Extreme 19th – Experience the Hardest Golf Hole Ever!

One of the most exotic, also the most extreme holes in golf is located in South Africa. The so called “Extreme 19th” is the highest (altitude difference between tee-ground…and the green is 400 meters) and longest par-3 hole in the world. Continue reading

Play Golf in the Land of the Free!

ThailandMobitee GPS Golf Assistant travels around the world in search of the best golf courses for you to play. Today we’d like to take you to one of the top tourist destinations of the world, with its name literally translated as “Land of the Free”.

It’s the only country in the whole Southeast Asia that managed to escape European colonization and home to the world’s largest crocodile farm, the largest fish and the smallest mammal, the tallest hotel, the largest gold Buddha any clues?

Perhaps all of us have heard about the huge Buddha at least once, so you are right, today’s golf destination is… Thailand!

Screen of Laem Chabang in Mobitee app

Apart from being the world’s number one orchid exporter, Thailand can also boast thousands of golf courses throughout the country, which attracts around six million tourists every year – interested in not only the country’s beauty but also in first-class golf courses.

Thailand’s golf heritage is around ninety years old and comprises more than two hundred golf clubs, some with thirty-six-holes.

The course we’d like to introduce you to today is called Laem Chabang International Country Club and it’s on the list of best courses in the heart of South Asia …and certainly the best in Pattaya!

 

Located within a one-hour drive of Bangkok (which once used to be called “Venice of the East”) Laem Chabang is an easy and worthy reach for better amateur golfers coming in for a holiday.

 

Hole screen from Mobitee app

Consisting of three distinct nines (named Mountain, Lake and Valley) – each has its own characteristics and all three, when combined, create interesting combinations which are equally enjoyable. It’s really worth playing all three, especially since carts are obligatory. 

 

Jack Nicklaus, the designer of this Signature course,(who also created five other golf courses around Thailand) is really proud to have created a real golf masterpiece. Nicklaus believes that all of his golf courses are direct expressions of himself,

 

“Designing a golf course is my total expression. I always knew my golf game would only go on so long. But what I have learned can be put into a piece of ground that will last beyond me.”

 

All the natural landscape advantages have been used to enhance the flavor of this golf course creation. Apart from usual hazards stopping you from reaching the green like bunkers and sand traps there are also numerous natural hazards: exposed rock formations, ponds and creeks. Natural vegetation is so rich here that every tee has a board describing a tree or shrub planted nearby to give the course a unique floral emphasis.

Check out a video flyover of the course here and an overview here.

Laem Chabang

Here are more golf courses that have been requested this week through contact@mobitee.com:

Country State Name of the course Number of holes
USA Arizona Starr Pass – Coyote 9
Netherlands Kurenpolder 9
Japan Ibaraki Okadaira Golf Links 18
Thailand Pattana – white 18
Thailand Laem Chabang Int CC – A-C 18
Thailand Laem Chabang Int CC – B-C 18
Indonesia Permata Krakatau 18
USA Tennessee RiverWatch 18
Spain Hato Verde New 18 18
Colombia Los Buhos 9
Brazil Petropolis 18
Netherlands Schaerweijde 9
Wales Pontnewydd 18
Thailand Wangjuntr – Highland 18
Germany Rittergut Birkhof – Birkenbusch 9
Canada Alberta Provost 9
Argentina Gualeguaychu 9
USA Oregon Diamond Woods 18
Australia Victoria Yea 18
USA Florida The Ritz-Carlton 18
USA Florida Orange Lake – The Legends 18
USA Florida Orange Lake – The Reserve 18
USA Florida Orange Lake – Legends Walk 9
Kuwait Ahmadi 18
Italy Monza – 3 3
Argentina Colon 9
Australia Queensland Corinda 9
Australia Queensland Corinda – Pitch & Putt 18
Japan Fukushima Kita Koriyama CC 9
Korea Ophel GC – 가람 9
Korea Ophel GC – 누리 9
Korea Ophel GC – 마루 9
South Africa Oppenheimer Park 18
Denmark Volstrup – 18 18
Denmark Volstrup – Pay & Play 9
Sweden Eda 18
Sweden Friiberghs 18
Norway Mork – Hovedbanen 18
Norway Mork – Midsizebanen 9
Germany Krogaspe 18
Germany Krogaspe – Kurzplatz 9
England Cheshire Sandfield 9
Australia New South Wales Wingham 9
France Ecole des Abymes 9
Netherlands Westerwolde 9
Denmark Djurs 9
Jamaika Sandals 18
Wales Swansea Bay 18
Angola Mangais 18

