At 1,400 feet above the green, Legend Golf and Safari Resort’s Extreme 19th isn’t your average Par 3. For golf enthusiasts around the world, this hole is sure to be on a few bucket lists. Ker & Downey President David Marek played the hole and said it was an experience he’d never forget. He recounts his trip below.
Playing the Extreme 19th in South Africa was a thrill of a life time and was on the top of my golf “bucket list”. Just think, you take a helicopter ride to the top of the mountain, tee off with a driver, and watch your ball fall for 25 seconds until it reaches the ground. I traveled with a group of US tour operators who were playing a President’s Cup style match against the South Africa travel industry members. Our pro on this trip was Jeff Clause who is pro at one of my favorite South Africa courses, St. Francis Bay. During our trip we played Legends Course and its Extreme 19th, Simola, St. Francis Bay, Blair Atholl, Arabella, and Pezula. My favorite course on this trip…St. Francis Bay. Favorite experience…Extreme 19th.
Trip of a life time. And we are putting similar trips together for our clients. Just think, great golf, fantastic wine and food, wonderful sights, oh and wait…you get to go on a safari and see lions, leopard, cheetah, hippo, elephant, buffalo up close and in the wild! Trip of a lifetime. Bucketlist….check.