Prodigy

World's Longest Par 3 on a 1,400 Foot Elevated Golf Course

By: Howard Wu - Published: May 13, 2009 • References: compleatgolfer.co.za
Located in South Africa, this 900-yard par 3 hole is surrounded by sand. The tee is set on a cliff, over 1400 feet above the hole.

Due to natural gravity, the ball would take about 26 seconds to land on the green, and therefore spotters are needed to direct players to their landed golf balls. Rather than using a golf-card, players must fly by helicopter after their initial drive.

On a historical note, this hole was used as a 19th hole playoff in a tournament where Padraig Harrington was the only person to date to par the hole.