By the way, did you know that Tiger Woods’s mother was also born in Thailand? Stay with us to learn more interesting facts about golf!

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My Kingdom for a Golf Course…in Morocco!

Amelkis Golf Club Morocco

To paraphrase W. Shakespeare from Richard III…If now is the winter of your discontent and you are bored with everyday routine wishing to change the scenery for something more exotic, then the golf course we’re going to introduce you to today is exactly what you need…and it’s in Morocco!

After spending just a few hours on a plane you can get from any European city to a whole new continent and culture, which will leave the best golf memories you’ve ever had. What is even more delightful is that citizens of the Schengen states don’t need visas to enter the country.

Amelkis Golf Club Morocco

Amazing colors, overwhelming spirits, inspiring landscape – this is just a small part of what you’ll find in the Kingdom of Morocco, the country of stunning mosques and bright markets, ancient city centers and ocean-caressed small towns. Most visitors don’t realize that Morocco also offers over forty golf facilities and is visited by more and more golfers every year…the Marrakech Amelkis Golf Club is a convincing evidence.

Opened in 1995, the Amelkis golf complex (named for a Berberian queen) originally consisted of two nine-hole tracks- the Blue and the Red and was joined in 2009 by the slightly longer Green nine. Currently, a fourth nine is being designed so as to offer the most memorable and variable golf facilities.

Amelkis Golf Club Morocco flyover

This course is rated as one of the Top 100 Golf Coursesof the world and provides five-star views from desert dunes to the snow-covered peaks of the Atlas mountains …and water hazards galore!Tricky holes with double doglegs and water hazards are far more than decorative on this golf course. The most intriguing hole of all of the twenty-seven is said to be the par-five number-6 on the Red: it requires a blind drive off the tee avoiding two lakes!

Here is a flyover of the Amelkis golf course.

 Сheck out these new golf courses you can now play using our Mobitee android and iphone golf app:

