WATCH: Golfer can’t get out of possibly the world’s most intense bunker


Some courses take their bunkering more seriously than others – and it can make the sand traps a genuine hazard.

This particular bunker isn’t just a hazard to your scorecard but seemingly also dangerous for the player and any nearby spectators.

An intense bunker, we wonder how many strokes this monster has gobbled up.

It seems like it could keep some players busy for days.

Check this one out in the video below.

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Reasons for Golf Bunkers

Interestingly, the geology and geography of the windswept, barren Scottish early historic golf courses – where sheep sought cover from the bitterly cold Scottish breezes – were responsible for the development of bunkers.

The holes grew as a result. When a property was first utilized for golf, it was frequently too labor-intensive and took too long for the grass to regrow. Because of this, the people used the sheep’s labors to their advantage and created sand-filled bunkers out of the holes.

The golf greens on these historic courses were positioned to maximize the danger that bunkers posed to players’ strokes. Thus, the sand traps – properly referred to as “Bunkers” – became known as “hazards” in golf terminology. Eventually, in order to penalize errant shots, golf builders would install these sneaky “traps” on golf courses. Golf course bunkers are therefore typically found on the edges of golf course fairways rather than in the center – but placement can vary.

For most golfers, bunkers might be the most annoying and terrifying aspect of the game. It’s a legitimate concern, but why should a single piece of sand in a hole on a golf course generate so much anxiety?

There is no reason for widespread fear about golf bunkers. It all boils down to a lack of experience, knowledge, and skill when handling these shots. Furthermore, many golfers will just hit the ball harder as their frustration level increases over time.

Top tip: It doesn’t help!