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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Jet-Setters Wanted for Global Golf

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey -- Talk about long drives: A charter company is planning a global golf outing in which participants tee off in Africa, play a middle nine in Europe and a back nine in North America.


The 27-hole event will be played on courses in Marrakech, Morocco, Shannon, Ireland, and Atlantic City, New Jersey.


Forget golf carts. The preferred transportation between holes is a supersonic jet. Greens fees: $9,500 per person.


"It is weird but it is fun,'' Pinky Kravitz, coordinator for the United States leg, said Monday.


The Aug. 3 event, open to golfers with a 20 handicap or less, will benefit UNICEF, said organizer Emmanuel Aeschbach.


Sixty people will play. As of Monday, 20 had signed up.


The event begins in Paris. Players will fly via Concorde to North Africa for a 7 a.m. tee time at the Royal Marrakech Golf Club. After the front nine, the Marrakech express heads to Ireland for nine holes at a course to be announced later.


Then it's back on the jet for a 2 1/2-hour trip over the Atlantic Ocean for the final nine at a course outside of Atlantic City, finishing about 9 p.m.


Those left standing may attend a banquet at Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, where the long-distance hackers will spend the night before jetting back to Paris.