World’s Most Dangerous Hole: Shindand Air Base’s Par 3

1 of 8 Army Specialist Jason Cates
Tour pros who think the Bear's Trap is difficult should try Shindand Air Base's par 3 in Afghanistan, which Army Specialist Jason Cates nominates as the World's Most Dangerous Hole. "Try putting for par when you have mortar rounds going off around you," he says. We'll take his word for it! Army Specialist Jon Lindemann prepares to tee off on the first tee at Shindand Air Base's Par 3, aka the "World's Most Dangerous Hole." This is one of three tee locations -- the hole can play 148, 125 or 106 yards.
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Driver off the deck! Army Sgt. Zacory Spivey tees off from the guard-post tee at Shindand Air Base.
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The view from the tee at the World's Most Dangerous Hole. Pebble Beach, eat your heart out!
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Army Specialist Kristopher Lawhead checks out his lie in front of a hazard after an errant tee shot. You can see the green against the wall in the background.
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What would Phil Mickelson do? Specialist Lawhead tries to hit a soft wedge over the hazard from an uneven lie.
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More postcard views from the World's Most Dangerous Golf Hole.
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Specialist Lindemann stands over a 12-footer on the World's Most Dangerous Green. According to Specialist Jason Cates, the green is made from a15-by-20-foot mat with two layers of fleece blankets on top to make an even surface. Cates ordered an official USGA cup and flag to add "a genuine touch."
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What the World's Most Dangerous Hole's "clubhouse" lacks in luxury, it makes up in paraphernalia. Here are gifts from Phil Mickelson, Michelle Wie and Angel Cabrera.