Where is the golf course that has a local rule regarding a crab taking your ball?

The Christmas Island golf course.

More about the local rule a crab taking your ball

  • Christmas Island is 2,600 kms north north west of Perth, Western Australia
  • The golf course is 9 holes with a par of 32.
  • Green fees are $15 for 9 holes. Or, if you want to play 18, it’s still just $15!
  • It’s the ‘robber’ crab, the world’s largest land crab, that is the cause of the local rule.
  • Try something different and register for the annual Christmas Island Open.
  • The video below shows a course without too much in the way of hazards (when the crabs aren’t out) but a beautiful and peaceful environment for a fun day out.

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