You Thought Your Golf Course Was Tough? Try Playing The AGC

AGC stands for “Amazon Golf Course

The Amazon Golf Course might just be the world’s most remote links. Getting to it means first getting to Iquitos, a bustling city of around 450,000 on the banks of the Amazon River. This is not the easiest thing. Iquitos is now the world’s largest city that is accessible only by air or boat.

While lacking a clubhouse and other amenities associated with the golfing world, the course at first glance appears like any other. The 33-par nine holes cover 24 acres of grass; the greens are surrounded by the mandatory hazards. However, things change once the game is underway.

The water traps are populated with piranhas; caimans – reptiles much like crocodiles though slightly smaller – tend to meander onto the course and sun themselves in the sand traps; the occasional red-tailed boa constrictor has been chased off by the grounds crew. There are rumors that one golfer lost a finger to piranhas while trying to retrieve a ball, but that could be a golfing twist to an age-old jungle myth. Iquitos is full of stories of a friend of a friend knowing someone who has lost a body part to a toothy fish or was swallowed up by a big snake. (WT – the misspelling of “Cayman” was not me, but, the AP)

And, yes, you do receive a machete with your greens fee’s.

Amazon Golf Course

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