Thursday, Jun. 18, 2009

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Club

Lijiang City, China

A long golf course is considered to span 7,200 yd. Jade Dragon's distance clocks in at a knee-buckling 8,450 yd., making it the longest in the world. And while the thin air of the Himalayas — it's set at 10,000 ft. (3,050 m) — allows shots to travel farther, it still takes a strong back to break 80 as Jade Dragon breathes fear among players with a 735-yd. par 5, a 525-yd. par 4 and a 270-yd. par 3.

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