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What is the world's longest golf course?

Golfers who dig the long ball also dig long golf courses. Usually, golf courses are measured in yards, but Australia's Nullarbor Links is so long that it's measured in kilometers.

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  • Bobby Jones: How I Play Golf
    Bobby Jones: How I Play Golf

    When Bobby Jones became the first to win the "Grand Slam" of golf in 1930 he became an overnight star. He went on to create a series of films in which he corrected the swings of celebrities. Learn about the innovations in the films and how they relat See more »

  • How Golf Carts Work
    How Golf Carts Work

    In addition to being practical on the golf course, golf carts have a lot of uses that reach beyond traversing the back nine. In fact, in some communities, golf carts are the main means of transportation. See more »

  • How Golf Clubs Work
    How Golf Clubs Work

    Golf clubs incorporate an amazing amount of technology in a streamlined design. Clearly, teeing off with a driver isn't like teeing off with a big stick. So what are the factors that influence golf club design? See more »

  • How Golf Simulators Work
    How Golf Simulators Work

    A golf simulator installed in your home or office can mimic the real game while also improving your skills. So if you're a real golf fanatic, you may want to learn more about these high-tech machines. See more »

  • What is the history of golf?
    What is the history of golf?

    "A good walk spoiled" is how Mark Twain described the sport of golf. But golf greats and addicted amateurs would beg to differ. Where did this sport begin and how has it evolved? See more »

  • What is the world's longest golf course?
    What is the world's longest golf course?

    Golfers who dig the long ball also dig long golf courses. Usually, golf courses are measured in yards, but Australia's Nullarbor Links is so long that it's measured in kilometers. See more »

  • Why do golf balls have dimples?
    Why do golf balls have dimples?

    When preparing to swing at the tee, you want to golf ball to go just as far as you want it in exactly the right direction you want it to go. That's where the dimples come in. Learn why golf balls have dimples and where they came from. See more »

  • Best Golfers
    Best Golfers

    Golf has seen hundreds of star athletes, from Arnold Palmer and Nancy Lopez to Jack Nicklaus and Ben Hogan, but only a handful can be called legends. Find out what makes a golfing legend and who made the cut to be the best of all time. See more »

  • How to Maintain Golf Equipment
    How to Maintain Golf Equipment

    Maintaining your golf equipment can enhance your golf game. Learn simple techniques to care for your golf clubs, including how to inspect regrip and how to refinish your clubs. See more »

  • How to Use Golf GPS
    How to Use Golf GPS

    Do you want to know how to use golf GPS when you're on the range? Learn how to use golf GPS in this article. See more »

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