One-hole Golf Course in Korean DMZ Is World’s Most Dangerous
Posted on February 27, 2012
Stuck in the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea? Have a hankering to play some golf and possibly blow yourself up? Why not play a round or two at Camp Bonifas’ golf course in Panmunjom?
Featuring only one hole — a 192-yard par 3 — this course was designed to give some of the 50 soldiers stationed there a bit of entertainment.
Oh, did we mention it has live landmines scattered throughout the rough?
“Danger! Do not retrieve balls from the rough; live mine fields” greets visitors before they step onto the course, which contains an AstroTurf putting green and, for some reason, 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, who was one of the few American soldiers killed during the ax murder incident of 1978.
This course is definitely not one on which to play a drunken game of golf, lest you inadvertently, you know, explode.