Diary: Crazy Golf

The grass might be greener, but the greens might be slower. And a tad bumpy. Welcome to Croatia, where the first 'free range' eco-friendly golf course has opened on the island of Veli Brijun in Brijuni National Park off Istria's western coast. Here golfers share the fairways with the local fauna, but panic not - they're on the payroll. The course claims to be the first in the world to be 'mown' by animals. Unsurprisingly, the PR doesn't make grand claims for the course's quality: "no pesticides are used so the greens may not be as championship smooth as those in Dubai or the Algarve". You don't say. On the other hand, wouldn't it make a cute enviro-incentive?

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