Country State Name of the course Number of holes
Belgium Ragnies 18
Ireland Ballyliffin – Old Links 18
Pakistan Margalla Greens 18
Italy Zerman 9
Germany Worms 9
South Africa Sandonia 18
Belgium Hainaut – Bruyeres/Quesnoy 18
Netherlands het Woold – De Vier Eijckenbaan 18
England Merseyside Warren 9
Indonesia Mountain View (Dago Pakar) 18
India Silver House 18
Hong Kong Skycity Nine Eagles 9
Japan Fukushima Grandee Nasu Shirakawa GC – West/East 18
Australia New South Wales Leeton 18
China Grandeur South CC – A 9
China Grandeur South CC – B 9
China Grandeur South CC – C 9
China Hunan Dragon Lake Int – A 9
China Hunan Dragon Lake Int – B 9
China Hunan Dragon Lake Int – C 9
Netherlands Jagerspaadje 9
Spain Torrepacheco 9
China Hangzhou Westlake Int 18
South Africa River 18
China Holiday Island – B 9
China Holiday Island – C 9
Spain Golf Urgell (Pitch&Putt) – AEGU Bellpuig 18
Brazil Imperial 18
USA South Carolina Kiawah Island GC – Cassique 18
USA South Carolina Kiawah Island GC – River 18
Japan Gifu Gifu Hashima 18
Indonesia Pantai Indah Kapuk 18
China Chongqing Poly – Eagle 18
China Chongqing Poly – Phoenix 18
Canada Alberta Whitecourt 18
Pakistan River View 18
Northern Ireland Fintona 9
Taiwan Suncity CC 18
Taiwan Taifong 18
China Tianjin Binhai Forest – North Lake 9
China Tianjin Binhai Forest – South Sand 9
China Tianjin Binhai Forest – West Forest 9
China Tianjin Binhai Lake – A 18
China Tianjin Binhai Lake – B 18
China Tianjin Warner Int 18
USA Nevada Boulder Creek – Desert Hawk / Coyote Run 18
Morocco Amelkis – Bleu 9
Morocco Amelkis – Rouge 9
Morocco Amelkis – Vert 9
Paraguay Paraguayo 18
India Pilikula 9
India Coorg Links 18
India ASC 18
Korea Ariji CC – Sun 9
Korea Ariji CC – Moon 9
Korea Ariji CC – Star 9
USA Georgia Kingwood 18
Korea JS CC – Front 9
Korea JS CC – Back 9
USA California Las Positas – Executive 9
India Classic – Ridge – Valley 18
England Derbyshire Tapton Park – 9 holes 9
Morocco Atlas 9
Thailand Pattaya CC 18
USA Hawaii Kahili 18
Denmark Holmsland Klit – Rod 9
Denmark Holmsland Klit – Gul 9
Denmark Holmsland Klit – Hvid 9
Denmark Holmsland Klit – Par 3 6
Norway Kjekstad – Hovedbanen 18
Norway Kjekstad – Korthullsbanen 9
Sweden Salems – Salemsbanan 18
Sweden Salems – Hogantorpsbanan 9
Sweden Lerjedalens – 18 18
Sweden Lerjedalens – 9 9
China Guangzhou Nanhu Lake 18
China Beichen GC (Beijing North Star) 18
China Beijing Daxing Capital 18
Indonesia Karang Joang 18

Add your favorite golf course to our ever-expanding list!  And, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask Team Mobitee via email: contact@mobitee.com.

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X-Games: Golf a Volcano in Italy

You’ll need a rangefinder on this golf course!

Carney_Park_Italy_Golf_CourseLast week we updated our list of over 34,000 golf courses with an unusually designed layout in Italy. What is so special about it? This course lies within a volcanic crater, but have no fear! It’s an extinct volcano and now it’s a peaceful and green oasis.

 

 

Carney Park Golf CourseIf you’ve played a few Italian golf courses, you’ll see this one is different; many golfers even call it a piece of America in Italy...Carney Park Golf Course, NSA Naples Golf Course (aka MWR Golf Course).

Carney Park is a U.S.military recreational facility situated within the volcano Campiglione, in the Phlegraean Fields near Naples, Italy.

The park was established in 1966 and the course was built shortly after, in 1969. Named after Four Star Admiral Robert B. Carney who served as Chief of Naval Operations during the Eisenhower administration, this course is part of a 93-acre park located to the North of Naples.

 

Carney Park 8th holeThe manager of Carney Park Golf Course is an 18-year experienced PGA Golf Professional. Two PGA Golf Professionals round out the staff but the course has limited access to Active Duty and Retired Military so check the terms here before you set out on this grand adventure.

If you do play here, you’ll also enjoy an Olympic size outdoor swimming pool, sport fields, paintball fields and much more which surround this nearly 3,000 yard 9-hole golf course.

Carney Park is great for players who don’t like to hit out of the rough (mowed down even under trees) but who do enjoy the challenge of aiming at fairly small greens. This is perhaps the greenest course I have seen.

Check out a video flyover here.

