Nullabor Links is an 18-hole par 72 golf course, dubbed the “Longest golf course in the world” with a length of up to 1,365 km along the Eyre highway and the southern coast of Australia, across 2 wide states.
The major are South Australia and Western Australia. The idea of building this unique golf course came from Alf Caputo and Bob Bongiorno – both of whom work in the Eyre Highway Operating Association. The golf course officially came into operation on October 22, 2009.
The starting and ending points for the golf course are in the Goldmining town of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia and the coastal town of Ceduna, South Australia. Course designers have come up with the idea of taking 7 holes from existing golf courses combined with 11 new holes. The newly constructed holes have tee and green areas using artificial grass, along with the natural desert landscape.
The holes of the yard are completely normal length, but the distance between them is something worth mentioning. Walking is not a reasonable option, even regular golf cars are not. Players need to bring a car and drive to the next hole because there are holes up to 100 km apart. If you play at a normal pace, it will take 5 to 7 days to complete a round of golf and in theory it is only 2 to 3 days if you are determined enough.
Usually most visitors will run along the Eyre highway quickly to another more attractive tourist destination. The Nullabor Links golf course project is therefore seen as a way to attract visitors to a relatively remote area of Australia and stop at a few locations, enjoy the scenery, spend a little, through That supports employment and the local economy.
Investors believe that “Completing 18 holes at the longest golf course in the world” will surely be a unique experience that attracts golfers, while also attracting them to an “authentic Australia”. Not just the Sydney Opera House or Jetty when coming to Australia.
For the same reason, the holes are arranged so that golfers and tourists can easily access to cultural, historical and ecological tourist attractions stretching through the places the golf course goes through. Nullabor Links also stretches to 3 time zones.