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Golf Gets a New Look

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Do you feel that there are too many obstacles on a golf course? It seems that we all wish that bunker wasn’t great wall holebehind that hill, or the water lining the fairway, or even trees separating fairways. The challenges on a golf course only add to the frustration of the game, but isn’t that also what makes this game so fun? Competing against the course is usually the number one goal for each serious round.

China is giving the golf course a completely new look. If you enjoy playing miniature golf, you will be hoping these courses start popping up in the U.S. China is introducing the “Full-scale Mini Golf Course.”

On the island of Hainan, Mission Hills Haikou resort will be home of this unique design. The course will feature such obstacles as a replica of the Great Wall of China, and a large bowl of noodles with chopsticks. On this hole, the “leaf” will be the green that players hit too. The designer has mentioned that the hole is not too much different that the 17th at TPC Sawgrass. Again, it is sounding more and more like a mini-golf course, but it will be an 18 hole course when it is finished in 2014.

Designer, Brian Curley, has decided that golf was not difficult enough. Besides the features listed above, massive fans will provide an extra challenge on the par-3, blowing strong winds at the golfer.

noodles holeOverall, the course is said to be very similar to your average round, the differences being the scenery and look into each hole. This may be one of those courses we should not judge until we have tried it, or know someone who has. Of course this will be an expensive round when you factor in the flight there. Until then, keep avoiding trees, muscle it over that lake, and stop trying to imagine yourself on the beach!

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