Here are the newest Mobitee golf courses. Don’t see a course you’ll be playing this weekend? Contact us at info@mobitee.com and we’ll add it within 72 hours:

Country State Name of the course Number of holes
Korea EcoLand Je-ju CC – Wild 9
Korea EcoLand Je-ju CC – Beach Hills 9
Korea EcoLand Je-ju CC – Eco 9
England Cornwall Radnor 18
USA Tennessee Crossings 18
South Africa Durban Deep 18
Netherlands The International 18
China Fuzhou Hot Spring 18
Pakistan PAF 9
USA Georgia Westin 18
Taiwan Chang Hwa 18
USA Arizona Omni Tucson – Catalina 18
USA Arizona Omni Tucson – Sonoran 18
Mexico Las Aves 9
Italy Carney Park 18
Germany Siegerland 18
USA Nebraska Himark – White/Blue 18
USA Nebraska Himark – Red/Blue 18
USA Florida West End 18

 

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An Unforgettable Quarry Golf Experience in Arizona!

Are you longing for an incomparable golf experience? Are you staying in Arizona right now? If so, one of your best choices will be the only quarry course in the state – Quarry Pines Golf Club. Situated in the Town of Marana, northwest of Tucson, Quarry Pines represents a real evolution in golf course design.

Quarry Pines Golf Course

Originally there was a sand and gravel quarry adjacent to a golf course. In 2000, the quarry was abandoned and ten new golf holes were added while the original Tuscon course was reconfigured and hosted eight holes.

Today you can enjoy marvelous mountain views, an exclusive desert landscape with numerous elevation changes combined with nice green areas and thousands of trees. It’s difficult to imagine that all this natural green beauty (like the blooming palo verde and mesquite trees), once used to be an absolute desert!

Some of the names of the golf holes, Mesquite, Waterfall, Boomerang, Summit, Descend, Deep Breath, Shoe, Buena Suerte (meaning “Good Luck” in Spanish) are intriguing, aren’t they? At Quarry Pines you’ll find an unexpected variety of holes; some with nice flat (easy-to-read?) greens, others with hazardous bunkers guarding the flats. There are holes where you have options, such as to make a risky carry over the lake or try to make it in two careful shots (the same with the doglegs – to cut the corner or not). On some holes you have to pay special attention to the wind, which tends to change direction during the day.

Interested in a more detailed overview of Quarry Pines? Check it out here.

Mobitee YouTube.com flyover view of Quarry Pines. Read our golf flyover instruction blog to help you create your own flyovers using Mobitee.

Have you requested a golf course recently? If so, expect to see it added within 72 hours. Here are the latest golf courses added to Mobitee:

Country State Name of the course Number of holes
China Lai lake 18
Ecuador Quito GC 18
Uzbekistan Tashkent Lakeside 18
Brazil Paradise 18
India Army Strike 9
Australia Victoria Buchan Valley 9
USA New York Deerwood – Buck 9
USA New York Deerwood – Doe 9
USA New York Deerwood – Fawn 9
China Beijing Topwin 18
Oman Almouj 18
Thailand Ubolratana Dam 18
South Africa Jan Kempdorp 9
Korea Mun Gyeong Leisure Town – Munhui 9
Korea Mun Gyeong Leisure Town – Gyeonseo 9
France Les Marches – Les Belledonnes 9 9
Argentina Fatima (C.U.B.A) 18
England Lincolnshire Grimsby Family – Woods 9
USA Arizona Quarry Pines 18
Argentina Ciudad de Buenos Aires 9
Australia New South Wales RAE 18
Argentina Highland Park CC 18
Norway Larvik – Seasidebanen 18
Norway Larvik – Korthullsbanen 9
France Salvagny – Chateau 9
USA Texas The Falls CC 18
USA Mississippi Sunkist CC 18
USA Texas Hidden Falls 18
USA Washington Cherry Hill 9
USA Florida Med (Sandpiper Bay) 18
England Sussex Boars Head 9
France Barbentane 6
USA California La Quinta CC 18
Korea Ecolian Jeongseon 9
South Africa Bredasdorp 18
Macau Macau CC 18
Macau Caesars 18
India Panchkula 18
USA Pennsylvania Deer Valley 18
Colombia Militar Bogota 18
Singapore Jurong – 18 18
USA Hawaii Waikele 18

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Prolong Your Holidays With Mobitee on Hawaii!

