Oct 22, 2007

Not your ordinary sand trap

Afganistan's only golf course.
As course hazards go, the threat of a suicide bomb attack places the Kabul Golf Course in a class of its own.

Four suicide attacks in the Afghan capital in three weeks, the last of which killed 12 people on the road to the clubhouse, ensured that the latest Kabul Desert Classic could safely claim to be the most dangerous golf tournament on earth.

The open competition, on Afghanistan's only course, was begun in 2005 by aid workers ending a hiatus in competitive golf stretching back to the Russian invasion of 1979.

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