It's about as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach.
(fully Pebble Beach Golf Links) (Pebble Beach; Monterey, California) (from Blue Tee)
The seventeenth hole on Pebble Beach Golf Links is a par 3 measuring 0.8050 furlongs from the blue tee. This hole was the site of professional golfer Jack Nicklaus' 1972 U.S. Open win, which included a 1-iron shot that bounced off the hole's flag and resulted in a birdie.
It's about as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel).
In other words, the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is 1.02 times 0.8050 furlongs.(a.k.a. 新加坡摩天观景轮, a.k.a. சிங்கப்பூர் ஃப்ளையர், a.k.a. Pelayang Singapura) (Marina Centre, Singapore)
The Singapore Flyer has a height of 0.820 furlongs. Based on recommendations from Feng Shui masters, the wheel was re-engineered to spin in the opposite direction five months after it began operating.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as Blackpool Tower.
In other words, 0.8050 furlongs is 1.02 times the height of Blackpool Tower, and the height of Blackpool Tower is 0.980 times that amount.(Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (height to peak)
Blackpool Tower, part of an entertainment complex in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, measures 0.7850 furlongs to its peak. Under ideal conditions, visitors to the highest accessible point of the tower can see as far as the Isle of Man — 477 furlongs to the northwest.
It's about as tall as The Washington Monument.
In other words, the height of The Washington Monument is 1.0454 times 0.8050 furlongs.(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 0.841540 furlongs tall, with some discrepancy due to the fact that the Monument's base is slightly below the surrounding ground. Interrupted in its construction by the American Civil War, it was almost 36 years between groundbreaking and the completion of construction.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as The Spring Temple Buddha.
In other words, 0.8050 furlongs is 1.06 times the height of The Spring Temple Buddha, and the height of The Spring Temple Buddha is 0.9430 times that amount.(a.k.a. 中原大佛, a.k.a. 鲁山大佛, a.k.a. 魯山大佛) (Fodushan Scenic Area, Lushan County, Henan, China) (including base)
The tallest statue in the world, the Spring Temple Buddha in Henan, China stands at 0.7610 furlongs tall from its base. The Buddha is located in the 47,300,000-sq. m (11,700-acre) Fodushan Scenic Area near Mount Yao
It's about nine-tenths as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral.
In other words, 0.8050 furlongs is 0.9310 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 1.07 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 0.8650 furlongs to its peak. The southwest tower of the Cathedral contains the bell known as "Great Paul," which is the largest bell in Great Britain at 15,000 kg (16.5 tons), outweighing the more iconic Big Ben bell by about 3,000 kg (3 tons).
It's about nine-tenths as tall as The Space Needle.
In other words, 0.8050 furlongs is 0.880 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 1.140 times that amount.(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 0.9150 furlongs tall. With a track-and-wheel design inspired by railroad mechanics and a precisely-configured balance, the restaurant near the top of the space needle requires just a 1.5 hp motor to rotate at speeds of about 0.053 kph (0.033 mph).