We’ve already taken you to play a golf course on Hawaii, and while most of Europe has already seen the first snow, it’s still around 75° F on these sunny islands. For those who want to prolong summer a bit we present a newly-added Hawaiian golf course – Makalei Golf Club.

What is so special about this course? Apart form the incredibly beautiful nature of the Hawaiian islands and one of the most favourable climates in the world, this course will also offer you the most serene and at the same time challenging golf to be found.

Situated in the Kona region on on the western slope of Hualalai Mountain, this course is a breathtakingly scenic alternative to the coastal courses experiences. Moreover, it is home to some of the most beautiful animals in the world: wild pheasants, turkeys, peacocks… This means your golfing experience here will always be unpredictable and unfogettable, just take your camera to make nice shots! 

What about golfing facilities? These 18 holes will be a challenge for golfers of all levels, because multiple tees can extend the course from 5,242 yards to a championship length of 7,091 yards, with the elevation from 1,800 to 2,850 feet! The course has special bent grass (not typical for Hawaii) on all its tees and greens, and high-quality  sand brought from Idaho (used in all the bunkers) and even some volcanic features: lava tubes, cinder cones and a hundred-year-old stone wall scattered all over the course.

And when we say picturesque, we mean it’s really picturesque: sometimes you might doubt you’re playing one and the same course, because the views are so very different – stunning 10,000-foot Mount Haleakala on hole 15, the mighty ocean on hole 9 and the jacaranda trees turning violet in springtime on hole 7… Isn’t that a dream for a golfer? Now you can play it with Mobitee!

Ocean as seen from hole 15

Here you can watch a video flyover of the 18th hole:

Here are some other courses Mobitee team has added for you this week!

Country State Name of the course Number of holes
USA Utah Talons Cove 18
Czech republic Horal 9
USA Tennessee Mountain Ridge 18
China Guangzhou International GC 18
Indonesia Merapi 18
USA Florida Stoneybrook CC 18
Australia New South Wales Glenmore Heritage Valley – 19-27 9
Thailand Bonanza 18
Austria Laerchenhof – 9 9
Austria Laerchenhof – 6 6
England Channel Island La Grande Mare 18
Nepal Gokarna Forest 18
Thailand Thanont 18
Belgium AGS 6
USA Florida Stonegate – Cypress 18
USA Hawaii Makalei 18
China Shenzhen Genzon GC – A 18
China Shenzhen Genzon GC – B 18
France Lyon Chassieu – 6 compact 6
Sweden Landeryd – Vesterby 18
Spain Castell de Godmar – Pitch & Putt 9
Norway Drammen 18
Spain Roc 3 – Pitch & Putt 18
England Lincolnshire RAF Coningsby 18
England Durham Eaglescliffe 18

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When Golf Rhymes with Travel

For many, the land of Egypt conjures up images of the Great Sphinx, Valley of the Kings, the Nile River and even memories of the movie The Ten Commandments. A country of sun, dazzling desert and the beauty of an underwater world inhabiting the Mediterranean and Red Sea, Egypt has also begun to attract golf vacationers with dozens of challenging courses.The Cascades (Championship)

On the shores of the Red Sea, where many renowned Egypt resorts are located, the sport is just beginning to expand and golf courses speckle the landscape, the first of which ceremonially opened in 2008 in the resort town of Makadi.

The “risk-reward” 18-hole Championship golf course, for example, is in close proximity to the hotel complex Madinat Makadi which is a perfect place for a family holiday. The small town even has its own infrastructure and exclusive service.

 

The Cascades Golf Course

Behind Makadi district there is a golf club called The Cascades at Soma Bay Golf Resort & Country Club.

As it is situated on the cape, there is no escaping the impression that it is sealed with the desert and the sea. A most peculiar golf club located in the town of Taba, the Taba Heights Golf Resort, is in the mountains yet it seems that the course sails over the desert.

