Offbeat Video

By Lauren Fruen


THIS tee-rific golf course takes a lot of balls – it boasts the world’s only floating green which is only accessible by boat.

So golfers that do manage to land their shot on the moving, man made green have to catch a ride on the water to take their next go.

More than 28,000 golf balls are retrieved from the water at The Coeur d’Alene Resort in Idaho at the end of each golf season.

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The 200-acre property opened the world-renowned course back in 1991.

Since then it has been voted in the top 100 greatest course in the world.

The famous 14th hole is “one of the most unique and recognizable golf holes in the world” according to the resort.

They say: “This floating, movable golf green should be on every golfer’s bucket list.

“Land on the island, and you’re a hero.

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“Otherwise, you’ll join one of the thousands of balls fished out of the water by divers every year.

“Either way, it’s a one-of-a-kind golf hole and a golf experience like no other.”

The 22,000-ton island is able to move along thanks to an intricate underwater cable system to varying distances from the tee.

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Each day, the par 3, 14th Hole, distance changes to play anywhere from 90 yards all the way up to 220 yards from the championship tees.

The standard tee will typically play from 140 to 170 yards.

The 18 hole championship layout is lined with red geraniums and other colourful plants and is annually ranked amongst the most well-manicured golf courses in the world.