To describe Golf as just a sport would be a real under statement to its unmatched charm and style. It has crossed the barriers of being called a sport long ago and has triumphantly forayed into the domain of the posh life style and recreational habits.
The golfers are one the most paid in the sports community, are deemed as gentlemen, people go crazy over their trousers, shirts, caps and what not! They charge high for endorsements, drives in Ferraris and Porsches- a dream life, isn't it? And we all know about the golf courses, how they look, how well they are maintained. But, like every other phenomena in the world, the golf courses also can not claim absolute perfection- there are oddities attached!
For example, all the style of golf and golfers count for very less if he has to play in the Alice Springs Golf Club in the Northern Territory of Australia. With a furious 50 degree C temperature and battering hot winds, all that comes to play is survival. The rock edge highlands looms in the background creating an eerie scene.
If there is a microwave like golf course, you will bump in to a chilling golf course in another part of the world. North Star Golf Club in Alaska is probably the only course that has an animal checklist as visitors like fox, moose, muskrat, coyotes and at times grizzly bears keep stumbling upon the course of the game!
A golf course sans the green grass- not likely? But, the golfers who have played in the Coober Pedy Opal Fields Golf Course has been lucky enough to be a part of this grass less golf course. The only patch of grass is being planted on the tees!
Now, another crazy concept- golfing in the midnight! The Arctic Open golf tournament held in Akureyri Golf Club does exactly the same. The feel and view of this place is ethereal with the glowing arctic sun at the backdrop of a red midnight sky is more than a sport event!
You might be a golf freak or an ardent traveller- you have got enough reasons to visit these places. So, dial up the travel planner now.