The gentlemen’s game has just gotten a dangerous edge courtesy of Camp Bonifas’ golf course in Panmunjom. Featuring only one hole — a 192-yard par 3 this golf course is located in the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea. The golf course was created for the 50 odd soldiers stationed there. Now what is so dangerous in this, you ask? Oh, just the fact that it has live landmines scattered throughout the rough! Yes, as soldiers enter the greens, a signboard that reads “Danger! Do not retrieve balls from the rough; live minefields” welcomes them to the course.
The golf course comprises an AstroTurf putting green and, believe it or not, a gun tower. The minefields surround the hole, and at least one mine is said to have exploded due to an errant slice! The course was named after U.S. Army Captain Arthur Bonifas, one of the few American soldiers killed during the ax murder incident of 1978.
Anyone game for a game of golf on this course?