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Keep off the grass sign in Coober Pedy, South Australia

Posted by on October 9, 2008

Keep of the grass sign, Coober Peady, South Australia

Keep of the grass sign, Coober Pedy, South Australia

Despite being in the middle of the desert, the people of Coober Peady haven’t let that get in the way of getting in a round of golf. Coober Peady is home to an 18 hole golf course. What makes it different is the total lack of grass. There isn’t a blade of grass within hundreds of kilometers of Coober Peady. If you look closely you’ll notice under the sign that the ball is orange and there is a small square of artificial turf. The ground rules for the course allow for putting the square of turf under the ball for each stroke not on the “green”, so you don’t hit a rock when taking a swing. The “green”, you can see in the background, is really “black” and is sand.