So Where Do Top-Quality Used Golf Balls Come From?

The 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass' Stadium Course, near Jacksonville, Florida, might not be golf’s toughest water hazard, but it might be its most famous. With its island green, it’s the course's shortest (137 yards) and maybe most dramatic hole. Here even the best golfers are only a swing away from a round-ruining, double-bogey or worse.

So, why are we showing it to you? While we don’t dive Sawgrass (yet), we’re showing it because it’s an amazing hole, and a great example of the kind of golf ball “blackhole” that produces tons of high-quality, top-brand golf balls, many of them barely played. So its exactly the kind of course and water hazard we try to get access to. As every diver knows, the better the course the better the balls (and the fewer the alligators).