OZ-SOME COURSE; Australians' 850-Mile Desert Monster Will Be Longest in World of Golf

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OZ-SOME COURSE; Australians' 850-Mile Desert Monster Will Be Longest in World of Golf


Byline: By Natalie Walker

Golf course will stretch along Eyre Highway from Kalgoorlie to CedunaGOLF lovers in Australia are giving a whole new meaning to the expression 'hitting a long drive'.

They are setting up the world's longest course - and it's as long as Britain.

Nullarbor Links spans 850miles and two time zones across some of Australia's harshest terrain.

Set in semi-desert, hazards include venomous snakes and sand storms instead of ponds and sand traps.

Alf Caputo, of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Tourist Association, said: 'It's not going to be St Andrews by any stretch of the imagination but it's going to be completely unique.'

Golfers will tee-off in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, and play holes at roadhouses on the way to the 18th green in Ceduna, South Australia.

The par-69 course will be as long as the distance from Land's End to John O' Groats.

Kalgoorlie roadhouse boss Bob Bongiorno came up with the idea when he couldn't find a decent course. …

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