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3 Great 19th Holes – And We Don’t Mean the Bar!


Ever finish up your round of 18 and wish you had just one more hole to settle the score?

Well, get ready for some bonus golf, because a handful of courses around the world do offer a 19th hole, or a traditional “bye hole” – an extra par 3 at the end of the round to essentially settle bets. Our friends at World Golf compiled a list of their favorites, including the three GolfNow courses below.

Forest Dunes Golf Club, Roscommon, Mich.
Tom Weiskopf created a tribute to Riviera Country Club’s famous sixth green by putting a bunker in the middle of the wavy 19th green at Forest Dunes Golf Club. This 117-yard extra hole ends the day in style, playing over water in the shadow of the spectacular rustic clubhouse.

Forest Dunes Golf Club features a bunker in the middle of the wavy 19th green. Photo by Forest Dunes GC

Walkabout Golf Club, Mims, Fla.
The 19th hole at Walkabout Golf Club isn’t long at roughly 75 yards, but it is quite unique. The green pays homage to the heritage of contributing architect Jan Stephenson, an LPGA Tour starlet from 1976-99. It is shaped like Australia, her native continent.

Walkabout Golf Club’s 19th hole green is uniquely shaped like Australia. Photo by Walkabout GC

The Dunes Golf and Beach Club, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Tucked into the tail end of “Alligator Alley” is this 205-yard par 3 at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club. The hole sits between No. 13, a dramatic par 5 around Lake Singleton, and No. 14. Some people play it. Others skip it. It’s your choice.

The Dunes Golf and Beach Club features a bonus par 3 hole tucked into the end of “Alligator Alley.”¬†Photo by Travel Golf

Check out the full list of favorite 19-hole courses at World Golf.com.

– The Daily Tee

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