Name the holes that take the game to new heights.
Players at Sanctuary in Sedalia marvel at the 185-foot plunge from the Rattlesnake tees to the first fairway. Now imagine a mountaintop tee perched 1,225 feet higher than that, accessible only by helicopter, and plummeting to a green shaped like the African continent—including the island of Madagascar. Located at South Africa’s Legend Golf & Safari Resort with, the “Extreme 19th” is the longest par-3 in the world (see photos below) at 435 yards—although it plays roughly 270 yards because of the elevation. No one has ever aced this optional adventure, although actor Morgan Freeman, who once portrayed Nelson Mandela, made a rather presidential par. Colorado has its share of dramatic elevated tee shots. Can you identify the six courses featuring the vertiginous ones pictured here?
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2. Raven at Three Peaks
3. Castle Pines Golf Club
4. Glacier Club
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