In Egypt almost every golf course is tied in to a certain hotel which means when you book and stay in one of these resorts, you can play golf at a special price. Players visiting from other hotels will most likely pay a higher fee, but the courses are open to all golfers.

Special cards defining a players level of expertise are accepted on to the golf course. To be accepted onto the Madinat Makadi Championship Golf Course, for example, proof of aThe Cascades par-3 golf course minimum handicap of thirty-six is required. Beginners will be pleased with driving ranges and special Par-3 Challenge Courses where you can practice your short shots.

I believe that every golfer is a romantic at heart, because while you play you enjoy not only the game itself but also picturesque sceneries and the variety of surrounding nature. Golf is like travelling; it’s a style of life full of interesting impressions and pleasant encounters.

If you enjoy world travel and wish to combine sightseeing with improvement of your golf skills, I strongly encourage you to visit “The Gift of the Nile” where modern technologies in course building are inextricably intertwined with historic past. Before you start your round, study aerial views with Mobitee GPS Golf Assistant. Our Rangefinder, Flyover, GPS App (and more!) will definitely help you to feel at ease on any unfamiliar golf course.

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Oklahoma Golf Course Named for Civil Rights Pioneer Tests Skills, Builds Confidence

James_Stewart_Golf_Course_Mobitee_ScreenshotToday we would like to introduce you to a course where golf is not just a game or pastime, it is also embraced for its history and tradition.

Modern mobile technologies like Mobitee GPS Golf Assistant and a long tradition of great golf are now united on the newly-added James E. Stewart Golf Course.

James E. Stewart  was a leader of the national civil rights movement and former Vice President of Oklahoma Natural Gas Company. 

In the 1960’s the official name was the Eastern course but in the late 1990’s James E. Stewart Golf Course was reopened with a driving range, a nine-hole redesign and a new name.

This 3,105 yard, par-35 (from the longest tees) nine-hole golf course is located in the heart of Oklahoma City and while playing a few of the holes, you have a delightful city view.

James_Stewart_Golf_Course_Mobitee_Screenshot

Some players prefer eighteen-hole golf courses to a niner, as 9-holes can vary greatly in quality. Some test your skills, while others are merely pitch and putt. James E. Stewart golf course is definitely the former and is also a great course for building confidence.

 

For golfers who want to get out for an extended lunch break, play a quick nine holes and work on their game, rest assured, you’ll use every club in your bag. Some holes may seem easy but don’t be deceived: the greens are really tough and tricky due to undulation. Carts are available, but this course is an easy walk.

 

Many golfers who have already played James E. Stewart golf course call it a hidden gem so I’m sure it’s worth playing: add Mobitee to your game and practice distance control with your short irons!

Here are a few new golf courses you can now enjoy with Mobitee.

