The famous paintings of renowned artist Loyal Chapman are brought to life.
Play around Victoria Falls, hit over the Grand Canyon, or through the ancient ruins of Machu Piccu.
This course will test every ounce of nerve, patience and bravery you have in your body.
Course Difficulty: very advance
1. Victoria Falls
168 YARDS. PAR 3
Sir Peregrine Hunnicutt, O.K.E., one of golf's patriarchs in Southwestern Africa, calls this "by all odds, one of the challenging holes in our part of the continent."
The confident player may go for the green but the tee shot must be struck with crisp authority in order to avoid perhaps considerable inconvenience in the depths which separate tee from green.
Number 7 handicap
2. Smokey Mountains
475 YARDS. PAR
A truly lovely setting for a masterpiece of golf architecture, a testing hole which twists and undulates through a lovely pine forest and fascinating rock formations.
On a clear day the breathtaking scenery itself is a distraction as is the back of the mind thought that an
unsuccessful approach shot could lead to a lengthy fourth, from the valley below.
Number 12 handicap
3. Redwood Forest
535 YARDS. PAR 5
There is nothing devious about this hole. It is an honest, straightforward challenge to both distance and accuracy.
Despite its formidable appearance, however the atmosphere is conducive to success. The mighty, 2000-year-old trees block wind and other distractions, and in their company the determined player cannot help but feel strong and capable.
Number 16 handicap
4. Grand Canyon
287 YARDS. PAR 4
Short and straight, but nevertheless demanding. The long hitter can gain the green with his drive and indeed there has been some argument among the arrogant as to whether a slight left to right fade is preferable to a slight right to left draw.
However, most play two irons to the green and are satisfied with par and an occasional birdie.
Number 9 handicap.
5. Big Sur
311 YARDS. PAR 4
Although it does not present a particularly demanding appearance, this hole can be intimidating.
One must close one's ears to noisome winds that shriek unpredictably through rocky outcroppings, and to the gutteral roaring of surging tides.
The tee shot must be exquisitely timed, and the hole played with a fast paced courage.
Number 8 handicap
6. Fujiyama Gardens
290 YARDS. PAR 4
Sir Peregrine Hunnicutt calls this "one of the world's most enchanting holes, a reason in itself for visiting Japan."
While it demands thoughtful precision, it is indeed, with its variegated colors and mirror-like pools,
a delightfully relaxing experience, so much so that it has yielded more pars than any of our other holes.
Number 17 handicap
7. Desert Winds Municipal
39 YARDS. PAR 3
Short but deceptively difficult, involving a 682 yard descent through often dramatic changes in temperatures and winds.
Indeed, the weather factor can be absolutely damnable making club selection difficult and crucial.
Depending on wind direction, tee shots may be stroked lightly with a putter or thunderously with a driver .
The imbedded ball applies on this Number 5 handicap hole
8. Mauna Pele
39 YARDS. PAR 3
Hawaii may be paradise to many but many's the golfer who knows this hole as "The Jaws of Hell."
Fiery destruction awaits on all sides for the errant shot.
But the bold drive that is well struck directly toward the furnace can catch strong updrafts which actually can carry it to the green.
Balls that are scorched and heated out-of-round may be replaced.
Number 11 handicap.
9. St. Ian's Imperial & Ancient
687 YARDS. PAR 5
A stern finish to one of the world's legendary courses.
There is little to say that is not readily apparent. Great distance, great accuracy and great finesse are crucial.
The green, 160 feet above the sea, sits cheek by jowl with a 600-year-old clubhouse that was once a Scottish Stronghold.
The hole has yielded but three birdies in four centuries.
Number 3 handicap.
10. Alp's International Golf & Climbing
142 YARDS. PAR 3
This hole is not as difficult for club regulars as it may appear to visiting interlopers.
Once accustomed to the noisome valley echos, it simply needs correct alignment, a firm stroke with the proper club selection, a surefootedness and an instinct for maneuvering one's body and ball against often capricious mountain winds.
Number 14 handicap.
11. Larsen Ice Shelf, Antarctica
APPROX. 163 YARDS. PAR 4
To achieve the enormous distances which the generally hard surfaces are prepared to yield, it is essential that the drive be struck low, but slowly rising, beneath the massive ice bridge.
Be sure to watch out for the constant glacial shifting as you approach the green and always be alert for penguins, who often think golf balls are eggs.
Number 10 handicap.
12. Okefenokee Municipal G.C.
188 YARDS. PAR 3
Success in this primeval setting requires that one cloak oneself in a sheath of concentration which cannot be penetrated by the eerie cries, gutteral rumblings and blood-chilling slitherings of voracious swamp creatures.
While not terribly difficult, there is a generally mournful aura to the whole affair, and par or better always is a triumph for the spirit.
Number 15 handicap.
13. Lake Superior Yaucht & C.C.
206 YARDS. PAR 3
There is only one route to success here: the well struck fade played to impact and hold below the pin.
Accomplishing that, one must invest faith in the axiom that all putts break toward the water, bearing in mind that anything less than a deft touch can still result in disaster on this moss laden granite green.
Number 2 handicap.
14. Machu Picchu
372 YARDS. PAR 4
Undiscovered until 1911, this great Inca ruin, complete with what may be the oldest known golf course,
raises some mind-boggling questions: was golf really invented in Scotland?
Or were the Scots the very first to reach the new World?
Whatever the answers, historians are certain that the disappearance of the Inca civilization was due in large part to a fanatical preoccupation with golf, and further speculate that golf's ultimate secrets are entombed within its ruins.
Number 13 handicap.
135 YARDS. PAR 3
The course is a spelunker's paradise of spectacular stalagmites, stalactites, hidden pools and enormous caverns.
It's an exciting atmosphere, so alive with creatures of the night that a one below par score on a hole is called a "bat" instead of a "birdie".
The best shot for most of the course is the half-topped roller, but on this hole the player suddenly must adjust his game and execute a high cut shot to bridge the fathomless chasm and hold the ball on the green.
Number 6 handicap
16. Ludwig's Royal Bavarian
291 YARDS. PAR 4
A testing, but picturesque hole, typical of the legendary course designed by King Ludwig II.
A fanatical but totally inept golfer, the Royal Teuton eventually yielded to insanity over his inability to cope with the course which he had created.
One day after four-putting this green, "Mad Ludwig" hurled himself screaming from the precipice.
Number 4 handicap.
17. Wall Street G & C.C.
85 YARDS. PAR 2
Designed by Sir Peregrine Hunnicutt, O.K.E., himself, this hole, with its large, concave green, has been the scene of many aces but unfortunately none by Sir Peregrine, who remains angry, frustrated, and embarrassed since his design was aimed at achieving his lifelong ambition, a hole in one.
Indeed, many of his awry shots have resulted in largish lawsuits by damaged pedestrians far below, prompting Sir Peregrine to press for a redesigned, "safer, saner hole."
Number 18 handicap.
18. Iguassu Falls & G.C.
47 YARDS. PAR 6
The world's only legitimate par 6 hole, and a challenge that has never been equalled.
However, several bogey 7's have been scored during the latter part of the dry season but it is safe to say that the greatest golfers of all time have met with bitter frustration here.
Purists still continue to insist that par is possible, but realists rage at the suggestion.
Even so, the International Association of World Golf is investigating the correctness of the handicap rating.
Number 1 handicap.