Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Pick up a cool million dollars! Really!

Forget pitch and putt - this tee-off point on top of a 1,410 ft. mountain in South Africa is the hardest golf shot in the world, and more than $1 million awaits the player who can score a hole in one.

Players must take a helicopter to the top to play the longest and highest par three on the planet.

Taking the shot requires courage; because players teeter terrifyingly close to the edge of the mammoth hillside, and the tee box is so high the ball takes almost 30 seconds to reach the ground.

The hole is based at the Legends Golf and Safari Resort, within the Entabeni Safari Conservancy in South Africa ‘s northeastern Limpopo Province.

The Extreme 19th costs are $1060 per foursome, which includes the helicopter ride, souvenir cap, glove, and a DVD of you playing the hole.

So far, no one has even come close pocketing the million-dollar prize, but pro golfer Padraig Harrington became the first golfer to conquer the hole within par.