Country State Name of the course Number of holes
Argentina Corrientes 18
China Henan Jinsha Lake 18
Cyprus CMC (Old) 18
Germany Golfyouup (6 loch) 6
Germany Golfyouup (9 loch) 9
Korea Booyoung (Ujeong&Sarang) 18
Korea Bosung CC (Lake) 9
Korea Bosung CC (Mountain) 9
Korea Cheonan Sangnok CC (East) 9
Korea Cheonan Sangnok CC (Middle) 9
Korea City Park GC (City) 9
Korea City Park GC (Park) 9
Korea Sangnok Resort (South) 9
Korea The Ocean CC (West&East) 18
Korea Yeosu Gyeongdo CC (Hill) 9
Korea Yeosu Gyeongdo CC (Ocean) 9
Korea Yeosu Gyeongdo CC (Pine) 9
Mauritius Dodo Club 9
Northern Ireland Ardminnan 9
Norway Asker 18
Puerto Rico Fort Buchanan 9
Taiwan The Royal Kuan-Hsi 18
Thailand Happy City (Lakeside) 10
Thailand Happy City (Mountain Breeze) 9
Thailand Happy City (River) 9
Thailand Phoenix (The Lake) 9
Thailand Phoenix (The Mountain) 9
Thailand Phoenix (The Ocean) 9
Uruguay Cantegril 18
Uruguay La Barra 18
Uruguay Sheraton Colonia 18
Canada Alberta Calderon Acres (Calderon Acres) 9
Canada Alberta Stettler 9
Canada Alberta Trochu 9
England Cambridgeshire Abbotsley (Huntingdonshire) 9
Japan Chiba Kuno Iron Course 12
Japan Tochigi Nasunogahara CC (Nakagawa) 9
Japan Tochigi Nasunogahara CC (Nasu) 9
Japan Tochigi Nasunogahara CC (Ukima) 9
Japan Tottori Yonago 18
Japan Yamagata New Blossom Garden GC 18
USA Oklahoma James E. Stewart 9
Canada Alberta Calderon Acres 9
Sweden Surahammars 18
England Cheshire Queens Park 9
China Grand Shanghai Int GC 18
Austria Tuttendorfl – 18 18
Italy Reggio Emilia 9
USA Iowa River Ridge 9
USA New York Mohawk Valley CC 9
Korea Phoenix Springs – Lake 9
Korea Phoenix Springs – Mountain 9
USA Idaho The Links At Teton Peaks 18
USA Hawaii Royal Hawaiian 18
USA California Emerald Isle 18
Germany ER Schwaben 9
USA Pennsylvania Hiland 18
Italy Cento Augusto Fava 9
Taiwan The Royal Kuan-Hsi 18
Germany Golfyouup – 9 loch 9
Germany Golfyouup – 6 loch 6
China Henan Jinsha Lake 18
Germany Kohmark 9
Denmark Ronne – 18 18
USA Florida The Villages Executive – Southern Star 9
Ireland Highfield 18
Spain Sotoverde 18
Kuwait Bucksands 18
USA Ohio Hickory Sticks – Woods (Front Nine) 9
USA Ohio Hickory Sticks – Meadows (Back Nine) 9
USA Ohio Hickory Sticks – Mounds 9
Spain Guadiana 18
China Guangzhou Luhu CC 18
Spain Sant Jordi – Pitch & Putt 18
Singapore Changi 18
Japan Okinawa Kougen GC 18
Australia New South Wales Woodenbong 9
Austria Kitzbuhel 9
USA Utah Fore Lakes – Par 3 9
USA Utah Fore Lakes – Executive 9
Sweden Skerike – 18 18
Sweden Skerike – 9 9
Austria Eichenheim 18
Korea Happiness CC – Human 9
Korea Happiness CC – Happy 9
Korea Happiness CC – Heart 9
Korea Legend GC – King 9
Korea Legend GC – Queen 9
Korea National Army – Taelung 9
Korea National Army – South Suwon 9
Switzerland Crans-sur-Sierre – Super-Crans 9
USA Texas Bayou GC 18
Peru Granja Azul 9
Australia New South Wales Glenmore Heritage Valley – The Valley 18
Germany St. Leon-Rot – Kurzplatz 9
Korea Seowon Hills – East 9
Japan Chiba Shounan – Rinkan 9
Korea The Hill CC 9
Brazil Aquiraz Riviera – Ocean 9

Have any questions or need a golf course to be added to the over 35,000 currently in our database? Please tell us and we’ll add it within seventy-two hours: contact@mobitee.com

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Mobitee Updated Golf Course List Features Mill Hill near London

Do you want to run from the hustle and bustle of everyday big city life but don’t want to drive too far? Just nine miles northwest of Central London you will find a secluded parkland golf course named Mill Hill.

Initially founded under the name Mote Mount Golf Club, Mill Hill Golf Club was opened in 1927 and has a long history of remodeling and improvements. Three holes were destroyed during the Second World War and afterwards, because of M1 motorway construction, even more alterations were needed. Rarely can a golf course boast of having so many designers and advisers on this matter: S. Cotton, J.F. Abercrombie, H.S. Colt and Alex Daniel have all managed to create a lush woodland-covered golf paradise, easy to reach and delightful to play!

