There are some truly extraordinary people in this world. The Guinness World Records contains names of many individuals with unfathomable talents, including some amazing records from the world of golf. It may not improve your game, but for fun let’s take a look at some of Golf Guinness World Records.
Golf Guinness World Records: The Biggest Golf Course
A typical golf course has 36-holes and, in some cases, larger courses will have 72-holes. But China’s “Mission Hills Golf Club” is in another league, dwarfing all other golf courses to make it into the Guinness World Records as the world’s biggest golf course.
This “continental golf course” has 12 courses with 216-holes, 3 club houses, luxury accommodations, a training center, and spa facilities. Not only is it large in size, 180-holes of this enormous golf course were designed by world famous golfers like Jack Nicklaus, David Duval, Nick Faldo, Annika Sorenstam, Ernie Els and David Leadbetter.
Golf Guinness World Records: The Longest Golf Driver
Source: Mike Raucsh YouTube Channel
Ever wonder how long a golf club can get? Also, could you still properly swing a club this long? Well, an American golfer named Michael Furrh has made a driver with an incredible 6.25m long shaft. As you can see in the video above, his driver has made it into the Guinness World Records as the world’s longest usable golf club.
Michael was able to achieve a ball distance of only 57m with his driver. It looks like a longer shaft doesn’t always translate to longer distance.
Golf Guinness World Records: The Biggest Golf Tee
They say that a one-knuckle tee height is the best for an accurate impact during your swing. Well, a much larger golf tee has made it into the Guinness World Records as the world’s biggest golf tee. With a height of 9.36m, this record breaking tee can be found on a golf course in Illinois, USA. It can’t actually be used to tee off a shot, instead it serves as a humorous sculpture piece for the visiting golfers.
Golf Guinness World Records: The Most Rounds Played
To most golfer a round of golf will consist of 18-holes and, if stretched, maybe 36-holes. But, Rob James of Canada has taken this to another level by playing 851-holes in a single day. To put it in another way, he managed to play 47 rounds of golf in 24-hours.
With this feat, Rob was able to put his name into the Guinness World Records. However, there are some who doubt his record breaking achievement within the allotted timeframe. Are there any golfers out there to challenge Rob James’ record?
Golf Guinness World Records: The Youngest Hole-In-One Golfer
Even to professional golfers the hole-in-one remains very elusive. But ever wonder who holds the record as the youngest hole-in-one golfer? An American boy named Christian Carpenter achieved this record, on a North Carolina golf course, at a tender age of 4 years and 195 days. (Truly an unbelievable record!)
The youngest female to hold this record is Soona Lee-Tolley at an age of 5 years and 103 days. It’s not a “one-putt” or a “one-on” but a “hole-in-one”, these kids must have an unbelievable distance to achieve this incredible record.