of roadside businessmen, who wanted to slow down motorists as they crossed the mighty plain.

Rather than watch them hurtle down the highway, they preferred them to stop, take in the sights and spend some money.

After a couple of bottles of wine, the germ of an idea was born.

They should give all these guys some type of medal.

Or a couple more cases of wine.

2 Responses to “I Have To Get Me A Tee Time”

  1. Gary from Jersey says:

    I’m thinking about how long the extension cords have to be to recharge the carts. And the 19th Hole must be heaven on earth.

  2. Mark says:

    Genius, absolute genius.

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