Now, golfers can swing their clubs on 1365-km-long golf courseJuly 13th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide/Perth, July 13 (ANI): Golfing enthusiasts from across the globe will soon be able to swing their clubs on an 1365-km-long golf course stretching across the Australian Outback.
Touted as the world’s longest golf course, Nullarbor Links’ 18 holes extend between Ceduna in South Australia and Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, complete with tee, rugged outback fairway and a green.
Project manager Alf Caputo said it was expected the unique course would draw tourists and golfers from far and wide to experience “the real Australia” when it opens in October.
Nowhere else can tourists combine novelty with a real outback holiday with several holes in particularly interesting locations, he said.
“One of the holes is right smack bang in the middle of a sheep station,” Caputo said.
“You can actually see the sheep, you can see the shearing shed; you can imagine international tourists will have never seen anything like it in their lives. There’s also a wheat farming area - people would have never seen anything like it. This is the real Australia,” he added.
He said the new attraction was initially devised to take advantage of the 250,000 people who travel the Eyre Highway each year to bolster the region’s tourism market and its economy.
But the project had since skyrocketed, attracting interest from the Japanese, Chinese and English markets, as well as Australians keen to travel to the area simply to play golf.
Holiday packages flying into Adelaide and out of Perth with accommodation along the course will be available for international travellers.
Construction is expected to finish next month, with the course’s inaugural tournament on October 22. (ANI)
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