The second lake hole offers you a birdie opportunity but beware the “all-the-way uphill” number five, tricky number seven, hole eleven lined with three “hungry” bunkers right before the green and number nine with an extended ditch. All combined, these eighteen make an ideal test of skills and patience. Club selection at Mill Hill is crucial for a low score.

Mill Hill Golf Club currently has the lowest Ladies subscription of any golf club around London, not to mention ideal practice facilities – driving range, putting areas and a practice bunker. For entertainment after your round of golf, there is a Mill Hill Jazz Club located nearby with fireworks being shot off on the second of November. Don’t miss it!

Mill Hill Golf Course

Here you can have a bird’s-eye view at all the holes on the golf course to give yourself an edge!

Take a look at the new golf courses we’ve added; perhaps the one you want us to add is already here:

Country State Name of the course Number of holes
Brazil Dahma – 18 holes 18
Brazil Dahma – Executive 9
Colombia Manizales 18
Cyprus CMC 18
Denmark Barlose – 18 18
Denmark Barlose – 9 9
Denmark Vestfyns 18
France Ilbarritz (Hiver) 9
Germany Hainmühlen 18
Germany Koelner (Championship A) 9
Germany Talsperre Pohl 9
Netherlands Shortgolf Swifterbant 18
South Africa Rietkuil 9
Spain El Robledal 18
Sweden Asele 18
Thailand Kirimaya (Khao-Yai) 18
Venezuela Isla Margarita 18
Australia New South Wales Stonecutters Ridge 18
Australia Queensland Lowood and District 9
Australia Queensland Miriam Vale 9
Canada British Columbia Tall Timber 18
England Cambridgeshire Heydon Grange (Cambs/Herts) 18
England Cambridgeshire Whaddon Golf Centre 9
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Would You Play Golf in the Middle of a Minefield?

While the sport typically conjures up thoughts of manicured greens and collared shirts, some rounds of golf are a little more extreme. If you want to raise the stakes – and your adrenaline level – consider visiting Camp Bonifas Golf Club.

A demilitarized zone, Camp Bonifas is 4 km wide and 241 km long zone and divides the Korean peninsula into two parts – North Korea (DPRK) and South Korea (Republic of Korea).

The most dangerous golf course in the world is located in one of the military bases on the South Korean side of the DMZ. The name Camp Bonifas Golf Club originates from the military base itself and, despite some North Korean soldiers viewing players with hostile looks, it seems odd that Americans amuse themselves here by playing golf.

Featuring only one par-3, 192-yard hole, this golf “course” is fenced in with barbed wire but this is not the only thing that makes Camp Bonifas the most dangerous course in the world. This golf course borders on minefields from three sides!

Right in the middle of the golf hole is where landmines used to wait for their victims and, although now cleared of them, still it’s quite threatening because live landmines are scattered throughout the rough! Yes, as soldiers enter the greens, a welcome sign reads “Danger! Do not retrieve balls from the rough; live mine fields”.

Camp Bonifas Golf Club

Why build a golf course here? I think it was created in order to get on North Koreans’ nerves. It should be injected at this point the reminder that North and South Koreans are not fond of each other. Before the creation of the military base there were a few battles between two Korean peoples in that territory. The area was demilitarized and in 1972 the Americans established a golf club in honor of an American soldier who perished in that village while serving there.

Not only can American servicemen play golf here but also South Korean soldiers, civilians and even tourists. From my point of view it’s an adventure for thrill-seeking golf fans. Even more interesting is that North Koreans can only watch the action and bet on the winner.

If you are a thrill-seeker and devout fan of golf, this Korean location could be part of a perfect vacation for you. Although there were no deaths reported, you’d better keep in mind that this golf course can really kill you because any shot into the rough can set off a mine. Finally it’s up to you to decide whether to play or not on the most dangerous golf course in the world. I wish good luck to those brave golfers who venture here.

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