The Extreme 19th at Legends is the longest par 3 in the World, it measures 430m vertically and is a 400m carry to the back of the green. It is by far the most unique hole to come out of South Africa and is a must for golfers visiting our country.
The 19th green is a short drive from the Legends clubhouse and is actually in the Entabeni Game Reserve, what a magnificent location to have the longest par 3 in golf!
Before we knew it we were picked up in a helicopter and whisked up to the top of the mountain, if the thought of hitting balls from a mountain doesn’t get your heart going then the short flip up will definitely get you going!
Each golfer gets 6 balls, which are monitored by a golfing guide from the top of the mountain and 3 ball spotters near the green; it is quite nerve racking teeing it up a few meters from a cliff but after a few drives the nerves subside and it’s a whole lot of fun!! It’s amazing to think that the ball takes approximately 25 seconds to reach the green… that is a LONG time in the air!
Murray got the better of me on this hole with his first drive landing on Madagascar , he was very unfortunate not to make a par after a long putt lipped out…don’t you worry I’ll get the better of him next time!
Be sure to buckle up for the flip back to the green, the pilot launched us off the cliff before we could even get one final glimpse of the tee off area and it took only 40 seconds for us to land!
The Extreme 19th is something that all golfers have to do in their lifetimes, send us an emailto find out how you can make this a reality!