Two-Meter-Tall Rock Falls, Creates New Bunker on Swiss Golf Course
By mustang6560 on 8/6/13

The natural way to build a bunker.

The eighth hole at Golfclub Matterhorn in Randa, Switzerland received a new greenside bunker, courtesy of Mother Nature.

During a recent thunderstorm, several rocks fell off a nearby mountain including this two-meter boulder creating a large crater near the green. Luckily, no one was on the course when it fell so no one was hurt.

If the course superintendent was worth his weight in fertilizer, then he'd turn the new hole into a bunker and name it "The Crater Bunker" so the club could try and profit from it in a gimmicky-kind-of-way -- "Golfclub Matterhorn, Home of the Crater Bunker!"

Here are a few more images of the giant boulder.

h/t Geoff Shackelford

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Images via Daily Mail

[ comments ]
birdieXris says:
So where did it fall from?? no pictures of the face? From these photos it looks like it fell right out of the sky!!!!!
bkuehn1952 says:
That would have been one heck of surprise if one were putting on that green when the rock arrived. Make a bunker and leave the rock.
mjaber says:
I think they should leave the boulder right where it is, too.
falcon50driver says:
Paint the word "iphone" on the boulder and it will disappear overnight.
Torleif Sorenson says:
Brian and Mike are spot-on - leave the rock where it is.

And to heck with the "loose impediment" rule. :-P
rdb253 says:
I call foul. It looks like it was dug out to be totally removed. There doesn't seem to be a mountain close enough for it to just fall there.
jrbizzle says:
I agree with birdie and rdb - doesn't add up - these things don't fall out of the sky, even if it "tumbled" the way there, it would have left a trail of damage in it's path. Not sure what really happened, but this thing didn't "fall" right there.
Torleif Sorenson says:
I respectfully disagree. As Wikipedia's article on the village of Randa points out, they have had rockslides and avalanches for hundreds of years. In fact, they had a monster landslide in 2008.
Mr_X says:
I am not sure how it got there. I looked at the course on Google maps. But, there is no way a boulder that size in those pictures was dug out. There would be tracks all over the place from the crane and bulldozer required to move something that large. An aerial shot would be nice to see.

And, I say leave the rock right there. This course could use another hazard.
C-4 says:
...the Murseless says:
The rock would have bounced down the hill, landed beside the green (in the crater) then bounced out. Unfortunately, the angles of all the photos above exclude the hill down which the rock must have bounced - the camera would need to be pointed towards the crater with the boulder in the foreground of the shot to see the hill.
mossgaboss says:
This is like an errant golf shot that I hit one time.....hit over a hill into some guys that were working on the course.....After I checked over the hill and saw the workers, they pointed toward the fairway. Pretty as you please, there was my ball in the middle of the fairway about 25 yards farther than it should have been. The ball clearly went over the hill into the workers and we can only assume that they threw it back into the fairway, but we did not see them do that.....Play it where it lies!!!!
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