Kabul heaven

Our local golf courses are all covered in a few inches of snow, so how about a golf trip to a warmer climate? Providing you can get to the airport and catch a flight out of cancelled Britain.

For the adventurous types, there are always the more alternative locations. How about a golf course with a checkered ownership past? From the Russian’s, to the Mujahideen, the Taliban and now back in the hands of a good old local pro.

If you’re not too bothered about rubbing shoulders with molly coddled tour players, and can over look the lack of creature comforts, such as grass, water and a clubhouse then Kabul Golf course might just be your place.

Recently opened again, after extensive renovation evolving mine clearing, tank removal and green reconstruction using a mixture of sand and oil to give an unfamiliar black appearance. Imagine putting on your neighbours recently, still warm and slightly tacky tarmac drive.

The marketing men of the major golf brands have yet to extend their arms, so losing your golf clubs and dimpled balls is a real pain. Unless you can barter your way with a few machine guns in exchange for a rusty five iron and Titleist’s with shrapnel damage.

With green fees of £18.50, it’s not the cheapest of nine hole golf courses, but the rugged high altitude location serves up a few visual treats. Dress codes state hard hats are optional.


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