If you're not in a hurry, play golf on the Nullarbor Links in Australia
At 8,200 yards, the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Ross Bridge in Alabama is one of the longest courses in the world. But that’s nothing compared to Nullarbor Links, which just opened in Australia.
The new par-72 course Down Under stretches 1,365 kilometers. That’s right, about 848 miles ? and 301 yards for good measure. Of course, you’re not having to hit it that yardage, but it’s more dramatic when you put it that way.
In reality, it’s merely 18 holes spread over a whole lot of land, which isn’t in short supply in Australia. In this case, we’re talking about the Nullarbor Plain, named for its lack of trees. It is the world’s largest flat bedrock surface, covering about 270,000 square kilometers.
There’s one hole in each participating town or roadhouse along the Eyre Highway, from Kalgoorlie in Western Australia to Ceduna in South Australia. Each hole has a tee and a green and somewhat rugged Outback-style fairway. It’s the quintessential Australian experience.
This is a marketing tool for the Eyre Highway Operators Association. Even so, doesn’t this sound like something that if you had the time to do, you’d love to accomplish as a golfer? Obviously pace of play is a challenge. If you can get your round finished in four days, you’ve done well.
I wonder how Bob Rotella would advise players who have had a bad hole to move on. After all, it might be three or four hours to the next hole.
Walking isn’t an option. Or is it? Gotta figure someone will try it someday.
What about playing through?
There’s got to be a halfway house, right? How about 18 of them?
Sign me up.
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