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Golf Course in Amazon. What's the strangest course you've ever played?

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Check out this 9-hole course in the Amazon. Looks great. I'm a big fan of off-the-beaten-track courses.

What's the strangest course you've ever played?

For me it was a sheep farm in Lillooet, in central British Columbia: http://www.lillooetgolf.com/ The course is "mowed" by sheep, and was in surprisingly good shape! There was nobody out there but me, my wife, and a few hundred sheep. The only problem was a couple of delays when the sheep were in my way. A great round.

 

 

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1 hour ago, chspeed said:

Check out this 9-hole course in the Amazon. Looks great. I'm a big fan of off-the-beaten-track courses.

What's the strangest course you've ever played?

For me it was a sheep farm in Lillooet, in central British Columbia: http://www.lillooetgolf.com/ The course is "mowed" by sheep, and was in surprisingly good shape! There was nobody out there but me, my wife, and a few hundred sheep. The only problem was a couple of delays when the sheep were in my way. A great round.

 

 

Cool!  I would bring a lot of bug spray to the Amazon course.

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Not as rough and ready as The Amazon course perhaps but The Himalayan Golf Course in Pokhara Nepal is certainly off the beaten track

It's so physically gruelling it took me over four hours to play on an otherwise empty course with no waiting between shots. This one uses cows to cut the fairways, the very well tended greens have barbed wire around them to keep the cows off. The local rules include how to proceed when your ball lands on manure (preferred lie)

This hole is called The Carry, it's not as far as it looks, maybe 130 yards. The red dot on the other side is a boy aged about eight who was my ball spotter. Without question my best golf experience ever.

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Chennai (sp), India.

First nine was rather typical of any golf outing except we had caddies and spotters. Constant tipping though...

Back nine was "unfinished" to put it mildly. Just a series of mowed areas with cups and flags. I took a 9I over a three-story apartment building to cut the corner on a ill-thought out par three.

Got chased out of the place - literally a mob running after our van - when we ran out of rupee to tip the locals. Good times.

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51 minutes ago, Cookieboy said:

Not as rough and ready as The Amazon course perhaps but The Himalayan Golf Course in Pokhara Nepal is certainly off the beaten track

It's so physically gruelling it took me over four hours to play on an otherwise empty course with no waiting between shots. This one uses cows to cut the fairways, the very well tended greens have barbed wire around them to keep the cows off. The local rules include how to proceed when your ball lands on manure (preferred lie)

This hole is called The Carry, it's not as far as it looks, maybe 130 yards. The red dot on the other side is a boy aged about eight who was my ball spotter. Without question my best golf experience ever.

Capture nepal.PNG

Looks amazing! I bet the air is thin there, which probably makes the walking tough. I'd love to play there one day.

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It's not actually that high, it's the incessant climbing up and down rocks that tires you out. It's a fantastic place to play, cost me about $50.00 US including caddy, ball spotter and rental clubs. I would like to go back one day. 

This photo I may have posted before but it's across the fairway of one hole. The green in the background on the other side of the river is a separate hole. You can see the barbed wire. The green I was aiming at is to the left of the picture above that rise about 20 or 30 yards high. Now that's an elevated green!  

 

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Anyone going all the way to Pokhara should also head to the Yeti's course at the Fulbari Resort.

It's a ramshackle 9-holer with wild overgrown fairways but has two holes like this you are not going to forget in a hurry. You walk out onto this tiny spit of land to tee off and it's 100 yards across and 100 yards straight down.

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Heimaey island, Iceland is not really wayyyy out there but it is an interesting location for a golf course sitting in the crater of an old volcano. My picture was taken there after the wife and I played. Good times!

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Brijuni Golf Course on Brijuni Island, Croatia. The island is surrounded by salt water. The greens are white. Hard packed sand. It makes putting very interesting.

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I played a "course" in my area called Parkshore Golf Club. It's interesting to say the least.

The course is dead centre in the middle of an industrial zone. Large industrial warehouses on most sides and a railway line on the other side. Awhile back it was a pretty nice course, one of the longest 9-hole courses in Ontario. Recently however they changed owners and the place has gone downhill. Bad greens, flooded fairways, debris and dead birds all over the course. Rumor has it that the new owner doesn't care about the course and just wants to sell the land to developers.

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