Talk About Having a Blast on the Golf Course

Thailandís minister of tourism recently announced plans for a 27-hole golf resort that could have explosive repercussions for visiting players. The official is seeking support to build the golf course at the juncture of his country, Laos and Cambodia. The plan involves placing nine-hole segments in each nation.

Sounds like a wonderful sharing of tourist dollars among three long-suffering governments, right? Not so, as the proposed sites for the golf courses are littered with land mines planted over the years by the blood-thirsty Khmer Rouge regime. The esteemed minister, who apparently has considerable disdain for the safety of foreign visitors, believes that golfers will fly in from all over the world for the challenge of playing these dangerous links.