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Trending: The world's most dangerous golf course

September 16, 2012

I feel like BBC has taken a bit of liberty calling this arid plot of land in Kabul a golf course, but then again, if you're willing to play a round with armed guards in the middle of the desert, you can call it anything you want.

A popular destination among western diplomats, Afghanistan's only golf course -- Kabul Golf Club -- has seen better days; pot-marked by landmine holes, tank tracks, and greens created using oil to compact the sand, if it's not the world's most dangerous course, it is definitely one of the toughest. In this "Close-up" segment, they play a few holes with the EU Ambassador to Afghanistan, Vygaudas Usackas, in what I can only summarize (from afar, mind you) as the least relaxing round of golf ever.