Harris Kalinka

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Friday 1st April 2016

The world’s narrowest fairway

A golf club in Latvia has built the world’s narrowest fairway.

Typical PGA Tour fairways measure 30 to 32 yards wide on average, but this par-4 cuts a narrow path through a forest of pine trees leaving a gap of only 5 yards.

The hole was conceived after a drop in local members, so the club took the decision to create a hole that would attract visitors from Latvia’s Baltic neighbours Estonia and Lithuania.

Irish club pro Joe Kerr said “As well as attracting new players we thought this could be another revenue stream for the club, because there will be so many lost balls we can use them for our range or sell them on eBay.”

So far the reaction has been largely positive, especially with the younger generation who see reaching the green-in-one as a challenge. However a local club member, who asked not to be named, was less enthusiastic saying “I’ve played this hole twice and lost 13 balls”.

 

An image showing an artist's impression of the world's narrowest fairway