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Gareth Bale’s stunning back garden golf course based on legendary holes

Real Madrid star has copies of the 17th at Sawgrass, 12th at Augusta and Royal Troon's Postage Stamp

GARETH BALE knows exactly what Rory McIlroy will be going through at The Masters next month – as he has one of the holes in his garden.

The Real Madrid ace’s stunning Welsh estate has a mini golf course, which he has been carefully sculpting since last year.

Gareth Bale is a keen golfer and has a brilliant set-up in his garden

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Gareth Bale is a keen golfer and has a brilliant set-up in his garden

Wales ace Bale often has golf on his mind

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Wales ace Bale often has golf on his mind

His chosen three holes were the the 12th at Augusta, Royal Troon’s Postage Stamp and the tricky par-three 17th at Sawgrass.

Bale, 28, said: “As I moved here I had a lovely bit of land here and I had something I really wanted to do with it and decided that I would love to make a dream come true and build a mini golf course in my house.

“From a plain piece of land to build what we now it was a lot of hard work and a lot of craftsmanship.

“It’s a lot better than I ever thought it could be and I’m just so happy I’ve got it here now and so happy that I chose Southwest Greens.”

Gareth Bale modelled his course on famous holes

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Gareth Bale modelled his course on famous holes

The 17th at Sawgrass is immediately recognisable

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The 17th at Sawgrass is immediately recognisable

In 2015, keen golfer Bale helped Wales beat England, Ireland and Scotland in the Celebrity Cup at Celtic Manor.

He added: “I try to play as much golf as possible. In fact, I’m obsessed with it.


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Gareth Bale’s estate in Wales has a mini course on redeveloped land

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Gareth Bale’s estate in Wales has a mini course on redeveloped land

The world’s best golfers will be taking on the 12th hole at Augusta

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The world’s best golfers will be taking on the 12th hole at Augusta

Gareth Bale has his own version in Wales

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Gareth Bale has his own version in Wales

The Postage Stamp is a tricky green to hit

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The Postage Stamp is a tricky green to hit

Bale has painstakingly recreated the famous hole

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Bale has painstakingly recreated the famous hole

Gareth Bale is preparing to take on China with Wales

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Gareth Bale is preparing to take on China with Wales

The Real Madrid ace’s fame saw Wales invited to the China Cup

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The Real Madrid ace’s fame saw Wales invited to the China Cup

“I’ve not really thought about what I’ll be doing in 20 years when I’m retired from football, but, hopefully, I will be playing golf.”

Bale is expected to play against China tomorrow as Ryan Giggs takes charge of his first game as Wales boss.

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