Most Dangerous Park Golf Course in the World

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Most Dangerous Park Golf Course in the World

Most Dangerous Park Golf Course in the World

By Honnie
- October 2, 2015 -

Okay, so this particular park golf course is not actually that dangerous. But by the looks of the extreme amount of barbed-wire fencing that surrounds the course, you'd be forgiven for thinking that is is the most dangerous course in the world.

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Sports Illustrated put the golf "course" at Camp Boniface in South Korea on the map when it called its only hole, a 192-yard par 3, the "most dangerous hole in golf". This unique distinction is due to the hole's proximity to the DMZ which separates North Korea and South Korea.

The hole lies only 440 yards away from the Demilitarized Zone, and the green is surrounded by bunkers---some sand, some military.

Well, if that hole is the most dangerous hole in golf, then the park golf course in Jeongbalsan Park in Ilsan must be the most dangerous park golf course in the world. Just take a look at the fencing that surrounds the course:

That is protective fencing OVERLOAD! There are 4 separate chain-linked fences that enclose the course. Each fence is about 8 feet high. Another 2 feet or so of barbed wire sits along the top of each fence.

Why on earth does a park golf course need barricades like this? It is obvious that the caretakers of this course are dead-set on not allowing uninvited guests onto the links. It must be a truly dangerous place to play.

The only natural conclusion is that playing park golf on this course requires close and constant supervision. The number of golfers on the course at any given time must be tightly regulated so that they may receive adequate protection.

Protected from what? Nobody knows. But it must be dangerous.

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