A bunker is an area filled with sand on the golf course and serves as an obstacle. Bunkers differ in shape, size and placement. Depending on the placement, a distinction is made between green bunkers and fairway bunkers. Green bunkers »defend« the green. Fairway bunkers are located on the fairway. The challenge is to avoid hitting them.
The deepest bunkers
One of the deepest sand bunkers in the world is named after a mountain. It is called Himalya or Himalaya Bunker and is 12.50 meters deep and 7.80 meters wide.
This bunker can be found at the Royal St. George Golf Club in Great Britain, where the "British Open" regularly takes place. You can find this bunker on the 4th hole, a PAR-4. In order to keep its shape, the bunker is supported on 3 sides with wood.
The builders of the Krisirk Resort in the Algave in Portugal wanted it even more spectacular.
This gigantic bunker with 22 meters depth is intended to protect the green of the 13th hole - a 165 meter PAR-3 - at the Pura Ficção course. It should succeed quite well.
Probably the largest and most spectacular bunker
There are not too many ways to escape this bunker. It is the 16th hole (a PAR 5) of the PGA West (Stadium) course at La Quinta Country Club (California), where the annual "American Express" tournament takes place.
A video that best describes the dimension of this bunker can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1579871012213613