The Camp Bonifas golf course at the American military base in South Korea has only one hole. It’s a par three, 192 yards from tee to pin, but the obstacles are a lot tougher than your average country club. Try live land mines in the rough, six foot deep trenches running along the fairway, and the fact that’s it’s only 440 yards from the Demilitarized Zone, one of the planet’s most heavily fortified spots.
The course was built in 1974 to keep American soldiers stationed on the border between North and South Korea occupied. Once, 700 Americans competed for tee times, now the number is around 50, reports the LA Times.
The tee sits on an empty machine gun nest; the narrow fairway runs under power lines. The green is made of artificial turf. Unlike on any other course, if you hit your ball into the rough, you don’t go after it. It goes to show that when it comes to life in the military, even golf can be taken to a higher level of toughness.