Bi-directional golf course turns 10!

marksierra

Imagine a golf course where you can start at hole 1, say, and play your way to hole 18?

Or, you could also start at hole 18, and play your way back to hole 1.

And imagine if this same course was 848 miles long!  

That's what you get when you play the Nullarbor Links course, which crosses outback Australia, from the mining town of Kalgoorlie-Boulder in Western Australia to Ceduna in South Australia.

The course celebrated its 10th birthday this year.

You don't have to walk the entire distance, and golf buggies might find the terrain tough going, but players from around Australia and, increasingly, tourists from many countries, have risen to the challenge of playing this course, which has been described as 'a little peculiar'.

Course hazards?  Not so much the terrain .. more the crows likely to pinch your ball if you don't get to it quickly enough.  Oh, and the likelihood of coming across venomous snakes which appear in summer.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-04/nullarbor-links-celebrates-10th-anniversary/11079450


http://www.nullarborlinks.com/course


(I crossed the Nullarbor twice in 2018 - travelling east to west by train, then west to east by car.  Given half a chance I'd do it all again in a heartbeat!)


joanne

haven't read the article yet, but I figure there wouldn't be many water hazards...? cheese




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