Photos: Is this the world’s ultimate golf course?

It’s arguably one of the most spectacular settings in the world for a golf course. Situated within the South African bush — in the Entabeni safari conservancy — the Legend Golf Course is a three-hour drive from Johannesburg.

Photos: Is this the world’s ultimate golf course?

It’s overlooked by Hanglip mountain and as golfers walk down the course’s fairways they are close to dense bush as well as grasslands.

Photos: Is this the world’s ultimate golf course?

As well as a stunning landscape, wandering wildlife provides an added extra special ingredient to the course’s attractions. Here impala and water buffalo roam across the seventh hole.

Photos: Is this the world’s ultimate golf course?

The course is one of the longest in the world. Normally playing at 6,534 meters it can be extended to 7,748m.

Photos: Is this the world’s ultimate golf course?

It also has quite the 19th hole …

Photos: Is this the world’s ultimate golf course?

… firstly you need a helicopter to reach …

Photos: Is this the world’s ultimate golf course?

… the tee at the top of Hanglip mountain …

Photos: Is this the world’s ultimate golf course?

… far below the green is in the shape of Africa.

Photos: Is this the world’s ultimate golf course?

This par 3 is 631m long …

Photos: Is this the world’s ultimate golf course?

… though it’s probably one to avoid If you don’t have a head for heights.

Photos: Is this the world’s ultimate golf course?

The club’s gate house entrance is pictured from an aerial view.

Photos: Is this the world’s ultimate golf course?

Each of the course’s 18 holes is designed by one of the world’s leading golfers.

Photos: Is this the world’s ultimate golf course?

A view of the second hole, designed by Thomas Bjorn of Denmark.

Photos: Is this the world’s ultimate golf course?

South Africa Retief Goosen designed the 18th hole.

Photos: Is this the world’s ultimate golf course?

Not that the Legend Golf Course is the only one in Africa offering views of exotic wildlife … here a crocodile is seen in the Kruger Park at the Leopard Creek Country Golf Club in South Africa in December 2016.

Photos: Is this the world’s ultimate golf course?

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