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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 302
COVER STORY Anyone venturing out to test their mental and physical golfing prowess had best be prepared for a long day. an immense area (560 acres) and designer Pete Dye, in trying to extract the best golf holes from the rugged terrain, left some long treks between greens and tees. The Straits course is a beast and anyone venturing out to test their mental and physical golfing prowess had best be prepared for a long day. 2CHAMBERS BAY Washington, USA When the US Open was played at Chambers Bay in 2015, USGA chief executive Mike Davis described the Robert Trent Jones Jnr course as an “endurance test.” Built on land previously used as an old sand and gravel mine, near Seattle, the walking-only links-inspired layout (pictured below) covers nearly 16 kilometres (when you include the long walks from green to tee). But the real phyical challenge is the up and down trek you have to make during a round with nearly 200 metres of elevation change across the property.
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